The Adventures of Tom Bodeen: Two Tales by Clark Wilkins

In “The Wreck” Tom is hired to board a space derelict which was the victim of a recent accident. Yet Tom witnesses evidence for the loss of the ship inconsistent with the official accident report. This story is “all wrong” from the beginning. Can Tom figure out what actually happened and, even if he does, will he live long enough to tell? In the second story, “Double Indemnity” Tom becomes involved with a married woman and a fool proof scam for murder. The clues are all there. Can you solve it in time? Test your skills at figuring out and preventing your own murder.

Author: Clark Wilkins

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Smoky Mountain Mystery: A Garden Girls Cozy Mystery Novel (Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 3) by Hope Callaghan

Life is good for “Garden Girl” Gloria Rutherford. Spring has finally sprung, love is in the air, and no dead bodies have turned up in the small town of Belhaven…lately.

It seems as if it’s almost too good to be true. Just as Gloria starts to get settled into her familiar routine, she receives a mysterious message from her older sister, Liz.

Certain that her sister, the drama queen, is once again bent on turning Gloria’s life upside down for no good reason, she almost chooses to ignore the dire message that she may be in danger.

When a key to her sister’s place shows up in her mailbox after Liz mysteriously vanishes, Gloria jumps in with both feet to track her down.

Crisscrossing the country with one of the other Garden Girls in tow, the two amateur sleuths find themselves on an adventure of a lifetime.

Gloria soon discovers her sister’s mysterious disappearance is the least of her worries.

Author: Hope Callaghan

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

The Adventures of Tom Bodeen: Two Tales by Clark Wilkins

In “The Wreck” Tom is hired to board a space derelict which was the victim of a recent accident. Yet Tom witnesses evidence for the loss of the ship inconsistent with the official accident report. This story is “all wrong” from the beginning. Can Tom figure out what actually happened and, even if he does, will he live long enough to tell? In the second story, “Double Indemnity” Tom becomes involved with a married woman and a fool proof scam for murder. The clues are all there. Can you solve it in time? Test your skills at figuring out and preventing your own murder.

Author: Clark Wilkins

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Smoky Mountain Mystery: A Garden Girls Cozy Mystery Novel (Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 3) by Hope Callaghan

Life is good for “Garden Girl” Gloria Rutherford. Spring has finally sprung, love is in the air, and no dead bodies have turned up in the small town of Belhaven…lately.

It seems as if it’s almost too good to be true. Just as Gloria starts to get settled into her familiar routine, she receives a mysterious message from her older sister, Liz.

Certain that her sister, the drama queen, is once again bent on turning Gloria’s life upside down for no good reason, she almost chooses to ignore the dire message that she may be in danger.

When a key to her sister’s place shows up in her mailbox after Liz mysteriously vanishes, Gloria jumps in with both feet to track her down.

Crisscrossing the country with one of the other Garden Girls in tow, the two amateur sleuths find themselves on an adventure of a lifetime.

Gloria soon discovers her sister’s mysterious disappearance is the least of her worries.

Author: Hope Callaghan

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

Secrets Where the Wild Winds Blow by Peggy McGee

Bobbi McClennon had only one goal and that was to leave the small town of Westnedge, Nebraska for the University of Lincoln as soon as possible. Though unexpectedly, life took a cruel turn when she attended a farewell bonfire with friends a week before her departure. Everything that she had planned and hoped for suddenly changed, resulting in her having to make some very challenging choices about her future. Though, she was determined to find the persons who wronged her with the help of an ostracized classmate and his gay partner who were involved with forensics. Only then could family secrets and the culpable parties be brought to justice, but not without risking her life to unravel the truth.
This mystery thriller encompasses contemporary issues involving a compassionate and dedicated young woman, eager to right a wrong, despite scorn and intimidation while seeking a pathway to healing her wounded soul through trust and love.

Author: Peggy McGee

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

A MEMORY FOR MIRRY: THE SCATTERED SEEDS TALES FROM THE GREAT MELTING POT (The Scattered Seeds Tales from the “Great Melting Pot’ Book 3) by MAURA CLU GALLAGHER

“We are a country of immigrants and every family has a story to tell.” A MEMORY FOR MIRRY, a literary historical novel, is set on the Atlantic coast of America in the 20th Century. Thirty-three year old, Mirry McPherson has learned to accept her memory losses, apparently the result of an injury from an automobile accident in 1951 at nine-years old. However, in 1975, after years of having unexplained attacks, including fainting spells and blackouts, she is determined to find out what is making her so sick. Now pregnant with their second child, she and her lawyer husband, Gavin, and their two-year old daughter (Lizzie) return to the old lighthouse estate in the ‘Village of Bellevue at Hallowed Sound’, a port town on the Atlantic Ocean on the southeastern coast of America. Mirry has inherited the estate from her paternal great grandfather, Ivor MacIvor, a direct descendant of Bellevue’s ‘Founding Father’, Donovan Angus MacIvor, a Scottish builder of lighthouses. Despite the locals advising them that ‘Ivor’s ghost haunts the old place’ and that he had conspired with the Nazis during the war, they move forward with their plans to reconstruct the estate into a modern day ‘Bed and Breakfast’ Inn and Nautical Museum. Not long after arriving at the Lighthouse, Mirry becomes very ill, experiencing multiple unexplained blackouts and fainting spells. Gavin is worried but Mirry is adamant that she wants to continue with their plans to refurbish. She remembers promising Ivor “never to forget”, quoting the words of his Scottish family motto: “Numquam Obliviscar”. However, as hard as Mirry tries, she can’t remember what it was that Ivor had told her ‘not to forget’. The more she tries, the sicker she gets. As Gavin takes on his first case as the defense lawyer in a appeal trial of a man convicted of a murder in 1950, his investigations lead him back to Mirry, when she was eight years old and living with Ivor at the MacIvor Lighthouse Mansion.

The novel is appropriate for young adult and adult readers of all ages. It is the third stand-alone and non-sequential volume in the author’s collection of books launched in 2014 and titled, THE SCATTERED SEEDS, TALES FROM THE ‘GREAT MELTING POT’. These stories are American fictions set in history depicting the lives of the many immigrant families that have become a part of the ‘great melting pot’. The first volume, ANEW, and the second volume, DARBY’S ROAD are available in paper at createspace.com and Amazon.com or as Kindle at amazon.com. They are also ‘print-on-demand’ at your favorite bookstores in worldwide distributions and available at your favorite libraries upon request.
Maura Clu Gallagher is from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, U.S.A. A retired Art/Computer Teacher in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, she is enjoying her senior years engaging in her ‘passion’, Writing. For more information about her and her work, please visit her personally designed website, “You like to read. I like to write. Together, we make a great pair.” www.clugallagher.com/
Maura continues continues to live in the Pittsburgh area and in her ‘home-away-from-home’, Ocean City Maryland, with her husband of forty years and her family, including eight grandchildren.

Author: MAURA CLU GALLAGHER

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews