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STEALING THUNDER

NEW for 2020

Rysbeck Abbey, an estate now in the hands of the not-for-profit charity Antiquity England, is the background for my novel involving theft, murder—and trespassing. The action begins and ends in England, but a church in Germany, the Prague Christmas Market, a suburban home in Denmark, and a ferry ride on the North Sea all provide settings for the action in this story of loss and gain.

Rysbeck is full of antiques, but Thunder is very special. It's a curious name for a Chinese jade figure with a serene looking muzzle. While it's worth millions of pounds on any market, it is priceless to the billionaire from whose family it was stolen. Now that the piece has surfaced for sale, he has enlisted helpers who will stop at nothing to get their hands on Thunder.

Lewis Oakes is a 60 year old electrician with just one goal—he wants to move to Canada to be near his son. He's hoping the Abbey will help him get there. Elise Fairmont is 58 years old and has lost everything thanks to her devious husband. She works at the Abbey. With all its many bedrooms, what could be the harm in using just one?

Candice Vendicombe is 48 and figured when she married Baron Vendicombe's only son she would someday be a Baroness with Rysbeck Abbey her stately home. A drastic change in circumstances has left her living off the generosity of Antiquity England. She intends to change that with plans to reclaim what she considers is rightfully hers.

Dottie Wilson is 81 and a dedicated and protective volunteer at the Abbey. Will she prove to be a match for those who intend to strip it of its valuables?

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TAKING THE SUN

Expected out Winter 2021

Retired happy campers Nathan and Nina Trask are taking another trip—this time they will be in Florida! Their ultimate goal is to visit son John who is learning to scuba dive in the Keys. During the journey they are persuaded to stop in Corsica, Florida to attend the mayoral ball of Mitch Stamp, its three-term mayor. Mitch is married to Janelle, sister to the Trask's son-in-law John. Mitch is a dutiful son who will do anything to advance the success of his father, Woodrow Stamp. Woody and Marie own Sun Financial Solutions, an investment outfit that flies close to the wind but always manages to escape the long arm of the law. Woody has discovered there's big money to be made from a product he's branded 'Your Best Years' Equity Release. It is Marie's job is to line up the targets through her many associations; then Woody goes in for the kill. And that's the whole point. Purchasers of one of SFS's plans tend not to have long lives.

One of Woody's targets is Henry Bailey, a long-time resident of Florida who happens to be the father of George, the police chief of Hickory Glen, Ohio, home of the Trasks. George is recovering from hip surgery and can't attend to his father who has fallen quite ill. When George realizes Nathan will be in the same county, he asks Nathan to look in on his dad. Nathan's initial contact with Henry Bailey leaves him extremely unsettled. One look in his fridge and Nathan learns just how close to living hand-to-mouth Henry has come. And why is he about to lose his home, paid for over a decade ago. What's happened? After a chance meeting with one of Hank's neighbors, Nathan and Nina learns just enough to set them on a crash course with the Stamps, who with the help of their son, have been 'taking the sun' out the lives of seniors for too long. Nathan and Nina know they won't rest until they've put a stop to it.

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Breaking Camp Mysteries

Adventure Romance Fiction, Mystery Fiction, Adventure Magic Fiction