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The Wall

When a young art student is murdered, the sister of the accused simply cannot believe her brother is responsible. Worse than that, he dies ofContinue...

A Touch of Murder

  Tolling church bells are as much an aspect of rural England as are grazing sheep, thatched-roof cottages and verdant-hedged lanes.  But someone in thisContinue...

In A Wintry Wood

DS Brenna Taylor and DCI Geoffrey Graham are summoned to investigate a drowning in a wintry pond during a family 12th Night party. The caseContinue...

A Recipe For Murder

December bullies its way into the village in a swirl of snow and biting wind, threatening to cancel the annual St. Nicholas festival.  But winter’sContinue...

A Staged Murder

Bonfire Night! The 400 year old tradition of burning the straw effigy is beginning. The torch extends…but it’s no mock figure at the end ofContinue...

An Unwilling Suspect

McLaren’s fiancée tragically died one month ago. Trying to heal emotionally from her death, McLaren settles into a rented farmhouse in the woods near picturesqueContinue...

A Whisper of Water

The Klim, MO community theater is in rehearsals for its production of Macbeth, scheduled to open Halloween night. Sean Keith, one of the actors inContinue...

A Hasty Grave

Finding a large hole on one’s property is one thing; finding a body in it the following day is quite another. Rona and her ex-husband,Continue...

The House on Devil’s Bar

The police label of ‘accidental drowning’ does more than set tongues wagging in the small Missouri town of Klim; it starts an avalanche of cancellationsContinue...

Arrested Flight

Ex-police detective Michael McLaren is determined to have a peaceful holiday after the fiasco of his first attempt at Windermere, so he stops at aContinue...