Book List in Order: 24 titles

  • A journal for artists and writers. The left page is blank so that you can draw, doodle, paste pictures, or construct a map of the interior of your mind. The right page is lined with a teeny-tiny version of The Warlord of Mars. That's where you write ...


  • In the 19th century there were new marvels almost every year—steam engines, photography, telegraphs, trains. But after the Great Disaster everything seems to veer off in another direction. Rumors of wireless communication and electrical energy all ...


  • Go to Hell. It’s such a delicious phrase. Angie Tanaka never thought she’d want to go there herself. Usually people spend their entire lives avoiding a trip to Hell. Not Angie. Long-ju is down there and it was all her fault. He is the Silver Drag...


  • Max Archer is a private detective who doesn’t like Gregory Button (“he’d raise the hair on the neck of a stone idol”) but, at least at first, he can’t quite figure out why.Max has good instincts. Gregory is a contract killer with a popular ...


  • Angie Tanaka, a professional thief, has an uneasy friendship with Daiyu, a dragon who has been around since China was a collection of mud huts. This is the first of a series of interviews with an ancient dragon who struggles to live down her past. An...


  • Four short stories featuring the elegant crime-solving Lady Margaret and the long-suffering, hard boiled Inspector Monahan. It's 1935, San Francisco and the fog is rolling in with murder, crime, and danger....


  • Miriam Walker lives and works in 19th century London. There are monsters out in the dark streets but they are nothing compared to the wickedness humans get up to. Miriam battles wickedness both human and inhuman while always remaining prim and ladyli...


  • Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup...(source unknown) In the South China Sea is an island protected by nine dragons. Angie Tanaka has made one of them really, really angry. Angie says: Thievery isn’t a...


  • In 1792, Paris is in flames and the hungry guillotine waits . . . . I started this book out as a romance. I can't write romances. Sorry. So I killed off the girl's parents and sold her into sex slavery. There's still a handsome hero who ...






  • San Francisco, 1935Imagine an insinuating saxophone and you will know what it was like to meet Violet Harris. A tight dress wrapped around her like a wet leaf in autumn. My own dress was silk and hers, who knows, maybe rayon, but she filled it out wi...


  • Here we go again! Angie Tanaka can't seem to stay out of trouble. She finds herself haunted by a cute little hungry ghost and a not-so-cute demon who has a special hell kept warm just for dragons. And this is how it all starts:I needed to steal somet...


  • A young queen must save her kingdom from her crazy, homicidal brother and her ambitious wizard. She's doing a pretty good job of that until she gets kidnapped by a charming, hunk-a-licious warrior who plans to cheerfully sell her out....


  • Four short stories featuring the elegant crime-solving Lady Margaret and the long-suffering, hard boiled Inspector Monahan. It's 1935, San Francisco and the fog is rolling in with murder, crime, and danger....




  • For many people the Southwest is a vast desert of unexplored land and Indian tribes. While living and working on the Navajo reservation, the author discovered the richness of the area and its people. Working as a public health/school nurse, she kept ...


  • excerpt:An old woman called Becuma sold rare and unusual things. Her shop was tucked away in a dark corner off the main market street. Many went there out of curiosity, many left with something strange they did not know they needed or wanted until th...


  • Excerpt from The Stone of ImmortalityInside, the cottage smelled of spices and woodsmoke. He felt folded into a pervasive sense of hominess laced with a faint, sharp tang that could only be the taste of magic. The sweet young girl stood by the hearth...








  • This novel finished in the top 100 of the 2008 Amazon Breakout Novel Contest and won 1st place in the 2010 OWFI Conference Mystery Division It is 1935 and Joe Bennett is a straight-arrow town sheriff who must investigate the death of a man everyone ...


  • Excerpt:You don't even know for sure if it was an Atharian, said Cabe glumly. They'd already had a couple of versions of this conversation.It was an Atharian. I heard him talking to the MPs. He gave them a fistful of chips to let him go. If he'd told...


  • Lady Margaret’s quest to bring a killer to justice leads her out of her art studio to a seedy all-night cafe, a Depression-era tenement, the waterfront, and eventually to the dark underbelly of Chinatown. Inspector Monahan, the blunt-talking s...


  • In 1792, Paris is in flames and the hungry guillotine waits . . . . With taut writing and absorbing plot Cogan weaves the reader into the fabric of the French Revolution, one of the most chaotic and violent social upheavals of all time. Strong and re...