Dreams Denied

  Phoenix, Arizona Amazon US – goo.gl/fMt82R Amazon UK – goo.gl/HTQGo Amazon Worldwide – http://authl.it/1sv A book inspired by the brutal murder of a young actress. * Dreams Denied A beautiful desert city – Phoenix, Arizona! I fell in love with it the first time we met so many years ago, after a long drive […]

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Murder in Pueblo del Mar

Murder in Pueblo del Mar Amazon Worldwide: http://authl.it/1sy Puerto Peῆasco – AKA Pueblo Del Mar. In Arizona, Puerto Peῆasco is known by its English name – Rocky Point. The ‘AKA Pueblo Del Mar’ is the name I used for one of my ‘Bailey Crane Mystery Books’. There are six titles in that series, and Murder […]

Millions Do It – Why Should I?

Millions Do It – Why Should I? Look at the blank pages! I’ve looked at blank pages for many years, even managed to fill enough of them to write thirteen books, books of mystery and suspense, some inspired by true-life events, even filled some of those blank pages with romance and books about myself. You […]

Mindsets and Regrets

Mindsets and Regrets As many will know I have used at times my blog as a podium for Faith and Political venting, and, yes, I know, these are personal subjects that would be better left to political pundits and our religious leaders. My only excuse is that I care about the direction of our country, […]

When Angels Come

When Angels Come In those hours and days of misery when hope cannot find its way to my pain, there comes an inscrutable stirring within that calms and brings me a modest peace. There was a time when I was driving from Decatur, Illinois to Springfield, Illinois. On a long stretch of two-lane highway, behind […]

History Teaches

History Teaches History teaches us so much but it cannot keep pace with our arrogance and ignorance! Each generation carries with it the movers and the shakers, those simply living clean wholesome lives, obeying the laws, looking to survive, and the Jerry Springer witless wonders, robotic brewers of brawn and monosyllabic tantrums. With the world’s […]

“A Soul Defiled – A Bailey Crane Mystery” (Book 5) – EXCERPT

“A Soul Defiled – A Bailey Crane Mystery” is the fifth and final book in the ‘Bailey Crane Mystery Series’ – a relatively short book written on the Sea of Cortez. As I lazily and leisurely lolled on my condo deck watching the sailboats, jet skis, yachts, and all the diversions upon the sea, I […]

“Murder In Pueblo Del Mar – A Bailey Crane Mystery” (Book 4) – Excerpt

“Murder In Pueblo Del Mar – A Bailey Crane Mystery” (Book 4) is fiction inspired by a brutal murder some years ago of an Arizona mother and wife while on a family holiday in Rocky Point, Mexico. This story is important to me on two levels: the dynamic of the homicide itself with its salacious ingredients […]

“The Brutus Gate – A Bailey Crane Mystery” (Book 3) – AN EXCERPT

Here’s an excerpt from the third book in the Bailey Crane Mystery Series. Hope you enjoy it. CHAPTER ONE Just when you think you’ve got all systems going in harmonious sync, that’s the time old Chicken Little’s doomsday utterance settles a might too snugly into the conscience: The sky is falling! Well, my sky was […]

“Satan’s Song – A Bailey Crane Mystery” (Book 2) – AN EXCERPT

“Satan’s Song – A Bailey Crane Mystery” (Book 2) is part of the five-book ‘Bailey Crane Mystery Series’. The book was inspired by a horrific murder in Phoenix, Arizona some years ago. The details in the newspapers of the day stunned me, and my imagination came up with all sorts of scenarios for the gruesome […]