Author Ledbetter's Book
A Lady Never Trifles with Thieves
Pocket, Apr 2003, 5.99, 224 pp.
In Denver City, Joby Sawyer runs a detective agency, an unheard of occupation for a female in the late nineteenth century. To hide her gender in plain sight, Joby tells her clients that she is just an agent for her father, a former Deputy US Marshall, who is away on an investigation or he is ailing. She insists her father performs all the sleuthing. In reality her indisposed dad is dead.
Ahead of the Game
Mira, Sep 2004, 6.50, 384 pp.
Following a divorce from Stuart and the loss of her job as an assistant director of the tech-services department of a Kansas City firm, Zoey Jones accompanied by her fourteen years old daughter Claire returns to her hometown of Blytheville, Missouri. She works at her uncle's bar feeling like the cheese in a sandwich as she struggles with the rebellion of her teen, the interference and “raids” of her...
In Hot Pursuit
Mira, Sep 2003, 6.50, 384 pp.
Over two decades ago, Police Officer Liz Rivas watches her husband Rick, a detective on the force, shot while both were off duty. Liz testifies against her spouse's murderer at the trial, but the Mafia hitman's lawyer manages to keep his client free. The Feds place Liz and her young son in the witness protection program.
For the next two plus decades, Liz has lived in Pfister, Missouri, as Jenna...
North Of Clever
Mira, Dec 2001, 5.99, 384 pp.
The geriatric residents and the staff of the Valhalla Springs Retirement Community in the Ozarks as well as the citizens of Sanity, Missouri are excited over the arrival of the circus. However, the community manager Hannah Garvey turns into numbing shock when circus magician Reilly Boone introduces himself claiming to be her long lost father. He knows a lot about Hannah, but her main squeeze Sh...
West of Bliss
Mira, Jul 2002, 6.50, 384 pp.
When she first accepted Jack Clancy's job offer to manage an Ozarks retirement community, Harriet Garvey thought her biggest problem would be boredom. However, Valhalla Springs proves wilder than her former home Chicago. In a very short time Harriet has been on several murder investigations and a few other felonies. However, her toughest problem is her deep feelings for local Sheriff David Henderso...