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Richmond Police are puzzled by multiple murders where young victims are missing parts of their body

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
The
Case of Dr. Dude
Michaela
McPherson Mysteries Book 1
by
Judith Lucci
Genre:
Mystery, Thriller 
 

Someone
Is Kidnapping And Trafficking Women

When
a young woman disappears after a job interview at a well-known
dentist’s office in Richmond, Virginia, retired homicide detective
Michaela McPherson and Angel her retired police dog are pulled into a
crime that goes far beyond a missing person case. With the help of
her close friend, the aging Countess Dorothy Borghase, and Richmond
police, McPherson dives in.

Could
Human Trafficking Really Be A Problem In The United States?

This
case pits McPherson and her companions against evil and greed armed
with tentacles that span continents and generations. Russian mobsters
are in America, kidnapping girls to auction off to the highest bidder
in the international black market. Is there any hope of stopping an
underground operation that extends so far and wide?

The
Case of Dr. Dude is a thrilling ride that will keep you hooked from
beginning to end.

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The
Case of the Dead Dowager
Michaela
McPherson Mysteries Book 2
 

A
Team Of Serial Killers Is On The Loose, Hunting Children, Women And
The Elderly

Retired
homicide detective Michaela McPherson and the aging Countess Dorothy
Borghase team up again””this time to match wits with two
serial killers stalking children, women and the elderly.
When
Dottie Borghase’s friend Camilla Rothrock collapses at a lunch
gathering of old friends, the countess’s only concern is to dial 911
for help. But Camilla’s subsequent death has authorities buzzing
about international safety and retaliation, because her son is
decorated U.S. Army General Stuart Rothrock.

What
Price Must The City Pay To Keep Its Citizens Safe?

As
other restaurant patrons in Richmond meet similar fates, Michaela and
Dottie join forces with the Richmond Police and the FBI to track down
the pair of heinous murderers. But in order to catch the killers,
they will put their own lives and the lives of others in in serious
jeopardy.

Will
McPherson and Borghase make it out of this one alive?

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The
Case of the Man Overboard
Michaela
McPherson Mysteries Book 3
 

Two
Murders, A Man Overboard, And A Run-in With Big Pharma And Organised
Crime

After
an intense year of solving crime in their home town of Richmond,
Virginia, Michaela, Dottie and retired canine Angel, travel to Europe
to spend much needed leisure time at the Borghase Estate outside of
Rome. Unfortunately, their plans are upended by a series of
catastrophes.

A
Vacation From Hell

A
luxury cruise around the Mediterranean culminates their trip and
becomes a nightmare as Mic and Dottie investigate an American
pharmaceutical company’s release of a ‘dirty’ drug. The threesome
meet up with lethal, dangerous and heinous criminals from their past
and the cruise becomes a living hell.
How
do you commit murder on a cruise ship while at sea and get away with
it when there’s nowhere to run?

 

 

Wall
Street Journal Bestselling author Judith Lucci does it again with
this third installment in the Gold-Medal Winning Michaela McPherson
Crime Series! There is something for everyone in this story. Murder,
mystery, humor—another great read by Judith Lucci!
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The
Case of the Very Dead Lawyer
Michaela
McPherson Mysteries Book 4
 

A
Dead Lawyer’s Body is an Instrument of Terror

 

Michael
St. John never lost a criminal case. He wasn’t a nice guy. He
cheated his clients, destroyed criminal evidence, paid off judges,
and ran around on his wife. He was an albatross around the neck of
the Richmond Police Department. The District Attorney’s office
loathed him until they found his mutilated corpse – one lovely fall
morning – after an unusual outburst in Court the day before. Little
did they know that Attorney St. John’s body was key evidence in far
more heinous crimes.

 

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The
Case of the Missing Parts
Michaela
McPherson Mysteries Book 5
 

GRIPPING,
SUSPENSEFUL & CHILLINGLY REAL

Michaela’s
love interest and Dottie’s nemesis, Lieutenant Slade McKane, and the
Richmond Police are puzzled by multiple murders where young victims
are missing parts of their body. When a beautiful young mother turns
up dead at a downtown hotel, the action escalates. Meantime, Michaela
and Dottie, along with wonder dog Angel, investigate funeral home
fraud only to learn more about mortuary science that they ever wanted
to know
Missing
Parts may be the best Michaela McPherson yet! It’s a powerhouse
read!”
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Judith
Lucci is a Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Amazon Best Selling
author who loves to kill people – which is totally opposite what
she’s spent her life doing. “I love to think of heinous ways to
dispose of people – sometimes a lot of people- but it must be
creative. I don’t use guns very often but rather rely on my medical
background and research to figure out the best way to get the job
done. Bullets are just too easy. I’m sure a psychiatrist would have a
ball trying to figure out why someone who spent her life caring for
people and saving lives, now spends hours each day in the creative
pursuit of murder.”

 

 

Dr.
Lucci is a Gold Medal Winner for Best Sleuth 2017 for The Case of Dr.
Dude, the first book in the Michaela McPherson Series and another
Gold Medal for Best Political Thriller in 2017 for Viral Intent, the
third book in the Alexandra Destephano medical thriller series. Her
third Michaela McPherson mystery won a silver medal in 2018 for Best
Sleuth. She’s has contributed to numerous anthologies, some of which
are currently available on Amazon. She has recently claimed the
prestigious status of a Wall Street Journal best selling author. She
is also a USA Today best selling author. Her Cozy Mystery series,
Artsy Chicks, is set at Massanutten Resort in the Virginia mountains
where she and several other artists and the local medical examiner,
solve mysteries of deaths that occur at the resort.

 

 

Lucci’s
thrillers are a fast-paced, riveting reads that offer readers
believable drama, memorable characters and true suspense. Her books
are described as ‘unputdownable.”

 

 

Judith
was born and educated in Virginia where she holds graduate and
doctoral degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University and the
University of Virginia. She is also the author of numerous academic
and health-related articles and documents.

 

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The Emperor’s Seal – the divine symbol of the Emperor on earth – is missing. The Empress will do whatever it takes to get it back

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019
The
Emperor’s Seal 
Touching
Time Book 1
by
Amanda Roberts
Genre:
Time Travel Romance 
 
The
Emperor’s Seal – the divine symbol of the Emperor on earth – is
missing. The Empress will do whatever it takes to get it back.

 

 

Jiayi
has a gift – she can travel through time just by touching
historical artifacts. More than anything, she wants to escape the
clutches of the Empress and run away to a foreign land. Finding the
Emperor’s Seal could be her only chance at freedom, but is she
willing to risk the wrath of the Empress?

 

 

Historian
and wannabe archaeologist Zhihao has no love for the Empress or the
Qing Dynasty, but when the Empress orders him to find the Emperor’s
Seal in exchange for funding China’s first history museum, he
cannot refuse. It is only after he accepts the assignment that he
realizes the key to finding the seal lies in the hands of a palace
slave.

 

 

Civil
unrest and encroaching foreign powers threaten Jiayi and Zhihao’s
mission and lives as they hunt for The Emperor’s Seal.

 

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The
Empress’s Dagger
Touching
Time Book 2
 
As
the Qing Empire continues to crumble, the Empress is more desperate
than ever to find a way to secure her stranglehold on the country.
Every day, she forces Jiayi to use her powers to see into the past to
the time of Empress Wu to discover the secret to securing power.

 

 

But
Jiayi already knows the answer.

 

 

Empress
Wu’s dagger is more than it appears. Blessed with an ancient power,
the dagger can be used to make and destroy empires.

 

 

Jiayi’s
ability to travel through time is growing stronger, and she is not
sure she wants to use that power to prop up a dying empress. There is
only one man she wants to save. The man she lost her heart to. A man
who died over a thousand years ago.

 

 

Zhihao
knows he cannot fall in love with Jiayi, a palace slave. But with
each passing day, his feelings grow stronger.

 

 

When
a ghost from his past walks into his life, Zhihao may have to choose
between his country and the woman he loves.

 

 

Secrets
will be revealed in the second exciting installment of the Touching
Time Trilogy!

 

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The
Slave’s Necklace
Touching
Time Book 3
 
Kill
the Empress, save the world.

 

 

That
is what people from all sides are telling Jiayi. She not only has the
power to kill the empress, but to set up a new future for China.
Jiayi has spent her life as a palace slave. Freedom for China could
mean a lifetime of servitude for her.

 

 

And
Jiayi is tired of living for everyone else.

 

 

As
Jiayi’s powers grow, she finds herself living more and more in the
past, even as the future is barreling toward her.

 

 

Zhihao’s
past is catching up with him, leaving death and heartache in its
wake. Zhihao is going to have to make a choice, but he isn’t sure
he can do it alone.

 

 

Jiayi
and Zhihao stand on the precipice of a new world. But they will only
survive if they can overcome the past and stand together, no matter
how much it hurts.

 

 

Get
lost in time in this thrilling conclusion to the Touching Time
Trilogy!

 

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Amanda
Roberts is a writer and editor who has been living in China since
2010. Amanda has an MA in English from the University of Central
Missouri. She has been published in magazines, newspapers, and
anthologies around the world and she regularly contributes to
numerous blogs. Amanda can be found all over the Internet, but her
home

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The Empress orders him to find the Emperor’s Seal in exchange for funding China’s first history museum

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
The
Emperor’s Seal
Touching
Time Book 1
by
Amanda Roberts
Genre:
Paranormal Fantasy Mystery
 
Peking,
1902

 

 

The
Emperor’s Seal – the divine symbol of the Emperor on earth – is
missing. The Empress will do whatever it takes to get it
back.

 

 

Jiayi
has a gift – she can travel through time just by touching
historical artifacts. More than anything, she wants to escape the
clutches of the Empress and run away to a foreign land. Finding the
Emperor’s Seal could be her only chance at freedom, but is she
willing to risk the wrath of the Empress?

 

 

Historian
and wannabe archaeologist Zhihao has no love for the Empress or the
Qing Dynasty, but when the Empress orders him to find the Emperor’s
Seal in exchange for funding China’s first history museum, he
cannot refuse. It is only after he accepts the assignment that he
realizes the key to finding the seal lies in the hands of a palace
slave.

 

 

Civil
unrest and encroaching foreign powers threaten Jiayi and Zhihao’s
mission and lives as they hunt for The Emperor’s Seal.

 

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Missouri. She has been published in magazines, newspapers, and
anthologies around the world and she regularly contributes to
numerous blogs. Amanda can be found all over the Internet, but her
home is TwoAmericansinChina.com.

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She can’t resist to help him, despite her better judgment

Monday, January 29th, 2018
Murder
in the Forbidden City
Qing Dynasty Mysteries
Book 1
by
Amanda Roberts
Genre: Historical
Mystery
216 pages
 
Peking,
1867

 

 

When
one of the Empress’s ladies-in-waiting is killed in the Forbidden
City, she orders Inspector Gong to find the killer. Unfortunately, as
a man, he is forbidden from entering the Inner Court. How is he
supposed to solve a murder when he cannot visit the scene of the
crime or talk to the women in the victim’s life? He won’t be able
to solve this crime alone.

 

 

The
widowed Lady Li is devastated when she finds out about the murder of
her sister-in-law, who was serving as the Empress’s
lady-in-waiting. She is determined to discover who killed her, even
if it means assisting the rude and obnoxious Inspector Gong and going
undercover in the Forbidden City.

 

 

Together,
will Lady Li and Inspector Gong be able to find the murderer before
he – or she – strikes again?

 

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Murder
in the British Quarter
Qing
Dynasty Mysteries Book 2
 
When
a young Chinese woman is murdered within the British Quarter of the
foreign legation, Inspector Gong is ordered by the Imperial Court to
solve the crime before the incident escalates into war between China
and the foreign powers. The only problem? Inspector Gong doesn’t
speak English. And he is hardly the type of man to be accepted by the
British elite living in Peking. 

 

 

Once
again, he must turn to the one woman who can help him. The woman he
can’t stop thinking about.

 

 

Lady
Li is trying to forget about Inspector Gong. He’s a danger to
herself, her position, and her children’s future. But when he comes
once again knocking on her door and asking for her assistance in
solving a case, she can’t resist, despite her better
judgment.

 

 

Lady
Li’s language and diplomatic abilities allow her to freely enter
the world of the Western visitors, but tensions between the
foreigners and local people are increasing by the hour.

 

 

Will
Lady Li and Inspector Gong be able to solve the crime without the
answer leading China to war?

 

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Roberts is a writer and editor who has been living in China since
2010. Amanda has an MA in English from the University of Central
Missouri. She has been published in magazines, newspapers, and
anthologies around the world and she regularly contributes to
numerous blogs. Amanda can be found all over the Internet, but her
home is TwoAmericansinChina.com.

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Momentous Moments in the Old West You May Have Missed

Sunday, January 3rd, 2016

Rod Miller, how long have you been writing?

Rod Miller author photo

Since the mid-1970s I have written advertising copy for a living. But it wasn’t until about 1997 that I attempted “creative” writing. I started with poetry, and a few years later tried short stories, with my first story published in 2003. Then I thought I’d try writing books, and had a nonfiction book and a novel published in 2005. Along the way I also started writing for magazines. I continue to write in all those areas.

 

Tell us where you were born and where do you live now.

I grew up in Goshen, Utah, a small town on Highway 6 in the far corner of Utah County. I have lived and worked in Utah, Idaho, and Nevada, and for the past 30 years or so have lived in Sandy, Utah.

 

How do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it? (more…)