Book List in Order: 39 titles


  • When the IRA kill Bill Heathcote's family in a botched bombing attempt, the scene is set for a revenge thriller that pursues the truth to the very top of UK and US government power... The IRA plan the assassination of scientist Bill Heathcote, a Nort...



  • Thanks to a $35-million lottery win, ex-Dallas police detective Sammy Kidman is comfortably ensconced in his own private detective agency. Sammy and his two coworkers, also ex-detectives, primarily collect past-due child support for needy families on...



  • Former Dallas Police detective Sammy Kidman is now a private investigator working for his wife Marni's agency, MK & Associates. While he is out tracking down scofflaws who owe past-due child support, he rescues a dog from becoming road kill. Miraculo...



  • Having abdicated the throne of Lystra in favor of his adopted son, Henry, Ares travels to the monastery/leprosarium he had established, the Sanctum. Ares has heard disturbing reports that the Master of the Sanctum has converted it to his own private ...



  • A black comedy of religious sexuality and pagan murder, which inhabits the same territory as The Wicker Man. If I am a Rabbi, Jehova is my God. If I am a Mullah, Allah the merciful is He. If a Christian, Jesus is my Lord. Millions of people worldwide...



  • It's just a job, right? With a wife and baby to support, Sammy Kidman decides that it’s time to get a safe, reliable job for a change. Sure, he loves his work as a detective in the Dallas Police Department, but it does get hazardous. So, in a fit o...



  • The private detectives of Sammy and Marni's agency are happily engaged in collecting delinquent child support on a pro bono basis. But since Sammy can't refrain from opening his wallet to every struggling parent he meets, Marni is forced to tighten t...



  • When a poisoner attempts to murder Surchatain Ares-again-Ares decides the time has come to step down from the throne and go underground to find out who is trying to take over the province. In his clandestine searches, he discovers a hidden room conta...



  • Thanks to finding a $35-million lottery ticket on the ground, former Dallas Police Detective Sammy Kidman now runs his own private detective agency-or so he thinks. In reality, the agency is headed by his wife, Marni Kidman, who also discovered that ...







  • ""Come at once. Ares is dying."" So reads the frantic message from Surchataine Nicole that brings Ares' adopted son Henry out of exile after two years. When Henry arrives at Westford, he discovers vultures gathering over the province, eyeing Ares' t...



  • Circumstances do not look propitious for Dallas Police Detective Sammy Kidman. His longtime partner receives a promotion to sergeant, so Sammy gets a new partner who happens to be a woman. But this is not just any woman-this is "Rosie the Riveter," w...



  • After her marriage to a high-powered CEO ends after 28 years, Wimsey Reade moves to the Old England Retirement Village on Lake LBJ in Texas' beautiful Hill Country. All she wants is some peace and quiet-but her first day in the village, a woman she m...



  • Driven to distraction keeping control of twin twelve-year-old daughters, Surchatain Ares welcomes the services of a jester at the palace of Westford. Upon finding himself a celebrity and a confidant of the Surchatain, the jester attempts to discredit...



  • The owner of the Dallas Guns, the local arena football team, has been receiving threats on his life from someone he believes to be on his team. So Dallas detective Sammy Kidman gets roped into trying out for the Guns in order to uncover the perpetrat...



  • While on a routine census sweep of a star system, space-station anthropologist Cassandra Uland crash lands on a planet that has suffered an unknown ecological disaster, rendering it mostly desert. She is befriended by Nex, a native man whom the rest ...



  • Someone has broken open the long-sealed secret passage in the palace of Westford. While Surchatain Ares is investigating the breach, an intruder uses this same passage to kidnap his young wife Nicole from her bed. And Ares discovers the kidnapper to ...



  • The head of a modeling agency ropes Detective Sammy Kidman into investigating who's trying to ruin her business. Coincidentally, his ex-wife wants to restart her modeling career there. When he tries to make peace with her, she tells him that in colle...



  • Native New Yorker Royce Arrendondo wearies of life on a Texas ranch and leaves. When her husband Paul sets out to look for her a month later, he comes to a dead end in Fort Worth-until meeting reclusive billionaire Fletcher Streiker: "Paul, let me te...



  • New York copywriter Royce Lindel takes a chance on a camping trip with two female friends in remote Big Bend, Texas. Little do they know that their schedule of activities includes being dumped in the desert by their guide. Matters look bleak until th...







  • Thirteen-year-old Chatain Henry has disappeared. Fearing that he regrets abdicating the throne to his guardian, Surchatain Ares, Commander Thom wants to place a bounty on his head. But when Thom captures a slave trader who claims to have sold Henry, ...



  • Are you misunderstood? Nobody is as misunderstood as Dallas police detective Sammy Kidman. From bungled field assignments to a close encounter with his best friend’s wife, Sammy lurches from one near-disaster to the next. Even his loyal wife Marni ...



  • The movie premiered in the UK this year, starring Christopher Lee. This is a novel of religious sexuality and pagan murder. If I am a Rabbi, Jehova is my God. If I am a Mullah, Allah the merciful is He. If a Christian, Jesus is my Lord. Millions of p...



  • Under Ares' command, Lystra has successfully defended her capital from invasion by a Qarqarian usurper who wants the legitimate heir, whom Ares is sheltering, dead. But this defense has come at the heartbreaking cost of many casualties among Ares' yo...



  • When the going gets tough, the tough . . . go fishing. The daily grind of working for a living starts to wear on Dallas cop Sammy Kidman, so he and wife Marni accept her parents' invitation to spend a week fishing with them and their pastor on Lake T...



  • The murder of Surchatain Cedric has ended his brutal reign over Lystra. But according to the Law of Roman, Cedric's son, seven-year-old Henry, must either rule or die when he comes of age. To save his life, Commander Ares swears to uphold Henry's asc...



  • Marriage to a reclusive billionaire can have its ups--and downs. When reclusive Dallas billionaire Fletcher Streiker proposes marriage sight unseen to Adair Weiss in Streiker's Bride, she accepts after deep soul-searching--and discovers life on a who...



  • One hundred years after the Great Surchatain Roman of Lystra . . . The beautiful Chataine Ren?e meets Nicole, 17-year-old daughter of a humble tailor, at the fair and insists she come for a visit to the palace at Westford. Raised in a peasant village...



  • When Sammy Kidman, Dallas Police Department detective, takes a special undercover assignment as chauffeur to an old-money Dallas family, he tangles with three generations of troublesome women: the matriarch, Dolly Threlkeld, made of steel and made ov...



  • The third book in the saga that began with Streiker's Bride and continued in Streiker the Killdeer. What was it about the bleak and unfriendly little town of Beaconville that drew the attention of the mysterious billionaire Fletcher Streiker? There w...







  • Do you believe in miracles? When Marni Taylor meets her new apartment neighbor—brash, good-looking Dallas Narcotics Detective Sammy Kidman—she pegs him right away as a heartbreaker, a user. Still, she agrees to help him with an undercover assign...



  • Secure on the throne of Lystra, Roman, the Chataine's former guardian, heeds a warning that a nearby ruler is amassing power to strike. Roman decides to answer the threat himself. But his willful wife Deirdre, now ruling beside him, persuades him to ...



  • Determined to have a wild spring break, Zach, Sal, Doug, and Ken get more than that when they accidentally kill an old Navaho man, and they are terrorized when the already dumped body keeps reappearing in the trunk of their car. Original....




  • An intriguing story by the author of The Chataine's Guardian. When a young teller is summoned to the bank president's office, she assumes that she will be fired for being late to work too many times. Instead she receives a mysterious offer from the b...



  • Picking up where Streiker's Bride left off--with Fletcher and Adair flying away in his helicopter--this story takes readers to Hawaii, where Streiker travels to attend his mother's funeral. When the helicopter is shot down by unseen assailants, Adair...




  • Deirdre, the heir to the throne in the kingdom of Lystra, is lured away from her husband, kidnapped by renegades, and sent into slavery in the palace of Sheva, the cruel monarch of Goerge, where she awaits the opportunity to free herself and regain h...



  • "I am assigning a guardian to ward you. His name is Roman. . . ." Thus begins Surchatain Karel's explanation to his daughter, ten-year-old Chataine Deirdre, as to why her life is about to change dramatically. Karel's small country, Lystra, possesses ...







Complete Series List in Order

The Annals of Lystra

1) Chataine's Guardian (Dec-1984)
2) Stone of Help (Jan-1985)
3) Liberation Of Lystra (Sep-1994)

The Latter Annals of Lystra

1) Nicole Of Prie Mer (Nov-2003)
2) Ares Of Westford (Sep-2004)
3) Prisoners Of Hope (Sep-2005)
4) Road Of Vanishing (Sep-2006)
5) Dead Man's Token (Oct-2007)
6) Games Of God And Men (Oct-2008)
7) In Extremis (Oct-2009)
8) All Mirrors And All Suns (Oct-2010)
9) The Laughing Side of the World (Oct-2011)

Sammy, Detective

1) Sammy: Dallas Detective (Mar-1997)
2) Women Troubles (Aug-2003)
3) Working for a Living (Aug-2011)
4) On Vacation (Jun-2005)
5) Little Misunderstandings (Jun-2006)
6) Ghosts (Jul-2007)
7) Arenamania (Jul-2008)
8) In Principle (Jul-2009)
9) Grave Agreement (Jul-2010)
10) Love Shouldn't Hurt (Jul-2011)
11) The Consolation of Bucephalus (Jul-2012)

Streiker's Saga

1) Streiker's Bride (Jan-1993)
2) Streiker: The Killdeer (Jan-1993)
3) Streiker's Morning Sun (Jul-2003)

A Wimsey Reade Mystery

Unknown Name, Unknown Number (Mar-2009)