Friday, April 10, 2020

Blame it on Bigfoot--A New High Country Mystery!

It's here!  Bigfoot comes to Wyoming!

We are thrilled to announce our latest book in the High Country Mystery Series where Sheriff Jeff McQuede attempts to solve the biggest case in his career!  Has someone just committed the perfect murder and blamed it on Bigfoot?

The inspiration for this book came when we were returning from a  vacation into the high country.  Approaching Kansas, we detoured from the main highway and happened upon the Crossroads of America Museum near Hastings, Nebraska, one solely devoted to Bigfoot.  We thought the museum, which looked like a private residence, was closed, until the curator, Harriet McFeely, seeing we had started to leave, called and motioned us inside.

This unique museum, hundred of miles away from one like it, featured a Bigfoot replica, complete with a footprint to compare with ours.  We spent much time lingering over the huge collection of Bigfoot photos, bones, and branches that bore marks of Bigfoot, and letters and reports from virtually all over the world.  Stopping at this out-of-the-way, very magical place seemed almost as if it were meant to be.

We spent the drive back to Kansas discussing many plot ideas for our next novel, until we looked at each other and almost simultaneously agreed, "There's nothing more exciting than Bigfoot!"

But has Bigfoot ever been spotted in Wyoming?  The answer is yes, many times, in and around Yellowstone Park and in the numerous forested and mountainous parts of the state.  And so our story was born. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed writing it!

When Sheriff Jeff McQuede’s friend, Barry Dawson, tricks him into attending a Bigfoot convention at the small town of Trails’ End, he finds the adventure is only beginning. He is soon invited by the head of the research team, Dr. Adam Kurtz, to hike with them into the isolated mountains below Lost Man’s Peak where few people ever venture. McQuede immediately notices friction among the members of the team—love triangles, resentment, and greed. Professor Callahan has obtained special funding for the project because of his claim to have encountered Bigfoot in this area, and Dr. Kurtz intends to call him out for being a fraud. The first night out trouble erupts. Ted Weiss insists that he spotted Bigfoot near his camp and tells them he was almost attacked. Is Bigfoot really out there, or is someone perpetuating a carefully-planned hoax? When murder follows, McQuede must solve the biggest case in his career!

Click this Amazon link to order Blame it on Bigfoot.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

New Audiobook Release: Murder in Black and White, the First Book in the High Country Mystery Series, from Books in Motion!

     The long-awaited day has arrived! We are thrilled to announce the first book in the High Country Mystery Series, MURDER IN BLACK AND WHITE, has been released in audio from Books in Motion, narrated by Michael Bowen.

Sheriff Jeff McQuede becomes suspicious when a robber breaks into the Coal County Museum and steals only one item - a black-and-white class photograph. Under the name Jerome Slade the photographer had printed two ominous words: never graduated.
When a body is unearthed beneath the newly demolished school, McQuede realizes Slade had not left Black Mountain the night of the spring dance. McQuede soon uncovers hidden rivalries between Slade and his classmates. When he discovers that Heather Kenwell and the woman of his dreams, Loris Conner, were rivals for Slade's affection, McQuede fears finding out the truth.
Theft, blackmail, and another brutal killing lead back to photographs taken by Black Mountain's eccentric photographer, Bruce Fenton. While others see an innocent collection, McQuede sees murder in black and white.

Check their home page for an audio sample Books in Motion

Click this link  to order MURDER IN BLACK AND WHITE in audio from Books in Motion.

Keep posted!  The other nine books in the series will soon follow. The next book will be Whispers of the Stones.

Murder in Black and White is also available as an ebook and paperback from Amazon Click this link to order an ebook or paperback from Amazon.  

Saturday, January 18, 2020

New Release The Victim's Child--A Suspenseful Mystery Romance

We are happy to announce our latest standalone mystery romance, THE VICTIM'S CHILD has been chosen as a recommended read!

Lara Radburn returns to her hometown to sell some real estate property owned by her late father, she finds a murdered tenant, a traumatized child, and a mysterious stranger who might be a cold-blooded murderer!


Lara Radburn arrives minutes after a crime is committed. She finds her renter, Crystal Mar, a local artist, dead. She has been bludgeoned by one of her own works in progress…the sculpture of a fierce lion. Her four-year-old daughter, Karma, has disappeared. In a frantic search through the surrounding woods, Lara encounters a stranger who helps her find Crystal’s child. But she soon discovers that Dane Lanford is the man who has taken her late brother’s role as head of the local art retreat, a place shrouded in rumors and mystery, and has ties to Crystal through her artwork. To the traumatized child, the face of the killer has merged with that of the stone lion, so she can identify no one. Lara suspects charming Dane Lanford may be Karma’s father…and a cold-blooded killer.

The book is available through Amazon on Kindle, KindleUnlimited, and as a paperback.
Click this link to order THE VICTIM'S CHILD