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From their childhood home in a small Tennessee town to the stages of Las Vegas, ambitious Earleen Jameson guides the career of her talented and beautiful granddaughter, Special. Earleen will do anything to make Special a star, including murder. Unknowingly helping Earleen is Alexandra Merritt, owner of the Las Vegas Desert Flower Hotel and Casino. She has a lifetime habit of taking in strays, both animal and human. This time, she befriends the Jameson women and soon begins to suspect she might be sheltering a killer. Can she and her lover, Las Vegas homicide cop, Sam Howard, find the truth before another man finds Special fatally attractive?
It’s National Finals Rodeo week in Las Vegas, and even more people than usual are traveling to Sin City in hopes of fulfilling their dreams. There’s Sonny Monroe, a country music superstar clinging to the edge of disaster. Ferlin and Patsy want to be married by an Elvis impersonator. Lil’bit Meade wants to win the barrel racing title. Charles Driscoll is starting a new job and wants to prove he has what it takes. Sandy Novarro plans on winning the Megabucks jackpot. Inquizitor, the meanest bull in rodeo, wants the chance to kill another human being. When one of the new arrivals winds up dead, casino owner Alexandra Merritt and homicide detective Mike Simmons have a case to solve, and must do it before the suspects all leave town. There’s only one murderer, but everyone involved will find that it’s a Rough Ride in Vegas. Donna read more
Entertainer Robert Clarkson wakes up in a strange bedroom with a bullet wound in his back and no memory of how it got there. His awkward investigation discovers that the younger brother the Army told him died in Iraq is home and has brought with him something the most powerful people in the world will kill to retrieve. When Robert involves his employer, Alexandra Merritt, owner of the Las Vegas Desert Flower Casino, she takes matters into her own hands. The beautiful, feisty redhead has connections of her own who don’t frighten easily, among them homicide cop, Sam Howard. It isn’t long before a professional killer regrets his attempts to harm people Alexandra loves.
In hopes of bringing the high rollers back to Downtown, Mayor Oscar Goodman plans to build a high-rise, glittering casino. He invests everything he has to buy the property and raises the rest of the money from old friends–friends he once defended in court. If his plan doesn’t succeed, he stands to lose more than his life savings.
On opening day, things go wrong, and those responsible wind up dead. Detectives Sam Howard and Jessica Chalmers begin to wonder…
Is the Mayor a possible victim, or is he the prime suspect?
“A sizzling Sin City whodunit.”
–Norm Clarke, Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist
“Thank heaven this isn’t true!!”
–Oscar Goodman, 3-term Mayor of Las Vegas, Attorney, Author, Actor and Restaurateur
Out of work and almost out of money, actor/dancer/singer Shana Alana loses her most prized possession. In her frenzied efforts to retrieve it, she finds she will do anything, including murder.
With the help of her best friend, Jeanne Harper, Shana finally lands a part in a show at the Las Vegas Getaway Hotel and Casino. Good luck seems to come in a landslide, but the depression that dogged her all her adult life refuses to leave.
When she’s cast in a leading part in eccentric director Hank Azar’s new film, her career kicks into high gear. She’s even mentioned as a possible Oscar winner.
In spite of Jeanne’s warning about dating actors, Shana falls in love with her handsome leading man. She soon finds that Jeanne speaks from the wise read more
When newly divorced Ellen has trouble sleeping, her friend, Alexandra, tells her, “Get a dog.” A visit to the local shelter brings Skip into her life. The injured Golden Retriever is soon running things, arranging her romances, and teaching her to laugh again. When she begins to date, he disapproves the dentist and the salesman and even threatens to bite the bartender. Will the handsome Vegas firefighter make Skip wag his tail? Anyone who ever loved a dog will laugh along with Skip, a most unusual canine.
When Roxanne Russell’s mother dies, her father is away on a business trip. The young military widow leaves dozens of messages for her father but receives no response.
Looking for a copy of her mother’s obituary, Roxie reads an article in the newspaper and discovers her entire life is a web of lies, secrets, and deceit.
The story sends her off in search of the truth about the man she idolized. She drives to her father’s birthplace—Manhattan, Kansas—and moves into her grandmother’s huge, three-story, hundred-and-fifty-year-old house. It’s been vacant for decades, but Roxie begins to believe she’s not the only occupant. She doesn’t know if there’s an intruder or if the spirit of her grandmother is watching over her.
In only a matter of days, someone has made several attempts on her life. She calls read more
President Tim Connors is slipping in the polls, and his chances for re-election are fading fast. His Chief of Staff, Arthur Locke, blames the abrasive, feminist First Lady, Rachel Connors. Would a handsome, grieving widower be more likely to win? When his plot to assassinate Rachel goes wrong, Locke has set in motion a chain of events that could ultimately give the presidency to him. Washington is full of characters, from a randy Vice-President Quinn, whose trysts with underage girls and Senate wives threatens the entire administration, to Harvey Combs, the slovenly head of the Democratic National Committee. Just what is that white powder on his lapels? Add an aide whose overwhelming debts make him willing to do anything for money, and a hired killer, Vincent Chambers, who is desperate to earn enough cash to give him a way out of the South read more
Basketball superstar Andre Jeffers meets a virginal, young and beautiful Sierra Wentworth. For the first time in his life, he is not the one in control. She and her greedy mother maneuver him into leaving his family and marrying her. Once she has what she wants, his fame, his money, and his son, she divorces him, but Andre is not going to be disposed of so easily. When Sierra is found slaughtered in the boutique Andre bought her, the ex-husband is the prime suspect, but not the only one. Newly promoted Las Vegas Detective Sam Howard discovers there were several people who had a reason to want her dead, including her own mother.
Devout Christians, Mary and David Gentry, fall victim to a series of crimes and mishaps in their comfortable, upper middle class Michigan suburb. David convinces a doubtful Mary to move to New Jordan, a walled, secluded, community being built in Georgia and designed for Christians only. There is literally no crime, and the houses don’t even need locks on the doors. David and Mary are thoroughly investigated and approved but, as part of the requirements to move in, they must surrender all their considerable assets with the understanding that if they decide to leave, everything will be returned to them. Architect David is ecstatic when given the assignment of designing the new city. The children love their new school and quickly make friends. Only Mary is unhappy. She soon rebels against the strict rules for women; no makeup, no hair read more