Welcome to my "Webbsite". I refer to it as a "Webbsite" for obvious reasons.
Since 2006 I've been writing novels. So far 6 have been published, along with my new one, Bayou Chase, which was just released on September 18, 2023. This is something way beyond my expectations I've ever had about writing.
I pledge that my novels will never contain graphic violence, sex, or foul language. I believe a story can be told without offending my readers.
I aim to give you a good story, with twists and turns, the bad guys getting their due, and with a laugh or two along the way.
These books are available through Amazon and my publisher's website. You may also click on the picture of the book and it will take you directly to the Amazon site for purchase.
Amateur sleuth and cobbler Fulton Moon (yes, his nickname is Full Moon) encounters beautiful and sinister Lucinda Mathews. Lucy, wife of prominent florist Arthur Mathews, wants to escape an abusive husband and Moon only wants to help. It isn’t that simple. Helping results in muggings, kidnapping, blackmail and, oh yes, even murder.
Moon’s adoptive father and mentor Benjamin Franklin Washington, proudly African-American, provides guidance, but no matter which way Moon, a devout Caucasian, turns, it’s the wrong way. And Benjie lets him know. Moon’s business partner and former girlfriend, Francesca Diverona also becomes a victim through his fumbled attempts to help Lucy.
Moon Over Chicago has humor, suspense, a little romance and more twists than a knuckleball at Wrigley Field.
P.I., Mike Shepherd has just encountered the most cold-blooded, steel-hearted man he's ever run into.
Ferlin Lewis vengefully slays neighbors and even plays cat-n-mouse with Shepherd just to watch his enemy squirm. Mike can not let Ferlin escape again. He must draw upon his every survival instinct to survive and track down this psychopath who deserves to die.
Trish Morgan wipes a dark smudge off her ATM’s screen and it’s blood. Then she hears a moan coming from the alley near the bank. And her nightmare begins.
Entering the alley, she sees a woman lying in a pool of blood. From that moment, she’s in extreme jeopardy. She turns to the only person she thinks she can depend on, her best friend Heather, who recently completed a P.I. course and can’t wait to use her gun. She tries to convince Trish to carry a piece as well. Trish’s life as she knew it has changed. She unwittingly has what the killers want, and they’ll stop at nothing to get it.
What’s worse, her marriage is in trouble. Everything seems to be crashing in on her at the same time. Only a former high school boyfriend – a police officer assigned to protect her – appears reliable. She finds herself fighting the obvious attraction they feel for each other.
Credible Witness - homeless veteran accused of murder has no hope of proving his innocence.
Stuck in Valhalla – a man from Rhode Island stops for gas and becomes a target to help complete a patriotic cemetery. Twilight Zone meets the Ozarks.
Turnabout Is Fair Play – a husband decides to terminate his wife after she tries to terminate him.
The Drifter – Todd Mitchel’s wife and young son are killed. The occupants of the van who impacted their car are fleeing from a robbery. Through a bungled investigation they will not be charged with the deaths. Todd won’t let them go unpunished.
Premonition – A traveler’s premonition proves prophetic
Final Conviction – Death row convict minutes away from execution waits for word from the governor.
Give Up the Ghost – A couple of ghost hunters travel to Europe to visit a haunted castle. It proves to be deadly and haunted.
The Key to Christmas – Bus driver collects Christmas donations for the Salvation Army. A key is dropped into his bucket. It could lead to a treasure if he could only figure out what the key unlocks.
Thirteen short stories to give you a bit of suspense, surprise you with a twist and even cause a grin or two.
At Christmas time, Chicago Detective Mike Shepherd spots a child silently crying on an otherwise empty mall bench. Mike and his fiancé try to help and ask the tot, “What’s your mother’s name?”
She replies, “Her name is Mommy.”
Four-year-old Madison is waiting for her mother to return.
Mike Shepherd PI alerts mall security about a lost child and a surveillance tape reveals one hour earlier a man walked up to that same bench and kidnapped Madison’s mother.
Chase Anderson, a war hero wounded in Afghanistan, gets a rebuilt knee and falls in love with his surgeon. They marry, but nine months later, she’s raped and murdered the day she planned a meal to let Chase know he would soon be a dad. The Chicago Police Department compromises the killer's DNA left at the scene resulting in only a one-year sentence for breaking and entering. That’s too much for Chase to accept.