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About Gail Meath
Gail Meath is the author of the multi-award winning Jax Diamond Mysteries series, the story of a wise-cracking ex-cop turned PI, his sweet German Shepherd partner, and Broadway singing heartthrob as they solve crazy crimes during the Roaring Twenties. “Think Sam Spade meets Judy Garland.”
Gail has always been dreamer and lover of romance and history, and she finally picked up the pen to write plot-twisting mysteries, heart-wrenching westerns, and powerful biographies of fascinating yet unknown heroines of the past. She lives with her fabulous husband and beloved Boston Terrier on their own golden pond in a small village in Upstate New York. Connect with Gail at GailMeath.com, on Facebook @GailMeathAuthor, or on Instagram @GailMeathAuthor. Get free books by Meath on her website.
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Things get pretty sticky for PI Jax Diamond and his courageous canine partner, Ace, when their best friend, a cop, is framed for murder. And not just anyone’s murder. The victim is the fiancée of the most notorious gangster in the city, Orin Marino, Jax’s worst enemy.
Laura Graystone, the budding Broadway Star and Jax’s new squeeze, proves to be an ingenious partner as they sift through clues trying to find the real murderer. But when Jax is pinched for another crime, Laura and Ace are forced to go undercover.
Hang on to your seat as Jax, Laura and Ace take you on another crazy, whodunit ride during the Roaring Twenties. Where no one is who they seem, and those who do, aren’t. Anything goes during an era of fun and frolic, song and dance, speakeasies, gangsters, bootlegging, and bribes.
A B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree
Meet Jax Diamond, a sharp, sophisticated, skilled, no-nonsense private detective. Or is he? Glued to his side is his canine partner, Ace, a fierce and unrelenting German Shepherd whose mere presence terrorizes criminals into submission. Well, maybe not.
But the two of them are a whole lot smarter than they look. And they have their hands full when a playwright’s death is declared natural causes, and his new manuscript worth a million bucks is missing.
Laura Graystone, a beautiful rising Broadway star, is dragged into the heart of their investigation, and she’s none too happy about it. Especially when danger first strikes, and she needs to rely on her own ingenuity to save their hides.
Join Jax, Laura and Ace on a fun yet deadly ride during the Roaring Twenties that takes twists and turns, and a race against time to find the real murderer before he/she/they stop them permanently.
2022 Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal – Mystery-Sleuth
Indie B.R.A.G. Medallion Award
Historical Fiction Company - Gold Medal, Highly Recommended
Officer Jax Diamond doesn’t always play by the rules, and he’s in the hot seat again with the captain of his precinct. So, when a brazen little puppy alerts him of a crime, Jax is ordered to stand down or get canned.
On the city streets, broke and alone, Jax beats himself up for making the wrong decision. Even the little tramp who keeps trailing him everywhere can’t lift his spirits. But crime never stops in New York City and a string of deadly Christmas capers spirals out of control.
Hang on to your seat as Jax and his new pint-sized partner, Ace, team up to save the Christmas holidays during the Roaring Twenties, an era of fun and frolic, song and dance, speakeasies, gangsters, bootlegging, and bribes. - A Novella
While vacationing in New England, PI Jax Diamond and his courageous canine partner, Ace, bite off more than they can chew when two small town deaths reveal two big time killers, and the locals don’t take too kindly to strangers.
Laura Graystone, Broadway star, auto expert, and Jax’s heartthrob, is once again front and center digging for clues while trying to ditch an old boyfriend. That is, until her brother becomes Jax’s prime suspect. Then all hell breaks loose, and Ace is left in the lurch, tracking down leads with his new sidekick, Susie.
A crazy duet of crimes sends Jax, Laura and Ace into a tailspin in small-town USA during the Roaring Twenties. Where no one is above the law, everyone is a suspect, and time is running out before the clock strikes one.
New York City 1923
“I don’t know where you came from or who your parents were, Jax. But they must have been two extremely loving and determined souls who believed your life at the orphanage would be better than with them. As wrong as that seems to you, trust their reasons just as strongly as you trust your own instincts. Perhaps they saved your life.” – Songbird, Book #1
Katherine Mansford, the eldest of four sisters, has resigned to a reclusive life. Unlike Lorraine, she could never live up to her father’s expectations. Lorraine was perfect. But a few days before she was murdered, she told Katherine a secret that would destroy their family if anyone found out.
Michael Johnston fled the scene of the crime, evaded the law and is hiding in an abandoned cabin on the beach. Katherine’s private refuge. When she discovers him there, she fights against him trying to escape until he tells her that Lorraine wasn’t as perfect as she seemed.
As Katherine ventures on her own to seek the truth about Lorraine, both she and Michael are pulled deep into the heart of a deadly political plot against the city. And their only way out is to find the real murderer.
Barcelona, Spain, 1803. Agustina Saragossa, the youngest daughter of a bladesmith, sneaks around the military barracks, yet not to snag a husband as everyone thinks. Stubborn, hot-tempered and fiercely devoted to her country, like her grandfather before her, she is far more interested in learning about the ensuing war between Britain and France than the lazy, arrogant Spanish soldiers at the compound.
When Sergeant Juan Roca, a handsome officer with a troubled past, is relocated to the barracks, he is instantly struck by Agustina’s beauty and fiery spirit. Despite her heated rejections and open mistrust, he relentlessly pursues her. Will he ever win her heart?
As the war progresses between their neighboring countries, Napoleon Bonaparte deviously orders the invasion of Spain, thinking it will be an easy task. But Agustina and Juan join the fight first as guerillas, then soldiers in their valiant effort to crush the enemy and regain the freedom of their country.
A dynamic and heartfelt story based upon true events that takes place during one of the most devastating wars in Europe. It captures the strength of unity and family and is known as one of the most powerful love stories in history.
5-STARS & Editor's Choice - Historical Novel Society
5-STARS - Historical Fiction Company
5-STARS - InD'tale Magazine
2020 Historical Winner – Romance Writers of America
2020 Gold Medal Winner - Reader's Favorite Western
Three days before their betrothal, Fire Blossom, a free-spirited Comanche princess, rides back to her camp after secretly meeting Lone Wolf only to discover a posse of settlers slaughtering her tribe. She's captured, beaten and left for dead at a remote farm. Revenge is foremost on her mind when she awakens, but she can barely breathe let alone move and keeps a mistrusting eye on Colton, the Texas Ranger who rescued her.
Colton hasn't felt anything except revenge for two years and he's anxious to continue his hunt for the warrior who killed his wife. Yet, he's distracted by the blue-eyed beauty healing in his bed who refuses to admit she wasn't born a Comanche.
As Fire Blossom's terrifying memories unfurl, will she return to her place beside Lone Wolf or stay with Colton in a world she was taught to hate?
Devora Thayer lost her parents at early age and grew up on the wharves with her Uncle Max, owner of the largest shipping empire on the east coast. She enjoys their simple life working alongside his crews and when she falls in love with Lucas McDaniel, the tall, handsome helmsman on her uncle’s ship, it seems her every dream is about to come true.
But her estranged mother has different plans for them.
Lydia Corbett is out to ruin Max Thayer and she has the perfect plan that will bring him to his knees. After forcing Max into sending Lucas on a deadly voyage, she initiates her plot to arrange Devora’s marriage to Max’s biggest competitor. And the fun begins.
Until Lydia discovers that Lucas is still alive.
A beautiful mule driver on the Erie Canal, the champion fighter who raised her, a half-breed Indian without a heart and an easy-going cowboy team up to track down outlaws and notoriously become known as Streeter’s Gang. This is their beginning...
Bounty hunter Wolfe McKay has another job to do. An easy job. Kill the crew on a small canal boat, then collect his bounty from the wealthy railroad tycoon who hired him. Easy, hell. The misfit crew on Streeter’s Ark are nothing at all what he expected, especially their mule driver.
Sara grew up on the Erie Canal with Jeremiah Streeter and Sam, the Ark’s bully. At 19, she’s playful and mischievous and knows nothing about the wily ways of the world...or men. Not until their helmsman is murdered and they hire Wolfe as a replacement.
As Streeter’s Ark travels from Albany to Buffalo, the crew discovers there is more than one hired gunman trying to kill Sara and Wolfe is the only one who knows why. Will he have a change of heart?
Calanesaea hasn't spoken in three years, ever since she washed ashore on an island in the Bahamas, the lone survivor of a shipwreck. With her, she carries proof that her father was wrongly executed as a traitor to the king of England. Yet, returning to her homeland would mean her death.
Captain Reece Garrett, a dashing privateer, blames himself for the death of his best friend. After one last shipment, he's heading back to Boston to escape his memories. But when he discovers Calanesaea on the beach, he disregards his apprehension, and takes aboard his ship.
As they travel the high seas heading back to England, their secrets unfold. So too, does their passion. Will the wicked connection between them destroy any chance of their happiness together?
A swashbuckling romance in 1785.
Sydney Prescott, a young and pretty schoolmarm, speaks three different languages, excels in mathematics, and can outshoot any cowboy in her hometown of Blue Ridge, Kansas. The only thing she hasn’t mastered is escaping the memories of her past, so she’s heading for the east coast and never looking back.
But when a gang of town bullies threaten one of her students, Sydney wastes no time coming to her rescue. In doing so, she comes face-to-face with Bret Carson, the young girl’s father, who has been in hiding with secrets of his own. Yet, their chance meeting alters both of their lives and future plans.
Until the law catches up to Bret and he’s arrested. Now, Sydney finds herself traveling to Holbrook Manor on the east coast for quite a different reason. And she not only faces her own memories, but she must also save Bret from his.