Cats, Cindy and Wally Mysteries, Mysteries

New Mystery! Really Dead?

Really Dead? is the first in new series, the Cindy and Wally Mysteries. 

Retired widower Sam Burke is shopping in Target when a woman approaches him and greets him like a long lost friend. Sam thinks she looks familiar, but he can’t place her. Later Sam remembers where he last saw the woman—in her casket years ago.


Meanwhile Sam’s granddaughter Katie is having an affair with Jason, a mild-mannered young man who is separated from his wife Lissa. Lissa disappears one day, leaving her house in a strange cluttered state, and her son with her sister. The police think Jason is an abuser and did away with Lissa, but there is no body, and no real evidence for what happened to her.


Two women, many years apart, unconnected, who are supposed to be dead—but are they really? Sam and his other granddaughter Heather enlist the aid of amateur investigator Andy Wade to help them find out. Soon it becomes clear that in each case, a death is more likely to come in the future than it was in the past. It is up to Sam’s prescient cat Cindy and Wally, Andy’s sociable labradoodle, to keep the humans in line as they track down potential murderers.

Books, Mysteries, Veronica Mysteries Series

New Book! Saving Sam

New Book! Number 3 in the Veronica Mysteries Series!


Heather and Janet leave Pennsylvania for Arizona to help Heather’s grandfather who is in big trouble from two directions. In the cross hairs of Heather’s greedy stepmother, who is trying to prove him infirm, Sam Burke must also take on an unscrupulous gang of criminals who think he is hiding the secret of fabulous wealth. While Janet and Heather try to help Sam, they are distracted by troubles of their own–Janet must deal with insecurities of the past, while Heather finds a man she likes, only to discover he is unavailable. It is up to Sam’s cat Cindy to provide guidance needed to protect Sam from an unlikely thief and an even more surprising would-be murderer.