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Lonnie is stabbed to death while his sister, Mirage, is in a black out. Did she kill him? Gallup, New Mexico provides the backdrop for greed, scrambled brains, illicit love, and murder. Cinnamon and Burro trail a gallery owner, a young boy with TBI, and a group of greedy young artists through the high desert, looking for a murderer. Burro suffers visions of the crime. Spirits communicate with the suspects. Cinnamon and Burro search for answers and the illusive Momma makes a phone call from the past.
My namesake, Eiffel Tower Lowe, "burned herself up" in the pink room -- or that's what Daddy told me. The pink room was right down the hall from my childhood bedroom, and there was a fireplace at the end of the bed. Did she burn herself up right there? The gruesome mystery of Tower Lowe haunted me all my life, so I brought her back to life for my quirky mystery stories.
The series starts with the unexplained beating death of a middle school boy in Dulce, New Mexico (In Dulce, Disturbed). The investigators travel around the state, meeting quirky characters and solving crimes using Burro's hallucinations to provide clues. Cinnamon pursues her long lost "Momma," who abandoned her at the tender age of 6. In every story she finds another clue to Momma, and Cinnaman is determined to find her. At the end of 10 stories, 10 crimes are solved and Cinnamon knows what happened to Momma.
A dead teacher on the front porch of a Zuni, New Mexico home sends Cinnamon on the trail to solve the second mystery, In Zuni, Zymotic. Quirky characters, including an Aunt and a girlfriend provide clues to the crime and to the whereabouts of Cinnamon's elusive Momma. The exotic location includes a controversy over Zuni kachinas (spirit beings), part of a home-grown New Mexico mystery. Follow the trail to Momma and the killer in #2 of the top mystery series.
Salacious, silly, sad, and sanguine, In Santa Fe, Salacious, #3 in the series, takes Cinnamon and Burro into the underside of Santa Fe, the city different. A man dies of a blow to the head in St. Francis Cathedral and a cast of sexually confused characters vie for the role of lead suspect. Who killed the hairdresser Marco as he prayed quietly in a chapel in downtown Santa Fe?
In Roswell, Re-abducted explores the fate of a young mentally ill man who grabs a stun gun from a cop to kill an alien. Burro's visions provide confusing clues that eventually solve the crime and bring Momma heart-breakingly close.
In Carlsbad, Cavernous, finds Cinnamon and Burro in the middle of a crime based on bitter resentments simmering for years in the Carlsbad heat. Visions, the usual cast of quirky characters, and Burro's hallucinations follow many twists and turns in the fourth installment of the New Mexico mystery series.