Fifteen-year-old Megan Cause Queen Caliente is president of the political science club and likes to make her voice heard. But after the protest she organized on the Las Vegas Strip takes an unexpected turn, she is suddenly wishing she could disappear. When her mother comes to pick her up at the police station, Megan learns, to her horror, that her whole life has been a lie. Her father is a convicted terrorist, responsible for the deaths of more than two hundred people, and her mother has been living under an assumed name for fifteen years. Megan's mom is taken away in handcuffs, and Megan is expected to return to her regular life under the supervision of her aunt. But everyone, students and teachers alike, is treating her differently now. Cruel accusations and gossip, as well as persistent reporters, follow her everywhere. Worried that she is destined to follow in her fathers footsteps, Megan, with the help of the charismatic Matt Mendez, the only person at school who hasnt turned on her, decides to track down the father she thought was dead and get some answers.
Small-town reporter Claire Abbott wakes from a nightmare, convinced a bomb will go off in the local school. And then, strangely enough, there really is a bomb scare. After the school is cleared by police and their sniffer dog, Claire is certain the threat isn't over. People are behaving strangely. Claire believes a bomber will attack the school. But when? And who is the bomber? Claire must track down the culprit and stop him before the bomb goes off. Race Against Time is the third novel in a series of mysteries featuring journalist and sleuth Claire Abbott.
Peter Strand is half Chinese and half Cherokee and was adopted by an elderly white couple from Phoenix. Now he's a forensic accountant in San Francisco, where he's struggling with his identity. When his employer asks him to investigate a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization, Strand meets a cast of quirky characters who all seem to be hiding a secret. Peter soon finds evidence of a probable fraud, but when fraud leads to murder, he's drawn deeper into a murky mystery. The Black Tortoise is the second book in the Peter Strand Mystery series.
Escaping the pressures of big-city policing, Maxine Benson is happy to be appointed police chief in the resort town of Port Ainslie. Max's biggest challenge is to overcome skepticism at her ability to deal with major crimes like the murder of Billy Ray Edwards. Few people mourn Billy Ray's passing. He was a bully and was also intent on derailing the biggest development project in the town's history. But murder's murder, and Max is ready to solve it on her own and prove her worth to the townspeople. And maybe even to herself.
Leo sets out to teach his sister, Toby, that there are lessons to be learned by exploring the past. Little did they know that would stumble upon the answer to an old mystery.
Something downright creepy is happening on campus. When Jake's girlfriend, along with several other students mysteriously disappears, he does some research.
As if being deaf weren't challenge enough, Lupe encounters rampant sexism while working on assignment with the police department. She's almost ready to throw in the towel! Then the cops need her talents as a lip-reader. She earns their respect by cracking a difficult case.
Did an ancient curse cause the fire in the community theater? Some cast members think so, but the director means to prove otherwise.
Andy is hired by Marcus Chiang to fix a window in his apartment. He's told to play the radio loudly and mind his own business. But Andy has to explore and meet Lily, who is kept a virtual prisoner in her own home.
Who is revealing Sweet Scents corporated secrets to rival Eden Cosmetics? When Kim's sister is accused of spying and is fired by Sabrina Sweet, Kim becomes a detective.
Jack Mallahan doesn't let his disability get him down. When he uncovers a mysterious and valuable ring on the beach with his metal detector he finds himself in harm's way.
Jill is left a gorgeous but decaying house on a prime piece of beachfront property from her cousin Aggie. Can she find the money to fix it up or will she have to sell it to an unscrupulous real estate agent?
Devin purchases an old house with a secret past without consulting his new wife, Sarita. While Sarita detests her new home, Devin loves it and undergoes a serious personality change.
Brevin McCoy had everything going for him, until a mysterious poison was given to him at a party; since then all he wants is his old life back.
Ricky is the only family Donyell Mason has left. When Ricky becomes a prime suspect in a terrible crime, Donyell sets about to clear his big brother.
Surely Valerie Monroe's nightmare was not real. But it felt real, and the news on the television frightened her even more. Was she a witness to a real crime? Maybe it wasn't a dream!
Humiliated by his father's constant criticism, a dyslexic young man proves his worth when a fire threatens to sink their ship.
Rachel was desperate for a topic for her term paper for her least favorite class- history. But the impeding due date and her need to begin writing conflicts with her mother's plans for Rachel's 20th birthday.
Who are the strangers in Eddie Kahele's Honolulu neighborhood? The old people are calling them heroes. But Eddie suspects there's a lot more to the story.
Psychology professor Odin Fruder has had it. He designs a very special project for his most disruptive students.
The police swore that the hulking serial killer was dead. Then Ken Hudson sees Leviathan standing right there in the doorway.
Monique Reed is a gorgeous girl, all right. Is it her fault that every guy she dates ends up having a freak accident.
There's something odd about the attendants at the Painted Desert Resort. Brad can't shake the feeling that they never stop watching him.
Carter High is a typical high school. The students of Carter attend classes, participate in sports and drama, cram for exams, and go on field trips. Topics are involving and pertinent to young adult readers but with a twist of mystery. In just 48-pages, even your struggling readers can easily finish these novels! On the day of the science test, Mr. Zane is very late. As the day passes, all of Carter High worries what might have happened to him. Is Mr. Zane okay? Is he late or is he missing? When the students go to Mr. Zane's house, what will they find.
Carter High is a typical high school. The students of Carter attend classes, participate in sports and drama, cram for exams, and go on field trips. Topics are involving and pertinent to young adult readers but with a twist of mystery. In just 48-pages, even your struggling readers can easily finish these novels! Paige doesn't have a date for the school dance. She fears that no one will ask her. Would Logan or Cullen ask Paige, or would Brett ask her? Then Paige finds a slip of paper in her science book. It's a note from her secret admirer. Did Logan write it, or was it someone else?