Lt. Sigrid Harald lost her husband. Her husband was an artist, so when he passed away his artwork gained great value. Some of his co-workers want to show off his work in a showcase, but they need to have his wife's permission first. Along the way Sigrid makes a few friends. One of her new friends is murderd and she is seen at the crime scene. Now she has to sit behind and try to help her colleague to solve this case.... High Country Fall
Mysterious Press, August 2004, 24.00, 303 pp.
Since Judge Deborah Knott has not found love or lasting passion with anyone, she agrees to marry her childhood friend Deputy Sheriff Dwight Bryant for practical reasons like good sex and companionship. His and her relatives are happy for them; making such a big deal of the upcoming nuptials that Deborah wants to escape from the wedding talk. She gets her chance when she is called in ... Last Lessons of Summer
Amy Steadman is an executive of a family owned merchandising and publishing company, and has inherited her murdered grandmother's shares of the company which give her the controlling interest. She shows no interest in running the company, her concerns are with the unsolved murder of her grandmother, the suicide of her mother when Amy was three years old, her father's infidelities and the possibility that now her husband is straying also.
The property ... Slow Dollar
Mysterious, Aug 2002, 23.95, 295 pp.
Judge Deborah Knott of Colleton County, North Carolina first meets Tally Ames in the courtroom when the carnival owner presses charges against three local men who damaged one of her rides. The judge finds in favor of Tally and orders the men to make restitution. The next time the two women meet is at the harvest festival carnival where Deborah is taking in the sights with friends and family.
In a small town full of sexist men, women are trying to prove themselves by building homes (without the help of men) for single mothers and other women in need. When a man know for his sexual promiscuity is found dead, and a girl is suspected of being raped, Judge Deborah Kezzie finds these atrocities are rather close to home: the girl is her niece Annie Sue, and the man is the married lover of Annie Sue's best friend. When Deborah's brother gets hospita... Storm Track
A women cheats on her husband and then is killed in a motel room. Throughout the story the intial killer kills another women who was a witness and puts another women in critical condition by accident.... Uncommon Clay
Mysterious, May 2001, 23.95, 288 pp.
After a quarter of a century of marriage in which the twosome argued and fought seemingly all the time, but produced incredible pottery, the Nordans are divorcing. Randolph County, North Carolina visiting Judge Deborah Knott must equitably and legally divide the property between James Lucas Nordan and Sandra Kay Hitchcock, but Her Honor realizes that this is an extremely complicated knot ...