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FITNESS CAN BE FATAL
Spark your exercise with mystery, chuckles, and a hint of romance.
Aggie Mundeen, single and past thirty, takes Aspects of Aging at the University of the Holy Trinity and plunges into exercise at Fit and Firm. Rusty at flirting and mechanically inept, she irritates a slew of male exercisers, then stumbles into murder. She loves sleuthing, but when the killer comes after her, the health club evacuates semi-clad patrons, the San Antonio detective stalls his investigation, and Aggie forgoes fitness to try to stay alive.
Lefty Award Finalist for Best Humorous Mystery
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A DUDE RANCH DISASTER
“Bursts of humor in this novel had me roaring with laughter!”__Australian Reviewer
Aggie, friend Meredith, and Detective Sam vacation at a Texas dude ranch. What could go wrong? Cowhands hide secrets, the ranch manager is jealous of her assistant, and former ranch owners died suspiciously. When an expert rider is thrown from a horse and lies hospitalized in a coma, Aggie is convinced somebody caused the fall. Despite Sam’s warnings, she concocts ingenious methods to expose the assailant. When she scatters a cabal of cowboys, more than one hombre in the bunch would like see her permanently Home on the Range.
Chanticleer Finalist for Best Mystery
ACADEMICS CAN BE MURDER
“A tight mystery, an irrepressible heroine, and superb writing.”
Past thirty and appalled by the prospect of slip-sliding into middle-age, Aggie Mundeen blasts off to the local university to study the genetics of aging, doggedly determined to stay young. Despite conflicts with her professor, she learns about genetics and DNA. When she discovers a dead body, the San Antonio detective reminds her to avoid the investigation. Dangerously curious and programmed to prod, she races to solve the crime, winds up prime suspect and is on target to become next campus corpse.
Chanticleer Award Mystery Finalist
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MISCHIEF AND MURDER ON THE SAN ANTONIO RIVER WALK
“The Texas setting and use of Fiesta Week give distinctive flavor to this novel.”
Aggie Mundeen plans her first rendezvous with love SAPD Detective Sam Vanderhoven at a hotel on the San Antonio River Walk…a vacation from crime and a reset for their tumultuous relationship. In the midst of River City during Fiesta Week, what could go wrong? When hotel guests are murdered, she ignores Sam’s advice and doggedly pursues clues. Her dancing debut in a Fiesta performance at Arneson River Theater is fraught with danger. When the killer shows up, chaos erupts. Somebody might end up in the river. RAVEN AWARD MYSTERY WINNER
THE STORY THAT STARTED IT ALL –
PREQUEL TO THE AGGIE MUNDEEN MYSTERIES
In this prequel, recently married San Antonio graduate student, Meredith Laughlin, studies Shakespeare’s tragedies and abnormal psychology. Aggie Mundeen is in her class when a call from Meredith’s husband propels her to desperation. A stalker trails her, her pregnant friend is attacked, and she is afraid to trust anyone. Emboldened by what she learns in class plus support from Aggie and Detective Sam, she resolves to find the truth behind the attacks. She knows that one misstep will push her into the clutches of people who want her dead.
“West peels the layers of evil with a practiced eye.”
WINNER OF THE BLETHER GOLD AWARD
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