Dangerous To Love USA Series Books In Publication Order
- Measure of Deceit (1988)
- Deadly Currents (1992)
Fear Familiar Books In Publication Order
- Fear Familiar (1989)
- Too Familiar (1993)
- Thrice Familiar (1993)
- Shades Of Familiar (1994)
- Familiar Remedy (1994)
- Familiar Tale (1995)
- Bewitching Familiar (1995)
- Familiar Heart (1997)
- Familiar Fire (1998)
- Familiar Valentine (1999)
- Familiar Christmas (1999)
- Familiar Obsession (2000)
- Familiar Lullaby (2001)
- Familiar Mirage (2002)
- Familiar Oasis (2002)
- Familiar Texas (2005)
- Familiar Escape (2006)
- Familiar Vows (2008)
- Familiar Showdown (2009)
Dreamscapes: Whispers Of Love Books In Publication Order
- Flesh And Blood (1993)
Holding Out For A Hero Books In Publication Order
- Midnight Prey (1997)
Sarah Booth Delaney Books In Publication Order
- Them Bones (1999)
- Buried Bones (2000)
- Splintered Bones (2002)
- Crossed Bones (2003)
- Hallowed Bones (2004)
- Bones To Pick (2005)
- Ham Bones (2007)
- Wishbones (2008)
- Greedy Bones (2009)
- Bone Appétit (2010)
- Bones of a Feather (2011)
- Bonefire of the Vanities (2012)
- Smarty Bones (2013)
- Shorty Bones (2014)
- Booty Bones (2014)
- Bones on the Bayou (2015)
- Bone to Be Wild (2015)
- Jingle Bones (2015)
- Guru Bones (2015)
- Rock-a-Bye Bones (2016)
- Sticks and Bones (2017)
- Bones and Arrows (2017)
- A Gift of Bones (2018)
- Charmed Bones (2018)
- Clacking Bones (2018)
- Game of Bones (2019)
- The Devil’s Bones (2020)
- Enchanted Bones (2020)
- A Garland of Bones (2020)
- Independent Bones (2021)
Trouble Cat Mysteries Books In Publication Order
- Familiar Trouble (2017)
- Trouble in Dixie (By:) (2017)
- Trouble in Tallahassee (By:Claire Matturro) (2017)
- Trouble in Summer Valley (By:Susan Y. Tanner) (2017)
- Trouble Under the Mistletoe (By:) (2017)
- Small Town Trouble (By:Laura Benedict) (2017)
- Trouble in Paradise (By:) (2018)
- Turning for Trouble (By:Susan Y. Tanner) (2018)
- Trouble’s Wedding Caper (By:Jen Talty) (2019)
- Trouble in Action (By:Susan Y. Tanner) (2019)
- Trouble Most Faire (By:Jaden Terrell) (2019)
- Trouble Most Faire (By:Jaden Terrell) (2019)
- A Whisper of Trouble (By:Susan Y. Tanner) (2020)
- Trouble Restored (2021)
Legend of Blackthorn Books In Publication Order
- Babe In The Woods (2003)
- Rider In The Mist (2003)
Pluto’s Snitch Books In Publication Order
- The Book of Beloved (2016)
- The House of Memory (2017)
- The Specter of Seduction (2017)
- A Visitation of Angels (2019)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- Summer of fear (1993)
- Summer of the Redeemers (1994)
- Season of Innocents (1994)
- Touched (1996)
- Shop Talk (1998)
- Judas Burning (2005)
- Penumbra (2006)
- Fever Moon (2007)
- Revenant (2007)
- Deception (2011)
- Skin Dancer (2011)
- The Seeker (2019)
- The Darkling (2019)
Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order
- My Mother’s Witness: The Peggy Morgan Story (2003)
Cozy Case Files Mystery Sampler Books In Publication Order
- A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 1 (2017)
- A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 2 (2017)
- A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 3 (2017)
- A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 4 (2018)
- A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 5 (2018)
- A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 6 (2019)
- A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 7 (2019)
- A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 8 (2020)
- A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 9 (2020)
- A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 10 (2020)
- A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 11 (2021)
- A Cozy Mystery Sampler, Vol 12 (2021)
Western Lovers Books In Publication Order
- Someone Waiting (By:Joan Hohl) (1985)
- Yesterday’s Lies (By:Lisa Jackson) (1986)
- A Deadly Breed (As: Caroline Burnes) (1988)
- Wellspring (By:Curtiss Ann Matlock) (1988)
- Wild Horse Canyon (By:Elizabeth August) (1989)
- With No Regrets (By:Lisa Jackson) (1990)
Vampire Files Books In Publication Order
- Lifeblood (By:P.N. Elrod) (1990)
- Bloodlist (By:P.N. Elrod) (1990)
- Bloodcircle (By:P.N. Elrod) (1990)
- Art in the Blood (By:P.N. Elrod) (1991)
- Fire in the Blood (By:P.N. Elrod) (1991)
- Blood on the Water (By:P.N. Elrod) (1992)
- A Chill in the Blood (By:P.N. Elrod) (1998)
- The Dark Sleep (By:P.N. Elrod) (1999)
- Lady Crymsyn (By:P.N. Elrod) (2000)
- Cold Streets (By:P.N. Elrod) (2003)
- Song in the Dark (By:P.N. Elrod) (2005)
- Many Bloody Returns (With: Jim Butcher,Kelley Armstrong,Charlaine Harris,Bill Crider,Sandra Burr,,,Elaine Viets,Rachel Caine,Toni L.P. Kelner,Christopher Golden,Jeanne C. Stein,Tanya Huff,P.N. Elrod) (2007)
- The Devil You Know (By:P.N. Elrod) (2009)
- Dark Road Rising (By:P.N. Elrod) (2009)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- The Truth About Cats & Dogs (2004)
- Delta Blues (2009)
- Florida Heat Wave (2010)
- Haunted Holidays (2014)
- Year-Round Trouble (2020)
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Carolyn Haines Books Overview
I took on this case when a beautiful, headstrong photographer accidentally blew the cover of a federally protected witness. In stepped rogue cop Lucas West, and the two were in for a high noon duel with some scary killers. But whose paw really steered the getaway car?
Amazed me to see the bipeds fighting their instincts to care for each other. Why couldn t they see what really matters in life? It’s not like they have nine of them!
Good thing I have nine lives . But it’s too bad Stephanie Ryan doesn’t have as many lives as me. The humanoid horse gentler is up to her pretty neck in trouble thanks to drifter cowboy Johnny Kreel. He shows up, and just like that, someone tries to kill her. Stranded on her ranch in Nowhere, South Dakota, she’s a sitting duck. I’ll just bet my next meal that dark side Johnny knows more than he’s telling. And unless my green eyes deceive me, are those sparks between them? Good thing for Stephanie I’m Familiar, Black Cat Detective. I haven’t met a case I couldn’t solve yet.
‘Betrayed!’ The word pealed in Emma Devlin’s head like a death knell. Her murdered husband’s ghost had appeared to her, claiming he’d been betrayed by those he loved. As much to preserve her sanity as to quell his restless spirit, she sought answers at Ravenwood, and antebellum mansion steeped in legend. But nothing could have prepared her for a dusk darkened encounter at sword point with a mesmerizing Confederate cavalry officer! Like a gallant knight of the Old South, Nathan Cates offered his help to a damsel in distress. He hoped to heal Emma’s scar worn heart and to protect her from the danger that stalked her every move. But he had very little time. For soon Nathan would have to return to an existence in which he was no longer made of Flesh And Blood…
If only I hadn’t kidnapped the dog…
but the ransom paid the mortgage…
. Now I seem to be a private eye…
.I shouldn’t have listened to that ghost…
Meet Sarah Booth Delaney…
an unconventional Southern belle whose knack for uncovering the truth is about to make her the hottest detective in Zinnia, Mississippi…
if it doesn’t make her the deadest.
No self respecting lady would allow herself to end up in Sarah Booth’s situation. Unwed, unemployed, and over thirty, she’s flat broke and about to lose the family plantation. Not to mention being haunted by the ghost of her great great grandmother’s nanny, who never misses an opportunity to remind her of her sorry state or to suggest a plan of action, like ransoming her friend’s prize pooch to raise some cash.
But soon Sarah Booth’s walk on the criminal side leads her deeper into unladylike territory, and she’s hired to solve a murder. Did gorgeous, landed Hamilton Garrett V really kill his mother twenty years ago? And if so, what is Sarah Booth doing falling for this possible murderer? When she asks one too many questions and a new corpse turns up, she is suddenly a suspect herself…
and Sarah Booth finds that digging up the bones of the past could leave her rolling over in her grave.
Private investigation isn’t on the list of a southern belle’s most desirable accomplishments but it’s saved Sarah Booth Delaney’s Delta homestead. Now all she has to cope with is its bossy antebellum ghost who is determined to save Sarah from spinsterhood. Then comes the perfect social occasion: Lawrence Ambrose’s dinner party…
Ambrose, once a famous man of southern letters, is planning a comeback: a delicious tell all with a bit*chy ex model as his ‘biographer.’ As he taunts his dinner guests with the news that his book will blow the lid off Zinnia’s darkest secrets, it becomes plain that each and every guest has a secret and wants Ambrose to keep it. When the morning after mess includes a bloody corpse and the manuscript of the biography disappears, Sarah Booth goes digging for answers. But many who hold them are six feet under or soon will be and if she doesn’t tread carefully, she could join them any day now…
Carolyn Haines has delighted readers with her acclaimed Mississippi Delta mysteries, which introduced a truly unique hero*ine: Sarah Booth Delaney, an unconventional southern belle who solves uncommon murders. Now the author of Them Bones and Buried Bones makes her exciting hardcover debut with Splintered Bones, a novel that plunges her feisty Delta detective into a world of old money, new secrets, cheating hearts, and cold blooded murder…
. Splintered BonesShe may be a born and bred Mississippi belle, but it’s been a long time since Sarah Booth Delaney was a pampered daddy s girl. Unwed and over thirty, Sarah has more important things on her mind like trying to hang on to her family s plantation…
and coping with regular hauntings by her great great grandmother s nanny, a bossy busybody of a ghost who is set on marrying her off to the first eligible suitor who comes calling. But when a friend is in trouble, Sarah doesn t hesitate to get involved. Eulalee McBride has confessed to killing her husband, Kemper, a gambling scalawag with a violent streak a mile wide. She wants Sarah to dig up the dirt on her dead spouse to prove he was a mean old bast*ard…
and that s why she bludgeoned him to death right before he was trampled by a 1,400 pound horse. But Sarah Booth knows her old friend is lying through her pearly whites probably to protect her teenage daughter Kip, an angry kid who may have had her own reasons for wanting Kemper dead. There s certainly no lack of suspects or studs in Zinnia, Mississippi, including Bud Lynch, a trainer with a nasty secret, who arouses killer lust in the town s women all married and all ready to scratch each other s eyes out for a roll in the hay with the Texas cowboy. Now, with the help of handsome Sheriff Coleman Peters, Sarah begins to put together the splintered pieces of the case. But as the season s hunt ball draws near, she catches the unmistakable scent of blood…
as a cunning killer gets ready to strike again. And this time it could send one late blooming southern sleuth into an early grave. In Sarah Booth Delaney, CAROLYN HAINES gives us an emancipated daughter of the New South: a steel magnolia with brains, grit, and heart who gives as good as she gets. And in Splintered Bones, she offers plenty of wickedly brilliant humor and good old fashioned suspense.
In rich, atmospheric mysteries set against the backdrop of modern day Mississippi, Carolyn Haines has given the southern belle a brilliantly hip makeover. Now Haines and her unforgettable hero*ine, Sarah Booth Delaney, are back with a tale about skeletons in closets and elsewhere. Crossed BonesSarah Booth Delaney is no ordinary P.I. A born and bred Mississippi belle, she struggles to hold on to her family’s plantation and keeps up a running conversation with the ghost of her great great grandmother s nanny, a busybody who decks herself out in a stunning new outfit every day and schemes to save Sarah Booth from spinsterhood. Not one to wait around for a white knight, Sarah takes on the kind of cases no one else will touch. Like trying to exonerate a man accused of murdering Sunflower County s most popular musician. The two men met in prison: Ivory Keys, a gifted black blues pianist, and Scott Hampton, a rich white boy turned racist. Somewhere between the two men, a spark was lit. And by the time he came out of the joint, Scott Hampton had not only renounced his racist ways, he had learned to play a blues guitar that made grown women go weak in the knees. So why did Scott plunge a steel shank into his mentor s chest? Ivory s widow doesn t think he did, and she s paid Sarah Booth to prove it. No easy task, especially since the delicate racial harmony of Sunflower County is threatening to come undone under the heat of Sarah Booth s investigation. For a woman feeling a little heat of her own navigating between a rich, available businessman, a married lawman with a waffling heart, and the sexy bluesman who is angling to become much more than her client this case is taking dangerous twists. A town s slumbering passions have awakened with a jolt, a matchmaking ghost is dressed up like Jackie O, and Sarah Booth is caught between her need to know the truth and the consequences it will have on her town and on her life. With riveting suspense and a sparkling cast of unforgettable characters, Carolyn Haines has woven a rich portrait of a part of America grappling with its past, its illusions, and its hopes. Crossed Bones is the most dazzling work yet from a uniquely gifted writer. From the Hardcover edition.
The southern Delta has never been more exhilarating, evocative, and wickedly funny than in the mysteries of Carolyn Haines. Now she takes readers on another rollicking ride across the Mississippi cotton fields and into the glamour of New Orleans as P.I. Sarah Booth Delaney follows a winding trail of murder and deception into a world where ghosts make fashion statements and where one person’s miracle is another person s mayhem.
The leaves of the calendar may be shedding faster than the sycamores on her family s decaying Mississippi plantation, but thirty something southern belle Sarah Booth Delaney isn t ready to sing the blues. Not when she s got a thriving detective agency and the outspoken, outrageously attired ghost of her great great grandmother s nanny to keep her on her toes. But the matchmaking phantom may have the last word on motherhood when Sarah Booth takes on the controversial case of an accused baby killer.
Although Doreen Mallory s been arrested for feeding sleeping pills to her ten week old daughter, no one could accuse her of lacking faith. A healer who, tragically, couldn t save her own baby girl, born with multiple birth defects, Doreen has her own crosses to bear. While the local law seems convinced of Doreen s guilt, Sarah Booth isn t so sure. But why is Doreen reluctant to talk about the men in her life? Like the televangelist who stands to lose a lot more than his flock. Or the married politician with family ties to the Mob. Either of them could be little Rebekah s father; either of them could also be her killer.
With Halloween approaching and her own personal life up for grabs, Sarah Booth could use a little faith healing herself. Torn between a married sheriff and an old flame who s literally sweeping her off her feet, she d better be prepared for the fallout of her most
unpopular case yet. Justice may not stand a ghost of a chance as a decades old secret explodes, unleashing a storm of fury on Sarah Booth and all those she loves.
Witty, suspenseful, and featuring a cast of memorable characters, Hallowed Bones is a riveting tale of faith, murder, and maternal love. It is Carolyn Haines s most accomplished novel yet.
From the Hardcover edition.
Wickedly witty and full of more dirt than a debutante’s diary, the mysteries of Carolyn Haines bring the southern Delta to roaring, rollicking life…
Intrepid P.I. Sarah Booth Delaney has been known to single handedly save her family’s Mississippi plantation, converse with Dahlia House’s ghost, and capture a killer or two. But when a local girl is found dead in a cotton field, it’s enough to make a lady toss back a Bloody Mary before noon on Sunday.
Someone held twenty three year old Quentin McGee’s face down in the rich Southern soil until she suffocated. The lawmen think Quentin’s lover killed her. When the suspect’s brother hires Sarah to prove his sibling innocent, Sarah quickly learns that the victim had plenty of wealthy, powerful enemies. Each had a bone to pick with Quentin for writing a scandalous expos on her hometown. Adding spice to the gumbo is the news that Quentin was due to inherit the family fortune the day after she was killed…
and that a second book was in the works. From illicit lovers and outraged families to slandered aristocrats, everyone is a suspect and no one is safe…
‘Carolyn Haines has done for the Delta what Janet Evanovich has done for New Jersey.’ The State
‘Wickedly funny. Devilishly clever. Scintillatingly Southern. Carolyn Haines is an author to die for.’ Carolyn Hart
As bracing as a mint julep on a hot afternoon, Carolyn Haines’s Southern Belle mysteries kick sleuthing up a notch with Sarah Booth Delaney, the sassiest hero*ine this side of the Mississippi. When Broadway comes to the Delta, Death takes a bow but Sarah Booth is the star suspect…
Zinnia is abuzz: displaced from its New Orleans venue, a red hot touring production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is opening right in the heart of town, featuring hunky star Graf Mileau! While most folks are excited, Sarah Booth, who had her own brief stint on The Great White Way and on the arm of Mileau himself is less than thrilled. Graf is now linked with his costar, Renata Troviola, a dyed in the wool diva who plans to ride Graf’s coattails all the way to Hollywood. But Renata’s trip to the top comes to a screeching halt on the play’s second night, when someone laces her lipstick with cyanide.
The plot thickens when Renata’s brother arrives on the scene and makes it clear exactly who he thinks the killer is. It seems Renata was stirring up plenty of drama behind the scenes, making enemies galore: her long suffering makeup artist, an extremely harsh critic, an angry audience member…
even boy toy Graf had a motive. But the most damning evidence points to Sarah Booth herself, and before she can say Big Daddy, she’s topping Sheriff Coleman’s list of suspects.
Being a P.I. accused of murder is bad enough, but being investigated by the potential love of one’s life is downright mortifying. Now, to save her reputation and her romance, Sarah Booth reckons she ll have to bring the curtain down on a mystery with more twists and turns than the Old Muddy…
Southern gal Sarah Booth Delaney packs up her hound dog and her P.I. business and sets off for Hollywood to take a shot at stardom. No stranger to acting, she aces the screen test for a racy remake of the movie Body Heat alongside leading man Graf Miliau. The chemistry between them is undeniable, and why not? Graf has already starred in one of Sarah’s previous affairs and is well on his way to landing a big part in the sequel.
Thrilled as Sarah is, her dream come true comes at a price. She has to leave behind her family s ancestral home in Mississippi, her closest friends, and the possibility of settling down with her longtime love to film on location in Costa Rica. And it s not long before rivalries flare, mysterious accidents occur, and this leading lady finds herself in some steamy tabloids without turning up in a single frame of film.
Carolyn Haines s Wishbones takes the sultry romance and colorful friendships of this delightfully Southern series and heads out west for a mystery that is as thrilling off camera as it is on.
Sarah Booth Delaney, a Southern belle known for abiding by tradition only when it suits her, is no stranger to drama. A talented actress and a P.I., she’s chosen to pursue a career in Hollywood when she hears that her best friend s husband is suddenly on his deathbed back home in Mississippi and he’s not the only one. The vicious illness begins with burning fevers and delirium, quickly plunging its victims into a coma. The Centers for Disease Control is on the scene, but they can t find a cure for it or the boll weevils that are decimating Sunflower County s cotton crop. With patients in quarantine and the whole town in crisis, Sarah drops everything to stop the outbreak and save the only place she s ever been able to call home. From feuding scientists to ailing locals, there is no shortage of bad blood coursing through the little town of Zinnia, Mississippi, as Carolyn Haines s often steamy and always charming series turns equally intense in Greedy Bones.
In the midst of a cook off at a posh spa, southern PI Sarah Booth Delaney gets embroiled in a juicy murder in the latest mystery from Carolyn Haines For many years Jitty, Dahlia House’s resident ghost, has dreamed that Sarah Booth Delaney would have a child to inherit the family s ancestral home. Sarah Booth has always had reservations about being a parent. There was her work as an actress and PI, taking care of the house, not to mention finding the right man. But when Jitty s dream finally looks like it s going to come true, Sarah Booth is crushed when it doesn t. Depressed, unable to act or investigate, Sarah Booth finally allows her best friend to whisk her away for a luxurious weekend vacation at a special spa and cooking school. The pampering and food go a long way toward making her feel like her old self, but there s another welcome distraction there s a beauty contest/cook off going on to find the spa s next spokesperson, and watching the drama really takes her mind off of her woes. Sarah finds the backbiting to be great fun until the heated competition boils over, the top contender is poisoned, and the prime suspect hires Sarah Booth to clear her name. Between swimsuit competitions and souffl s, Sarah Booth Delaney and her best friend and partner, Tinkie, must find out which of the ambitious young ladies is to blame in Bone Appetit, the latest in Carolyn Haines s delightfully Southern cozy mystery series.
When PI Sarah Booth Delaney and her partner and best friend, Tinkie, take on Monica and Eleanor Levert as clients, they don t have much hope of solving the case. The wealthy heiresses of Briarcliff in Natchez, Mississippi, claim that a family necklace worth four million dollars has been stolen, and they think that they can hurry the insurance payout if a reputable PI investigates. Sarah Booth has her doubts, and not just about the payout. All of the evidence suggests that the sisters might be committing fraud. But when they have just started scratching the surface on the sordid past of the Levert family and the blood money that all of their wealth was founded upon, Monica goes missing. The police suspect that the heiresses are playing more games, and Eleanor isn t doing anything to make them think any different. But how can she? If she says or does anything besides pass on the insurance money to the kidnappers, they ll kill Monica. With a family history that runs deep and dark and a twisting plot where no one is exactly what they seem, Sarah Booth and Tinkie are the Levert sisters’ best and only hope in Bones of a Feather, the latest in Carolyn Haines sparkling Southern mystery series.
Rebecca Barrett had come to Mississippi to oversee the excavation of priceless artifacts at Blackthorn. But it was the search for a heard but never seen baby that became the focus of her days. However, the harder Rebecca looked for answers, the more the danger increased, and she knew it was time to call in the enigmatic sheriff, Dru Colson…
. This wasn’t the first time Dru had been called to the infamous property to investigate. But now sinister forces were determined to get Rebecca off the land and out of the state. Could Dru protect the only woman who’d ever touched his soul before the battle between good and evil came to a devastating end?
Along with the sweltering heat of the Mississippi pine barrens, the summer of 1963 brings intruders to Kali Oka Road: The Blood of the Redeemer churchers, members of a secretive religious sect, and Nadine Andrews, a single woman of marrying age more interested in her horses than starting a family. Both threaten the predictable sameness of this rural, tightly knit community. And both provide irresistible temptation for thirteen year old Bekkah Rich, who is willing to risk hell fire in her efforts to spy on the newcomers. But then her best friend’s baby sister disappears, surrounding Bekkah in a web of kidnapping and murder. Suddenly, summertime antics become deadly serious, and those who were once a curiosity are now tainted with evil.
The deep undercurrents of life in a small Southern town burst to the surface in this suspenseful tale of passion and prophecy. Sixteen year old Mattie comes to Jexville as a mail order bride, and finds a quiet, deeply religious community so cautious that even dancing is frowned upon. Soon Mattie finds herself playing a part in a long awaited, stunningly executed plan of revenge.
Dixon Sinclair arrives in Jexville, Mississippi, the town of her forebears, to find solace, stop drinking, and rebuild her life after her father’s murder. As the new publisher of the weekly newspaper and a second generation journalist, she s determined to ignite the political will of the townspeople and expose the corruption of the old guard. She forms an uneasy partnership with Sheriff J.D. Horton, another prodigal son returned hoping to find peace and a sense of fulfillment by keeping his town safe. Then two teenage girls disappear from a sandbar on the swift moving Pascagoula River, and fears surface that evil lurks in the depths of the swampland an evil consumed with rage against betrayal and an insatiable desire for vengeance. Suspicions fall on a mysterious transient, a young man running from a violent past in the Catholic Church of Mexico. Yet J.D. and Dixon discover that many there in Jexville have been betrayed, innocents suffering the sins of the fathers. Now they must find out who is willing to kill for revenge.
With the acclaimed novel Penumbra, Carolyn Haines branched out from the cozy Southern mysteries that made her name and moved into more ominous, more literary territory. She continues that exploration of the darker side of the South with Fever Moon.
Set in New Iberia, Louisiana, during World War II, Fever Moon begins when Deputy Raymond Thibodeaux discovers Adele Hebert covered in blood and hovering over the brutally eviscerated body of Henri Bastion, a wealthy plantation owner. In the aftermath of the murder, Adele claims to be the loup-garou, a legendary Cajun shape-shifter that traditionally takes the shape of a wolf, and panic ensues in this small town that already has been living under the pressures of wartime rationing and poverty. Raymond is determined to restore order, but to do so he’ll have to prove that Adele isn’t a murderer or a monster.
In this dark and swirling literary thriller, Carolyn Haines tells the story of a town that is caught up in the frenzy of a murder and a killer who feeds its terror to suit his own purposes.
Something old, something new, something borrowed…
and something macabre.
Reporter Carson Lynch has returned to Mississippi with a half formed desire to start over. Since her daughter’s tragic death two years ago, she’s been self medicating with vodka, karaoke and work. Her reputation as a journalist hangs by a thread, but she’s just been handed the story that might save her career…
A bulldozer has unearthed a mass grave near a notorious Biloxi nightclub. The remains of five women lie within, each one buried with a bridal veil and without her ring finger.
Now more would be brides are turning up dead: are these copycat crimes, or has a serial killer resurfaced after nearly twenty five years? With a fury bordering on obsession, Carson throws herself into the story. But the cozy relationship her editor wants with the D.A. and local police jeopardizes her ability to tell the real story…
and find the monster before he kills again.
Jack Fleming was an investigative journalist in Prohibition era Chicago until he got shot by an unknown assassin, bitten by his vampire girlfriend, and then became one of the undead. Now, this nice guy nosferatu has a bunch of crazy vampire hunters on his trail, armed with crosses, silver bullets, and sharp wooden stakes. He doesn t know how they found out about him or why they are out for his blood, but it’s not a problem for this street wise gumshoe, until someone starts shooting. Jack himself may be bulletproof, but his friends are not. And Jack is determined to get some answers, even if it kills him again. It s a case of the living versus the undead. But who s hunting whom?
I ve always had a weak spot for strange ladies. One very beautiful girl had even warned me that she was get this a vampire. But did I listen? No. Before you know it, I m being chased by an ugly thug with a gun, and a bullet blasts its way through my back, and believe it or not nothing happened. I survived! How? You guessed it. I, Jack Fleming, ace reporter, have been transformed into a vampire. Which has its advantages. You never die, you never grow old, you sleep all day…
and best of all, you can hunt down your own murderer. This is the first book in the exciting vampire adventure series, The Vampire Files.
Being a vampire isn’t as glamorous as it sounds…
Jack Fleming, Anerican journalist, was bitten by the wrong girl and Jack joined the living dead. Eccentric detective Charles Escott helps Jack solve any strange cases that happen along…
and now Jack and Charles investigate the case of the talented young artist whose life is suddenly cut short.
As a journalist in Capone controlled Chicago, Jack Fleming is used to the sight of blood, but when he becomes a vampire, his addictive thirst for it puts him between the cops and the mob in a pulsating fight for his life.
In the series that Science Fiction Review called ‘fast…
intriguing’ and Mystery Scene dubbed ‘very entertaining,’ P.N. Elrod’s Vampire Files have blended the macabre humor of vampire lore with the hard boiled storytelling of detective fiction to create a series that has achieved both cult status and critical acclaim. Now the hero who has thrilled thousands of readers returns for his most dangerous adventure yet. Jack Fleming was a man of many trades. When he was alive, he was a reporter with a nose for the grittiest news. Now that he’s dead, he’s a private eye with a thirst for justice and blood. But being a vampire with morals is no midnight stroll on the mean streets of post prohibition Chicago. There’s a cold wind blowing off the lake. It smells of death. And even Jack can feel its chill. For in the city of sin, the gangs still rule and they’re on the brink of an all out war. No one not the crooks or the cops cares how much blood, innocent or otherwise, flows during the fight. No one except a certain undead P.I. caught between the local hoods and the boys from New York. Can Jack stop the battle before it starts? And how much of his remaining humanity will he have to give up to do so?
The novel that vampire fans have been thirsting for…
the newest addition to P.N. Elrod’s popular series The Vampire Files. Called ‘fast…
intriguing,’ by Science Fiction Review, and ‘good natured fun’ by Locus, P.N. Elrod’s series The Vampire Files has captured the imaginations of vampire fans and mystery readers alike. Jack Fleming, a vampire detective, makes his ‘living’ on the mean streets of post prohibition Chicago. As he struggles to fight the gangsters at large, he is also trying to sustain an ordinary life. At least, as ordinary as it can get when you’re a vampire…
Death hasn’t ended Jack Fleming’s problems. His girlfriend Bobbi has caught the attention of a famous radio star, who promises to open doors for the lovely singer including the one to his bedroom. His current case retrieving incriminating letters from the ex lover of a rich, foolish young socialite, looks simple until bullets start flying. Now Jack’s mortal partner is in the hospital. Who’s behind the gun? The ex lover? The radio star’s goons? An old enemy? Jack has to find out the truth before the lives of those he loves are put at risk…
original. You won’t want to miss this series.’ Cemetery Dance
Spiked with ‘a flavor of the supernatural’ Science Fiction Chronicle, P. N. Elrod’s series, The Vampire Files, goes one step beyond detective noir. Its hero is Jack Fleming, a private detective on the right side of the law but on the wrong side of the living in post prohibition Chicago. This vampire turned gumshoe will take on mobsters, monsters, and everything in between. Now, in Lady Crymsyn, Fleming tries to find a good time girl gone bad, who may have been the victim of a premature burial…
Praise for The Vampire Files series:’Elrod’s treatment of the practical aspects of vampirism is clever and refreshing.’ Booklist ‘Echoes of Hammett and Chandler abound…
an entertaining exercise in supernatural noir.’ Publishers Weekly’Plenty of action, full of twists and betrayals, and the quirky characters and many touches of period flavor keep things amusing.’ Locus’Snappy vampire with a conscience yarn, laced with blackish humor.’ Kirkus Reviews
P. N. Elrod’s novels of The Vampire Files turn the seductive shadows of the noir novel into sanctuary for fiction’s most unusual private investigator vampire Jack Fleming. In Elrod’s newest novel, Jack takes to Chicago’s cold, violent streets to find a blackmailer who’s onto the detective’s unnatural secret…
P. N. Elrod’s novels of The Vampire Files blend the seductive shadows of classic noir into a sanctuary for a most unusual private investigator vampire Jack Fleming. In Elrod’s newest novel, Jack is under the gun when the New York mafia wants his hide, and the love of his life is wanted for murder.
Many Bloody Returns (With: Jim Butcher,Kelley Armstrong,Charlaine Harris,Bill Crider,Sandra Burr,,,Elaine Viets,Rachel Caine,Toni L.P. Kelner,Christopher Golden,Jeanne C. Stein,Tanya Huff,P.N. Elrod)
Never before published vampire stories by Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, Kelley Armstrong, and many others. Suspenseful, surprising, sometimes dark, sometimes humorous these all new stories will ensure that readers never think of vampires or birthdays in quite the same way again. In New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris’s ‘Dracula Night,’ Sookie Stackhouse is the only human at the annual commemoration of Dracula’s birth. But this year, the Prince of Darkness actually shows up and finds Sookie to be a tasty looking present. New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher’s crime solving wizard Harry Dresden, of the Dresden Files novels, heads to a role playing party to give his vampire brother a birthday present in ‘It’s My Birthday Too,’ only to discover there are some bloodthirsty party crashers who don’t share their brotherly love. In ‘Twilight,’ Cassandra DuCharme, who appeared in New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong’s Dime Store Magic, knows she has to kill to live as a vampire another year but finds herself disturbingly disinterested in the hunt. Plus ten more bloody good birthday stories that take the cake.
The first new Vampire Files novel in four years! Vampire P.I. Jack Fleming is playing babysitter to Gabriel ‘Whitey’ Kroun, a dangerously unstable mobster and newly created vampire with deadly secrets to hide. As Jack tries to unravel the mystery surrounding Kroun’s undead state, he gets caught between his charge’s violent outbursts and some syndicate torpedoes looking to rub them both out, leaving him vulnerable to an even deadlier threat the return of an old enemy desperate to unlock the secrets of Jack’s vampire immortality.
Two Chihuahuas, a crime solving cat and three homeless mutts are about to become matchmakers…
Sadie Harte’s Chihuahua is head over heels for the Chihuahua next door. It’s impossible for Sadie and neighbor Buck Boswell to keep them apart. And soon Sadie and Buck are finding it impossible to stay away from each other, too. Clever Chihuahua!Three homeless dogs, an old van, a six hundred mile rescue mission. What could possibly go wrong? As Jessica Hall finds out…
everything. Now Jessica needs rescuing, too. And her canine friends know just the man to be her hero. When Mack Sanders’s little girl, Miranda, goes missing, Penny Jameson’s friend Familiar, the feline sleuth, senses there’s more to Miranda’s disappearance than her search for a lost cat. And Familiar also senses there’s more to Mack and Penny’s attraction than they realize…
A dollar donation for every book sold will be given to the Rock River Foundation, a charity dedicated to helping the arts and literacy in the Delta. Contributing to the volume are Ace Atkins, Lynne Barrett, James Lee Burke, Suzann Ellingsworth, Beth Ann Fennelly, Bill Fitzhugh, Tom Franklin, John Grisham, Carolyn Haines, Charlaine Harris, Suzanne Hudson, Alice Jackson, Dean James, Toni L.P. Kelner, Michael Lister, Daniel Martine, Mary Saums, David Sheffield, Nathan Singer, and Les Standiford. From the introduction by Morgan Freeman: This collection of short fiction captures both the art of the tale and the power of the blues, and is a nod at the human condition that often inspires musicians to write and sing the blues. These stories tell about bad men and bad women who sometimes do good or sometimes follow their true nature. Some of these characters know all about the dangers of making a bargain with the devil. And some know the power of redemption. These are characters who would not be out of place in a Honeyboy Edwards tune, and would be right at home alongside the desolate wail of Clarksdale, Mississippi, native Son House.