Angie Deacon Mysteries by Cindy Davis
A Little Murder (Angie Deacon Mysteries Book One) by Cindy Davis
When ER nurse Angie Deacon buys a day of fishing on NH’s Lake Winnipesaukee for her husband’s fiftieth birthday, she has no idea they’ll wind up suspects in the boat owner’s death. Besides his wife Valerie, why would any of the five strangers on board want gruff, insensitive Nolan Little dead?
None of them knew her before today. Or did they?
As police storm the boat, Angie comforts the distraught widow, who quickly becomes the chief suspect. She was seen having an altercation with him earlier that day.
But then…so did handsome Jamaican Montez Clarke, who by day is a computer geek. He even went so far as to pop Nolan in the nose.
Valerie begs Angie to help find the killer. If she refuses, Val swears she’ll ask Montez’s friend Sonny who is a bit on the shady side.
Will Angie regret her decision to aid Valerie once she learns the woman’s dark secret?
Why did Sonny bring two duffel bags aboard? They don’t appear to contain fishing gear. First, they’re at the bow of the boat, then they are gone…And Sonny won’t talk about them.
Untruths aren’t the only cause for alarm as the pieces of the puzzle fall into place, leaving Angie wondering just exactly how her husband fit into the deadly equation…and if she is next on the killer’s list.
Checkmate: Murder (Angie Deacon Mysteries Book Two) by Cindy Davis
Angie Deacon has a new career, co-owner of Alton Bay, New Hampshire’s community theater.
Her first play Checkmate: Murder is in the works. She also has a new love–police detective Colby Jarvis.
Jarvis loses a bet with fellow officers, and the payoff is, he’s got to try out for a part in the play.
He is rewarded with the part of co-star–coincidentally, or maybe not, he’ll be playing the part of a burglar
Things go well…until opening night when burglar Jarvis shoots the leading man.
Who substituted Jarvis’s real gun for the prop gun?
How did they get it from his sock drawer?
He bends under the tight scrutiny. But doesn’t break.
Why would anyone want the star dead?
By day John is an unassuming nursery owner. Could his murder have anything to do with the fact that he’s trying to breed an as-yet-undiscovered red iris?
Angie helps dig into the clues to help new love interest Jarvis, but suddenly her clingy needy mom is in town.
Maybe it’s a good thing Jarvis’s long-lost father has returned. He makes a good diversion for Mom.
Can Angie and Jarvis find the real killer before he’s ousted from the force? Before Angie’s theater is closed down before the first performance? Before their parents drive them crazy?
Hair Of The Dog (Angie Deacon Mysteries Book Three) by Cindy Davis
Angie Deacon thought her vacation in Weirs Beach, New Hampshire would be relaxing.
But the dog next door would not stop barking. After two sleepless nights, she confronts the handsome, athletic owner at the local diner.
When he doesn’t even apologize…
Their ‘discussion’ ends in a near knockdown drag-out.
The following morning Simon York is found dead. And she’s the main suspect.
Angie’s search for the real killer leads to a cosmetics factory that’s putting out some very questionable products.
Now the owner of the factory—Simon’s wife—is dead.
Now Angie is a suspect in the murders of two people she didn’t even know.
She vows to seek out the real killer before they stuff her behind bars till her skin wrinkles and arthritis knobs her joints.
Dying To Teach (Angie Deacon Mysteries Book Four) by Cindy Davis
A local drama teacher is found dead with a makeup tube duct taped into her mouth.
Everyone is devastated, especially Kiana Smith, co-author of the most recent production intended to raise money for the floundering drama program.
Although her own community theater is in the midst of its next production, Angie Deacon agrees to help out.
But the principal announces she’ll be working on the case. Since she and Detective Colby Jarvis’ near-death experience in a recent case, she’s sworn to leave investigating to the professionals.
Angie thinks the gene that produced maternal instinct is missing from her DNA.
Until she meets Kiana Smith: beautiful, personable, and…grieving, because her mentor has been murdered.
And it becomes impossible NOT to help find the killer, especially when it seems that every teen and teacher in the school is supposedly trying to help out.
Can she unravel the clues before the police close down the school play?
And before her own theater production fails?
Rest In Pieces (Angie Deacon Mysteries Book Five) by Cindy Davis
The murder of a popular eighteen-year-old girl devastates residents of the tight-knit communities surrounding NH’s Lake Winnipesaukee.
When the jury sets the accused man free, it shakes people to their very core. Detective Colby Jarvis blames himself—the witnesses were ineffective; his testimony was weak, the clues inadequate.
The next morning, jigsaw puzzles begin arriving in mailboxes belonging to people related to the trial.
Twelve hours later, deaths begin.
Angie tries to help Jarvis in the case, but she’s mired in her own set of problems.
Her partner Tyson has just been offered his lifelong dream—a part in a Broadway show. She faces running the theater on her own, perhaps forever.
But that’s not the worst of it.
Her demanding mother is back in town, and she’s brought her a boy-toy—a twenty-something statue of Adonis come to life—who decides that he too wants to be a detective.
The puzzle pieces to seemingly random people continue to arrive.
Do they tell a secret someone is desperate to protect? Were they sent by the accused man recently released from custody? Or someone with an as yet unknown motive?
No Stone Unturned (Angie Deacon Mysteries Book Six) by Cindy Davis
Angie Deacon’s partner has gone to Broadway to follow his dream, and she’s left alone to produce Prince & Pauper’s first play of the new year.
Proudly she narrows the group of leading-man applicants to pharmaceuticals salesman Stone Powers. His six-pack abs and charisma have the female cast practically swooning.
Stone accepts the attention with cool professionalism, even as wives pop up like dandelions in a field.
When he arrives drunk at the theater two days in a row, Angie isn’t surprised; keeping three wives from learning of each other could drive anyone to drink.
The next day, the local convenience store phones in a domestic dispute.
The last thing Jarvis expects is to find Stone dead on the floor.
He suddenly finds himself overwhelmed with suspects of the female persuasion.
Did one of them do the unthinkable? Can he keep them from killing each other while he untangles the deluge of clues?
About Author Cindy Davis: Multi-Genre Published Author Residing In Florida
Cindy Davis is the author of 22 mysteries and romantic suspense novels, and several non-fiction books.
She’s a 20-year veteran free-lance editor, and a recent transplant to the land of sunshine where she can be outdoors twelve months of the year rather than the four or five in New England.
Cindy and her new husband Rick do a lot of hiking and swimming. They like to travel–next on the bucket list is Italy. The last trip to Rome produced a novel Lethal Dose of Revenge (being marketed now) which made it TAX DEDUCTIBLE!
Personally, she’s addicted to coffee–particularly chocolate raspberry flavor. And don’t anyone dare get between her and her life-loves: Ben & Jerry. Other than that, she’s pretty laid back.
She is an award-winning freelance editor who’s worked in both fiction and nonfiction with over a thousand authors.
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