Mystery and Suspense

 

Prime Suspect

Prime Suspect by Virginia SmithBook 3 in the Falsely Accused series

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Discovering a dead body on her first day of work throws Darcie Wiley's "fresh start" into a tailspin. Things get worse when the police make Darcie their prime suspect. She's surrounded by distrust and suspicion—and the eerie sense that someone's been in her apartment, going through her things. Terrified and alone, she turns to Caleb Buchanan, who promises to help her find the truth. But their digging leads to more danger—and another suspicious death—as a ruthless killer fights to keep secrets buried.

 

Bullseye

Bullseye by Virginia SmithBook 2 in the Falsely Accused series

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When Karina's kid brother is accused of a gang-style killing, she calls the only person she knows who can clear his name - her ex-boyfriend, Mason Sinclaire. Though Mason dreads returning to Albuquerque where his wife was murdered he can't say no to Karina. Before long he's neck-deep in assault rifles and has thrust Karina into the crosshairs of the same desperate criminals who killed his wife. It will take all his skills and those of his FAST team buddies to keep her alive.

 

Dangerous Impostor

Dangerous Impostor

Book 1 in the Falsely Accused series

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While on a business trip to Las Vegas, Lauren Bradley’s coworker is murdered – and she’s identified as the police’s number one suspect. With the help of Brent, her handsome boss, she sets out to find the real killer, but nothing is as it seems in this city. Their only lead is a chance encounter with a troop of entertainers. Did Elvis kill her coworker, or was it Frank Sinatra? Together, Lauren and Brent uncover an illegal operation that stretches all the way back home to Atlanta. Can they expose the desperate organizers before one of them becomes the next victim?

 


 

A Deadly Game

A Deadly Game by Virginia Smith

2012 Carol Award Finalist!  ACFW Carol Award Finalist

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 It began as a harmless game, a competition of wits between ten wealthy businessmen. But when one of them is killed, Susanna is drawn into a nightmare like she never imagined. The only person she can rely on is someone she vowed she would never trust: the son of a billionaire, very much like the man who ruined her life three years earlier. And though she hasn’t talked to God in years, she must now pray that Jack can help her figure out the clues in an ingenious game with the highest stakes of all — life and death.


Into the Deep

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A peaceful vacation in Key West seems the perfect way to celebrate her birthday, until Nikki Hoffman comes face to face with Ben Dearinger, her scuba diving ex-boyfriend. Nikki can't let him find out why she left him in Mexico without saying goodbye. But Ben has a secret of his own, one that plunges them both into a dark world of political intrigue, drugs, and murder.

 

 

 

 


Scent of Murder

Book 3 in the Classical Trio Series

A 2010 Daphne Award finalist!

A 2010 Carol Award Finalist!

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The classical trio is hired to play at one final wedding, this time in an artist colony in the Indiana countryside. When Caitlin meets the handsome owner of a scented candle factory, she is drawn into the consequences of a haunting crime from his past - and a deadly killer in the present.

 


Murder at Eagle Summit

Book 2 in the Classical Trio Series

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The classical trio from A Taste of Murder head west, to play at a wedding in Park City, Utah. A romantic ski resort seems the perfect place for a wedding. Until a murder on the slopes turns everyone on Eagle Summit into suspects. Liz Carmichael, the bride's cousin, saw a shadowy figure on a chair lift in the middle of the night. But was it the victim or the killer? Liz goes to the police -- and finds herself giving her report to her ex-fiance, Deputy Tim Richards. After a three-year estrangement, she could finally make things right with Tim. Unless the killer finds her first.

 


A Taste of Murder

Book 1 in the Classical Trio Series

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Who murdered a small-town beauty-pageant judge--in a very strange way? Jasmine Delaney must find out. Because she's taken the victim's place. She came to the Kentucky Bar-B-Q Festival for a wedding, eager to meet the bride's handsome brother, Derrick Rogers. Yet she's suddenly surrounded by pint-size contestants whose competitive parents will do anything to ensure the crown. Even kill? Derrick fears she's the killer's next target and promises to keep a close eye on her. Yet someone is already watching jazzy's every move. Someone who's had a taste of murder. And is hungry for more.

 


Murder by Mushroom

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Book Description: A potluck on the lawn of Heritage Community Church attracts the usual pests - ants and flies, gossips and murderers. In this cozy mystery set in the small town of Versailles, Kentucky, kitchen klutz Jackie Hoffner decides to bring something other than potato chips to the church potluck. When someone plants poisonous mushrooms in her casserole to kill a gossipy old lady, Jackie determines to find the killer and clear her name.

 

 

 


Bluegrass Peril

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When the director of a retirement farm for thoroughbred champions is murdered, Becky Dennison teams up with the handsome manager of a neighboring horse farm to find her boss's killer. The amateur sleuths uncover a trail of clues that lead them into the intricate society of Kentucky's elite thoroughbred breeding industry. They soon find themselves surrounded by the mint julep set - jealous southern belles and intensely competitive horse breeders - in a high-stakes game of danger, money, and that famous southern pride.

 


 

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