We’re gradually bringing our books into digital format, so new books will appear here periodically, with links to where they can be purchased for a nominal price. Most of these books are being published through Crossroad Press. There are links for Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Crossroad, which provides formats for all e-readers. The excerpts are listed by title.
Possessed by a myth, a killer will stop at nothing to re-unite two ancient crystal skulls at a momentous date in the Mayan calendar — the Harmonic Convergence. He intends to complete his quest, at whatever cost, to seal his quest to achieve immortality. But Nicholas Pierce, a private detective, is just as determined to find out who killed his client, the caretaker of one of the skulls.
The Making of Miami Vice was originally published by Ballantine Books in 1986. It’s about how the TV show was made – from the stunts to the music to the look to the actors and actresses. We were surprised to find used booksellers through Amazon selling it for nearly $300! So it’s a bargain at $3.99! Kindle, Nook, other formats.
In a quiet home in the Fort Lauderdale suburbs, a woman psychically witnesses a murder. In a posh estate, a few miles away, a man lies dead. The only clues are a collection of Tarot cards sent to the victim’s home and a nuisance call from a Fort Lauderdale woman who claims to have had a vision of the killing. For Detective Wayne Sheppard, the killing of famous criminologist Andrew Steele and the disappearance of his beautiful wife is about to test everything he has ever believed and everything he knows about logic, police work, and scientific truth. Excerpt
Black Water is the sequel to The Hanged Man. It was published by Kensington Books in 2003 and now has a second life as an e-book. Available exclusively at Amazon, $3.99
For years, children have been vanishing without a trace in the Florida Keys. No one, not even the FBI, has suspected it could be the work of a twisted man who can move back and forth in time through the black water appears periodically off the coast of Tango Key.
When Annie, psychic Mira Morales’ daughter, is abducted, she pursues the kidnapper through the passages of the unknown…
Snuggled amid the pine-covered hills of northern Georgia is the picturesque town of Lagoon – nature at its best. Yet, deep within the recesses of the town, something strange and unspeakable is incubating – in the soil, the water, the air. It festers beneath the skin of the villagers, silent, patient.
When it’s born, it will defy the laws of nature. If survivors re to win their battle against this malignant scourge, they must uncover its cause. Is it the inevitable price of pollution? A virulent new virus? Or something more terrifying?
Nature has a memory…and it does not forgive.
Hawk Moon, the sequel to Prophecy Rock, was an Edgar Allan Poe award finalist.
Will Lansa, back in Aspen after spending a summer on the Hopi Reservation with his father, feels like an outsider. On the same day that he breaks up with his girlfriend, Myra, she’s murdered, and when Will’s bloodied knife is found, he becomes the prime suspect. Now he has to prove his innocence and find Myra’s murder. His allies: a computer hacker, and Masau, a Hopi spirit who comes to Will in his dreams
Will Lansa, who was raised by his mother in Aspen, is spending the summer on the Hopi Reservation with his father, the tribal police chief. Pete Lansa is investigating the murder of a man found near a sacred site–Prophecy Rock, and some on the rez suspect it’s the work of a powaqu, a powerful witch. When Will does some independent investigating with the help of his new friend, Ellie, he quickly gets caught up in ancient prophecies and mystical visions. In doing so, he begins to understand the Hopi culture and his place in it. However, someone doesn’t want him meddling in this murder, and now his life is in danger. In Prophecy Rock, Rob MacGregor, a New York Times bestselling author (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade), weaves elements of Hopi mythology with modern police work to create a mystery that readers of all ages won’t be able to put down.
Tango Key was published in 1988, under the pseudonym Alison Drake. It’s wonderful to see it as an ebook, under my name, publishing through Crossroad Press. Various e-reader formats here. Amazon. Nook. $3.99
Florida’s Tango Key has never been so hot. Especially now with multimillionaire and amateur archaeologist Doug Cooper turning up headless behind his beach house. It seems a number of people stand to gain from his demise, including a stunning young widow, an adulterous son, and two gold diggers from Cooper’s South American exploits.
Detective Aline Scott knows a scandal like this could turn the wealthy island paradise into a no-man’s land. But when she starts to sift through the facts, she unearths a startling new mystery…one that leads to a missing and priceless archaeological treasure – and the unsolved murder of Aline’s closest friend three years before.
Fevered is the second book in the Tango Key series and was first published in 1988, under the pseudonym Alison Drake. It’s now available in digital format through Crossroad Press. Kindle, other formats, and Nook. $3.99
On this February morning it looks like winter is about to heat up on Tango Key. Sometime in the night, Judge Henry Michael, his wife, and two small sons were murdered. Butchered. The quiet little Florida island is reeling in horror. But clues are scarce. And the only thing for certain is that whoever did it – enjoyed it.
Detective Aline Scott knows she’s going to have to dig deep on this one. But when there’s another brutal murder, she hits pay dirt. Just that summer, convicted killer Jimmy Ray Luskin fried in the electric chair at Raiford. Now everyone connected to the five-year-old case has been targeted for death. It seems someone cared for Jimmy Ray – with a vengeance. And the blood list runs from the judge and jury to the attorneys and the cop who made the arrest – a young rookie cop named Aline Scott. Excerpt
Black Moon is the third book in the Tango Key series. Like the others, it can be read as a stand-alone novel.
Tropical bliss deserts sleepy Tango Key when a local dancer in found in a dumpster, stripped of her fingers – and her life. The investigation takes homicide detective Aline Scott into the strange world of santería, a Cuban mystery religion. But Scott is puzzled until she realizes the macabre dismemberment bears a chilling resemblance to murders that occurred on Tango Key more than fifty years ago. Gradually, Aline realizes that the ritual deaths are part of a gruesome legend called Black Moon – and that she has been chosen as the next victim… Excerpt here.
High Strangeness is the fourth book in the Tango Key series, but can be read as a stand alone novel. It was published in 1989, the year our daughter was born. I haven’t updated the story to the 21st century, so there aren’t any of the technological goodies we take for granted.
An orderly and a psychiatrist have been murdered at an exclusive psychiatric facility on Tango Key. The suspect is an escaped mental patient who claims she was once kidnapped by aliens, taken aboard a UFO, and that a device is implanted in her head.
Detective Aline Scott quickly discovers the case is not as simple as it appears to be. What is the suspect’s link to a UFO encounter group and its charismatic leader? What is the device implanted in the dead psychiatrist’s head? Aline knows there’s a connection – and so does whoever is talking her. Her search leads her into places she was never meant to know about and into a close encounter she may not live to talk about…
Your natal moon sign represents the deeper aspect of who you are, your private, intuitive self, that part of you connected to the collective unconscious. It symbolizes your emotions, the depth of your intuition, your capacity for recognizing synchronicity, and how you can use the law of attraction to improve your life and attract what you desire.
Your Intuitive Moon illustrates how the various facets of your moon sign – its element, phase, and nodal axis – enable you to intuit whatever you need to know.
Romancing the Raven
Destiny Douglas is engrossed in the lore and life of Edgar Allan Poe as she researches the famed author for her English thesis at NYU. But on her twenty-first birthday, she reluctantly takes time off from her project to meet her Uncle Fids at the Bronx Zoo. He tells her of a long hidden family secret, a genetic disposition to slip through time. She doesn’t believe it until she encounters the subject of her thesis…Poe.
Recently court-marshaled and dismissed from West Point, the disenchanted former cadet is ensnared in a sinister conspiracy in which he is mesmerized and directed to assassinate President Andrew Jackson.
Now Destiny and Fids struggle to stop Poe from completing his deadly mission while dealing with the baffling realities of life in 1831. In doing so, they inadvertently take Poe from his world to their own, upsetting literary history. Suddenly, the past is shifting swiftly from one reality to another as Destiny tries to get Poe back to his world and save a long-dead president.
Quin St. James thought she knew her lover, thought nothing about Grant’s life could surprise her. But in his death she finds herself confronted by a series of shocks - and questions. Helping her to answer them is police detective Mike McCleary, whose other primary case involves a search for a serial killer — a woman with a knife, who picks up her victims in singles’ bars.
As St. James and McCleary join forces, the murderer circles closer and closer, hovering just beyond their vision — in the dark field.
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An ancient Hopi prophecy…the end of the Fourth World … a mysterious ruin…and a window between worlds.
Anthropologist Will Lansa grew up as a privileged child in Aspen, Colorado, but spent summers on the Hopi reservation, where his father was chief of police. Now Lansa grudgingly returns to his roots on the reservation after receiving a baffling message from Vina Lansa, his aged grandmother.
Vina sends him on the quest of a lifetime– to find Pahana, the Hopi’s returned savior. But Will soon encounters strange and disturbing events, and becomes a suspect in a murder. Pursued by FBI agent Ellie Fletcher, the two find themselves literally lost in another world, unable to get home, and hunted by Masau’u, the manifestation of the god of death and the Underworld.
A Will Lansa Mystery
A Heart Divided….
Will Lansa figured that spending his senior year in Arizona, on the reservation with his Hopi police chief father, far away from Aspen and his friends—and his wealthy white mother—would be like living in a monastery. Boring, yes, but also a time for cleansing and reflection; a time to experience the culture of his father and grandfather, and reconcile his own divided nature.
Who is Double Heart?
Will’s decision to write about Hopi witches for a high school term paper sets off a chain reaction of violence and murder. A legendary sorcerer, with the power to enslave the minds of others and even transform into a wolf, now seeks to destroy Will, body and soul.
Haunted by visions of tribal Kachina spirits, surrounded by betrayal and death, Will races headlong toward a final confrontation with the malevolent force that has controlled his destiny…a powerful witch, known as…
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It’s a hot Miami summer in the 1980s. A brilliant chemist, Denise Markham, is murdered at a university in Miami.
Detective John Conway discovers she developed a designer drug that enhances psychic ability and was administering it to friends who bankrolled her research. They are now exhibiting psychotic behavior and the killer is stalking Laura Perkins, a professor, the only witness to the crime, with whom Conway falls in love. Excerpt