Synopses & Reviews
“..brings a gentle touch to her new series…” –Library Journal review for Stolen Hearts
“Fans of Joan Hess’ Maggody series will be happy to find a new sleuth on the screwball southern cozy beat.” –Library Journal review for A Hard Bargain
Christmas isn’t a holiday when David Randall’s psychic friend Camden has harrowing flashbacks to a murder, Randall’s mother has a startling lifestyle change, and his girlfriend Kary decides to join a group of superheroes. Randall’s investigations lead him down into tunnels underneath Parkland, NC, and down into his own unresolved grief.
It s Christmas in Parkland, North Carolina, and PI David Randall is looking forward to his mother s visit to 302 Grace Street, even though he knows she ll want to talk about his daughter, Lindsey, who died in a car accident. Then he and his friend Camden find Camden s friend Jared Hunter brutally stabbed. Cam has violent flashbacks to the crime, making him fear he s linked with the killer. The suspects include Boyd Taylor, who hires Randall. Randall s investigations reveal Jared served time for breaking into the Parkland Museum of History, and Bert Galvin, son of Ralph Galvin, editor of the Parkland Herald, was also involved. Randall believes inept superhero, the Parkland Avenger, is a set up by award-hungry Herald reporter, Brooke Verner. The Super Hero Society of Parkland insists the Avenger isn t one of them. To his dismay, Kary, wanting a more active role in his cases, joins the SHS. Brooke tells Randall she saw a letter from Bert promising not to tell about the museum funds. By comparing museum records and newsletters, Randall discovers a collector of valuable letters was never paid the full amount and died in a car crash suspiciously soon after the sale. He realizes Galvin used the museum break in to cover up this embezzlement scheme. A map found in Jared s comic collection leads Randall and Cam to a series of tunnels underneath several stores that have been recently robbed. Kary, in her guise as Wonder Star,"
About the Author
Jane Tesh lives and writes in Mt. Airy, North Carolina. A media specialist/librarian for grades K-6 for 30 years, she retired to write and exercise her creative side. A rehearsal pianist and sometime orchestra conductor for community theater, she also plays the violin, and is a certified kick-boxing instructor.