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Are you a newbie writer who sometimes feels especially lonely? Are you sick of rejection? Tired of wondering if you'll ever make it? Hungry for advice?
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Fall in love with a whole new set of characters in Moore Mysteries. Meet Sam Moore and his wife, Rachel, and find out why Sam thinks he's going nuts.
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WINNER OF ERIC HOFFER 2011 BOOK AWARD, COMMERCIAL FICTION!
WINNER of EPIC 2012 EBOOK awards, Best Paranormal
Sam Moore's little brother vanished fifty years ago. No body. No answers. What Sam has is a boatload of guilt, since he failed to accompany Billy on his final, fateful bike ride.
While digging in his garden, Sam discovers a green marble with a startling secret—it whisks him back to his childhood, connecting him to Billy. Thrust back and forth through time, Sam struggles to unlock the secret of his brother’s fate.
When the FBI investigates remains found nearby, Sam learns of a serial killer with a grisly fifty-year record. Sam’s certain it’s Billy’s killer. But what’s worse, his grandson fits the profile of the murdered boys. Will the killer return to Sam’s town to claim his final kill? Can Sam untangle the truth in time to save him?
Sam Moore’s daughter Beth has been unreachable for days. No ransom note arrives, no kidnappers call. When Beth’s exotic Egyptian roommate Zafina Azziz shows up on his doorstep worried about Beth, Sam realizes it’s time to call the FBI.
While the Moores unravel with worry, the green marble—a talisman connected to Sam’s missing little brother—whisks Sam between past and present to reveal the truth about his daughter. Meanwhile,the town goes wild preparing a welcome for the U.S. President who will attend the Arts Center opening gala.
That’s when Sam learns the awful truth: someone in his hometown plans to blow up the President, along with most of the residents of Conaroga, NY.
When he discovers an unsettling link between his daughter and Zafina Azziz, too many questions arise. Is Zafina friend, or foe? Can Sam unravel the lies in time to save his daughter and the President?
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The Terror Comes Knocking Audio Book is now available. You'll love Robert King Ross's voice and narration style, he's a natural!
Where does the green marble lead Sam Moore now?
In the third Sam Moore mystery, Sam’s old girlfriend shows up dead in a local hotel, inciting suspicions about his involvement. The coroner, a former med school colleague whose husband is about to desert her, reveals that she had a crush on Sam in school.
When she turns up dead the next day in her own morgue, Sam is once again in the hot seat.
A member of Sam’s own family is brutally murdered, and he is locked in a psych ward until he reconnects with his talisman, the green marble. His plan: to change time, and bring his lovedone back to life.
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Narrated by Mr. Robert King Ross
FINALIST IN THE 2011 FOREWORD BOTYA - BEST MYSTERY
** Named to Carolyn Howard-Johnson's Top 10 Reads for 2012 at http://myshelf.com **
No one could accuse Marcella Hollister's family of being normal. Her gorgeous Native American husband, Quinn, has a compulsive cleaning problem – which works for her, since she gets a pass on housework. Her mother, who insists on being called Thelma, loves picking on Quinn. And then there's Ruby. Sometimes Marcella isn't sure who Quinn loves more, his wife or his prized parakeet.
At the Adirondack National Bird Show, Thelma trips and falls into a pool with Ruby. Although both survive the ordeal, a bizarre link forms between them. When Thelma’s kidnapped from her hospital bed by a recently released felon, the FBI shows up asking questions about Thelma’s inheritance. Could it be linked to the biggest unsolved bank heist in history?
Across the rugged Adirondack park landscape, a brutal scenario evolves, where the good guys aren’t what they seem, and only Ruby’s newly acquired“Thelma-vision” provides slim hope for survival.
Coming Soon - Audio Book!
Finalist, Eric Hoffer Da Vinci Eye Award
Marcella’s first love was MIA for eighteen years. Callie, her best friend and Sky’s sister, flips out when a mysterious package from Sky arrives on her doorstep. Inside his old backpack are bottles of precious essential oils, a memory stick,and a bag of emeralds. Are these his final effects? Or is Sky alive?
Marcella looks for clues in the little brown bottles with the colorful labels holding precious essential oils. And what’s with the password-encoded memory stick? Stranger yet, where did Sky get that musty velvet bag filled with emeralds?
Quinn, Marcella’s half Seneca-Indian husband, seethes with jealousy. He and Marcella have been married for seven years, and he’s not about to let some punk from the past mess that up.
Drug company goons want the data linking a newly discovered essential oil with a leukemia cure. They kidnap Callie, hoping to lure Sky into the open. Marcella and Quinn track her to the Adirondack Mountains, where against all odds they fight to save Callie and preserve the proof that could change the world.
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Finalist, ForeWord Book of the Year Awards, Mystery Category, 2013
Now available - Author's Preferred Edition
Gus LeGarde is mourning the loss of his wife Elsbeth, wholeapt from the Letchworth Gorge cliffs four years ago. He plays endless Chopinetudes on his antique piano and lavishes love on his family and dog, butnothing buries the pain or answers the burning questions.
Why didn’t she say goodbye? What prompted her to jump? Andhow will he be able to live life without her?
Harold, Gus’s arrogant son-in-law, is caught in several loveaffairs, and begins to verbally abuse Freddie, Gus’s daughter. With a two-year-oldgrandson in the mix, Gus worries it’s escalating and warns Harold that he’ll beout of the house the next time he messes up.
When Harold’s law partner goes missing, a police search inthe Gus’s woods reveals a shocking find. The mystery deepens, the plot twistsand turns, and Gus’s innocent friend is set up to take the fall. In the deepcold of winter, threats erupt from the dark woods, spinning events out of hand,and Gus braces for the fight of his life.
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In Upstaged, the second book in the LeGarde Mystery Series, Gus LeGarde is in for another wild ride as he faces a disturbed stage mother, a deviant predator, and a twisted saboteur who lurks backstage, terrorizing the drama club with deadly, psychotic games.
Who's playing bizarre pranks on Gus's fiancée, Camille? Gus suspects handsome Brazilian student, Armand, whose behavior is laced with sexual improprieties. His suspicion shifts as a jealous stage-mother goes berserk when her daughter isn't cast in the lead role. As the attacks escalate, even the school superintendent is questioned when it's learned that his shadowy past is sealed in an official file.
The action turns lethal as opening night approaches. A sniper fires shots. Camille's home is ransacked and her beloved dog is missing. The star performer takes a bone-shattering fall when the stage railing mysteriously falls apart. Was the set rigged? Will Gus prevent the villain from upstaging the show?
Summer, 1964: Beatlemania hits the States, and the world mourns the loss of JFK. For eleven-year-old Gus LeGarde, the powerful events that rocked the nation serve as a backdrop for the most challenging summer of his life.
After Gus and his best friends capsize their boat at his grandparents’ lakeside camp, they witness a drunk chasing a girl through the foggy Maine woods. She’s scared. She’s hurt. And she disappears.
The camp is thrown into turmoil as the frantic search for Sharon begins. Reports of stolen relics arise, including a church bell cast by Paul Revere. When Gus and his friends stumble on a scepter that may be part of the spoils, they become targets for the evil lurking around the lake. Will they find Sharon before the villain does? And how can Gus–armed only with a big heart, a motorboat, and a nosy beagle–survive the menacing attacks on his life?
When Siegfried receives a puzzling invitation to visit an ailing relative in Germany on the eve of Gus and Camille’s wedding, their honeymoon plans change. Siegfried – Gus’s socially challenged brother-in-law – can’t travel alone, so they gather the gentle giant under their wings and fly to Paris.
After luscious hours in the city of lights, a twist of fate propels them into a deadly web of neo-Nazis. A bloody brawl on the Champs Élysées thrusts Siegfried and Gus into the news, where a flawed report casts Siegfried as the Nazi leader’s murderer, sealing his death warrant.
While Siegfried recovers in a Parisian hospital, Nazi terrorists stalk Gus and Camille. Hunted and left for dead in the underground Parisian Catacombs among millions of Frenchmen’s bones, they barely escape. Siegfried is moved to safety at his aunt’s in Denkendorf, where he learns a shocking family secret about Chopin’s steamy past.
The calm is soon shattered, when the threesome is plunged into a cat-and-mouse game where the stakes are lethal and the future of Europe hangs in the balance.
What would you do if your country church was hit by a rogue tornado during services? What if wild winds unearthed the bones of a missing parishioner in a nearby wheat field? Now add the discovery of heroin in your elderly minister’s bloodstream. When Gus LeGarde is thrown into the middle of the mess, he knows life’s finally gone berserk in East Goodland.
The Genesee Valley is in chaos. A new batch of drugs is on the street, endangering local students. The local salt mine collapses due to illegal mining practices. Watering holes turn to brine. Crops are dying. Tempers are short. To top it off, the new salt mine lies directly over ancient Indian burial grounds, bringing anguish to local tribes and inciting riots.
Join Gus as he’s lured into a bizarre network of underground tunnels to expose the most shocking discovery ever to rock the Genesee Valley.
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What would you do if a rogue tornado hit your church during worship, unearthing the bones of a missing parishioner in a nearby field?
The Genesee Valley is in chaos. The local salt mine collapses. Gas fires burn in wells. Watering holes turn to brine. Crops are dying. Tempers are short. And the new mine lies directly over ancient Indian burial grounds.
Join Gus LeGarde as he’s lured into a bizarre network of underground tunnels to expose the most shocking discovery ever to rock the Genesee Valley.
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