The Accidental Detective
A witty journalist solves mysteries in Arizona and tackles the challenges of turning fifty.
When patients are dying at an Alzheimer’s unit, a former war correspondent must use her journalism skills to uncover the killer and save her mother. Kate has followed the most dangerous news stories around the world, but can she survive going home? “A great start to a new series... Readers will enjoy this new cozy mystery and eagerly wait for more sleuthing with Kate and the Coffee Shop Irregulars!” ~Reading is my Superpower
Kate's father and his coffee group are worried about their friend Larry. His new, much younger wife claims he has dementia, but they think she's lying. Before they can dig out the truth, a murder raises the stakes, and Kate's father is among the suspects. “A fun and entertaining murder mystery. I love the characters in this series and look forward to reading the next book in the series.” – BookBub review
Kate is still adjusting to her new underemployed life back in her childhood home in Phoenix when she receives an anonymous message claiming that Mayor Todd Paradise, Kate's almost boyfriend, is taking bribes. Kate sets out to discover the truth, with help from her multi-generational, unconventional, and often unhelpful crew. “This series is so enjoyable to read and funny too.” – BookBub review
Kate is drawn back into her old world when a journalist covering a sprawling story of political corruption is the victim of a hit-and-run. Kate takes the case with her new PI partner—her sister, Jen—and their trusty senior sidekicks. Can a fifty-year-old journalist with a bad leg survive the dangers of the Arizona desert long enough to catch a killer? “This is a terrific series and I enjoy both the mystery storyline as well as the characters and their interactions.” - BookBub review
When Jen's college friend asks them to investigate suspicious activity at a motel he inherited, it sounds like a free vacation with a little surveillance thrown in. But when Kate's hot flashes wake her in the middle of the night, she wanders outside to cool off and stumbles into a crime scene. Soon they’re caught up in their toughest—and most dangerous—case yet. “I LOVE this series. It’s so funny but…murderous & the mystery is not messing around.” – author Sinclair Jayne
Two Russian crime families have rented a private historic train to the Grand Canyon for their children's wedding. The route is scenic and remote. No cell phones. Jen and their multi-generational and eccentric crew go undercover. The goal is to observe, but that quickly derails when the groom disappears, and a search for him turns up a dead body. Everyone's a suspect and trapped on the train. Coming January 30, 2024