Dr. Lily Robinson is a brilliant physician with an encyclopedic knowledge of all toxins and poisons, and a penchant for stilettos. In an unforeseeable twist in her life, the United States Government appeals to her patriotism–and her knowledge of how to kill without bloodshed, to rid the world of threats to our nation. Emotionally blunted and flawed, she struggles to move between assassin and healer, yet still able to fulfill her competing objectives. Now asked to assassinate a terrorist threatening New York City, she quickly realizes the Russians have already released a deadly toxin in a surprisingly innocuous medium.
While Mark Yeager is vacationing with his wife, Sophie, on Maui, he discovers a pickleball court and a dead body. Detective Puna Pa’a and his sidekick, Akahi Mendoza, consider Mark a suspect in the death of George Tanabe.
Mark meets three pickleball players, Ted Franklin, Lefty Kalama and Keone Ahuna, and joins a game with them, hoping to learn more about the murder.
Mark works to clear his name but only gets in more trouble with the police. He gets set up on a drug bust and has to hide from the police to avoid being arrested.
A DEATH AT TIPPITT POND
Secrets long buried surround the murder of teenage Melanie Tippitt. The daughter of a wealthy family in a small town, her lifeless body was found floating in Tippitt Pond in the summer of 1971. Six people were there that day, and one was convicted of her murder. Case closed.
Now, forty-five years later, Beth Russell, a freelance researcher and genealogist, is brought to the town by a lawyer who believes Russell is the daughter of Melanie Tippitt and long-lost heir to the Tippitt fortune. Soon Beth finds herself surrounded by people who want her gone as soon as possible, people with a great deal to lose.
SWEET CREAM LADIES LTD.
The plot hatches during a margarita fest at a Manhattan cafe. Create a contract-killing business. Get rid of pesky exes, professional rivals, and generally rotten personalities. Get off unemployment as well. But when a drunken Binnie Harrison announces the plan to patrons at the cafe, best friend Bootsie Kittredge wonders if the train has left the station. And when intended victims on the ladies’ list are murdered, Bootsie and Binnie suddenly find themselves dealing with skeptical detectives, mob bosses, fake psychics, and a magician who seems to know their every move sans GPS…all while auditioning for Broadway shows. Plus,there’s that other glitch in their lives…trying to prove their innocence. The question is…are they?
When attorney Samuel (Sam) Wong goes missing, wildlife magazine reporter Kristy Farrell believes the disappearance is tied to her latest story concerning twenty acres of prime beachfront that the Clam Shell Cove Aquarium hopes to purchase. Sam works for multi-millionaire land developer Lucien Moray who wants to buy the property for an upscale condominium. The waterfront community is divided on this issue like the Hatfields and McCoys, with environmentalists siding with the aquarium and local business owners lining up behind Moray.
Meanwhile, a body is found in a nearby inlet.
THE HORSEMAN'S WORD
It is July of 1865, and, in Saratoga Springs, everyone wants to put the war behind them. Yet, Rose Adair cannot forget Lane Fallon, the Englishman she last saw dragged off to be hanged as a Confederate spy. When Fallon is pulled from Congress Spring, after apparently having killed a man over the same smuggled artifact that nearly killed her father two years ago, Rose is forced to confront the possibility that Fallon was an assassin hired by her cousin Preston, who is attempting to seize control of the family fortune. And when Rose’s father suddenly dies, Preston is in a perfect position to finally get what he wants.
LOST IN THE
“Jay Ruud’s Merlin may or may not be a wizard, but the author certainly is, with his ability to infuse new energy into the well-loved mythical world of Arthur, once and future King. An imaginatively conjured tale, enlivened by the peripheral point of view of its narrator, Gildas, a young man coming of age in a time of legend. Enchanting!”
——Kyran Pittman, New York Times best-selling author of Planting Dandelions”
EXCEPT FOR LOVE
Publication date: June 23, 2019, the one-year anniversary of Donald Hall’s passing.
Editor Cynthia Brackett-Vincent.
Introductory tribute by Wesley McNair, former Poet Laureate of Maine.
Thirty-five New England poets share their poems inspired by literary giant Donald Hall, former Poet Laureate of New Hampshire and of the United States.
Think of Clem Schoenebeck as the music man, his poems inviting us to see possibilities of joy in the everyday, be it garden flowers or the Brahms Requiem, a brilliant sunset or the sterling qualities of a friend.——Claire Keyes, Professor Emerita of English, Salem State University, and author of What Diamonds Can Do.
There are poems in Where the Time Went that will linger in your consciousness long after being read…and some will never leave.——Dennis Must, author of several story collections and novels including the forthcoming Brother Carnival.