Legal secretary and reluctant sleuth Jamie Winters might have thought her hectic life was about to slow down...but she was dead wrong.
Vicious Vic Hartman is the tabloid Grapevine’s star reporter and celebrity host of television’s Grapevine Live. But he’s made lots of enemies on his climb to the top of the trash journalism heap, so when he’s found murdered after a party at his home, there’s no shortage of suspects. Which is why the victim's family hires Jamie and her sassy teenaged sidekick Maizy to figure out just which one of the not-so-grieving is his killer. Between Vic’s intimidating boss, a bitter ghostwriter, an unscrupulous would-be replacement, a jilted girlfriend, and an assortment of disgruntled neighbors and family members, the dynamic duo have their work cut out for them—not to mention trying to avoid the menacing Lincoln Park Loper and a creepy doll named Tara who may or may not be stalking them! Can they find the killer...before they become the next victims?
Marty Hudson has her hands full with "Sherlock Holmes" the great fake detective's latest case, a wealthy widow who is certain one of her family members is trying to bump her off for their inheritance. While her evidence is less than convincing, the case suddenly takes a murderous turn in the form of an actual dead body. Now it's up to Marty to figure out just who has a secret to die for...
DECEIT IN HIGH HEELS
Fashion designer Maddie Springer has always been close to her best friend, Dana. So when Dana’s celebrity husband Ricky is chosen for a rea ding on the Hollywood Psychic TV show, Maddie’s thrilled to be at the taping! That is, until the over-the-top psychic, Moira DeVine, suddenly suggest that the accidental death of Ricky’s mother years ago was actually murder and promises to name the culprit…right before she herself collapses, dying in front of the viewing audience!
While Maddie has her doubts about whether DeVine was really getting messages from the other side or just acting the part, one thing is for sure—she’s not acting dead. And the coincidental timing has Maddie wondering if the two deaths decades apart are related. Could a killer actually have been worried that DeVine had uncovered their crime? With the help of her eccentric family and friends, Maddie digs into the cold case that hits perilously close to home, uncovering secret love affairs, con artists, missing money, and even ties to the mob Between the suburban secrets from years ago and the shady practices of the recently deceased so-called psychic, Maddie has no shortage of suspects. But is she looking for one killer or two? Where are they hiding now? And can Maddie get to the truth before they strike again…and she finds herself designing shoes from the other side?
Sherlock Holmes & The Case
of the Wealthy Widow
Marty Hudson Book #3
Martha “Marty” Hudson thought her lie about working for a great detective named Sherlock Holmes was supposed to be a one-time thing. Marty is pretty sure she and her best friend Irene Adler are in over their heads at playing private eye.
Cordelia Westerbury is a wealthy widow…one who is certain that one of her no-good family members is trying to bump her off for their inheritance. She’s willing to pay generously to have the ladies of Holmes Investigations attend a cocktail party where all of her “suspects” will be assembled. At first Marty thinks maybe the woman has read a few too many Gothic novels. But when the cocktail party ends in an actual dead body, she begins to realize that Cordelia was right about one thing: there is a killer in their midst. The stakes only go higher when a new private detective firm, Moriarty Investigations, sets themselves up as Sherlock’s arch nemesis, trying to poach his clients. And when the killer sets his sight on Marty and Irene, Sherlock’s biggest case just may end up being their last.