Wilshire, Maryland, a quaint shore town on the Chesapeake, promises Darrell Henshaw a new start in life and a second chance at love. That is, until he learns the town hides an ugly secret. A thirty-year-old murder in the high school. And a frightening ghost stalking his new office. Burned by an earlier encounter with the spirit world, Darrell doesn’t want to get involved, but when the desperate ghost hounds him, he concedes. Assisted by his new love, he follows a trail that leads to the civil rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and even the Klu Klux Klan. Then, when two locals who try to help are murdered, Darrell is forced to decide if he’s willing to risk his life—and the life of the woman he loves—to expose the killers of a young man he never knew.
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“The captivating southwestern Irish countryside adds a delightful element to this paranormal series launch. Gethsemane is an appealing protagonist who is doing the best she can against overwhelming odds.” – Library Journal (starred review)
With few other options, African-American classical musician Gethsemane Brown accepts a less-than-ideal position turning a group of rowdy schoolboys into an award-winning orchestra. Stranded without luggage or money in the Irish countryside, she figures any job is better than none.
The perk? Housesitting a lovely cliffside cottage.
The catch? The ghost of the cottage’s murdered owner haunts the place.
Falsely accused of killing his wife (and himself), he begs Gethsemane to clear his name so he can rest in peace.
Gethsemane’s reluctant investigation provokes a dormant killer and she soon finds herself in grave danger. As Gethsemane races to prevent a deadly encore, will she uncover the truth or star in her own farewell performance?
It was a murder so casually brutal that no one believes it actually happened.
Not the police. Not the editor of the local newspaper.
The paperboy who saw the crime tells the only person he trusts: Reporter Rice Channon, known to the police as the Ratcatcher.
The cops and Channon’s boss think the boy’s claim is nothing but a case of simple hero worship. Rice isn’t so sure. His intuition and his faith in the boy’s story convince him something happened. That and his visions of spirits and angelic beings that follow the boy’s claim.
The time is 1972 and society is in turmoil. Gender roles are in flux. The hippie culture is winding down. Madness may be creeping into Rice Channon’s life. Close friends are betrayed. Others die. Now an innocent woman and her son are at risk.
And the Ratcatcher, tricked and sidelined, is unable to save them.
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Sonia James has been having nightmares. Some nights, the blade slides neatly between her vertebrae, paralyzing her. Others, it pierces her ribs or punctures a kidney. But no matter the circumstance, the outcome is the same:
She dies an excruciating death.
Determined to end the dreams, Sonia consults a hypnotist who suggests they are visions of a murder that occurred decades ago and an ocean away. With only a week to find answers, Sonia embarks on a journey she might have thought was crazy, if the new voice in her head wasn’t telling her otherwise.
Following unusual leads, she learns that not only are the dreams reflections of a real crime, it’s one she has to solve. If she fails, her nightmares could become reality—again.
Dreams of Justice is a perfectly-executed and enthralling paranormal mystery with a protagonist I truly admired.
– Jenifer Ruff, USA Today Bestselling Author of Pretty Little Girls
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Lola Starke is a PI with a trust find. Not that she gets everything she wants—or doesn’t want. Like being rid of her Ghost, Aubrey O’Connell, for instance. But in Crescent City, Ghosts are commonplace and Hosts are supposed to be happy about it. So Lola’s learned to bide her time. It’s served her well as a gwai girl raised in a Chinese city.
When two disparate clients won’t take no for an answer, Lola reluctantly agrees to both. She and Aubrey are quickly entangled in a murky puzzle of government officials, drug addicts, angry cops, and the gossamer threads of a dangerous plot. Soon enough, the past comes calling with bad news and worse enemies.
This is the ’30s and this is Crescent City, where mah-jongg parlours and film studios hold sway. Where the City’s highest official is a Ghost with unimpeachable power and a history with Lola’s mother. Where secrets last only as long as it takes for money to change hands—or a gun to pry them loose.