Book List in Order:29 titles

  • You know what causes turmoil in a rural county? Money. Lots of it. Being handed out like candy. But beware—the candy comes with caveats. Which Jericho McElroy knows all too well. Small versus big; little versus great; novices ver...


  • Washington and Oregon are neighbors. Friendly-like. But Sheriff Marge isn't too thrilled when Oregon's criminal element overflows its border in the form of a chaotic car chase. Especially not when that chase results in a fiery crash and frantic ...


  • Families. Ugh.Well, not entirely. But just at this moment, Eva Malloy's family is being terrorized by an orange-haired bridezilla of a mother-in-law with gaudy taste in haute couture.But when their dress designer learns she's on the receiving end of ...


  • Everyone's talking about it. The heist of the century. Klickitat County hasn't seen an absconding of this sort since the days of stagecoaches and payrolls delivered in gold. Technology is the new gold, and believe it or not, it can go missi...


  • Sockeye County sits smack dab in the middle of the scenic Columbia River Gorge. It’s a land full of history and natural resources. And criminals, apparently. Or at least the criminally negligent. When a mining truck loses its brakes and crashes dow...


  • Jericho McElroy has just enough skills, just enough knowledge, just enough free time, just enough curiosity, just enough reason…to get himself in a lot of hot soup.As a humble junk picker/tow truck driver/scrap hauler/handyman, he can reflexively n...


  • Eva Malloy and her partner in cooking, Willow Ratliff, are taking their supper club venture to the next level—by foraging for their own wild foods. What they didn’t expect to find was a dead body, facedown in a marsh. It’s enough to turn anyone...


  • The population of Sockeye County is growing, for all the best reasons—weddings and babies! But the other kind of influx is going on too. The singular kind of crazy that is tourist season.While their leisure-spent money is certainly appreciated by t...


  • The middle of nowhere is often on the way from here to there. A thoroughfare, if you will. Nothing wrong with that. Usually the people who live in the unassuming, odd-name towns along a bustling interstate highway are happy for the trade, the small i...






  • That soft, timid knock late at night. A hoarse mayday in the dark. When you live in Marten’s Marina, your doorstep is an international shipping lane. So when a half-drowned refugee washes ashore, Eva Fairchild-Malloy and her neighbors scramble to t...


  • Sheriff Marge Stettler has had a county full of misdemeanor vandalism and petty theft for several months now, and the situation is just about to drive her batty. Because it’s not normal. In fact, it’s almost like someone is orchestrating this spa...


  • Summer, and the Willamette River is a busy place. Eva Fairchild should know…since the wakes of all those passing bulk freighters (not to mention the splashy aftereffects of the daredevil personal-watercraft aficionados and hobbyist fishermen and wi...


  • Sockeye County has a lot of nooks and crannies. Combine a vast expanse of mostly wilderness with a sparse and fiercely independent populace, and—naturally—the sheriff’s department is stretched thin. Which makes it a terrific place to commit a m...


  • You know what’s bad for business in a boutique hotel? A body in the bed. One that doesn’t have enough air left in her lungs to become a satisfied repeat customer. Since the hotel owner is one of Eva Fairchild’s public relations and marketing cl...


  • Changes are afoot. Lots of them. Eva Fairchild supposes that’s to be expected when one is self-employed. But being conscripted into pro bono work on top of her already busy schedule? Sure, why not?Add supper club experiments in the midst of a Janua...


  • It’s a cause avid foodie and enthusiastic eater, Eva Fairchild, can really get behind—the launch of a CSA (community-supported agriculture) farm in the small town of Fidelity, Oregon. But when a tractor plows up a WWII-era bomb in the back forty,...


  • Eva Fairchild is reveling in the idyllic, if insular, setting of her adopted home at Marten’s Marina when a rash of newcomers triggers speculation and the not-so-latent nosy tendencies among the residents. Eva is appalled to learn that she’s acqu...


  • When a body bumps against the dock just a few feet from Eva Fairchild’s floating house on the night of her welcome party at the marina, she begins to wonder if her recent move across the country was such a good idea. Combine the resulting murder in...


  • After weeks of fire danger warnings and several wildfire flare-ups, the residents of Sockeye County, Washington, are on edge. When a fire threatens the Imogene Museum, curator Meredith Morehouse realizes the frequency and increasing size of the confl...


  • Museum curator Meredith Morehouse stumbles upon the remnants of a stolen shipment of scary-looking wood figurines, but she can't tell if they are smuggled national treasures or clever fakes. While Meredith is sucked into the secret federal probe o...


  • Someone has broken into the Imogene Museum. Curator Meredith Morehouse finds an empty ornate frame, the still-life painting hurriedly sheared from its moorings, and calls in Sheriff Marge Stettler as she scrambles to identify the burglar. Not because...


  • When asked to research old documents for a local family, Meredith Morehouse, curator of the eclectic Imogene Museum, jumps at the chance. As if she didn't already have enough to do. She's trying to hire a new gift shop manager while also keeping tabs...


  • When Meredith Morehouse and her fisherman friend, George, narrowly miss death via explosion, Meredith’s curiosity instinct kicks in. The explosion could’ve been accidental...but Meredith is about to take the witness stand in Sockeye County’s tr...


  • Meredith Morehouse, curator of the eclectic Imogene Museum, is suddenly short-staffed. Her favorite (and only) graduate student intern, Greg, is missing -- without leaving behind so much as an empty pizza box, to say nothing of a note. Plus, a pro...


  • Summoned to a conference with a loathsome biker gang president, Nora learns her phantom money-laundering husband is striking fear into the hearts (and guts) of his former clients. Can she capitalize on their trepidation without getting sucked into th...


  • Nora Ingram-Sheldon's family history is coming back to haunt her – in the form of threatening mob enforcers and extortion, putting all she holds dear in peril. Turns out her connections with organized crime aren't just complements of her marriage t...


  • When an expansion project results in the discovery of a priceless trove of stolen artwork, Nora Ingram-Sheldon learns just how personal her criminal fugitive husband's quest is. Clues are dropping into place as even more pop up.But can she trust Skip...


  • Stay up late tonight reading (and chuckling).When Nora Sheldon’s husband is kidnapped while they’re on their honeymoon, all her hopes and plans tumble into a nightmare. Then the FBI comes knocking. Turns out Nora doesn’t know Skip as well as sh...


  • When Nora Ingram-Sheldon learns her fugitive criminal husband had (has?) his crooked fingers in even more May County, Washington businesses, and that his involvement puts her new friends and neighbors at risk, what can she do but go on the hunt — f...