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Puzzled by the Clues

A Nic and Nora Mystery Book 2


When long time friend, Professor Charles Bohn, is found dead supposedly by his own hand, Anna Owen suspects foul play. The Owen gang investigation heads to the professor's home but stalls when a mysterious prowler runs into Anna as he tries to escape through the back door.

The second Nic & Nora Mystery, Puzzled by the Clues, follows both the blossoming relationship of Nic and Nora and that of Anna and Allen. Characters at the heart of the Owen gang and those on the perimeter, offer humor, wisdom, and the belief that there is always hope. As Anna points out, "Maybe after two World Wars, people are beginning to understand the insanity of hate."

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She Overheard Murder

Introducing the Nic and Nora Mystery series

On October 29, 1945, Nic Owen made her debut appearance as a radio detective on the new show, Inez Ingalls, Private Eye. Her career began only weeks earlier when Studio Manager, Frank Myers, hired her to read ad copy and work as an understudy. The murder of Carolyn Park propelled Nic to the starring role and a top spot on the list of suspects. Cecil Park, husband of the murdered woman, wants answers. As does Nora Hahn, Carolyn's 'special friend' for fourteen years.

The war is over, and people from countries around the world are proud to have fought and defended the basic rights of their citizens. Those who survived want life to return to normal. For homosexuals, the struggle for basic rights did not end, and normal means more of the same, hiding who they are and enduring the insults and sometimes-fatal reactions when others discover their secret.

She Overheard Murder introduces characters from the new Nic and Nora Mystery series—mysteries solved by lesbian amateur detectives in post-World War II Chicago.


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An Uncluttered Palette

Previously titled Monet's Palette

"If your palette is cluttered, your painting will reflect that clutter." The words, offered by artist and teacher Rayna Hunt, introduce her students to the world of oil painting, but they apply to more than just her art. After an accident destroyed her hand and she began the long journey to reclaim her skill, she avoided clutter in her paintings and her life. Her quiet, uncluttered life is soon disrupted when an anonymous call to the police involves her in a case of forgery and art theft. Her students, a diverse group of ages and personalities who are delighted to be learning about art history, forgery, and oil painting, take more than a casual interest in the case. They, along with Stratford Museum director and previous romantic interest, Paul Lingstrum, and a Chicago police detective recovering from her own loss, work to prove Rayna's innocence and solve the crime.

ISBN 13: 978-0-9838136-1-3

280 Pages


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Flowers for Her Grave

An old fashioned whodunnit!


A twenty year old murder in a small town awakens memories and monsters. No one could have guessed the truth.


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Seven Cities of Greed

Pedro’s journal described an expedition that began in February of 1539 led by the Franciscan friar, Marcos De Niza on a search for the mythical Seven Cities of Gold. Pedro accompanied the Spaniards disguised as a priest, but his writings suggest he was far from holy.


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The Woman in the Wing

by Jean Sheldon


In The Woman in the Wing, a suspense thriller, Charlotte Mercer is a WASP trainee who hopes to fly for her country. Charlotte's career nearly ends before it begins when an army major removes her from training after she refuses his proposition to do something other than fly. Ordered to work at a defense plant with the FBI, she meets her new riveting partner, agent Eleanor Frazier. Char's job description changes from pilot to Rosie the Riveter to undercover agent after a ring of German spies. The dedicated pilot never gives up hope of earning her silver wings, even as she makes a perilous flight of her own with a Nazi demolitions expert holding a gun to the back of her head.


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