New! Movie Palace Mysteries

I’m so excited about my new mystery series! It combines my lifelong obsession with classic films
with my love of cozy mysteries.


Book 1: Murder at the Palace

Welcome to the Palace movie theater! Now Showing: Classic movies, ghostly mayhem, and a murder or two.

When Nora Paige’s movie-star husband leaves her for his latest co-star, she flees Hollywood for San Francisco and the Palace, a historic movie theater that shows the classic films she loves. There she finds a band of misfit film buffs who care about movies (almost) as much as she does. She also finds some shady financial dealings and the body of a murdered stranger. Oh, and then there’s Trixie, the lively ghost of a 1930’s usherette who appears only to Nora and has a lot to catch up on.

Married to Mystery Series

Book 1: Speak Now

Charley Van Leeuwen can tell by a man's kiss whether he's been drinking Taittinger or Veuve Clicquot. The last thing anybody expected was for her to come home to San Francisco with a husband.

Jack Fairfax is the definition of tall, dark, and handsome. He's also a man with a past, and Charley soon learns that past is not exactly what he says it's been.

Kidnappings, murders, bitter ex-boyfriends, out-of-control relatives, and vicious former spies--it's a lot for Charley to handle, all while staging a play, starting a business, and getting to the heart of this whole marriage thing.


Book 2: How to Succeed in Murder

Charley Fairfax--heiress, theatrical producer, newlywed--has every intention of living happily ever after with her tall, dark, and sarcastic husband Jack.

But when Jack is hired to investigate a suspicious death at a San Francisco software company, it quickly becomes clear that high tech has some lowlife elements. The only way Charley knows how to help Jack involves doing something nobody thought she would ever do. Charley needs to get a job.

It might be a problem that Charley learned everything she knows about the workplace from a production of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, but that doesn't stop her from going undercover to find a killer. She isn't worried. Faking it has always been her strong suit.



The Balance Thing

Have you figured out the balance thing? Becks Mansfield is trying to. But with a boyfriend who sets her teeth on edge, a job catering to the whims of a cartoon vampire, and bridesmaid duty in the fairytale wedding from hell, there’s a lot to figure.

How could this have happened to the rising star of Marketing she was before her last layoff? Her three best friends tell her she’s work obsessed and romance challenged. Maybe Becks isn’t trying hard enough, but “the one” she’s looking for isn’t the perfect man—it’s the perfect job.

Love, Work, Friends, Relationships... When you’re trying to have it all, it’s hard to know what to do with it. Until you figure out The Balance Thing.