STANDALONE MYSTERIES IN ORDER
Secrets of Hallstead House (2014)
Macy Stoddard had hoped to ease the grief of losing her parents in a fiery car crash by accepting a job as a private nurse to the wealthy and widowed Alexandria Hallstead. But her first sight of Summerplace is of a dark and forbidding home. She quickly finds its winding halls and shadowy rooms filled with secrets and suspicions.
Alex seems happy to have Macy's help, but others on the island, including Alex's sinister servants and hostile relatives, are far less welcoming.
Watching eyes, veiled threats...slowly, surely, the menacing spirit of Hallstead Island closes in around Macy. And she can only wonder if her story will become just one of the many secrets of Hallstead House...
The Ghosts of Peppernell Manor (2015)
“Do you know what stories Sarah could tell you about the things that happened in these little cabins? They’d curl that pretty red hair of yours.”
Outside of Charleston, South Carolina, beyond hanging curtains of Spanish moss, at the end of a shaded tunnel of overarching oaks, stands the antebellum mansion of Peppernell Manor in all its faded grandeur.
At the request of her friend Evie Peppernell, recently divorced Carleigh Warner and her young daughter Lucy have come to the plantation house to refurbish the interior. But the tall white columns and black shutters hide a dark history of slavery, violence, and greed. The ghost of a former slave is said to haunt the home, and Carleigh is told she disapproves of her restoration efforts.
And beneath the polite hospitality of the Peppernell family lie simmering resentments and poisonous secrets that culminate in murder—and place Carleigh and her child in grave danger . . .
House of the Hanging Jade (2016, 2024)
Danger lurks everywhere, even in paradise...
A blizzard in Washington, DC, is the last straw for Kailani Kapule, so she’s heading back to the place where she grew up—the Island of Hawai’i.
She’s excited to start her new job as personal chef to a wealthy couple and their two children. She’s even got her own suite of rooms in their stunning home overlooking the glittering waters of the Pacific Ocean.
But appearances can be deceiving, and life in an island paradise takes a sinister turn when a houseguest turns up dead. As accusations fly and suspicions abound, the family’s picture-perfect façade is in tatters and Kailani is caught in the middle.
Worst of all, there’s a killer on the loose.
With the shocking arrival of an obsessive ex-boyfriend, Kailani is thrust into a spiral of events that will leave her running for her life.
Can she survive the House of the Hanging Jade?