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!
Murder 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.
Murder 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!
Murder in Aix is the fifth and latest 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!
My other books range from memoirs, how-to’s and off-beat mysteries! While France and horses are recurring themes in most of my books, I definitely lean toward thrillers, too.
The Heidelberg Effect. Book One in this romantic suspense time traveler series, the Tempus Fugitives Trilogy, 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.
The Cairo Effect, 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!
The Key West Effect. From the relative civilization of 1925 Cairo to the plundering recklessness of pirates scouring the Florida Keys in 1825 for shipwreck treasure, The Key West Effect 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!
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 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!
Free 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?
Going Gone. The second book in the Irish End Game Trilogy, Going Gone is due out September 2013. In it, 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…
Heading Home. After two years of adjusting to life after the bomb, Sarah has discovered that happiness can trump grief and loss. She’s created a life of fellowship and hard work, pride of self 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.
Last 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 somewhat prestigious Humpus Bumpus Short Story contest. The idea for it was triggered by a harrowing visit I made to Prague in 1988 before “the Wall” came down.
How to Succeed as an Indie Author
If you ever wondered if it were possible to quit your day job and make a living as an author, this is the manual to show you step-by-step how to do it! When I discovered indie publishing, I wanted to share what I learned with the world! So I did. You’re welcome!
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.
Bloody 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.