When a football player from Riley Donovan's school falls to his death from the top of a recreation center, a hunch makes her wonder if he was pushed. But who would do such a thing, and why? Riley's detective aunt tells Riley to leave it alone, but that's not in Riley's nature. When her friend Charlie is accused of the murder, Riley is determined to clear his name, even if it means confronting vicious junkyard dogs, forming an alliance with an old enemy, and putting her own life in danger.
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.
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.
Did an ancient curse cause the fire in the community theater? Some cast members think so, but the director means to prove otherwise.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
Psychology professor Odin Fruder has had it. He designs a very special project for his most disruptive students.
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.
Monique Reed is a gorgeous girl, all right. Is it her fault that every guy she dates ends up having a freak accident.
The police swore that the hulking serial killer was dead. Then Ken Hudson sees Leviathan standing right there in the doorway.
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! 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?
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! Can a little white lie get you into trouble? Logan tells Quinn that he likes breaking codes. But that isn't true. When Quinn gives Logan a coded message, his story catches up with him. Can Logan break the code before Quinn finds out? Or, will Logan tell her the truth?