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Daddy's One Acre
Daddy's One Acre is a series of vignettes told through the eyes of a young girl living in the San Joaquin Valley, California during the end of the 1950s and into the 1960s. Daddy and Mama buy their first house, not the palatial picket fenced manor hoped for by the children in the tale, but something far less. Much to the dismay of Patty, Anne and I it was a real tar paper two rooms and a lean-to fixer upper' surrounded by a sagging dreary chicken wire ...
InnerLand: The Door
College student Marc Hawley discovers a never before seen doorway in the wall of the attic of his old family home. The door opens into a passageway where none can exist in the ancient Queen Anne and leads to a strange new land filled with wizards, magic and 'people' Marc never before realized were possible. Tvek, the land's chief seer soon sends Marc and his new found companion Jono a quest to recover a missing 'Smoke.' The teens meet a young winged equi...
The Agent: Murder By Accident
Computer whiz Kevin Wilson has become convinced that he is jinxed and has somehow hexed a series of murders into happening. It is only by the help and intervention of down to earth literary agent Nolly Penderson that Kevin comes to realize that the murderer plaguing Kevin's thoughts is a flesh and blood person and not any hex. Nolly and Kevin use Kevin's expert computer skills to track the Arlington, Virginia woman they are sure is creating havoc amon...
The Cat's Paw: Blue Death
Lord Henry, medical director, must struggle to save the life of the latest victim of 'the blue death.' The virulent biohazard has gone missing from a secret MI6 lab and is being used by person or persons unknown against a group of people who appear to have no link to one another. Chief Inspector Patrick Edwards and his Scotland Yard force are brought into the picture when the deadly vials of the 'blue death' are discovered to have again gone missin...

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The Inspector's Wife
London newcomer Alec Strand finds himself caught up in a web of intrigue, murder and rescue when he discovers an insidious plot underway by a 'bent copper.' Chief Inspector Patrick Edwards' wife has gone missing, bodies of petite young women have begun turning up buried in shallow graves in London parks and postal stamp collections are being stolen all round the city. Alec turns for help to the elderly Ellen Higgins thus forging a team of unlikel...