Jessica Minton and James Crawford
Return This Summer!
Always Play the Dark Horse
Dark secrets on a college campus, terrible memories of a World War, and a mysterious man on a dark horse put Jessica and James in the shadow of espionage and murder.
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Greetings, folks! A passion for the sharp wit, humor, romance, and dark suspense of classic-era film and written mystery inspired my Jessica Minton Mystery series: Bait and Switch (2015) Letter from a Dead Man (2017), and Always Play the Dark Horse (summer 2021!). The novels feature a sharp, witty, imaginative female lead who’s ripe for a little romance, even if it’s mixed with espionage, deception, or murder.
Available as softbound, e-text, and audiobook!
An attractive, mysterious stranger; a suspicious package; and Nazi Fifth Columnists plunge Jessica Minton into a nightmare of murderous intrigue! For more on Bait and Switch, click here.
For a sneak peek at Bait and Switch, click here.
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Jessica and Elizabeth Minton, along with Dusty, are back! Now they’re entangled by a business partner with a shadowed past, a predatory socialite with underworld connections, a cut-throat search for stolen jade, two suspicious detectives, an F.B.I. agent from Jessica’s past with an agenda of his own, and a deadly murder frame-up. It’s enough to make Dusty’s fur stand on end! For more on Letter from a Dead Man, click here.
For a sneak peek at Letter from a Dead Man, click here.
For a second peek, click here.
Bait and Switch and Letter from a Dead Man are available at the following independent bookstores: Annie’s Bookstop (Worcester, MA). TidePool Bookshop (Worcester, MA), Booklover’s Gourmet (Webster, MA), Root and Press (Worcester, MA), and A Freethinker’s Corner Books and More (Dover, NH)
The X-Files and Literature: Unweaving the Story, Unraveling the Lie to Find the Truth (editor, Cambridge Scholars Press)
Goddesses Mages and Wise Women: The Female Pastoral Guide in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century English Drama (Susquehanna UP)
Gothic Landscapes: Changing Eras, Changing Cultures, Changing Anxieties (co-editor and contributor, Palgrave Press)
Please have fun checking out my web site. I also have pages on the menu with some neat info on some of my favorite mystery writers and vintage-style screen thrillers. Those of you who like a good cuppa tea might enjoy My Cup of Tea. And there’s also something here for educators, students, and people who just like history and literature: Teaching and Academics. So, explore and enjoy yourself. If you find this site fun, interesting, helpful, please spread the word! Get in touch with me. I want to hear from you. But, remember, play nice. Natasha is watching.
last edited 5/26/21