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    In this unusual spin on the classic spy novel, murder strikes from our wartime pasts...Iraq War veteran Sam Blackman with his prosthetic leg and his no-nonsense private eye partner Nakayla Robertson love their investigations which always carry a thre...


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    Towns like Gainesboro, North Carolina, may be small but go big on local traditions. When funeral director and part-time deputy sheriff Barry Clayton and his childhood nemesis, Archie Donovan, Jr., unite to create a fundraising float in Gainesboro's a...


  • When Asheville, NC, private eyes Sam Blackman and Nakayla Robertson are asked by an eighty-year-old client to investigate the suspicious death of her brother, they warn her there is little chance of success. Paul Weaver died nearly seventy years earl...


  • The Singularity-the looming point of no return when Artificial Intelligence surpasses human cognitive abilities, with consequences no one can foresee, and only a handful of people understand. Rusty Mullins, ex-Secret Service, has never heard of th...


  • The Singularity-the looming point of no return when Artificial Intelligence surpasses human cognitive abilities, with consequences no one can foresee, and only a handful of people understand. Rusty Mullins, ex-Secret Service, has never heard of the S...


  • When private detective Sam Blackman agrees to help his partner and lover, Nakayla Robertson, conduct a fundraiser for orphaned twin boys, he does so to ease his conscience. The boys' parents were killed in a courtroom shootout where Sam was the key w...


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    When Cherokee burial remains are unearthed on the site expanding a local cemetery, the dual occupations of Barry Clayton, part-time deputy and full-time undertaker, collide. Then, during the interment of the wife of one of Gainesboro, North Carolinaâ...


  • In Asheville, North Carolina, the Blackman & Robertson Detective Agency faces a disturbing reality -- no clients. Sam Blackman finds inactivity intolerable. So when partner Nakayla Robertson suggests a mushroom hunt on the site of an historic, freed-...


  • DOUBLE CROSS OF TIME - A Thriller from the Future JULY 4, 2012 - SCIENTISTS MAKE NEW DISCOVERY - THE ELUSIVE GOD PARTICLE? The headline flashed around the world and ushered in a new era of scientific research. But where will it lead? What dangers wil...






  • When his wife dies of ovarian cancer, Russell Mullins quits the Secret Service to repurpose his life. He joins a Washington D.C. private protection company and is assigned to guard Paul Luguire, a Federal Reserve executive and its chief liaison with ...


  • A simple assignment for private investigator Sam Blackman and his partner Nakayla Robertson: follow Professor Janice Wainwright, who's suing a surgeon for malpractice, and catch her in activities that undercut her claim. When Wainwright visits Co...


  • Two short stories from when times were simpler but Life still complicated.The title story, "Two of a Kind," finds two brothers making an unusual pact with an old mountaineer."Emptying the Barn" recalls a childhood memory of when an unlikely relative ...


  • When old Birdie Campbell dies, many in the NC mountain town of Ridgetop are not particularly sorrowed by her passing. But McAdams & Son Funeral Home still has to plan a service and find someone willing to say good things about the dearly departed. Bi...


  • Funeral director and part-time sheriff Barry Clayton finds United States Junior Chamber (Jaycee) member Archie Donovan’s request absurd until he learns the casket will be the centerpiece of the Jaycees’ haunted house, a charity event with all pro...


  • Sam Blackman is an angry man. A Chief Warrant Officer in the Criminal Investigation Detachment of the U.S. military, he lost a leg in Iraq. His outspoken criticism of his medical treatment resulted in his transfer to the Veteran’s Hospital in Ashev...


  • "An excellent regional mystery, full of local color and historical detail." ―Library JournalFormer Chief Warrant Officer Sam Blackman lost a leg in Iraq and emerged from the V.A. hospital in Asheville, NC, as a bitter civilian without a job or a fu...


  • A LOCKED-ROOM YOUNG ADULT WHODUNIT IN THE CLASSIC TRADITION OF SHERLOCK HOLMES A VIEW OF HISTORY REVEALED THROUGH A MYSTERY JUNE 1860 -- A new locomotive christened A Southern Breeze steams across the Carolina countryside carrying seventeen-year-ol...



  • When Barry Clayton's father developed Alzheimer's, Barry gave up his career in law enforcement to return to the North Carolina mountain town of Gainesboro and run the family's funeral home. But even a small town in the Appalachians is not immune to c...



  • The night before a funeral that will thrust the mountain town of Gainesboro, North Carolina, into the national spotlight, the body is stolen from the embalming room and funeral director Barry Clayton is knocked unconscious. Ouch. How will Clayton & C...


  • Barry Clayton has left the Charlotte police force to manage his ailing father's funeral home in the peace and quiet of the Appalachian mountains. But Buryin' Barry is an undertaker with a problem he keeps finding unwanted business. Moving a grave on ...


  • When his father is stricken with Alzheimer's, Barry Clayton is forced to leave his job with the Charlotte police department to take over the family funeral home in tiny Gainesboro, North Carolina, until a bizarre mass murder at a family funeral draws...