Weaver and fiber artist Edith “Pen” Meyer knew her friend Sandy Merritt’s relationship with a married man was wrong. she had even urged Sandy to take out a restraining order against Kenneth Carpenter. Which was why her call to Sandy on February 23, 2005, seemed to come from out of the blue. During it, she told Sandy to drop the restraining orer and get back together with Ken.
Pen was never seen again.
One man stood to gain fro Pen’s disappearance: Ken Carpenter. But evidence was bleak; no blood, no DNA, no body. Until detectives found notes that led them to the killer.
A true crime story at its best.
Twenty years ago, a fire ravaged the Dillinger family’s old homestead, killing Jude Dillinger and crippling his girlfriend. Most people blamed a serial arsonist who’d been seen around town. But strange things are happening in Prairie Creek, Wyoming.
Ira Dillinger, the family’s wealthy patriarch,, has summoned his children home for his upcoming wedding. Eldest son, Colton, and his siblings don’t approve of their father’s gold-digging bride-to-be. But someone is making his displeasure felt in terrifying ways, setting fires just like in the past. Only this time, here will be no survivors.
As fear and distrust spread through Prairie Creek, soon all the Dillingers, and those closest to the, are targets – and suspects. A killer has been honing his sill, feeding his fury, and waiting for the moment when the Dillingers come home – to die.
This book keeps you in suspense right to the end. A great mystery to read.
Actress Dolores Hart’s journey from Hollywood starlet to taking vows as a nun. The book takes you through the early years of Hollywood and Dolores’ decision to join a cloistered convent. Since I was a fan of Dolores from her films with Elvis Presley and knowing she left Hollywood to become a nun, I found the book quite interesting. The book does provide a deep insight into her difficulty leaving a glamorous lifestyle, a career she loved, and a marriage engagement to the ultimate decision to join a life of prayer.
For a short time she was at the Carmelite Sister’s House in Jefferson City, Missouri, and was recently featured in an article in the Catholic Missourian.
Sentenced to death for crimes he didn’t commit, ex-cop Tom O’Brien is now a hunted fugitive. After fifteen years in prison, he’s determined to prove his innocence-but first he must convince his daughter, whose testimony helped put him behind bars, that he has damning evidence of a plot to frame him.
Claire is no longer the naive teenager who arrived home to find her mother and her mother’s lover shot dead and her father holding the murder weapon. She’s a successful fraud investigator who assumes that everyone lies.
If you love a good mystery, this is a great book to read.
What if a well respected doctor inexplicably goes on a murderous rampage? When Dr. John Meacham goes on a shooting spree at the office, his business partner, staff, and two patients are killed in the bloodbath. Then Meacham turns the gun on himself. The blame falls on Dr. Lou Welcome. Welcome worked with Merriman years before as a counselor after John’s medical license had been revoked for drug addiction. Lou knew that John was an excellent doctor and deserved to be practicing medicine and fought hard for his license to be restored. After hearing the news of the violent outburst, Lou is in shock like everyone else, but mostly he’s incredulous. And when he begins to look into it further, the terrifying evidence he finds takes him down a path to an unspeakable conspiracy that seems to lead directly to the White House and those in the highest positions of power
This heart stopping thriller will have you questioning everything you know about those entrusted with our health, our country, and lives.
This book will keep you in suspense the whole way through to the very end. If you love a good mystery thriller, you will love this book.
A gothic tale about an ancient order and the hunt for a miraculous book known only as The Blood Gospel.
An earthquake in Masada, Israel, reveals a tomb buried in the heart of the mountains. A trio of investigators – Sergeant Jordan Stone, a military forensics expert; Father Ruhn Korza, a Vatican priest; and Dr. Erin Granger, a brilliant but disillusioned archaeologist – are sent to explore the macabre discovery, a subterranean temple holding the crucified body of a mummified girl.
But a brutal attack at the site sets the three on the run, thrusting them into a race to recover what was once preserved in the tomb’s sarcophagus; a book rumored to have been written by Christ’s own hand, a tomb that is said to hold the secrets to His divinity. But the enemy who hounds them is a force of ancient evil directed by a leader of impossible ambitions and incalculable cunning.
If you like books about devil, angels, vampires, and werewolves, you may really enjoy this book. It was too much constant fighting with strange creatures for my liking.
The crime scene at St. Marguerite’s cathedral in New Orleans is shocking, even to seasoned detectives like Rick Bentz and Reuben Montoya. A novice nun named Sister Camille has been found dressed in a yellowed bridal gown and viciously garroted, her body covered with an altar cloth. Convinced the police aren’t doing enough, Camille’s sister, Valerie Houston, begins to investigate. But the deeper Val’s inquiries go, the more twisted the case becomes. St. Marguerite’s is far from the tranquil retreat many believe, and everyone, from handsome Father Frank O’Toole to the mysterious Mother Superior, has their own agenda. Despite their closeness, even Camille had a hidden life Val never suspected. But someone knew about Camille’s past and Val’s, too. Now she has no choice but to catch a devious, depraved killer intent on purging St. Marguerite’s of all its sins before she becomes the next victim.
I could not put this book down. It is well written and keeps you in suspense all through the book.