My First Christmas - Episode 1 Starring Libby the Psychic Dog
What happens when an English lord is reincarnated as a pudgy terrier? Lord Percival Plep was a hero in the war to end all wars, but when a bullet ends his life, he wakes to find that he has been reborn one hundred years later as a dog!
When Lord Plep is adopted by an elderly woman he calls “Mama,” he settles into a comfortable life of watching movies and sharing Mama’s snacks. He also gains a reputation as a psychic dog when he finds eyeglasses and keys for the aged residents of the mobile home park where Mama lives. When a child is lost, a neighbor asks Mama if Libby (yes, Lord Plep was reborn as a female), could use her psychic abilities to find the little girl. Using all her human and canine instincts, Libby’s powers are put to the test, and Mama hopes the chubby little terrier will be able to find the girl and bring her home safe and sound.
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Mystery in the Mansion - Episode 2 Starring Libby the Psychic Dog
Libby the Psychic Dog is back with a whole new adventure. When her owner suffers a mild stroke, Libby goes to live in a mansion by the sea until her Mama gets better. When she arrives at the mansion and sees its Georgian façade, she is instantly reminded of her past life as Lord Percival Plep, a titled Englishman who died during WWI. Her nostalgia increases when she meets the cook, Mrs. Beebee, another English transplant, and Binney, an elderly woman who is well over ninety. But it’s Binney’s companion, an apricot standard Poodle named Gigi, who piques Libby’s curiosity when she finds out that Gigi is in fact Clair Michel, a Canadian nurse who died during WWII. The two dogs bond, and when Libby notices that something is off about the master of the house, Axton Woodmore, and his gardener, Flitter, the dogs begin an investigation that leads to some startling revelations about how Axton made his money and what he is willing to do to keep it.
This is the second book in the Libby the Psychic Dog series. The first is My First Christmas and it tells the story of how Libby came to be with her dearly loved owner, Mama. These books are intended for adults but are suitable for all ages.
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Quandary on the Quay - Episode 3 Starring Libby the Psychic Dog
Sir Percival Plep as Libby the Psychic Dog has a new case to solve.
When his mama is sick and has to go into the hospital, Percival must stay with his friend, Clair, a WWII nurse who is now a Standard Poodle. One day, a neighbor named Julie, asks if Libby could keep her company at her shop, a jewelry store on a wharf in St. Petersburg, and Mrs. Beebee agrees. Percival would rather stay with Clair, but has no choice. He must go with Julie to her shop.
Percival is bored at the shop until he notices the man at the bait shop across the way. He doesn't like him, and he becomes suspicious when the man tries to talk Julie into turning her shop into a bait shop. She refuses, but Percival doesn't believe the man will let it go.
Percival's suspicions are further aroused when two men rough up the bait shop owner, and then follow Julie home. Why are they so interested in her shop?
As Percival spends more time with Julie, he soon learns that she did something while working in a bank in New York that has put her life in danger, and as long as he is with Julie, Percival's life just might be in danger, too.
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The Nefarious Neighbor - Episode 4 Starring Libby the Psychic Dog
It's Christmas again, and Libby, or rather, Sir Percival Plep, is looking forward to sharing the holiday with his beloved Mama, but when her son shows up with cruise tickets, neither Mama or Percival is thrilled. Her son is persistent, though, and Mama agrees to go, leaving “Libby” with friends Eddie the German Shepherd, and Clair the Standard French Poodle.
Eddie lives with Charlie, an old man who can't hear or see well. Percival stayed with him during one of his adventures so he knows the old man, but he notices that Charlie isn't doing well. On top of that, there's a woman living next door who has visitors at all hours of the day and night. She doesn't like Eddie, who barks whenever someone comes to her door, and she threatens to call the police if Eddie doesn't stop barking. Percival knows she's hiding something, but when he finds a broom left on Charlie's step where the old man would trip and fall, Percival takes action and calls upon his friends to help him find out what the woman is up to.
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The Divine Detective Agency Paperback
The Body in the Bungalow - Book 1 of The Divine Detective Agency Series
Dee Morris is vacationing at the Jersey shore with her husband. They have a fight, he leaves, and the next day she is found dead in their bungalow by the sea. When Dee gets to heaven, she hires private eye Nick Dandino to find out who killed her.
Nick is an old school gumshoe who breathed his last breath in 1949. He's a dogged investigator who likes the mini-skirted braless babes of the swinging sixties, and he takes his whiskey straight.
The Body in the Bungalow is part of the Divine Detective Agency series. No cliffhangers - just good, short mysteries.
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The Devious Dame - Book 2 of The Divine Detective Agency Series
Nick Dandino is back for the second installment of the heavenly series. One of his "traveling suits" is missing and Nick is hot on the trail. His assistant Pris' idiot boyfriend, Eddie, has disappeared and it doesn't take a genius to figure out that he's the one who stole it.
Nick finds out that Eddie took off after seeing his ex-fiancee, Glenda LaMorte, a hot redhead with a lying tongue. It takes Nick some time to unravel Glenda's half-truths, but when he does, he realizes Eddie could be in serious trouble. He takes the elevator to Earth and begins to search for Eddie, who is wearing the Jimmy Stewart suit.
Nick's investigation leads him to Hoboken, New Jersey, where he died some twenty years before. Along with the comical assortment of divine residents from Nick's first investigation, The Body in the Bungalow, we meet Sal Lucia, a former mob enforcer with a soft heart.
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The Kid at the Candy Counter - Book 3 of The Divine Detective Agency Series
Nick Dandino is on the case! When an old friend asks Nick to find out how a young boy died, he gladly takes the case, and his investigation leads to an adventure which began with a duel in 1798 and ends on August 24, 1969 – one week after the Woodstock music festival.
Heaven is bustling with new arrivals as casualties of the Vietnam War arrive in droves, but Nick Dandino, the lead detective for the Divine Detective Agency, has more to worry about than how to bypass the lines at Starbucks. His boss is taking unauthorized trips to Earth, and his friend, the nun who raised him at the orphanage in Hoboken, has asked him to help a young boy who can’t remember how he died. Nick happily agrees to help the youngster, whose memory is limited to a desire for candy, but Nick is sidetracked by another case, that of a missing girl, whose fate is tied to the boy’s by their connection to Clarence Peabody – Nick’s boss, and the head of the Divine Detective Agency.
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Audrey Glenn lives in a Florida mobile home park. Her sister, Grace, lives in New Jersey. Grace hasn’t heard from Audrey in months and she’s worried about her ninety-year-old sister. She asks her great-granddaughter, Mel, to go to Florida and check on Audrey. Mel doesn’t really want to go, but she hasn’t had a vacation in three years. Why not an all-expenses paid trip to Florida?
When Mel arrives at her great-great aunt’s home, she is greeted by a much-too-young man named Jason who tells her Audrey has gone on a cruise to Hawaii. Mel smells a rat and goes to the police, where she meets good-looking deputy named Conner, who is more than willing to help her find her absent aunt. As the clues pile up and Mel grows closer to the deputy, it soon becomes clear that something terrible has happened to Audrey.
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A Christmas Mystery
Hank and Josie own a small nursery in Mays Landing, New Jersey. They have three kids and a house with a mortgage. Josie has worked hard making and selling wreaths to make money for Christmas presents. Two days before Christmas, while she is collecting pine cones for her wreaths, she finds a woman named Helen lying in the woods behind her house. She is bruised and beaten, but won't let Josie call for help. Helen lets Josie take her inside her house where Helen meets Josie's husband, Hank, and their daughter, Mabel. Josie notices Helen's strange, old-fashioned clothes and wonders where she came from. While talking about her son, Billy, Helen suddenly disappears.
Was Helen a ghost? As Josie begins to investigate, she discovers that Helen was a real person. In fact, she was Josie's great-grandmother, a woman who abandoned her young son and her husband to become a chorus girl in Atlantic City. But is the family history regarding Helen true, or a story concocted by her husband to cover her murder?
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The Christmas Cottage
When Meg’s sister dies, she is devastated. The last of three children, Meg misses her siblings and has never felt so alone. She’s an author, but her emotional state hinders her ability to write, and she can’t sit in front of her computer without trembling.
A trip to Port Revere, MA recalls memories of the summers spent there with her family when she was a girl, and Meg decides to buy the Christmas Cottage, an abandoned little house on a bluff near town. She refurbishes it, and with the help of her nephew Zack, starts to come out of her shell.
But then the holidays, a time for families and celebrations, arrive, and Meg must again face her loneliness, and guilt over something she can't forgive herself for – she wasn’t there when her sister died and never had a chance to say goodbye.
With the cottage almost completed, Meg has one last thing to do; she has to find out if her plumbing is up to snuff, and arranges for a plumber to visit the cottage. On Thanksgiving Day, she is sipping a cup of coffee when someone knocks on the door. She looks out the window and sees an old man, an old truck, and an old dog. Lettering on the truck announces that Angus O’Malley, Plumber Extraordinaire, is standing on her doorstep. What she doesn’t know is that Angus is on a mission and that his appearance heralds the beginning of something wonderful, and the best Christmas Meg has ever had.
The Christmas Cottage is a short book of 20,000 words.
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The Room in Grandma's House
Tiffany Warren’s great-great-grandmother, Edna, is 116 years old. She is dying, and unemployed Tiffany is elected by the family to go to Connecticut and close up Edna’s century old house. When she gets there, she discovers that Edna was a “collector” who filled her spare rooms with junk. After a week of boxing up Edna’s treasures, she finally reaches the attic. There are two rooms up there, and one is locked. After a search of the house, Tiffany finds an old brass key and opens the door. What happens next will change Tiffany’s life forever.
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The House on the Shore
Mariah Kimball has always dreamed of being a lawyer. Circumstances kept her from getting her college degree out of high school, and now, at twenty-eight, she is finally getting her life on track. She and her mother, Janet, share a house, and they get along well. Nothing has prepared Mariah for the news heading her way via a letter from the law offices of Hardy, Hardy, and Hardy.
From the letter, Mariah learns that she was born to a teenage girl named Kathleen Warren, the granddaughter of a wealthy woman named Cora. Cora’s legacy is one of pain and loss. Her daughter died tragically, and her granddaughter withered away behind the walls of the old Victorian house on the shore. Their pain was so great that it has lingered, and when Mariah is told she has inherited the house from her hitherto unknown great-grandmother, she must contend with the spirits dwelling there when she takes possession of the charming white house by the sea.
The House on the Shore is a fantasy mystery. It is part of the House Series by A.L. Jambor, which includes The Room at Grandma’s House. Each book is a standalone story.
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Kevin Chandler and The Case of the Missing Dogs
Kevin Chandler lives next door to Bill the butcher – the meanest man in town. Bill’s son, Dylan, bullies Kevin and his friend, Ben. One night, on his way home from Ben’s house, Kevin sees Dylan going into the ramshackle garage behind the Butcher house and he thinks he hears a dog whimpering. The Butchers don’t own a dog and everyone knows Dylan hurts dogs, so Kevin decides he must find out what’s happening in that garage. He asks Ben to help him, and when his sister, Emma, finds out, she wants to help, too.
Why does Dylan Butcher have a dog in his garage? Is it the missing dog Ben’s father read about in the newspaper? How will the boys get into the locked garage to find out what’s going on without Dylan or his mean father finding them?
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What She Deserved
Who Killed Charlotte Johnson?
When Marigold Burnside goes to Cape Alden, NJ to research a murder for a cable television show called “Historical Homicides,” she doesn’t expect it to change her life, but when she attempts to visit the dilapidated cottage near the lighthouse where the murder took place, a specter in the road causes an accident that puts Mari in the hospital with a severe head injury. While she recuperates, Mari discovers that the blow to her head has awakened a sixth sense. She now sees the ghosts of former patients wandering around the hospital, and this revelation sets her on a course that will help her solve a seventy year old mystery.
In 1941, a young widow named Charlotte Johnson was brutally murdered. When her body is found, an innkeeper named Carl Morton persuades the local sheriff that his wife, Celia, who has suffered from depression for years and is a burden to her husband, is responsible for the crime, and they charge her with murder. She is tried at a hearing, sentenced, and convicted within hours and placed in a mental hospital where she hangs herself two years later.
Five months after her accident, Mari has lost her job and is living in Cape Alden. She is depressed and lethargic, and she’s still seeing ghosts all over town. She names them as they grow less threatening, but one of them is about to shake up Mari’s world. This ghost has an agenda, and Mari isn’t the only one the ghost is after. The man who hit Mari’s car, Phil Curry, is also seeing the persistent specter, an apparition that won’t stop pursuing them until the truth is revealed.
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Their Best Dreams
A Gothic Tale
1796 – A young wife and mother has vanished, leaving a grief-stricken husband to raise their son alone. What happened to Mercy Truelock? Did she get lost wandering in the woods, or did her mad sister, Rose, murder her in a fit of jealous rage, and hide her body where no one would find it?
When Stephen Truelock learns of his wife’s disappearance, he is devastated by her loss. He goes into seclusion, and three years later emerges, resigned to the fact that he will have to raise his son alone. One day, he learns that Rose, who has been secretly practicing witchcraft, performed a spell that sent Mercy “away.” Upon hearing this, he scoffs, but then his disbelief turns to hope when an old friend confirms that it’s true. She saw it with her own eyes. In fact, she is the one who taught Rose witchcraft and bears a heavy burden of guilt for her part in Mercy’s fate. When Stephen asks if she can send him after Mercy, she reluctantly agrees. She performs the incantation, and Stephen disappears into the clouds. When he awakens, he’s alone on the beach in the year 1983. Will he find Mercy? And if he does, will she still love him?
As Stephen learns to navigate the 20th century, he doesn’t know that the supernatural forces that bound him to the sky for almost two hundred years are about to right the terrible wrong that separated him from his wife so long ago.
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A Dark Tale
The haunting, female vision had been frightening visitors to Kendall State Park in Gold Crest, Alaska for as long as Sheriff Edwin Gable could remember so it doesn't surprise him when he’s called to the park after a camper falls off the trail and claims he saw a ghost. Everyone calls her Sandy after the girl in the movie “Grease” for her resemblance to that iconic figure. No one knows where she came from or who she is, but while interviewing the injured camper, Edwin hears something he’s never heard before – Sandy spoke.
Dangerous Stranger is the dark, disturbing story of the events that led to the discovery of a notorious serial killer's victims - both living and dead.
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But the Children Survived
An Apocalyptic Nightmare
But the Children Survived is the harrowing story of a group of special children and a handful of adults who survive a genocidal event covering the North American Continent. Mindy Lane and her terrier dog, Baby Girl, have also survived the devastation. The mystery of their immunity is at the heart of the story, a story that follows one man's desire to create a cure for miscarriage, and another's desire to create the ultimate weapon.
"But the Children Survived" has earned five-star reviews on Amazon.com. It is a post-apocalyptic, science-fiction, fantasy.
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A Tender Heart
A sweet, clean historical romance.
Mary Edwards has been waiting for someone to love her all her life. Her mother abused her emotionally, and her father neglected her. When she falls in love, she’s sure it’s forever, but her father puts an end to her dreams of marriage when he refuses to let her marry the man.
As she pines for her lost love, Mary is unaware that her father has something else to tell her, something that will change her life forever. Long ago, he struck a deal with a man in Colorado, a deal that involved an arranged marriage between his daughter and the man’s son. The time has come for him to fulfill his end of the bargain, and Mary is expected to travel across the country and marry a stranger.
With little time to persuade her father to reconsider, Mary frets over her future, and before she can change his mind, her father dies. Mary’s mother, who had little love for her husband and even less for her daughter, uses Mary’s dilemma as a way of escaping her boring life in Pennsylvania. She takes Mary to the train station and barely says goodbye to the anxious young woman. Mary is now on her own, facing an uncertain future, and hoping that whomever meets her at the train station in Colorado will be the one to bring love to her tender heart.
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Don't Look Back
Don't Look Back is a sweet, clean Victorian story.
Hannah Dawes loves to paint. She dreams of being a great artist. Her sand sculptures and paintings winn her acclaim in her local community of New Beach, New Jersey, but when circumstances take her away from the Jersey shore, she must learn to love the sprawling vistas of High Bend, Colorado.
Strangers in a strange land, Hannah and her family travel across the country to live with Hannah's Uncle James, a bachelor rancher whom Hannah has never met. Life on the ranch is hard, and Hannah misses her old home, that is until she starts to pain the glorieous Colorado landscapes, and catches the eye of a shy young ranch hand named Adam.
At first Hannah resists her romantic impulses, but Adam's quiet strength soon wins her over. As they grow closer things seem rosy, until someone from Hannah's past turns up in High Bend - a man who is determined to have her, no matter what the cost.
The ebook contains a BONUS book, His Obsession, The Story of Jean-Pierre Renault.
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Historical, Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Writer
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