The Puzzle: Samantha Jamison Mystery
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Samantha makes her debut as my protagonist in this mystery, which takes place in Highlands, North Carolina. As a widow, Samantha Jamison, an author, revisits her husband’s past to solve the mystery surrounding his questionable death. Having always lived in his shadow, she is a reluctant sleuth. Samantha’s emotional shock is evident: her scattered, rambling thought process connected to her fear, anxieties and hopelessness in the loss of her husband, Stephen, her marriage, and her life, which she discovers was all a façade from what she thought it was, hence her rambling on the pages and her anxious, incoherent thoughts, constant questions and second-guessing herself. But Sam gradually evolves, as she gains confidence and becomes a stronger personality. Much to her surprise, Sam finds herself obsessed just like her husband was as she tries to resove The Puzzle and is shocked when she finally discovers who was responsible for his death. Originally, The Puzzle was meant to be a standalone novel, but by the end of the mystery, I knew I wasn’t finished telling Sam’s story. It would continue in a series when Sam realizes she enjoys and is fairly good at solving mysteries. I once owned a log home in Highlands, so it was a great location with those beautiful but mysterious mountains as a backdrop to write this intriguing story. I used to sit out on our back porch daydreaming what a great isolated place it was for an author to get caught up in her own unexpected mystery. Many events in this novel actually did occur, including that frightening ice storm.
Without Any Warning: Samantha Jamison Mystery
Why did my friend disappear, and then a few years later mysteriously reappear on my doorstep? As an author, all I want to do is rent a house on the beach in Ocean City, New Jersey to write my next novel in peace and quiet. Unable to resist digging deeper, I am thrown into another web of intrigue, lies and cover-ups, involving two things from my past; one I thought I had closed the book on, and another whose book is mysteriously left open; two mysteries that I shockingly find are somehow connected. Without any warning, I am left to figure out why my storyline turns deadly with me caught in the crosshairs.
86 Avenue du Goulet: Samantha Jamison Mystery
In between writing novels, all I wanted to do was visit a friend, enjoy the sun, the Mediterranean and the French Riviera. Now I ask you, what could possibly be more exciting than that? Think again. She insisted I come sooner to help her and would explain why upon my arrival. I agreed, but my vacation quickly became ensnared in a maze of misdirection, lies, digging up a history of buried secrets and intrigue.
A Lethal Time: Samantha Jamison Mystery
I was beginning to question a lot, including my sanity for trying to find something I didn’t know anyone would steal in the first place. How did I end up in another complicated mystery involving a motorcycle rally, horses, a hidden collection, antique books, unexpected alliances, extortion, and threats upon my life? And how did I become a target? It was “A Lethal Time” and my time was running out. What secrets were they all afraid of me discovering?
Mouth Of The Rat: A Samantha Jamison Mystery
My name is Samantha. I’m a novelist who seems to fall into unusual mysteries and ends up becoming part of and writing about them. It has made me semi-famous for stirring up and getting into trouble. This one almost got away from me because I had about a week to solve it and began to think the unthinkable; maybe this one really was unsolvable. It involved a murder, drugs, an ex-wife, an antique car collection, and the FBI. More was going on than met the eye. I found that out the hard way.
The Riviera Is Burning
The French term, Entr’acte means between the acts. In this case, it is a pause in my series, a brief intermission, so to speak, for a personal memoir of mine about the famous French Riviera fires.
Death Knell In The Alps
Why did Clay invite my crew and me on an expense-free skiing trip to the Swiss Alps?
Suspicion kicked in when this unusual invite turned to intrigue with a creepy in-your-face message that was left hanging in my shower.
Like many times before, it’s usually the why that always drew me in. This would be no ordinary vacation. What was next?
No Hope In New Hope
This romantic rendezvous to New Hope was too convenient. We’re staying with who? No B&B? So in spite of my cagey, fine-looking gumshoe, Clay, and this unexpected invite from friends of his, I’m skeptical. Of course, I’m suspicious of just about everything to begin with: hence the mystery novelist in me constantly stumbling into situations that didn’t necessarily serve my best interests. Would this be one of those occasions?