Book List:20 titles
  • Children’s book author Lyon Wentworth and his wife, Bea, investigate a murder from the vantage of a hot-air balloon in this charming seaside thriller. For Lyon Wentworth’s birthday, his wife, Bea, gives him something spectacular: a custom wicker ...


  • A gripping political thriller about a presidential assassination and the unlikely hero who holds the fate of the free world in his hands. He’s the finest shooter in the world, and in a few minutes, he’ll have an open shot at the president of the ...


  • An army deserter returns home to see his dying mother—and stumbles into a deadly mystery—in this suspenseful medical thriller. Under enemy fire in Vietnam, Brian Maston had just one impulse: run. And he ran, all right—out of the war zone, out o...


  • When a mentally challenged man in possession of deadly secrets is targeted by an assassin, he must fight to survive, in this chilling espionage thriller. Martin Fowler is a determined twenty-eight-year-old who hasn’t let his mental handicap hold hi...


  • Edgar Award Finalist: A woman contemplates murder when she discovers her husband’s affair in this domestic thriller set off the coast of Maine. Helen Fraser can’t remember who drew the gun, but she does remember coming home hoping her husband wou...


  • The latest Lyon and Bea Wentworth adventure Lyon Wentworth wakes up from what he thinks is a dream in which he is pursued by a hooded monk wielding a medieval sword. But the dream turns to nightmare when he realizes his clothes are torn and bloodstai...


  • The long-awaited new Lyon and Bea Wentworth adventure. The Spook. A retired and mentally unstable Vietnam Veteran. Harmless eccentric friend to some; weird and threatening enemy to others; and now perhaps a murderer in the community. Lyon Wentworth, ...



  • Diff and Holly puzzle over the whereabouts of the plane they saw crash into the lake that turned up, floating, two days later with the pilot shot in the back of the head, and wonder who wanted the pilot dead...






  • Joan Lowery Nixon, president of the Mystery Writers of America, has found 10 well-known writers to craft spellbinding stories for adults who want to read but have undeveloped reading skills. Here are stories with adult themes and interests that chall...


  • An aspiring politician holds a party at which his historian-in-residence turns up murdered, and guests Lyon Wentworth and his wife Bea must discover whether his death is a result of a mysterious family curse or the work of a real-life killer...


  • Lyon Wentworth, children's book author turned sleuth, and his State Senator wife, Bea, are only slightly surprised when Lyon's old army buddy, Dalton Turman, turns up at their Connecticut home in a coffin. A notorious practical joker, Dalton can neve...




  • The Murphysville Convalescent Home in rural Connecticut proved to be a most unhealthy place for crotchety old Faby Bunting. She just died there. Perhaps if she hadn't been so nosy, she'd still be alive. Faby just couldn't resist aiming her opera glas...


  • A female racecar driver gets wrapped up in an ice skater's gruesome murder in this page-turning thriller. Mauve Bridger is climbing out of the frozen lake when the ice breaks beneath her and she falls into the water. She hauls herself back onto th...


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    The bus Lyon Wentworth, noted children's author, was travelling on was hijacked, and when it becomes clear that someone wants Lyon dead, he begins a search fro the true assasin, with the help of his friend Police Chief Rocco Herbert and Lyon's wife B...


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    Lyon sailing his hot air balloon, Wobbly II, over Long Island Sound when he sees a small plane go down in the water, he recognizes the plane as belonging to his best friend - its down in seconds, and can't be located by the coast guard. That night he...


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    It was unspeakable. There was something in the air like high-voltage lightning. That formidable human dynamo, State Senator Bea Wentworth, had just introduced 'the next governor of our state' to the crowd. And he had risen to acknowledge their cheers...


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    Three bodies in a shallow grave on a Connecticut hillside - a man, a woman, a child - and a mottled and decomposed doll. It was a garden of death, planted thirty years before... For Police Chief Rocco Herbert, solving the gruesome murders is the bigg...