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"Wouldn't this be a great place to hide a body?"

I know that's a crazy thought, but as a mystery and suspense author,

my mind just twists in this direction.

Find links for my books by clicking the covers below, and

learn more about each of them and get buy links on their own information pages.

A TROLL FALLS - A 1940s Romantic Mystery with a Fairy Tale Twist

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Murder. Even the word sounds ugly. Almost as ugly as the corpse on the shore.


Dallas, Texas, 1948


Opal Stedman enjoys caring for old Mrs. Farnesworth. But keeping her sister Ruby out of trouble, well that is another issue entirely. Especially now that Ruby has stepped into high society with her new beau. A dubious man. Maybe even duplicitous.

Even the handsome security guard warns her sister about him.

When a body is dragged onto the shore of the lake that borders their home, rumors and worries over the new man become assurances. But why has he involved her household in these gruesome shenanigans?

And why are Opal’s loved ones suddenly having “accidents”?

Loosely based on the little-known fairy tale of “Snow White and Rose Red” this mystery twists its way all along the banks of White Rock Lake during its heyday.

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A 1020s Romantic Mystery with a Fairy Tale Twist

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Who Killed the Giant?

Dallas, Texas, 1926

An exclusive party with the social elite of Dallas.
An elaborate venue high atop the downtown Adolphus Hotel.

A host who is one of the richest men in 1926 . . . Also, one of the deadest.

Josephine Jacobs was just doing her job, serving the food giant everything except his eternal “parting shot.” With the Century Ballroom literally full of suspects, why has she been pinpointed for shooting TG Taggert? With her long-time “friend,” Officer Porter O’Brien, Josie attempts to find out who really killed the giant, and clear her name. Get your copy of Marji's first historical mystery with a fairy tale twist.

Grime Fighter Mysteries

Cleaning up the remains of murders should make Dani Foster immune to the horror. But that fact that she keeps finding dead bodies really creeps her out! And puts her into constant danger.

The Visitor Mysteries

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Dallas Duets

A Clean Billionaire Romance

There's a touch that can't be explained.

And it has nothing to do with the 

clean romance that fills these stories.

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Heath's Point Suspense

When ultimate power wants you dead, seems like there isn't an alternative ...

The heroines of these books are broken and desperate. And they find themselves in the crosshairs of killers.

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Living in Big D (Dallas) all of my life has inspired me to write stories set in the area. Such a diverse population!


In addition, I find I love the old crime shows - Murder She Wrote, Ellery Queen, Diagnosis Murder. So I wanted to write something episodic without completely removing the romance. 


The result? A short series of novellas with a grime fighting crime fighter who's in a pile of trouble from the first page of the first book. 


Working as a crime scene cleaner is perfect for neat‑nick Dani Foster who has recently been relocated by her witness security contact. But she can’t hide the investigative reactions drilled into her by her detective father. Even though her discoveries, and the explorations they instigate, often put her into funny, uncomfortable, and sometimes dangerous positions.


Find out about each of the stories by hitting the information links here or read an excerpt and get a chance to buy a copy of your own by clicking on the covers. 


Coming Soon!

A WOLF'S EXTERMINATION   Launches in October 2024. Part of the Once Upon a Mystery series. This sequel to A TROLL FALLS is the third of the series. A 1940s romantic mystery with a fairy tale twist.

CRY ME A RIVER   The second book of the Dallas Duets series. One of the side characters from AIN'T MISBEHAVING desperately wants a story of her own! You got it, sugar! 

BOILING POINT   The third book in Heath's Point Suspense. Donna Culver and her daughter, Molly, have visited in books one and two and are mainstays in Heath's Point society. But their popularity won't stop someone from silencing their gossip when minor details could crumble criminal lifestyles.

D-Street Mysteries  This new series is a natural spin-off from the Grime Fighter mysteries and follows the antics of a rambunctious attorney-turned-private investigator.

Grime Fighter Mysteries

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