The Artist’s Missing Muse
Beautiful muse, Miss Sapphire Reubens, the inspiration for her lover's latest art exhibition, is missing – items of her clothing found in the river. Worryingly, Miss Matilda Hayward and her fellow writer for the Women’s Journal, Miss Alice Doran, enjoyed a preview of the inspired work featuring Miss Reubens immersed in water. Was it a death portrait?
When another two rival artists are found murdered and posed in the manner of their painting, Matilda and her new beau, Detective Thomas Ashdown, fear the artist's inspiration may have come from ill means. There is mystery, passion and love afoot!More info →
The Mortician’s Clue
Miss Matilda Hayward has been assigned her first book review for the Women’s Journal newspaper and she is very much enjoying Mr Linton Turner’s novel, The Pyjama Girl Mystery, until it comes to life. When a young lady is found murdered and left on the church steps dressed only in blue satin pyjamas – just like in the plot of the novel – the author immediately comes under suspicion. But no one can identify the victim.
Matilda’s beau, Detective Thomas Ashdown, is on the case, and with his partner, Detective Harry Dart, they hire a talented mortician, Miss Phoebe Astin, to illustrate the deceased lady for identification purposes. After Matilda and her friend, Miss Georgina Urry, make Phoebe’s acquaintance, the three ladies find themselves unwillingly caught in a battle of words and hearts between an author and a poet with deadly intent. There is secrecy, danger, and love afoot!
Murder at the Freak Show
Matilda Hayward is determined to have a career, after all, it is 1888! While reporting for the Women’s Journal newspaper, Matilda is sent to cover the visiting ‘Freak Show’ and to interview Mrs Anna Tufton, a giantess. During the interview, the giantess slips a note to Matilda begging for help to her escape the show she is forced to do by her husband. But when the giantess’s husband is found murdered; the giantess is a likely suspect.
Matilda enlists the help of her lawyer brother, Amos, to prove the giantess is no killer and to free her from a life of exploitation. But close family friend, Detective Thomas Ashdown – who has feelings for Matilda having known her since childhood – would prefer Matilda was nowhere near his murder case. There is mystery, danger, and love afoot!More info →
The Clairvoyant’s Glasses Volume 2
Sophie Carell is making a name for herself and it is not on the stage or screen where she once planned a career. Accepting the cursed glasses bequeathed by her Great Aunt Daphne that gave her the gift of clairvoyance, Sophie has helped Detective Murdoch Ashcroft close several cases and her skills are in demand.
But Sophie has to decide - will she continue auditioning and acting, or will she fill Great Aunt Daphne's shoes, including helping to solve the cold case mysterious death of a beauty queen?
Trouble brews around Sophie as her protector, the handsome and powerful, Lukas Lens, is not sure he can fulfil his role, and the brooding Detective Murdoch Ashcroft looms as her potential enemy.
Friends and enemies cross lines in the second volume of The Clairvoyant's Glasses.More info →
Mystery at the Asylum
Miss Matilda Hayward has a nose for a story which serves her well as a writer for the Women’s Journal newspaper. Her beau, Detective Thomas Ashdown, is not quite as enthusiastic about her role. When Matilda’s brother, Elijah, takes up a doctor’s position at the Asylum for the Insane, she volunteers, seeking more life experience to improve her writing. Joined by her illustrator friend, Miss Georgina Urry, the two ladies are thrust into the mystery of several strange asylum deaths as patients believe they can fly. When Thomas is sent to investigate, their worlds collide. Now the race is on to find the sinister threat dwelling inside the dark and gloomy walls of the asylum. There is secrecy, danger, and love afoot!More info →
The Forgotten House
Eighty-nine-year-old Carrie Howell, dressed in her Sunday-best, asks her grand-daughter, Rachael, to stop a while in front of the rambling old mansion-Autumn Manor. Who are these people her grandmother is remembering and what is her connection to the ‘haunted house’ that Rachael avoided as a child?More info →
Murder in Bridal Lane
Miss Matilda Hayward has a wedding to plan and while ordering her bridal bouquet in Bridal Lane, she finds a note in her sample bouquet requesting a liaison. Innocently believing the note to be a mix-up, Matilda engages her brother, Daniel, to attend the liaison with her, but the young paramour rushes off. He is later found beaten and bruised in an alley off Bridal Lane by Matilda’s fiancé, Detective Thomas Ashdown, and his partner, Detective Harry Dart.
When a respected lacemaker is also found murdered in the same laneway, the note takes on a new significance. Matilda is assigned to write the obituary for the Women’s Journal with her illustrator friend, Miss Georgina Urry, and soon finds herself embroiled in danger in the middle of a murder case, much to her fiancé’s displeasure. There is mystery, danger, and love afoot before Matilda makes it to the altar!
The Clairvoyant’s Glasses Volume 4
Since accepting the cursed glasses bequeathed by her Great Aunt Daphne giving her the gift of clairvoyance, Sophie Carrell made the decision to give up her acting career and embrace the opportunities that came her way – helping the police, guiding her clients, and being in demand as the best and hottest clairvoyant in town. But in the love stakes, Sophie’s past has come back to haunt her. A generational love story – a love triangle – between Sophie, Murdoch the Raven, and Nikolas the shapeshifter, has emerged in the current generation and there is more at stake than just hearts being broken. For the first time in history, the descendant of a powerful witch and the cursed glass recipient are one in the same – Sophie – and her enemy, the Raven can’t be with her, or without. But the Raven is not her only enemy, and not her only love when fate comes to call.More info →
The Clairvoyant’s Glasses Volume 3
Since accepting the cursed glasses bequeathed by her Great Aunt Daphne giving her the gift of clairvoyance, Sophie Carrell is being lauded as the hottest clairvoyant in town – in talent and looks! But there’s a complication… Sophie is losing her heart to Detective Murdoch Ashcroft. The encounters she is having with him in her dream world are enough to make her blush in his presence during the daytime. There’s just one small problem, Murdoch is the Raven—the enemy—and she is his prey. But it’s not the return of Murdoch’s former lover or the men vying to be her protector in this new generation that will separate them. That is all Sophie’s own doing.More info →
The Missing Brides
Miss Phoebe Astin and her brothers, Julius and Ambrose, lead an unconventional life working in the family funeral business – The Economic Undertaker. But Phoebe is not just a talented mortician, she is a medium for the spirit world, and often enjoys the company of her clients before they move on to the next world. When one gentleman begs her to investigate his murder, Phoebe contacts her brother’s friend, Detective Harland Stone, and soon they uncover not only was the deceased a victim of a dastardly villain, but now several missing brides are feared murdered. For the Astin family, being dead is no excuse for letting a crime go unpunished!More info →
The Fake Child
Miss Phoebe Astin of The Economic Undertaker is not just a talented mortician, but a medium for the spirit world and often enjoys the company of her clients before they move on to the next world. When her brothers, Julius and Ambrose, bring the deceased Mrs Henriette Tochborn to her workroom, Mrs Tochborn appears in spirit form and asks Phoebe to help her. The deceased lady now knows what became of her child kidnapped 20 years prior and which of the two men claiming to be that child is telling the truth. Working with Detective Harland Stone and journalist, Miss Lilly Lewis, a case that has been cold for 20 years is suddenly warming up. For the Astin family, being dead is no excuse for letting crime go unpunished!More info →
You are playing a game online; masterminding the perfect crime. Or at least you think it’s a game.
A seemingly normal web site inviting game players to mastermind the perfect crime is the façade for billionaire Lawrence Hackett’s real-life game of Mastermind—an invitation-only competition for a select few to see who can perform the perfect heist and win an enormous bounty.
Special Agent Mitchell Parker and his team learn the magnitude of the international crime ring just in time. Washington, London, Paris … the clock is on. If you love it when a plan comes together, hold on tight, because nothing is about to go to plan!More info →
The Fourth Reich
The stilted footage of Holocaust survivors marching through the gates of Auschwitz projects behind Benjamin Hoefer at the book launch of his father, Eli’s biography. As it comes to the end and closes in on Eli Hoefer’s gaunt face, four red words are scratched across the last frame— Nazi, Jew hater, fake!
FBI Special Agent Mitchell Parker is frustrated to be called in on what he believes is a police matter, but digging soon reveals a threat that has far-reaching implications.
Parker and his team, Nick Everett, Ellen Beetson and Adam Forster find themselves in the middle of a neo-Nazi plot that spans two continents and threatens to bring one of the worst atrocities of history back to life.More info →
Graveyard of the Atlantic
Below the surface of the ocean, off the shores of Cape Hatteras, lie the bodies of many ships that never made it to shore and something more … silent and sinister.
Two sets of fresh fingerprints on a pair of binoculars left on the beach are cause for concern for FBI special agent Mitchell Parker and his team, Nick Everett, Ellen Beetson and Samantha Moore. The prints belong to a criminal that is currently not listed as in the country and a foreign diplomat who disappeared a year ago.
And are the six Beijing police officers that are guests of the USA to study, the same six officers that left Beijing?
It’s a rough and violent ride for Mitchell Parker and his team against the ocean and the clock.More info →