Book List in Order: 30 titles

  • Could Graham Pugh really be involved in a murder? E.J. Pugh finds herself back at her old university stomping ground, determined to prove her son is no killer... Graham Pugh should be having a ball as a first-year student at the University of Tex...


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    Sheriff Milt Kovak and his team must track down a determined killer hell-bent on revenge against them and their families. Someone is out to get revenge against Milt Kovak, sheriff of Prophesy County, Oklahoma, and his team with a series of pranks...


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    E.J. has a surprise twentieth wedding anniversary present for Willis -- a weekend away in the Texas hills. She’s found the perfect Bed and Breakfast -- the Bishop’s Inn in the quaint town of Peaceful. Unfortunately, they’ve barely arrived befor...


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    Arresting a Blanton was always going to be bad news, but things are about to get even worse for Sheriff Milt Kovak. Everyone in Prophesy County knows that you don’t mess with the dim-witted, in-bred Blantons. So when Milt gets a call to say tha...


  • After almost ruining her marriage to husband Willis months earlier because of her habit of involving herself in murder cases, E.J. Pugh is determined to stay out of drama and pay attention only to her husband, children and writing career. How hard ca...


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    The Kovaks are all at sea when a family trip goes deadly wrong . . . When Milt Kovak wins a cruise for four to Puerto Rico, he takes his family -- wife Jean and son, Johnny Mac, plus Johnny Mac’s best friend, Early Rollins. But the trip takes a...


  • E.J. Pugh’s Weight Watchers’ group is supposed to help members lose pounds--not their lives... When Berta Harris of E.J.’s Weight Watchers’ group succumbs to an untimely death, amateur sleuth E.J. is puzzled. Why was Kerry Killian, the re...


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    When Mary Hudson is discovered on her kitchen floor, bludgeoned to death with a meat tenderizer, Sheriff Milt Kovak of Prophesy County, Oklahoma, and his psychiatrist wife Dr Jean McDonnell are drawn into a murder investigation that is as intriguing ...


  • Someone is stalking romance novelist E.J. Pugh's 14-year-old adopted daughter, Bessie. When she was a child, Bessie's entire family was murdered . . . so who is this person claiming to be her dead brother Aldon? ...






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    The tenth Milt Kovak mystery from this best-selling author . . . Strange things are happening in Prophesy County. First, Deputy Dalton Pettigrew disappears on a mysterious date in Tulsa. His sister goes to rescue him, only to disappear herself. She...


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    Love, honor, and shoot on sight… Prophesy County sheriff Milt Kovak can't argue with the brilliant timing of the robbery at the local bank. The thieves emptied the vault during the wedding of his deputy, counting on the distraction. They also tu...


  • Romance novelist, suburban Texas mom and occasional sleuth, E.J. Pugh is dressed to kill for the Austin writer's convention where she will receive a coveted Lady Award. Leaving her husband, Willis, with their three moody teenagers, she's ready to min...


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    Milt Kovak and his wife Jean have chosen Las Vegas for a second honeymoon. Milt looks forward not so much to gambling as to have a break from the duties of a small-town sheriff and for a rare pleasure of a feast on usually forbidden food. Alas, a cal...


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    TROUBLE IN PARADISE Milt Kovak's string of bad luck with women is not something he likes to dwell upon. Especially now that the Prophesy County, Oklahoma sheriff is a happily married man and father of a toddler. But when ex-girlfriend Laura Marsha...


  • There is no love lost between novelist/sometime sleuth E.J. Pugh and her three sisters: four high-strung Texas redheads who have made sibling rivalry an art form. In an attempt to ease their stretched-thin family ties, the ladies and their respective...


  • NEIGHBORHOOD BLIGHT Romance writer, suburban mom, and sometime sleuth E.J. Pugh is certainly not thrilled to have Michael Whitby for a neighbor. A convicted criminal, Whitby served his time in prison and now has moved to the quiet Texas community ...


  • A HOUSE OF CARDS -- A PACK OF LIES Her husband, Willis, calls her a "danger junkie." But suburban Texas mom and romance writer E.J. Pugh believes that the truth is something that must always be pursued no matter perilous the path that leads to i...


  • NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED Romance novelist, harried mom, and sometimes sleuth, E.J. Pugh has a habit of being in the wrong place at the right time. This time she's on hand to pull a suicidal teenager from a freezing Texas river. The distraught ...


  • WHAT HAPPENED TO WILLIS? E. J. and Willis Pugh aren't one of the more ordinary married couples in Black Cat Ridge, Texas. E. J. writes romance novels, Willis washes the dishes. Willis works on the cars, E. J. solves local homicides. But the latest...






  • ONE BLIND MOUSE A plumpish mid-Texas romance novelist and mother of three, E. J. Pugh is being harassed by someone unseen. An invisible high-tech prankster is wreaking havoc with her computer, phone lines, bank account, her existence in general. S...


  • in Malice Domestic 5

    Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Phyllis A. Whitney, author of more than seventy bestsellers, presides over a salon of today's wittiest writers of mystery in this sparkling new addition to the series. MALICE DOMESTIC 5 once again delivers the ...


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    In his sixth case, the rumpled, perpetually bemused Oklahoma lawman Milt Kovak investigates the suicide of his best friend's wife while standing for election as sheriff and catering to the whims of his pregnant wife....


  • As the series featuring redheaded standup comic Kimmey Kruse continues, Kimmey returns to her East Texas Cajun home to satisfy her conviction that her cousin Letitia was murdered. By the author of Funny as a Dead Comic. ...


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    Milt Kovak runs for sheriff of Prophesy County, Oklahoma, becomes the prime suspect in the murder of his only rival, copes with family problems involving his new bride, and investigates a series of animal kidnappings...


  • The many devoted readers of Susan Rogers Cooper's Milt Kovak mystery series have been noticed from time to time laughing out loud, even during a passage of thrilling drama. Obviously, the author is a very funny woman. And now she brings that aspect o...


  • THE FAMILY THAT DIES TOGETHER... Everyone in the small, tightly knit community of Block Cat Ridge Texas, knows everyone else's business. And everyone is stunned by the slaying of the well-liked Lester family, minus its youngest member, in their own ...


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    HEAVEN CAN WAIT On Friday night, Sheriff Milt Kovak of Prophesy County, Olkahoma, proposed to his longtime lady love, Glenda Sue. She turned him down. On Saturday morning, Glenda Sue is found brutally murdered. Kovak begins a desperate search to f...


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    IN PROPHESY COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THE UNLIKELY EVENT OF A HOMICIDE IS COUPLED WITH THE LIKELY EVENT THAT IF ONE OCCURS, THE VICTIM IS SOMEBODY EVERYBODY KNOWS.... And everybody knows nice bank teller Lois Bell who, along with her husband and three kid...


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    THE FIRST SUSPECT IN THE KILLING OF A HUSBAND IS ALWAYS THE WIFE However, the wife in this case is Chief Deputy Sheriff Milt Kovak's baby sister, Jewel Anne. Now, he and Jewel weren't real close, but Milt knows their mama didn't raise any killers....






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    Meet Milt Kovak, divorced, overweight, mid-40s Chief Deputy of Prophesy County, Oklahoma. When his sleepy little burg and the surrounding towns suddenly get some horrific murders, Milt's cool intuition and great people-skills are put to the test. S...