High Country Mystery Series Books on Sale
Murder in Black and White - Loretta Jackson, Vickie Britton Whispers of the Stones - Vickie Britton Stealer of Horses - Loretta Jackson, Vickie Britton

Our publisher is having a big sale!  For a limited time, from Sept 25 through October 31, read three of our Jeff McQuede High County Mysteries on Kindle for only $1.99 each!  The first book, Murder in Black and White, our most popular mystery Whispers of the Stones, and our third book, Stealer of Horses!


We  have a new title coming soon!


CRYING WOMAN BRIDGE-a new Jeff McQuede Mystery coming soon!


Our new Jeff McQuede Mystery Crying Woman Bridge will be out this fall!






The idea for our new, soon to be published Jeff McQuede mystery, Crying Woman Bridge,  started with a legend, specifically, the legend of La Llorona.  We had first heard about this prominent tale while visiting the Southwest.  The Hispanic stories have several variations, but they all deal with a woman who has sacrificed a child or children by drowning.  She commits this terrible act for the sake of her lover and ends up crazed with regret.  In many retellings of the story, the weeping woman, La Llorona, can be heard along the river’s edge crying Ay mis hijos!  which translates to, Oh, my children!   


During our research we found that La Llorona wasn’t the only mother weeping for lost children.  Throughout the United States many tales exist about bridges haunted either by weeping women or crying babies.  This was the basis for our tale about a woman who is found standing by the bridge, weeping, crying for a lost child. 


Loretta and I are  delighted to announce our fifth and latest book in the Jeff McQuede Mystery Series,AN ICY DEATH, will be published soon in print and as an ebook.





In the heart of a raging blizzard Sheriff Jeff McQuede discovers a woman frozen to death in her car. At first he believes her death to be an unfortunate accident--until he finds clues that point to cold-blooded murder. Margaret’s husband, Arthur, left her in the stalled vehicle to brave the storm and manages to reach Joe Trevino’s isolated ranch. The case becomes more complicated because of the recent warehouse robberies at Trevino’s store. McQueede finds that Trevino is Margaret Burnell’s business partner, and that she has traveled from their Casper store to conduct a company audit. In addition, Margaret has planned to meet with her only child, a run-away daughter she hasn’t seen in years. Trevino, the missing daughter, and Arthur Burnell would all profit financially from Margaret’s demise. Has a relentless killer tracked and sabotaged the Burnells, or did Arthur simply abandon his wife for his share of the money, leaving her to die an icy death?




She's Baaack! Mrs. Jingles and Other Tales of Horror and Suspense

She's Baaack!  

 Ghosts, serial killers, and evil dolls--in these eight spine-tingling tales of horror and suspense characters fight for survival...or sanity. Evil takes different forms, from serial killers to restless spirits to dolls that whisper threats in the dead of night. 


In these chilling tales each protagonist struggles with a psychological or supernatural menace. 


***A victim of a serial killer attracted to women with long hair, Loral, once again faces her cruel abductor.
***A predator lurks around the bus terminal to target innocent prey.
***The party at an old ghost town sounds like fun for a group of teenagers...until the ghosts appear.
***When a fellow author steals Darien Port's lover, he finds he's doing the man an immortal favor.
***The appearance of terrifying Harlequin dolls causes deep-rooted feelings to erupt over sibling rivalry in a deadly game of make-believe.

Each story is a battleground and explores the essence of evil, either from without...or




Mrs. Jingles and Other Tales of Horror and Suspense

First Book in Series Sale-Murder in Black and White and The Curse of Senmut

For a limited time, read  MURDER IN BLACK AND WHITE, the first book in the Jeff McQuede High Country Mystery Series for only $1.99 on Kindle.



Murder in Black and White



THE CURSE OF SENMUT, the first book in the Ardis Cole Series, for only 99c from 10/17-10/24! (sale starts Friday!)


The Curse of Senmut


Read Seven Jeff McQuede Short Mysteries Free


A Deal on a Handshake: Read Seven Jeff McQuede short mysteries for FREE  October 9th through October 13. . Check our site for weekly free and bargain ebooks! 


Vickie Britton and Loretta Jackson's Writing Tips and Fiction

Path of the Jaguar and Other Clean Romantic Suspense Bargain ebooks

Enjoy romantic suspense?  Check out our clean mystery/romance titles for $3.99 and under--The Vanished Lady, Path of the Jaguar, Nightmare in Morocco, Arctic Legacy, and Bitter Melody. Path of the Jaguar Kindle sale only 99c.  



Check out Our Free and Bargain Books of the Week

Free Jeff McQuede Short Story 8/16-8/20

FLAMES OF DECEIT a Mystery by Lorettta Jackson only 99c THIS WEEK




Sneak Preview of New Ardis Cole Mystery The Destruction of Neva

Our publisher just released the cover of our new Ardis Cole Mystery, The Destruction of Neva.   The series is available on Amazon.  (link to first book The Curse of Senmut:).  Neva will be published in late September.  Sign up for a Goodreads pre-read giveaway: