REDWOOD FORESTS, HOLLYWOOD, AND MURDER…IT’S CALIFORNICATION
Cuddle up with your Kindle and treat yourself to a balmy California vacation—no plane ticket needed!
From its majestic redwoods in the north, to its hip beaches in the south, California’s azure coastline stretches 800 miles—a hotbed of dreams-come-true, and an equal number of head-scratching murder mysteries. In this cozy box set, murder’s afoot amidst Oakland’s zany collection of book collectors, the Bay Area’s underground feminist prostitution ring, the wealthy residents of woodsy Marin County, the glamorous and blood-sucking darlings of Hollywood, and the more mystical—psychic, really—world of teenage magic in Santa Barbara. A delectable mélange of murder in the Golden State.
HUCKLEBERRY FIEND, a Paul Mcdonald mystery by J. Paul Drew.
The most priceless American manuscript in existence—the missing holograph of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn—has unceremoniously dropped into ex-journalist and sometime-sleuth Paul Mcdonald's hands, and its former owner has been murdered—now what?
Paul is so awed he can hardly bring himself to touch it, unlike the zany collection of literary collectors who’re trying to lay hands on it. And they are all stripes of crazy, every single one of them capable of murder.
DEATH TURNS A TRICK, the FIRST book in the Rebecca Schwartz mystery series by Edgar Award Winner Julie Smith.
Rebecca Schwartz, nice Jewish lawyer with a few too many fantasies, is happily playing the piano in a whorehouse when she suddenly finds herself assigned to make sure a near-naked state senator escapes a police raid. That dirty job done, a lovely evening turns even more delightful when she’s picked up by the cops and spends the next two hours at the Hall of Justice. Could this day get any worse? Of course! Guess who arrives home to find a dead hooker on her living room floor?
FREE DRAW, the SECOND book in the hard-boiled but “wonderfully wry” adventures of ex-cop Jake Samson by award-winning author Shelley Singer.
Unafraid, unlicensed, and, in this case, unpaid, unofficial Bay Area P.I. Jake Samson and his carpenter sidekick Rosie set out to clear a friend of a murder charge. The victim is found stabbed to death in a damp redwood canyon in woodsy, wealthy Marin County, outside San Francisco. It's up to Jake and Rosie to find the real killer, and they've got a number of odd California wood-dwelling suspects.
LOVE BITES, “an engaging, sinister romp,” by Adrienne Barbeau, author of the Vampyres of Hollywood series.
Beverly Hills detective Peter King and movie star Ovsanna Moore are the sexiest tongue-in-cheek crime-solving duo in almost half a millennium—as Ovsanna, a 450-year-old vampire, can bear witness. Ovsanna’s the successful owner of her own Hollywood film studio and the star of 17 blockbuster horror films. And Peter’s a hell of a detective. Together, they take on vampyres, werewolves, and shapeshifters while solving the crimes they commit.
Debut author Red Q. Arthur's BAD GIRL SCHOOL, a YA paranormal adventure featuring superpowers, time travel, and young love. Tip: The murderous cat steals the show.
Ever wonder why the world didn't end in 2012? You can thank Reeno Dimond, teen burglar. The most accomplished teen burglar in California hides a tragic secret: her sister Haley’s dying of an illness no one can diagnose, and Reeno’s stealing to help out with a little extra money. But one tiny slip-up lands her in a remote residential school for “gifted teens”… and to the discovery she’s psychic. Can she use her gift to save her sister—and the world?