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Join the zany Silver family - the twins, Godiva Olivia DuBois, syndicated advice columniist, Goldie Silver, Juneau Alaska antique store owner and their 80-year-old mother and uncle, vaudeville magicians.
Identical twins Goldie and Godiva take a wild romp through the glitzy world of TV chefs - in search of a killer. Godiva is almost killed by food poisoning during the show. Goldie flies to LA to help investigate, and the 4 Silvers are in hot water.
Rampaging Russians, Deadly Teapots, Twin Sleuths, Old Magicians and MURDER! The Silver Sisters are tracking seven stolen teapots from Alaska to LA. To add to the fun, the twins' eighty-one-year-old mother and uncle, former vaudeville magicians Flossie and Sterling Silver, get into the act! The Russian samovar teapots sell quickly, but people begin to die
What secret is the beautiful magician Mara the Magnificent hiding? A fun-filled Silver Sisters escapade in "Sin City". The family gets a shock while attending Mara's show, where a stagehand dies during the performance. Police call it accidental, but Mara is convinced its murder. Twists, turns, murder and mayhem. Just when you think you've solved it, something else happens.
It’s trouble at sea when eighty-year old Goldie’s husband, Captain Red Pepper, has arranged for Flossie and Uncle Sterling to sail on his ship, the Aurora Borealis, and mingle with magicians during the Magic on the High Seas cruise. Magic turns to mayhem when one of the star magicians is murdered on board and Uncle Sterling becomes a suspect.
Goldie's daughter Chili Pepper receives a phone call from her high school boyfriend, with a fantastic offer to move to Portland Oregon and become Executive Chef at a new restaurant. What she doesn't anticipate is a rash of murders, all at the Pettygrove mansion where she lives with roommates. The plot deepens in every chapter, and, like every Silver Sister Mystery, the ending is a twist.
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Desperate for a job, these three savvy women went to work for the division of the Federal Association of Criminal Reform that manufactured furniture in Federal prisons. Kimberly Martin, Cameron Harsen and Kate Steel met each other and the three amateur sleuths brought down a huge embezzlement scam in the book Ripoff. They remained best friends and crime-solvers after they quit.
Prequel to Ripoff. KIMBERLY MARTIN thought her day couldn't get any worse. In the span of a heartbeat, she went from riding high to the depths of despair. She thought her boy-toy lover would be at home to comfort her, only to find he flew the coop with her money, furniture and anything else he could grab. Enter the CONNED COUGARS -- women with a vengeance.
Who's ripping off the Federal prison system---and how? A funny crime caper with a diabolically clever scam. When Kimberly, Cameron and Kate bumble into a diabolical embezzlement plot and launch an amateur undercover investigation filled with twists and turns, suspicion turns to surprise. They discover so much more than they ever anticipated. Imagine Charlie's Angels starring in 9 to 5 Meets the First Wives Club.
Ever since Cameron Harsen was fired by voicemail after ten years with the advertising firm of Reid/Cunningham years before, she vowed she would get even with them. It was time. Before she knew it, Cami’s problems took a back seat. Kim was in town for an undercover assignment to try to trap the head honcho of the Rojas Cartel money laundering scheme. Kate, now the CEO of Fraud Busters, was hot on the trail of a new fraud. Scams, intrigue, mayhem and murder all over again for the sleuthing trio.
Why can't they bump off Fat Vinny? He's the guy you love to hate, and he deserves to be whacked. There's only one problem-he's still alive when he's supposed to be dead. A funny crime caper that will keep you turning the pages. Laugh out loud when Mob wife Maria Mancuso, and best-selling coauthors Danny Garrett, a former FBI agent, and Margaret Stanton, a wealthy divorcee, decide their only choice is to murder the publisher from Hell--"Fat Vinny." Vitali, who tops the scales at 400 pounds. Attem
Life in the upscale Los Angeles area community of the Venice Canals takes an ominous turn when retired doctor Al Shady and his wife Barbara Shady, Vice President and Treasurer of the Venice Canals HOA, disappear after a meeting. The cops are on it, but looking in all the wrong places. The house's door is ajar, the house is in a shambles and the Shadys are missing. Kate, Cameron and Kim team up with characters from Bumping Off Fat Vinny and find plenty the cops don't. Of course, a surprise endin
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After you read her story, you will know why her co-authors, Morgan St. James and Dennis N. Griffin, said she is one of the most courageous women they have ever met! The abused child of a crime boss, she was a powerful person in the Hollywood after-hours club culture at age 20, later a white female boss in the Crips. She founded an online support group for abuse victims. Despite her own severe PTSD she encourages them to be victors, not victims. Foreword by actress/activist Ali MacGraw.
This inspiring—and sometimes shocking—TRUE story is about love, trust, incest, murder and, yes, an actual miracle. The producer of the 2017 Discovery ID TV episode featuring Cheryl Cuccio says, " I laud Cheryl Pierson Cuccio and Rob Cuccio for blazoning their traumatic pasts and valiant love story so that others who suffer in silence might be emboldened to seek help. The title summarizes Cheryl's story. A victim of her father's incest, she hired a classmate to kill him. Rob was is the miracle.
Fiction inspired by true events. Imagine the terror of waking up in a strange bedroom bound and gagged. Teenager Laurel Murphy was a promising ballerina destined to have a brilliant career until she was kidnapped, sold into a brothel where she was raped, brutalized and finally left for dead. But she didn't die. A chance meeting rekindled the need for revenge in a heartbeat. This is a story of love, revenge and murder that makes one want to reach out and hug Laurel. The story begins in Chicago
Born in 1909, Rosetta was the youngest of a family of ten children. Rosetta's memoir, written when she was 80, takes the reader from her childhood as the baby in a zany family through events like World War II all the way up to 1989. Born in 1909, Rosetta was the youngest of a family of ten children. Rosetta's memoir, written when she was 80, takes the reader from her childhood as the baby in a zany family through events like World War II all the way up to 1989. She died in 2006 nearing 97.
WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU HAD 3 WEEKS IN ENGLAND AND LOTS OF GORGEOUS YOUNG ENGLISHMEN? Audrey's "wheeler-dealer" millionaire boyfriend has sent her and Audrey's best friend Susan to England, all expenses paid after Susan's husband dies. For three weeks Sue and Audrey travel around exploring England and Holland, get into some hilarious situations and rack up enough encounters with young men to officially qualify as cougars.
I have been fortunate to lead an interesting life, filled with various careers and travel to many cities and countries that all add inspiration and authenticity to my books. This is not a typical memoir format. With a wealth of personal stories to tell, ranging from humor to trauma, I decided to write this book as a series of short stories. I could have filled a book twice this size, but hope you enjoy my adventures and the interesting people I met along the way.
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Short Stories are a wonderful way to pass time while waiting. This collection by Award-Winning author Morgan St. James includes mystery, humor, a bit of romance and more. Some of the stories are inspired by true events, others are pure fiction. St. James has contributed to several Chicken Soup for the Soul books and her short stories have won awards.
Mack Peters enjoys the good life now, but it always wasn’t that way. Tragedy struck 12 years before on a lovely Sunday morning as Mack and his father finished their breakfast. Deeply depressed, he resigned from the LAPD and backpacked through Europe. Now he has a multi-million-dollar business that practically runs itself. When friends asked him to help find a missing investigative reporter the trail led to the remote town of Watson Falls, Washington and a horrible secret.
Every chapter of Writers Tricks of the Trade is packed a little about a lot, sort of like the appetizer table at a writing buffet. From tips, techniques and tricks--each chapter has something you can use immediately-- and it is all written in lively, entertaining prose. For technique, general information, reference and inspiration on those days when writer's bloc strikes, it is a valuable addition to any aspiring or published writer's bookshelf.
A fun-filled little 30 page book. A comical look at what it takes to be an official Jewish Mother and how to deal with one. A Jewish Mother doesn't have to be Jewish, a mother or even a woman! Just about everyone has heard oodles of jokes about Jewish Mothers. Comedians love them. One day when I had nothing better to do, I started to wonder, “What really qualifies someone to be a Jewish Mother?”
12 pages long and less than the cost of a Christmas card. The family's move to Miami from Chicago in 1949 when I was nine was a culture shock for me-a young Yankee who was smart, wore glasses, wasn't good at sports. I felt like an outcast but see what I experienced that Christmas. Back in Chicago by the time I was ten, things were much better, but the family had no money. My sister and I learned the true spirit of Christmas and cherish those memories.
LaRue the Llama gives children a funny example of why you have to PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT YOU DO. He tries so hard to help Mama Llama but runs into problems every time. Then he finds his lovable Aunt Fay, a motorcycle riding old llama was late because she did the same things he did that day. My son and daughter, now adults, urged me to share their beloved LaRue with children across the world. I wrote and illustrated this 46 years ago and never intended to publish it.
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