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A movie star returns to her hometown and doesn’t live to regret it. Pre-order now for $.99 and receive the mystery standalone DYING FOR A VACATION. Gift's link on Farewell's title page. Paperback release 6/4/24; Ebook release 6/5/24

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The Lauren Beck Crime Novels

Finalist Indie Excellence Awards 2023

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Writer's Digest Honorable Mention in genre fiction 2018

GUILT TRIP #2 Posing as a relative’s bimbo girlfriend, ex-cop Lauren Beck embarks on a dangerous “undercover” investigation of a highly unlikely suicide. A Lauren Beck Crime Novel #2 “an ending you won’t see coming.” Paperback and Ebook

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Writer's Digest Honorable Mention in genre fiction 2015

WHAT DOESN'T KILL YOU #1  Lauren Beck’s friends, phone, home, credit and credibility are gone, severed with surgical precision by an enemy intent on framing her for murder. A Lauren Beck Crime Novel #1 Paperback ad Ebook

Double Down  The Lauren Beck Crime Novels #1 & #2 ebook. Please check for availability. 

The Ginger Barnes Cozy Mysteries:

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                                Finalist Indie Excellence Awards 2019

FOR BETTER OR WORSE #8  Finally back to her spunky self after the loss of her husband, amateur sleuth Ginger Barnes faces her greatest challenge—MEN! Men who mistreat their wives, men accused of murder, and men who ask her out. Ginger Barnes #8 ...a cozy with a difference. "Plan on exercising those gray cells with this one." Paperback and Ebook  


LIE LIKE A RUG #7 Amateur detective Ginger Barnes would love to save her childhood babysitter, “Uncle Wunk,” from spending his retirement years in Federal prison. But how can she hope to convince a jury he’s innocent of antique fraud—and murder—if she fails to convince herself? Cameos by Benjamin Franklin and Betsy Ross. "...the best yet in the series. Try it!" Maggie Mason  Paperback and Ebook

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A SCORE TO SETTLE #5  To save her cousin Michelle's at-risk pregnancy and her quarterback husband’s professional career, savvy football fan Ginger Barnes must tackle the murder of an NFL quarterback. Ginger Barnes #5  Yes, it really is a cozy mystery about football and babies. Paperback and Ebook

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NO BONES ABOUT IT #4  On the heels of a nasty divorce, a dog trainer is blamed for her ex-husband’s suspicious death. Ginger Barnes #4 The victim: a diet doctor, the defendant a dog. Somehow that just worked for me. Paperback and Ebook


SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS #3 A home invasion turns to murder when Ginger Barnes’s neighborhood friend comes home at the worst possible time. Then elderly, eccentric Letty MacNair gets mugged on her doorstep, and the message is clear—anyone could be next. Ginger Barnes #3 I confess: Letty is my very favorite secondary character. DHM Paperback and Ebook

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FINAL ARRANGEMENTS #2 Fierce competitor Iffy Bigelow gets herself strangled at the world-famous Philadelphia Flower Show; and if amateur detective Ginger Barnes ever wants to hear the end of it, she must unearth whoever killed her mother's dear old friend. Ginger Barnes #2 Secured my first contract with St. Martin's Press. Achieved #1 on Kindle lists for Mystery & Female Sleuths  Paperback and Ebook


THE MAIN LINE IS MURDER #1 When her husband becomes head of struggling Bryn Derwyn Academy, Ginger Barnes learns that murder on the campus can kill a school’s reputation in a heartbeat. Ginger Barnes #1 Achieved #2 on Kindle lists for Mystery & Female Sleuths Ebook, Paperback, and AUDIOBOOK

A Traditional Mystery

DYING FOR A VACATION  To Richard, babysitting a quirky sculpture-filled museum on the French Riviera while his friend honeymooned in Spain sounded like the perfect break from London’s chilling rain. Turns out the job required his combat experience more than his Sorbonne degree. A Traditional Mystery (stand alone) This was my first completed mystery, published at the request of the huge Canadian site I found that I still liked it, and fortunately readers claim they do, too. Ebook and Paperback

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