Awards & Recognition


Susan Bickford, Nancy Raven Smith and Marla Cooper at Bouchercon

Bushwhacked In The Outback

A Land Sharks Cozy Mystery Adventure
(Book 2)

Land Sharks Book 2

“If you can’t follow the money, follow the body.”

Lexi loves her job as a Beverly Hills bank fraud investigator. It lets her pursue scam artists and con men - known in the business as land sharks.

Yet she risks everything when she follows a dead embezzler's casket to Coober Pedy in the Australian outback. She knows it’s a desperate gamble, but it’s her last hope to recover the bank’s stolen money. Unfortunately, she's persona non grata in that country. She needs to get in, find the money, and get out before the Australian police discover her presence. But will the unexpected appearance of an ex-lover make her linger too long?

Coober Pedy, Australia - where opals aren't the only things buried in mines.

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A Swindle In Sumatra

A Land Sharks Cozy Mystery Adventure
(Book 1)

Land Sharks Book 1

While searching for an heiress deep in the jungles of Sumatra, a disgraced Beverly Hills fraud investigator unexpectedly runs into the conman who turned her life upside down. Coincidence? She doesn't believe in coincidences.

A Swindle in Sumatra is the multi award winning first book in the exciting Land Sharks international cozy mystery series.

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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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