The Blizzard and Mrs. Beard
When poor Tim tries to improve his position, his luck keeps going from bad to worse, or does it?
As you investigate with this detective, you might meet characters you recognize, and you might also be suprised at how clever they are - - even as retirees.
You’ve Got Mail
Cat and Mony love to hate the ads, but do they really want to let them go?
A LETHAL TIME & PLACE
It’s 1967. It’s downtown Chicago. Things are happening. The Vietnam war causes concern. Racial tensions simmer and erupt. The police force comes under scrutiny for its reaction to protesters.
None of it matters much to Leo, Libby, Roy, and Memnet. Their concerns are getting enough to eat and avoiding the notice of others, especially the police. They’ve got a place to stay that’s secure, though not appealing. They make a living by the "beg, borrow, and steal" method. They’ve gotten used to it, and though they aren’t happy, they’re at least content.
Things change in a hurry when the four witness a murder in Grant Park. They escape the killers, rescuing a young girl in the process, but the next day there’s no word that a crime was committed. When it becomes clear that the murder was covered up, they realize two things: There’s more to this than simple murder, and they’re now in the killers’ sights, the only people who stand in the way of a daring impersonation and a shocking plot.
All they ever wanted was to remain anonymous, but everything’s different in A Lethal Time and Place.
New 2012 Edition
Shy Carrie Walsh knows there’s more to life than her mom’s complaints and her bosses’ temper tantrums, but she hasn’t got a clue how to go about finding it. After witnessing a murder in an alley in Flint, Michigan, she meets the partner of the victim. Jack Porter is a brooding Vietnam vet with a missing leg and a chip on his shoulder, but Carrie feels compelled to help him find out who killed his friend.
As the two work together, Carrie feels more and more attracted to Jack, but when his beautiful Vietnamese wife shows up on the scene, she resigns herself to being just Jack’s business partner. The deaths of several people from Jack’s time in Vietnam seem like accidents, but there are too many of them to be coincidence. As Carrie and Jack probe for answers, danger begins stalking them. Carrie has to decide if she trusts Jack, who has a lot of secrets, or if she has to face the dangers of the case alone. If she chooses wrongly, it’s a sure bet she won’t survive her first case.
"I enjoyed this book very much. Ms. Herring’s wonderful style of writing managed to send me on a delightful trip down memory lane. She did a great job of catching the essence of a time when things were far more innocent and uncomplicated, all the while keeping my interest with an intriguing story that proved indeed to be a page turner. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good mystery."
A History of Romance blogger Patricia Pellicane
Somebody Doesn't Like Sarah Leigh
When does a friend become an enemy?
Caroline Batzer and Sarah Leigh have been friends forever -- at least until Sarah starts acting oddly. Sarah, whose reputation in town is as close to sainthood as a Methodist can get, is unwilling to discuss why she suddenly wants nothing to do with Caroline. At first Caroline is bewildered, then hurt, and finally angry. It’s obvious the friendship is over. People change, she tells herself, and she moves on with her life.
Then Sarah disappears, and circumstances point suspicion at Caroline. A book Caroline wrote is published under Sarah’s name, and it appears that Caroline did away with Sarah in revenge. Caroline is confused, unsure whether to mourn her oldest friend or expose Sarah’s lies. When a mysterious phone call summons her to the Michigan forest near her home town, she is pulled into a frantic run for her life and a desperate struggle with a pair of killers. And it’s all because of Sarah Leigh.
Released June 2011
When she finds a book that makes outrageous claims about Shakespeare, spies, and Spanish treasure, Mercedes Maxwell is at first doubtful. After all, the book claims that Shakespeare had a brother who was murdered in Scotland. Ridiculous!
But someone wants the book, and her roommate is murdered in an attempt to get it. In no time at all, Mercedes is a murder suspect, chased by a vicious killer the overbearing police investigator refuses to believe in. Alone in the UK without friends or resources, Mercedes realizes that she must solve the riddles left by the supposed Shakespeare to prove her innocence and to escape being killed. To make matters worse, there might be more than one murderer out there, determined to find the gold and to conceal the secrets of SHAKESPEARE’S BLOOD.
"Peg just never lets you down. This is an engrossing novel with lots of twists, historical flavor, and a fascinating theory. Just read it for yourself. It stimulates your mind as it entertains."
Released January, 2008
Highland lass Tessa macFindlaech is sent to her uncle’s castle for training because her mother considers her too headstrong. There she becomes acquainted with Lord and Lady Macbeth, but she is soon stolen from their care by Jeffrey Brixton, an English spy. Her life takes several odd turns, stranger still because they were predicted by three old women Tessa met on the moors. The same three predict Macbeth’s rise to power.
Left in England with Jeffrey’s family, Tessa finds some peace but must resist a growing attraction to her abductor. When he goes missing and is presumed dead, she returns to Scotland, where she finds her aunt and uncle much changed. Tessa meets the witches a second time, and their message sends her on a dangerous journey to find Jeffrey, led by her heart and sustained by courage and determination. Despite outlaws, soldiers, and a host of other dangers, Tessa succeeds in her quest while Macbeth fails in his. Unlike her uncle, Tessa remains true to herself, relying not on magic and murder but on the irresistible power of love.