Shortly after inheriting Hammersleigh House from her eccentric great-uncle Patrick, Lyris Pembrooke, 38, makes a grisly discovery in the tower room of the old mansion. And her life changes forever.
Lyris learns the roots of the tragedy were set in motion during the dark days of World War Two and feels compelled to know the reason behind such a terrible crime. Frustrated with the lack of progress in her cold case investigation, Lyris turns to the Family Psychic for answers. Her aunt discloses some family skeletons, but also confirms what Lyris has long tried to ignore – she, too has inherited the Pembrooke psychic gene.
Before Lyris can slam that door, her spirit guide, Leander, breezes through the thin veil that separates worlds and introduces himself. It's just Lyris's luck to be saddled with a spirit guide with an attitude.
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A Caribbean Thriller, book #1 in the Blair & Piermont Crime Series
Shroud of Roses
A Cornwall & Redfern Mystery (Book 2)
The graduating Class of 2000 held a final party in the gym before the old high school was abandoned and boarded up. At midnight, the school emptied for the last time. Or, so everyone believed.
Fifteen years later, the building is scheduled for demolition. A salvage team sweeping the halls discovers a skeleton curled up in a locker, a hole in the left temple. Lockport’s chief of police, Neil Redfern, is called in to investigate.
When Redfern learns that his girlfriend, Bliss Moonbeam Cornwall, also graduated that fateful year, he reveals details of the grisly discovery. She insists she knows who his victim is, but before any headway can be made in the case, another grad is killed. Could the two murders be connected?
Despite being warned against meddling in police affairs, Bliss enlists the help of two former classmates to find the killer. But, digging into the past proves to be a dangerous pastime. Her unconventional methods jeopardize the investigation, her relationship with Redfern, and her own life.
A Cornwall & Redfern Mystery (Book 1)
From country club to trailer park …
Swindled out of a fair divorce settlement, former socialite Bliss Moonbeam Cornwall works a number of part-time jobs to pay the rent on a rundown trailer and keep her motorcycle on the road. But Bliss still can't save enough money for another day in court. So, when her cousin offers her a generous fee to find a pollinating mate for his giant jungle plant, she agrees to help. How hard can it be?
That's when she discovers that her neighbours, her employers, and even her cousin are involved in a string of illegal activities including grow-ops and suspicious deaths. Police Chief Neil Redfern's persistent scrutiny is interfering with her goal, and Bliss suspects he may be up to his badge in the crimes he's supposed to be investigating. With no one to back her up, Bliss must make a decision. She can give up on her dream, or she can start fighting dirty. Either way, she risks becoming oher murder victim.
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They call him Dr. Death. Professor Lucas Stride can live with that as long as the students in his philosophy class understand that death is the ultimate reality. No one escapes.
Before his final lecture at the Quebec City morgue, Lucas receives a written threat, insisting he assign a cash value to his life. If the author isn’t satisfied with the amount, Lucas dies.
While Lucas struggles to comply with the demand, Toronto cop, Jordan Blair, arrives for a tryst with private investigator, Darcy Piermont. Sightseeing, fine dining, and blissful hours in Darcy’s bed are the only items on their vacation list
Their plans are derailed after Darcy is asked to locate a family friend missing since a morgue tour with his class. In their search for the professor, Jordan and Darcy seem to be one step behind, uncovering a series of crimes that conclude with the reality of — death.
What could be better than a week of sipping mojitos and strolling on a Caribbean beach in the moonlight? Nothing, according to Jordan Blair and her friend. Until…their vacation takes a sinister turn.
The former occupant of their hotel room has vanished, and the charming resort manager appears indifferent.
When another guest, Darcy Piermont, attaches himself to Jordan, his covert activities arouse her suspicions. Could he have been involved with the woman’s disappearance?
Impulsive choices force Jordan to fight for their lives. Will her survival skills save them, or result in a return flight home in body bags?
NEW! Book 3, a Cornwall & Redfern Mystery
The old burial grounds are lively again … with graverobbers, gunrunners, and a coven of skyclad Wiccans.
Bliss needs to rethink her “anything for a buck” approach to life. Lockport’s mayor from hell has her scouting the back roads on her motorcycle, searching for abandoned cemeteries. Her mission: locate, evaluate, and report. Easy money. First day out, she falls into a grave and lands on a pile of bones. Shock turns to outrage when she realizes the skull is missing.
She expects her boyfriend, Police Chief Neil Redfern, to throw everything he has at the crime, but Neil is in the middle of a serious investigation and can’t spare the resources. In his job, missing firearms trumps the desecration of a century-old burial. Bliss won’t accept this decision, and their relationship founders when she senses he’s also keeping personal secrets from her.
Despite Neil’s insistence she leave police work to him, Bliss continues her quest to find the graverobber. She discovers more headless skeletons in the far reaches of the township and stumbles across a dying man poisoned by Jimsonweed.
Not until she narrowly escapes death by the same toxin, does Neil concede there may be a link between the gun thefts and the violated graves. On Midsummer’s Eve, Bliss faces their adversary alone. Will Neil find her in time? Or, will she join the ranks of the long-dead she has so fiercely championed?