When Marty’s work colleague, Layne Warrington, is found dead in an abandoned house on a derelict estate, the police decide it’s an accident.An accident in an ‘auto-erotic’ game.The clue is the orange.After all, people have died before in ‘near-death’ experiences.Marty reacts with disbelief and starts to investigate. She finds out her colleague is not as ‘nice’ as she thought.Then she discovers that Warrington’s death is one of many.She also has to fight against a policeman’s prejudices.And when Detective O’Neill says he likes her, is it because he wants information about her boss?Yet Marty, aka Jazwinder Patel, running from an arranged marriage, has her own demons to deal with and they chase her relentlessly.The threads of the story come together, and reveal a murky underbelly, which most people would rather keep hidden.
Colorado, 1870. When James Laroche, buffalo soldier and sometimes bounty hunter, rides into Nelson City, Clear Creek County, he’s offered a job he doesn’t particularly want. Rancher Willis Kenny asks him to help catch a gang of cattle thieves who’ve been targeting his place, Gold Acres Corral. When Laroche refuses, Kenny calls the buffalo soldier a coward, and the town holds its breath to see the outcome. They want to find out whether Kenny will regret his words, or whether James Laroche is really a gun for hire.Also in town is Mack Satterfield, cardsharp and conman, who gets involved with a couple of soiled doves, Berita and Suanne, who are liable to bring him – and Laroche – plenty of trouble.A story of action, bravery, humour and double-crosses!
The Oregon/California Trail, 1850. Boyd Cortland is a tall blond twenty-year-old. He’s known Rose Mahoney for a long time and feels responsible for her when her brother is killed. Rose determines to travel on a wagon train, away from her grief. Boyd’s the scout on the wagon train and he surveys for the railway company that ultimately wants to replace wagons with trains.Rose is seventeen, with red hair, green eyes, Irish roots and a temper to match. She believes that if something has to be done - do it, and if some does you a wrong - get even. Rose is more than a match for Boyd Cortland.This isn’t a romance, however, it’s a tale of adventure and shared hardships and danger.
Hangtown, California, 1852A sequel to Going To See The Elephant. Hangtown got its name from the old oak tree at the edge of town, The Hanging Tree. The townsfolk don't tolerate troublemakers. In the past they've kept order with vigilantes who've strung up the lawless. Times have changed. Now they have a marshal - Boyd Cortland, who travelled as scout on the Wagon Train. Rose Mahoney, with her young brother Toby, has traveled over three thousand miles with the Wagon Train. They've arrived in Hangtown only to discover the Muddy Water Mine deed is valueless. There is no gold. The mine is a scam. Undaunted, Rose is determined to make the best of things. She has money to invest and goes into business with Wilhelmina Hogg. They open a restaurant, The Wilhelmina Rose and Toby Mahoney is the odd-job-man around the place. Everything is going well, a bit too well...Then trouble arrives. The bank is robbed. The 'Three Brother' gang, who kill lawmen for fun, turn up and tell everyone they aim to shoot the marshal… A scar-faced man, Jonny Montana, comes to town with a chip on his shoulder and a wish to get even…Marshal Cortland doesn’t like it when Montana takes a job at The Wilhelmina Rose. He considers Rose to be his girl. What is Rose up to?And a man brandishing a whip is looking for Wilhelmina Hogg… How many blossoms will swing from The Hanging Tree?
Jon Burton thinks he's having a nightmare but the bad dreams don't fade when he's awake.Callie, his girlfriend, mother of his son Oliver, has been killed in a road accident.Now he faces life as a single parent.He's at school taking his A levels.He wants to go to Uni.His mother has her own life and career.His sister, Fay, older and wiser perhaps' advises him to have the baby adopted. Get on with his life.He should do that.Callie doesn’t want him to do that. Only her body is dead. Her spirit is still alive. And she wants Jon, Oliver, and her to stay together.Always & Forever.