Book List:21 titles
  • A huge mountain fire leaves destruction -- and death -- in its wake. But are the charred remains of a male body really the result of a natural disaster, or murder? The Meredith Mountain fire starts on Labor Day weekend and rages for days -- an awe...


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    A murder leads Sarah Burke to investigate a money-laundering ring with connections extending far beyond Tucson -- but does the key to solving the case lie closer to home than she realizes? The murder of a man seen fighting in a house during a Four...


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    Jake Hines and his team are plunged into the controversial world of cutting edge science when a biochemist is found dead at his desk. Rutherford’s Property Crimes division is on a hot streak. Having recently attracted a string of New Science bus...


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    The apparent suicide of an ex-cop leads Sarah Burke to investigate three bizarre deaths in three years in the same family. What are they hiding? Sarah Burke's Saturday off is interrupted when she is called to a shooting -- a rookie cop has been in...


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    Chief of Detectives Jake Hines’ new-parent nightmares about an impending ecological disaster on a Minnesota farm have a deadly real twist. Forced to choose between the land they love and the easy money they'd get if they sold it to sand miners fo...


  • In this light novella about the aftermath of a railway disaster in a small western town, an unlikely but capable stranger turns up while the town is rebuilding, only to set in motion a personal train wreck of his own.Note: Not a mystery...



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    Detective Sarah Burke is called to a mass shooting in a quiet residential street; it looks like a 'home invasion' gone very wrong. There are several dead bodies but the crime scene just doesn't make sense -- until one of the 'dead' victims suddenly...







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    As Sarah Burke and her crew of police detectives investigate an apparent murder-suicide in a well-known family of local merchants, their façade of diligent respectability explodes in a burst of violence that rips the cover off long-concealed family ...


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    A dead man is discovered in a suburban house that is being used as a drugs lab, and Captain Jake Hines pulls in all his detectives to investigate. The victim carried no identification but the discovery of a small Mass card written in the Cyrillic alp...


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    A Sarah Burke Mystery - Tucson Police detective Sarah Burke is called in to investigate a horrific double murder in a high-dollar neighbourhood, and the tragic destiny of a rich and troubled family unfolds . . . Meanwhile, Sarahs household bulges at ...


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    From the author of the Jake Hines series - Ambitious Tucson police detective Sarah Burke, still smarting from a painful divorce, tries to concentrate on a body found in a parking lot. The case takes a bizarre turn when Sarahs young niece, neglected b...


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    The latest in the acclaimed Jake Hines detective series - Chief of Detectives Jake Hines has his work cut out. Somebodys stealing cash and charging merchandise to dozens of local credit card holders, in the same month when a purse-snatcher is assault...


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    THE BLIND SIDE OF JUSTICE It's a bad blow for Jake Hines when a killer is found not guilty due to a technicality -- and Jake himself is blamed for fouling up Benny Niemeyer's airtight conviction. But before the Rutherford, Minnesota, chief of detect...


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    When the department store Santa of Rutherford, Minnesota, goes missing, it's a child's happy shout that calls attention to the red-suited figure just visible within the branches of the Christmas tree. Jake Hines is called to investigate a holiday mys...


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    TAKING OUT THE TRASH Adjusting to his new role as chief of detectives, Jake Hines smells trouble when a gang of grifters hits town. Ironically, the crime rate in Rutherford, Minnesota, had taken a merciful springtime plunge and Jake had hoped to c...


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    DEAD OF WINTER It's a gray, bone-chilling February in Rutherford, Minnesota, and bad moods are contagious. Things go from bad to worse when a schoolboy suddenly collapses while waiting for the bus and is pronounced DOA from a gunshot wound to the ...


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    Unlucky Stiff. It's a frigid winter in Minnesota, but detective Jake Hines has bigger problems than keeping warm. The body of a man, nearly naked and frozen solid, is discovered at a highway overpass. The victim is identified as a local trucker sh...


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    A New Game of Murder In Rutherford, Minnesota, a crime wave is coming in, and the old values are moving out. Jake Hines--recently promoted to Chief of Detectives--sees the signs: his department investing in high-tech police toys, the SWAT boys tryin...


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    Murder Times Three He lives just outside Minneapolis/St. Paul, where the city meets the prairie, where the winters are long, the men are rugged, and a stubborn detective with a murky past is a little out of place. But Jake Hines has to worry abou...