In The Delta

In The Delta
In The Delta

Sunday, September 16, 2012

I am just completing the latest book in The Delta Mystery Series - titled A Place Called Locke.  Following is a description:

The quiet nicker of a horse, the song of nightbirds, a chorus of frogs - the background to sleep on tranquil Sutter Island - are replaced by the ringing of a phone.  From Mexico comes a desperate plea disguised as a casual request.

A young doctor has fallen in love with the wrong woman.  His love will lead him into a web of deceit and danger as he is forced to become part of a plan to smuggle drugs up the California coast.

In The Delta, Jessie Red Cloud is returning to her work as a Sacramento County Sheriff's Deputy, unaware that she and her friend and former partner Bodie McDonald are about to be drawn into a secretive task force, led by a man who trusts no one.

Two groups of people are on a collision course, one that will lead them to a deadly confrontation in the quiet backwater behind a place called Locke.

It will publish sometime later this Fall in both Paperback and Kindle editions.


I will be offering a free Kindle download of Maggie Ryan Volume Two in early October.  Please watch this site and Facebook for details.  For those of you who read Maggie Volume One, I hope you will come back to read the end of her story.  Unlike the Delta Mysteries, or the Rick and Katie L.A. mysteries, Maggie Ryan was a very personal and very real work.  I hope that it touched you in some way.  Thank you.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Maggie Ryan Volume One FREE promotion begins Friday September 7 through Tuesday September 11, 2012. Here's a peek:

Maggie Ryan is a saga of two families united by one woman. 

On the shores of Green Bay, an inlet of Lake Michigan, Maggi
e Kelly, beloved daughter of an Irish bar owner, comes of age in the neighborhood of Menekaunee, considered by some to be the wrong side of town.

At 15, she becomes the lover of Michael Kelly, son of a wealthy family. Their life and future happiness seem assured, until the arrival of Michael's brother Dan. Dan falls disastrously in love with Maggie, and determined to have her, sets about to get what he wants, no matter what the cost.

Dan will have Maggie, for awhile at least. But times change and Maggie changes with them, testing the limits of her freedom.

At the end of Volume One, Maggie appears trapped by circumstance, but her life takes an unexpected turn in Volume Two, when she meets the man she will love above all else, a man for whom she is willing to sacrifice everything.