Book List in Order:26 titles

  • The only thing Professor Molly Barda wanted was to teach literature. But the job market wan't what she expected, so Molly took a job teaching resume writing in the College of Commerce at remote Mahina State University, in rural Hawaii.Now she's chair...


  • It looks like it's going to be another boring faculty retreat at Mahina State University, "Where Your Future Begins Tomorrow." But then the Trust Fall exercise goes horribly wrong.Is it murder, or just the worst meeting of the semester?...


  • When Professor Molly brings her husband to Mahina State University's exclusive donor dinner, she doesn't expect to share a table with the insufferable Stephen Park. Turns out it's one thing to invite your toxic ex-boyfriend to drop dead...it's quite ...


  • CIA operative Fortune Redding crossed a ruthless arms dealer. Now she's hiding out in remote Sinful, Louisiana, with a fake identity, fake hair, and a real price on her head. But just as she thinks she's safe, her handler warns that Ahmad's men are g...


  • Sinful's newest resident, Mary-Alice Arceneaux, is thrilled when Gertie introduces her to famous romance author Almira Galvez-Whitbread. But then Gertie and her friends have to leave town, and the very next day, Almira's husband disappears. With Gert...


  • Young men have been disappearing in Black Valley, New York--which now has the misfortune of being known as "Black Widow Valley." As it happens, Mary-Alice Arceneaux has a personal connection with the tiny community, and is called in to help. Mary-Ali...


  • Mary-Alice Arceneaux has started a new career at age 70 as the newest member of the Sinful Ladies' Detective Agency. She is happily learning the principles of detection from Ida Belle, Gertie, and Fortune--and of course, picking up tips from her belo...


  • Mary-Alice Arceneaux has decided to make her home in Sinful! Mayor Celia's sweet-natured and curious cousin is eager to settle into small-town life after moving from the big city (Mudbug, Louisiana). But before Mary-Alice can even unpack her bags, a ...


  • When a young woman vanishes from a roadside motel, Mary-Alice and the gang leave Sinful and head across the border to find her. They soon find that the unprepossessing McCully Inn holds some Texas-sized secrets, which the influential McCully family w...






  • "It's been crazy," the desk clerk said. "We just had another big group stay here right before you guys, and they completely trashed the place. Shot out the security cameras with BB guns, pitched a couch off a seventeenth-floor balcony, and one room t...


  • Local businessman Buford Fontleroy Deale III is found shot dead in front of Harriet's Books in downtown Sinful. A blood-soaked pajama top is tied around his chest. And he's wearing only one shoe. The sheriff wants to talk to Harriet. Sinful's belove...


  • "What's Celia complaining about this time? Did I wash my car on a Tuesday? Wear off-white before Labor Day?"Sheriff Lee fidgeted and cleared his throat. "Celia Arceneaux is dead, Fortune."CIA operative Fortune Redding signs up for night classes, hop...


  • "Anubis, the ancient Egyptian god of the underworld, was a man with a wolf's head. The Navajo skin walkers could turn into any animal they pleased. And of course the Hồ tinh, Hanoi's nine-tailed fox. I was thinking I might write a story about the H...


  • I found cooking to be something of a mystery. Fortunately, I had a strong stomach and what a fellow agent once enviously described as "taste buds of steel." Deputy Sheriff Carter LeBlanc has been seen around Sinful with a beautiful, blonde stranger. ...


  • Professor Gwendolyn Jackson's husband sends her a voice mail from the road, telling her he'll be home soon. Just one problem...by the time the message was sent, he was already dead. When the police dismiss her concerns, Professor Jackson turns to he...


  • The Sinful Ladies' Detective Agency has just scored a cushy gig: Doing surveillance for a businessman who claims business rivals are after his trade secrets. But just as Fortune, Gertie, Ida Belle, and Mary-Alice are deciding how to spend their easy ...


  • Sinful's newest resident, Mary-Alice Arceneaux, is starting to catch on to the fact that the Sinful Ladies' Society does more than brew 100-proof cough syrup to sell at the church bazaar. So when Ida Belle gets into serious trouble, Mary-Alice wants ...


  • Professor Emma Nakamura doesn’t believe in ghosts. So it doesn’t bother her (much) when she learns of a long-ago suicide in her remote upcountry rental house. She’s sure there’s a logical explanation for the disappearing items and the strange...


  • It's the start of the semester, and Professor Molly is dealing with the joys of being department chair: The last-minute scramble to hire adjunct instructors, the confused students caught between payment deadlines and late financial aid checks, and th...


  • Professor Molly Barda is looking forward to a quiet summer in Mahina, Hawaii working on her research and adjusting to married life. But when a visit from her new husband's relatives coincides with a murder, Molly wonders what she's married into--and ...


  • It should have been a lovely summer afternoon. When a violent death disrupts the Monthly meeting of the Pua Kala Garden society, Professor Molly Barda has no intention of playing amateur detective. But Molly’s not just a witness–the victim is Mol...


  • A two-volume plant-themed box set The Black Thumb When a violent death disrupts the monthly meeting of the Pua Kala Garden society, Professor Molly Barda has no intention of playing amateur detective. But Molly's not just a witness-the victim is Moll...


  • It's not nice to fool Mother Nature.On the way to interviewing a local farmer, Professor Molly stumbles onto a dismembered body in a field of genetically modified papayas. Molly is sure the murder has nothing to do with her new research project...unt...


  • Get Trust Fall, a Professor Molly short story FREE at bit.ly/Trust-FallProfessor Molly investigates a mysterious paddling accident and discovers it isn't just business majors who cheat to get what they want. Whether it's moving up in the college rank...


  • When the lecherous Kent Lovely, Mahina State's one-man hostile work environment, collapses face-first into his haupia cheesecake, the faculty retreat goes from dull to disastrous. Now Professor Molly Barda has to fight to keep an innocent out of pris...


  • Small town life, big academic egos, revenge, romance, and Spam musubis The Musubi Murder is Hawaii's first campus murder mystery Newly single and far from home, Professor Molly Barda wants to focus on her job and stay out of trouble until she g...