Book List in Order:24 titles

  • Ardis reached out for the glowing jewel encased in its thick, crude mounting of gold. She gazed incredulously at the ring, unable to believe that she held in her hand the famous pirated Sea Star Emerald.When Ardis’ colleague, Red Michaels, is foun...


  • Ardis Cole braves a sudden blizzard on her way to the isolated Pine Ridge Sioux Reservation to help her friend, Ella White Owl, locate her missing niece. Carrie, an art teacher at Shadow Pass High School, appears to have simply vanished without a tra...


  • While returning from Professor Dawson’s lecture on haunted places, the last thing Sheriff Jeff McQuede and Dawson expect to encounter is a terrified woman clinging to the railing of Mirabella’s Bridge, crying for her lost baby. It looks as if Rae...


  • Wyoming winters can be murder! In the heart of a raging blizzard Sheriff Jeff McQuede discovers a woman frozen to death in her car. At first he believes her death to be an unfortunate accident--until he finds clues that point to cold-blooded murder. ...


  • While traveling on a local bus in Chinchero, Peru, Arla is approached by a mysterious female peddler who shows her a small, silver warrior. The statue is identical to those found only in rare Inca tombs located high in the Andes. Arla suspects this i...


  • Ardis Cole is summoned to Russia to help Grant Merlin's friend, Nikolai Savik, locate a priceless marble statue called Neva. The life-sized sculpture vanished along with the artist, Nikolai's uncle Treve Savik, seven years ago. Most people believe Tr...


  • Shannon and her two friends, Marge and Traci, look forward to spending the summer as employees of Arapahoe State Park, but their joy is soon spoiled by a tragic accident. Marge’s cruel rejection of nerdy Del Evans results in a fight, and Del falls ...


  • On a train to Rawlins, Wyoming, Jace Keeler plays poker with four strangers and a mysterious woman, Deliah Cade. Mid-game, train robbers strike. When Jace chases after bandit, Willie Starks, who is fleeing with the payroll money, lawmen mistake him f...


  • Sheriff Jeff McQuede finds Durmont’s highly respected judge, Phil Grayson, bludgeoned to death in his study, a black executioner’s hood shoved over his head. Behind him on walls and in display cases is his Old West outlaw collection that includes...






  • When Ardis Cole goes to South Dakota to handle a bequest of pioneer and Sioux artifacts left to the University of Chicago by the wealthy private collector, Anthony LaMoine, she finds unexpected trouble-a stolen ruby, a present-day murder, and a skele...


  • Dana Lawrence doesn’t imagine when she buys the quaint Victorian house in the remote mountains of Colorado that her life will soon be in danger. She has heard the legend of Lelia Glenn and how she vanished in the 1800’s, but no one told her about...


  • Trouble precedes Ardis Cole to the site of a Han Dynasty tomb in China. Dr. Yong Po, who has asked for her assistance, is being stalked by a person wearing a crimson opera mask. Ardis is concerned when her co-worker, Grant Merlin, fails to arrive at ...


  • The famous Carlo painting Stealer of Horses sells for cash in a small Wyoming town and gallery owner Sheldon Spence gives the $200,000 to his wife, who walks over to the bank to make the deposit… and never returns. A witness claims to have seen...


  • Ardis Cole travels to Scotland to do a facial reconstruction on a skull her friend Bruce McBrier has discovered in the woods outside his ancestral castle. Because of an ancient ax buried in the skull, Bruce presumes the skull to be a historical relic...


  • Sheriff Jeff McQuede finds 'Bartering Bill' Garr murdered at his rural antique store. Only one item is missing -- a rare artifact believed to be the Pedro Mummy. First discovered in a cave in Wyoming, the Pedro Mummy was reported missing in the 1950s...


  • Outside a small village near the Valley of the Kings, archaeologist Ardis Cole arrives in Egypt to help excavate a tomb recently discovered by her mentor, Jane Darvin. When Jane is murdered, Ardis must assume responsibility for the project. With the ...


  • Rajeen lives in India, near the bustling streets of the Taj Mahal. The boy's deformity, a badly twisted leg, creates pity and allows him to make a living begging from the tourists. It is not a good life, but the only one Rajeen knows.Rajeen's father ...


  • In these seven mysteries, Sheriff Jeff McQuede finds himself in the middle of a deal made on a handshake--where the result is murder. Set in the high country of modern-day Wyoming, the deal makers are speculators at an old-time mountain man rendezvou...



  • When Elaine Sands auditions as a singer for the Wind River Band, her wildest dreams seem to be coming true. But soon it is clear that someone is out to ruin her success. During her first night on stage, Elaine barely escapes receiving a fatal electri...


  • A knife, that swift and silent killer, can be a deadly weapon whether in the hands of a sworn enemy or a so-called friend. In The Bloody Knife—six tales of mystery and suspense, in each story a knife plays a crucial role.A high school girl knows a ...


  • In everyone's life, whether gradual or forced by outside circumstances, change is inevitable.The characters in these stories face crucial problems and lose all sense of direction.Change appears in the sinister form of an enemy in The Blameless. In Th...


  • It is a mystery/suspense set in Honduras. Carriage broken down in an isolated area of Central America, abandoned by her guide and surrounded by bandits, Marta Swan appeals to handsome Ramon Santiago for rescue. A swift ride on horseback takes them to...


  • "He is a dangerous man. If you stay, you will suffer the same fate as his beautiful wife..." Alone and penniless after the sudden death of her musician father, Lisette Moore accepted a position at Severon Estates to tutor the talented but troubled D...