Awards & Recognition


Susan Bickford, Nancy Raven Smith and Marla Cooper at Bouchercon

Land Shark - Someone who scams others for profit

The Multi Award Winning Series with
touches of humor and deadly consequences


Land Sharks (2) - The Killer From Coober Pedy

With her reputation on the line, a disgraced Beverly Hills fraud investigator follows a murdered embezzler's casket to the Australian outback in hopes of recovering her bank's money.

Unfortunately, she's persona non grata in that country. She needs to get in, recover the money, and get out before the Australian police discover her presence. But will the unexpected appearance of an ex-lover, a con-man, make her linger too long?

Available on Amazon Winter 2021
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Land Sharks (1) - A Swindle in Sumatra

Land Sharks

A disgraced Fraud investigator, a treacherous jungle, a deadly secret hiding in a closet...

When the college roommate of a runaway heiress is found dead, her father sends Beverly Hills fraud investigator, Lexi Winslow, to find his daughter.

Lexi and her new, hero-worshiping apprentice discover the heiress and her latest beau in a remote jungle resort in Sumatra. Is the couple just playing hooky from school or is there something more sinister going on?

In addition, Lexi is shocked to find her ex-lover, a con man, staying at the same hotel. Especially since he's the one who broke her heart and lead to her disgrace.

When she uncovers a terrifying secret in a closet, Lexi, her apprentice, and the heiress are forced to flee into the jungle for their lives.

But did they jump out of the frying pan and into the fire?

Lexi will be forced to use all her skills if they're to survive.

Land Sharks - A Swindle in Sumatra is the first book in the exciting Land Sharks international cozy mystery series. If you like exotic settings, adventure, and a touch of romance you'll love this story.

Buy Land Sharks - A Swindle in Sumatra and enjoy a multi-award winning cozy mystery/adventure with touches of humor and deadly consequences.

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The Reluctant Farmer of Whimsey Hill

The hu-amorous true story of an animal-phobic, city robotics engineer who learns too late that his new bride's dream is to have a farm where she can rescue ex-racehorses. When the newlyweds take a Meyers-Briggs Personality Test for fun, it tells them that their marriage is doomed. There is only one problem: they took the test after the wedding.

So whether he's chasing a cow named Pork Chop through the woods, getting locked in a tack room by the family pony, being snubbed by his wife's favorite dog, or unsuccessfully trying to modernize their barn using the latest technology, the odds are already stacked against him. It seems like everything on four legs is out to get him. Will the animals prove Meyers-Briggs right?

"Animals can and do make our lives better. This is my kind of book."
  - Bret Witter, #1 New York Times bestseller co-author of Dewey [the Library Cat]

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