A heart attack sends detective Rory Naysmith reeling. Too young to retire, he accepts a position in small-town Winterset, Nebraska. Handed an unsolved truck hijacking case, with the assistance of a rookie, Rory sets out to prove he is able to go toe-to-toe with younger men. When the body of a Vietnam veteran turns up, he dons his fedora and spit-shines his shoes. But before he can solve the murder, an older woman disappears, followed closely by a second hijacking. He doggedly works the cases, following a thread that ties the two crimes together. But can Rory find the mental and physical strength to up his game and bring the criminals to justice before disaster strikes and he loses his job?
A murderer who doesn’t leave a clue. Small-town detective, Rory Naysmith, thought he’d seen it all, but a young woman’s brutal murder is especially hard to stomach. Doubly so, when he recognizes the murderer’s MO is identical to that of Tobias Snearl, the killer he put behind bars a decade earlier. His frustration grows after a series of senseless accidents plague those dearest to him, and a second woman dies. Searching for answers, Rory races against time, plunging deep into the murder investigations, drawing ever closer to becoming a casualty of the dark, angry deeds himself, until he finds no one is who they pretend to be—and none are beyond evil’s reach.
Omaha to Ogallala
Returning to Dad's home state on an idealistic seven-day trip dubbed The Wise Woman Summit, the Korth sisters trek across Nebraska with hopes of rekindling their childhood friendship. The independent, tenacious, and often outspoken women differ at every turn. Plans go haywire, emotions explode, and the family begins to unravel. When it's discovered the youngest, adopted sister is searching for her birth mother, all hope for a sisterly bond is threatened. Can they work things out or will personal desires and overwhelming family expectations stand in their way?
Double Dipped, A One Scoop or Two
Accepting second best is good for her career, but first-grade teacher, Retta Curt, delays signing up for the disappointment. Given two weeks to reconsider her contract, she retreats to Gram’s cottage on Moon Lake. But the cottage is derelict; Cousin Julie, distant; childhood beaux, Dean, bitter; and Sweet Picks, the family ice cream stand, in danger of folding. Then vandals target Sweet Picks and Retta’s dreams to recapture her happy childhood collapse. Star-crossed, can she save the family business and rediscover happiness, or is Retta destined for a second-best future?
Seventeen original stories by English-speaking authors from various corners of the globe. Some of the stories are potpourri, subtle clouds of poignant fragrances, while others are awash with the stench of human evils.
This collection of stories will make you wonder where black turns to gray and gray slides into white. Good and evil from the distant past and distant galaxies blend with tales from right around the corner.
What do vintage radios, computer programmers, and plumbing have in common? Clear Lake Area Writers. A collection of writings from this unique group contains short stories, poems, and essays.
A Selection of writings from the Clear Lake Area Writers, poets, essayists, story-tellers. The perfect book for a rainy afternoon or a tale before bed.
Contributions from nine authors whose passion for writing spans 9 to 90 years. This anthology illustrates that a common passion for reading, the desire to learn, and sharing the writing life can bind people together in a way that enriches their minds and makes each individual more creative.
Most people don’t write because they think there are rules that can’t be violated. Not so! Story writing is fun and shouldn’t be reduced to bullet points. Take time for yourself. Write, read, dream-a place to get lost and then found.