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Jennie McGrady barely has time to do her homework, much less read the school newspaper. But when an article announces that her classmate Annie Phillips was a trash-can baby, Jennie takes notice. Who would publish such horrible news? And in the wake of the recent murders of vocal pro-life advocates, Jennie wonders if there could be a connection. Annie Phillips didn't even know she was adopted, so learning she'd been abandoned in a trash bin sends her reeling. Unable to face her family and friends, and unsure of who she is anymore, Annie disappears. Everyone believes she's run away, but Jennie knows that Annie suspects she was being followed ... Debra Noble is the first television reporter on the scene when Annie disappears. Her motives seem to go beyond those of a journalist, though, and Jennie suspects Debra knows something of Annie's past. Does she know where Annie is? A tangled web surrounds a baby's birth ... Abandoned
Book 7 in the Jennie McGrady Mystery series. Jennie heads to the Bitterroot Mountains of Montana and investigates a bombing at her uncle's Dancing Waters Ranch. Jennie McGrady is anxious to fly to Montana after her uncle, a full-blooded Indian and the owner of Dancing Waters Ranch in Montana, is injured by a bomb explosion meant to kill. Jennie's determined to solve the crime, but her instincts tell her she's not in friendly territory. Heather White Cloud is a beautiful Indian princess with a less-than-noble attitude. Jennie had hoped to befriend her cousin, but Heather's as cold as ice and determined to escape the home she calls a prison. Chad Elliot came to Montana to reclaim the land his grandfather once owned--Dancing Waters Ranch. He's lost his case in court, but has he decided to take the law into his own hands?
aJennie McGrady's search for her missing father lands her in a lot of hot water, and now she's got to get out of Portland--fast. To Jennie's relief, her grandmother's response is a Caribbean cruise where tropical breezes and endless beaches await. But danger is still on her heels ... Lisa Calhoun has only one thing in common with her cousin Jennie: Their age. A petite beauty with sparkling auburn hair and an eye for the perfect date, Lisa's idea of an adventure is trying on new nail polish. But she's entangled in another of Jennie's schemes, and the consequences could be deadly. Dominic Ramirez has both the wealth and the charm to sweep Jennie off her feet. But Jennie's still standing, and glimmers of his dark side have her worried. Suddenly, the dream turns into a nightmare ... Deceived
Jennie McGrady's Labor Day weekend promises relaxation and fun when she visits a fur farm run by family acquaintances. Jennie's anticipation of the trip grows when she learns Scott Chambers, an old friend, has taken a job at the very same farm. But on her first night there, the mink are released from a neighboring farm--and Jennie fears the sometimes volatile Scott may have been behind it. Scott Chambers' participation in extreme animal rights activities is in the past--or so he claims. Jennie wants to believe him, but his arrival to the area just before the mink release seems more than coincidence. And when Bob Sutherland, the affected farmer, turns up missing, suspicion falls on Scott. Aleshia Sutherland makes no secret of her involvement with the radical Animal Rights Movement--and has been kicked out of her parents' house because of it. Does she despise her father's line of work so much that she would hurt him? Can Jennie look beyond her personal feelings to find the truth?
Jennie McGrady is quickly gaining a reputation as an amateur sleuth, and it isn't going unnoticed by the local media. But the glamour of publicity is getting old, and Jennie would love to disappear into the crowd--especially when a plea from Courtney leaves her out in the cold. Courtney Evans is the typical wild sixteen-year-old: weird hair, strange friends, and an attitude to boot. But underneath the hype Jennie finds a compassionate, hurting friend who is running scared. When Courtney disappears, the police suggest she ran away, but Jennie's instincts tell her this mystery has the sickly smell of drugs and money surrounding it. Gavin Winslow is determined to break into the world of journalism, and he thinks Jennie is his ticket in. A lead story on Portland's very own Nancy Drew would get him the career attention he needs, but is his interest in Jennie more than professional? Nothing to gain and everything to lose ... Dying To Win
Jennie McGrady is looking forward to a day spent hiking in the mountains with her friends. She's arranged to meet them at the trailhead but arrives a few minutes early and takes the opportunity to enjoy the solitude and cool mountain air. But lurking nearby is a man wanted on burglary charges -- and in a heartbeat Jennie is taken hostage. Zack is a sweet kid but has been forced into a life of crime by his aunt and uncle. Only fourteen, he's afraid of being put into a detention center himself if he turns his guardians in. But he seems sympathetic to Jennie -- can she convince him to let her go and even escape with her?Corisa and Brandy Graham, during a weekend at their family cabin, stumble upon a nearly unconscious girl their age alone in the woods. She's been seriously injured -- and doesn't remember a thing about who she is or how she got there....
Book 10 in the Jennie McGrady Mysteries for young adults. When her church and school are destroyed by fire, speculations mount and Jennie smells foul play, but why would anyone target a diverse church like Trinity? With overtones of racism and issues of color, be it African American or Hispanics, there are no lack of suspects with hate seemingly everywhere. Hospitals and kidnapping hinder Jennie's ability to help her dad get to the bottom of this horrible deed and the bodies left in its wake.
Book 15 of the Jennie McGrady Mysteries. Headed to Ireland with her grandmother to help settle the family estate, the two sleuths become entwined in a mystery -- that soon becomes quite sinister -- surrounding the death of a family friend. This is the final in the series of the Jennie mysteries, but the door is open to have Jennie go in another direction.
Eager to spend time with her husband while they remodel their home, Helen Bradley is reluctant to answer the summons of her eccentric uncle Paddy until she learns that there have been attempts on his life. Helen arrives at Paradise Island determined to protect her uncle, but fears abound. Never before in her years as a cop has Helen faced a ghost as a possible suspect. Now she must find the courage to confront her own beliefs - and to reveal whatever truth surfaces...
In Too Deep finds Jennie at the center of a criminal investigation when her chemistry teacher, Tom Mancini, is discovered dead of a drug overdose in his lab at Trinity High. The death initially appears to be a suicide, but the autopsy report tells another story. Jennie begins delving into Mancini's past in hope of uncovering possible motives and suspects, but her sleuthing turns up some very unsettling information. Jennie McGrady's summer has just settled back into a comfortable lull when her chemistry professor turns up dead from a drug overdose. A suicide note seems to close the case, but Jennie smells foul play in the lab. The challenge is convincing the police to investigate--without implicating herself in the case. Gavin Winslow fancies himself Portland's version of Clark Kent. Friendly and handsome in his own studious kind of way, Jennie values his instincts. But when he mysteriously disappears, Jennie is completely baffled. Whose side is he on? Detective Nate Rastovski is new in the homicide department and hardly eager to welcome sleuthing help from Jennie. In fact, he's far more interested in Jennie's mother. While the death of Jennie's teacher hangs unresolved, he's concentrating on the romance department--and leaving Jennie's suspicions out in the cold. Sometimes truth wears a mask... In Too Deep
Book 1 of the Helen Bradley Mysteries. Helen Bradley goes undercover in a respected convalescent home to investigate the mysterious death of a prominent gerontologist. After ten years of widowhood, Helen Bradley is in the prime of her life. She has a wonderful new husband, a terrific job as a freelance travel writer, and an occasional assignment from her former employer--the U.S. government--just to keep life interesting. But a phone call from Irene Kincaid detailing her husband's mysterious death interrupts Helen's pace. Dr. Paul Kincaid was a prominent gerontologist who had developed a number of anti-aging products, including what was hoped to be a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Then Irene dies, and Helen is convinced that there are secrets lurking in Kincaid laboratories that someone is willing to kill for. To discover the truth, she decides to check herself into Kincaid's convalescent home. Her son pleaded with her not to--and once inside, Helen understands why.
Jennie McGrady plans to spend the last weeks of summer relaxing and hanging out with her boyfriend in her grandmother's coastal hometown. But she barely arrives before learning that the mayor's teenage daughter has been murdered. Jennie's reluctant to get involved in the emotional case, until the suspect turns out to be someone she knows. ... Todd Kopelund is under arrest for murdering the mayor's daughter--his girlfriend, Jessica Ames. He claims he's innocent, and Jennie can't imagine Todd hurting anyone. But the mayor is determined to prove Todd guilty--and the evidence is pretty convincing. Ryan Johnson is Jennie's boyfriend and Todd's best friend. He says he cares a lot for Jennie, yet when she expresses doubts about Todd's innocence, Ryan pulls away--leaving Jennie to look for answers on her own. Jessica's death is only the beginning. ...
Allison Beaumont is beautiful, popular, wealthy, and she's just been crowned the Rose Festival Princess. But when dead roses begin arriving on her doorstep and threatening phone calls follow, Allison realizes she's paying a high price for her throne. Jennie McGrady has only one goal in life: to find her father. But Allison's plea for help tears Jennie away from her search and involves both of them in a dangerous race to hunt down the Portland stalker. Rocky is the Beaumont's handsome gardener, but with no dirt on his hands and a lot on his character, Jennie's wondering if Rocky's interested in something other than flowers. Something sinister is going on . . . Pursued
Helen Bradley's latest writing assignment takes her away from her new husband to a charming coastal town on the Long Beach Peninsula of Washington State, where she's to finish assembling a regional travel guide. Arriving at the quaint bed and breakfast where she will stay for the next two weeks, Helen learns why the guidebook's original author couldn't complete the project. She's dead, and Helen's host at the bed and breakfast insists it was writing the guidebook that got her killed. Helen suspects that Isabelle stumbled upon some illegal activity, and an accident was staged to keep her quiet. And when a local fisherman who may know the mystery behind Isabelle's death disappears at sea, Helen teams up with a Coast Guard investigator to find some answers.
Jennie McGrady thinks her vacation is doomed when a bomb threat delays her flight to the dolphin research lab in Florida. But then she meets Sarah, a girl who desperately needs her help to solve a two-year-old murder, and Jennie's detective instincts tell her something is very wrong. Sarah Stanford has lived in silence since her father's death. Now she's beginning to remember what happened the night of his murder--but what if the wrong person finds out she's a witness? Scott Chambers is a young, hot-headed environmentalist who teams up with Jennie in the Florida Keys. Unfortunately, Jennie soon finds out he has more than just a passing interest in the case. Danger lurks just below the surface . . .
When their plane crashes after a flying lesson with her grandmother, Jennie seeks help at a commune which may not be as innocent as it seems, where she finds that God can use even the most difficult circumstances to work His will.
DOWN AND OUT. The economic downturn has finally affected Copper Mill. Kate has seen evidence of it in small ways, but it's not until she learns that there is an entire group of homeless people living in Ash Grove Campground that she realizes she has to do something. Disappointed that the majority of the community opposes her plans to help their struggling neighbors, Kate throws herself into doing what she can. She meets Troy Eaton, a man facing hard times, and a strange and confused elderly woman who calls herself the Countess. When Troy is implicated in more than one crime, Kate is convinced of his innocence, even contrary to circumstantial evidence. Yet as she investigates, she begins to wonder if the several mysteries she's juggling are linked--and it appears that none of her new friends are quite who they seem. Can Kate clear Troy's name when she hardly knows him or will getting involved put her in danger?
Thrilling intrigue and perilous adventure await in . . . Too Many Secrets Jennie McGrady loves to read mysteries, drive her mom's Mustang, and think about Ryan Johnson. Her summer seems perfect--until her grandmother disappears with a million dollars in stolen diamonds. Helen McGrady's job as a freelance writer for travel magazines takes her all over the world, but it is her secret connections with the F.B.I. that interest Jennie. Ryan Johnson is the good-looking boy next door. Unfortunately for Jennie, he lives next door to Gram, a hundred and fifty miles away. When Jennie enlists Ryan's help in finding Gram, a dangerous search looms ahead.
The disappearance of her second husband and the suspicious deaths of two mayors in her town spurs Helen Bradley into action, especially when one of her best friends is implicated in one of the deaths.
Book 5 in the Jennie McGrady Mystery series. A spine-tingling mystery in which Jennie and her family frantically search for Jennie's five-year-old brother, Nick. Nail-biting action with a sigh-of-relief ending!
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