My Books

My Maggie Newberry mystery series has become  popular with francophiles and mystery lovers. Smart, sassy and decidedly un-French Maggie Newberry and her hunky French-chef husband are solving mysteries en Provence and eating very well along the way. No French necessary to enjoy every page of this deliciously exciting murder mystery series!

MurderinthesoofFranceMurder in the South of France
The first book of the series. See how it all began: how Maggie and Laurent met and how they ended up in France in the first place. This manuscript (originally titled Murder on the Côte d’Azur) won 3rd prize in the National Writer’s Competition for Fiction.

Murder à la Carte.
The food! The scenery! The murder! Maggie combats expatriate boredom by trying to solve her village’s oldest mystery–and it’s newest murder–both at the same time. Guaranteed to excite and delight–and you’ll never guess who done it but  you’ll love knowing how!

Murder in Provence.
Yes, they’re married, and yes, they decided to stay in France, but also mais oui, the sparks fly between Maggie, Laurent & someone new and forbidden. Working against time and even her own inclinations, Maggie must find the killer before he or she settles the matter for her–permanently.

MurderinParisMurder in Paris is the fourth  installment in the Maggie Newberry Mystery Series! This book takes Maggie back to Paris for a very personal sojourn where it’s all on the line for our intrepid expat. The murder  happens in the family and for a reason that not even the deceased’s nearest and dearest would ever suspect!

MurderalaAix 3Murder in Aix is the fifth installment in the popular mystery series! This book brings all the sounds, smells and tastes of Aix-en-Provence to life as Maggie finds herself scrambling to prove the innocence of a dear friend arrested for the murder of an abusive ex-boyfriend–and do it before the baby Maggie’s carrying decides to make his entrance!

Murder in NiceMurder in Nice is the latest Maggie Mystery. It brings Maggie to the heart of the Côte d’Azur during the height of tourist season when an old high school friend is murdered on a popular television guide’s tour of France. Determined to find out who really killed her friend, it never occurs to Maggie to look closer to home for her biggest threat of all.

My other books range from romantic suspense and dystopian to off-beat mysteries! While France and horses are recurring themes in most of my books, I definitely lean toward thrillers, too.

ATIT-highres-1A Trespass in Time.  Book One in the Rowan & Ella Time Travel Adventure Series, features Ella and Rowan Pierce. This first book in the series shows how the two meet and fall in  love and  how they save a convent of nuns during a  bloodthirsty rampage by a vicious warlord in 1620  Heidelberg.

JTTLTebookJourney to the Lost Tomb, Book Two in the series, takes Rowan and Ella completely out of their element once more by putting them in 1920 Egypt. What happens in Egypt should stay in Egypt (and preferably dead and buried) but, of course, it never does. A big book with big adventure and lots of twists and surprises along the way!

TKWE-ebook3Race to World’s End. From the relative civilization of 1925 Cairo to the plundering recklessness of pirates scouring the Florida Keys in 1825 for shipwreck treasure, Race to World’s End brings you adventure on the high seas and thrilling revelations you never saw coming…not to mention one pirate whom Ella is destined never to forget.

The French Women’s Diet.
This is the easiest way to lose weight, keep it off AND eat the foods you love! I lost 30 pounds writing this book and I still live by it. “Living a Passionate Life” would not be possible if it didn’t have wine and chocolate and heavenly cream sauces in it. I flit between a size four and a size six so I’m not too obsessed with numbers–in my pant size or on the scale!

Horse Crazy
Is there any other way to relate to these amazing, forgiving, beautiful beasts? Learning to ride after forty…very funny and so true. This how-to book is also a slice-of-life memoir from the two years I spent living in New Zealand and working as a writer for the Ted Bates NZ advertising agency. New Zealand is very horse-friendly but there were a few ups and downs…

Walk. Trot. Die. A Burton & Kazmaroff mystery that goes into the very private and sordid world of the friendly neighborhood equestrienne club set. Speaking of advertising and horses (two things I know a thing or two about), this book is murderous good fun. If anyone at any ad agency I ever worked in recognizes himself, it’s totally deliberate!

Finding Infinity. When newly-widowed Liddy James faces the likelihood of yet another dream deferred, she defies the naysayers to open up her French cupcake bakery in the little town of Infinity, Georgia. With the possible exception of one very handsome, if enigmatic DEA agent, her arrival from the “big city” of Atlanta is met with a less than hospitable welcome. Sexy, delicious, dangerous!

Air Force Brat.
My memoir of the three years spent as a child living in a little French village during the sixties. This is a slice-of-life story of what it was like to be ten years old and living in a rural French village a scant 17 years after “the War.” A fascinating time in world history as well as my own.

A Grave Mistake7Grave Mistake.
A great read for kids age 9-13, this chilling ghost story takes place in a rural French village and it’s one of my favorite books. I wrote it for my step-daughter when she was ten.  I blended in a few living-in-France stories from my own childhood, plus illustrations. Trust me, it’s scary!

FreeFallingFree Falling  Semi-Finalist for Kindle Review’s Best Indie Book of 2012. What happens when the bomb finally drops and a family, skilled only in modern day suburbia and corporate workplace politics, must learn to survive when the world is flung back 100 years? When there is no Internet, no telephones, no electricity and no cars? And when everyone near them is desperate to survive at any cost?

GG oneGoing Gone. In the second book in the Irish End Game Trilogy, Matt, Sarah and Mike  face their deadliest threat yet to surviving in the face of the nuclear disaster.If you thought Free Falling kept you from sleeping until you finished it, you will need to light the lamps now: Going Gone won’t be finished with you until it’s going, going….gone…

HeadHome72Heading Home After two years of  life after the bomb, Sarah discovers that happiness can trump grief and loss. She’s created a life of fellowship and community, good friendships and love. But the moment a messenger comes to the camp with the news that the United States government is gathering up all of its stranded nationals to help them get home, is the moment that Sarah’s world begins to crumble.


relentless-draft5Relentless
is Book One in the Burton & Kazmaroff Mystery series. It shows how Nuala Kazmaroff and Jack Burton meet. In the process of trying to find the killer of Nuala’s brother–and Jack’s ex-partner on the Atlanta Police Force–the two find a pit of evil that had been festering in the Atlanta Underground for years.


shameless-draft5Shameless
, Book Two in the Burton & Kazmaroff Mysteries brings every mother’s nightmare to the glaring, vivid forefront when the two detectives are tasked with finding a missing girl–and find much, much more. In the innocent suburbs of north Atlanta, they find a secret that travels the globe and spreads its evil into every corner.

Last Train nineLast Train of Thought A young woman’s unsettling visit to a Communist country ends with a memory that will haunt her until the day she dies in this  short story that won the  prestigious Humpus Bumpus Short Story contest in 1990. The idea for the story was triggered by a harrowing visit I made to Prague in 1988 before “the Wall” came down.

Deadly Exposure. A beautiful librarian in a small southern town has her life virtually destroyed by a series of nude photographs taken in her youth and one man’s relentless quest for revenge. Using her skills as an expert researcher, Sara puts her life–and her marriage–on hold while she tracks down the sadist intent on ruining her life.

deadgirl8Bloody Trails. A murder. An expensive and very dead hunter-jumper. A ruined veterinarian. All leading to the biggest secret of all that every equestrienne knows but will never admit! This is a novella so it’s short and to the point but I keep the pace at breakneck speed so it goes even faster! Horse lovers, YOU know what I’m talking about.

14 responses to “My Books

  1. Hi,

    I came across your blog and noticed that you use a lot of different pseudonyms. Do you find this effective with sales? and if I may also ask, why did you choose to do this? I too have chosen to use one so hence my curiosity.

    Thanks!

    • Hi! I started out wanting to separate some of my work by making the short stories by Jenna Davis. Since then, I’ve decided it’s hard enough to push ONE name without creating another so I’m rethinking whether I want to keep “Jenna” in the works. I have to say Dean Wesley Smith has a recent post on pen names that can give you much more insight into the pros and cons. Good luck!

  2. thanks! I enjoy reading your posts very much.

  3. Hi. When is your latest Maggie Newberry book being published? Thanks.

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  5. I am now reading the 3rd. book of the Irish End Games series ~ you have probably ruined me for anything else ~ lol!

  6. I absolutely love your Maggie Newberry Series. I typically read Cozy mysteries with a female sleuth. Not much into thrillers that focus on the actual violence but more into the solving the of crime like the mysteries of old. You have done this extremely well and I wanted to let you know. I have purchased all of your Maggie Newberry series of books from Amazon but had to come to your website to find the order of the books. I read on a kindle and unfortunately a lot of times Amazon just puts the date the book was converted to an E-book. Anyway thanks so much for your work and I look forward to reading your other books as soon as I am through with the M.N. series! (I am on #4)

    • Thank you so much, Debi! I really appreciate your kind words. I’m planning on writing two more “Maggie’s” this year. I’ve often wondered if I should put graphic numerals on the covers. Might still do it! Thanks again for writing. Really made my day!

  7. So when will the 4th book in the Irish End Games series come out? I just read all three last week and loved them. I’ve signed up to receive emails from you. Will you be notifying fans when it’s out?

    Tammy

    • Hi, Tammy. Not sure about #4 but I’ll definitely be shouting it from the rooftops when it releases. Since you’re signed up for the newsletter, you’ll definitely be the first to know. Thanks for your kinds words of support. Glad you enjoyed the first three books of the Irish End Games! :-)

  8. When will the 4th Irish End Games be published? I can’t wait to finish their remarkable journey!

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