Book List in Order:12 titles

  • From the Original Print Edition (from Fawcett Books):"A Desperate Diva Sings Her Swan Song... When a sleazy TV program threatens to tell all about retired opera superstar Carlotta Moses--and the child she allegedly abandoned years ago--the singer's p...


  • From the Original Edition (Fawcett Books)"Remembrance of Flings Past... At first P.I. Patricia Delaney is tempted to turn down Gigi Lafferty's odd request to investigate her own past. She doesn't recognize the expensive Cincinnati matron as her old p...


  • A pair of siblings escapes -- along with a Siberian Husky -- the strictures of their 1950s industrial Ohio town on the adventure of a lifetime. Talented high-school senior Donna Lane yearns to leave her Midwestern home in pursuit of a career in de...



  • Rona looks back on the tragic events that led to her receiving a necklace that she thought would change her life. The necklace did so, but not in the way she would ever have imagined... or chosen. Short story. (Originally print published in Murderous...


  • As if running a successful laundromat and writing a perennially popular (and soon to be national!) household tips column weren't enough to keep Josie Toadfern busy, she's taken a gig on the side. The Mayfair Sisters, a local singing group from way ba...


  • Secrets Spun Dry As her big 3-0 approaches, Josie Toadfern's life seems more or less wrinkle-free. Since the laundromat owner, stain removal expert, and confirmed snoop's local stain-busting column went regional, she's become a true small-town celeb...


  • THERE'S NO FUN IN DYSFUNCTIONAL Small-town laundress Josie Toadfern has her own fair share of dirty laundry -- namely the Toadfern clan! Ostracized from the family unit ever since her parents dumped eight-year-old Josie in a local orphanage, the s...


  • NEW AGE, NEW MURDER Laundromat owner and stain removal expert Josie Toadfern knows her tiny town's dirty clothes and most of its dirty little secrets. But an upcoming "Psychic Fair" is bringing a brand-new mess to Paradise, Ohio. The arrival of al...






  • Like nearly everyone else in Paradise, Ohio, local laundromat owner and stain-removal expert Josie Toadfern eagerly awaits the upcoming July 4th Founders Day celebration with its highlight, the annual Breitenstrater Pie Company pie-eating contest, sp...


  • Need something troublesome and unsightly eliminated permanently? Call Josie Toadfern! There is no stain on Earth that laundromat owner Josie Toadfern can't conquer, and she's offered to share her expertise on world famous domestic doyenne Tyra G...


  • From the Original Print Edition (from Fawcett Books): "A valued representative of Kauffman Real Estate and Auctioneering vanishes, and $100,000 in cash disappears from the company safe. But even more bizarre, old Friedrich Kauffman is receiving threa...