Madeline Dawkins Mystery Series
Madeline Ridley’s perfect world collapses in a swirl of blackmail, sabotage and deceit after she awakens in a strange hotel room—alone, unclothed, with a splitting headache and no idea how she got there. A sheaf of lurid photos received by her husband puts Madeline on the defensive. When she unwittingly stumbles onto a payoff, she discovers who her enemy really is.
Spouse Trap is the prequel to the Madeline Dawkins Mystery Series
A High Price To Pay
Madeline’s dual professions as event coordinator and P.I. cross paths when a body turns up at a 3-day party for the spoiled wife of a famous director. Adding to Madeline’s overflowing plate, she learns one of the men who abducted her 3 years earlier has been released from prison. When his body is found in Lake Cachuma, she fears she’ll be next.
Appearances are often deceiving. And in Southern California, where the sun shines almost everyday and make-believe has its own industry, it’s hard to tell what is real and what is merely illusion. . .
The Trouble With Paradise
Life in beautiful Santa Barbara County will never be the same for two grieving widows. One is serving a lengthy sentence for the bizarre tractor death of her much older, land-rich husband. The other is convinced her husband’s death was no suicide.
Patience of Karma
A tragic boating accident off the coast of San Diego, a message from the great beyond via a world-famous psychic, and a woman’s desperate search for her grandson’s biological father are served up to the MDPI all at once. But little do the detectives realize their own lives and happiness could also be in jeopardy.
Houses of Deception
Madeline receives a text from Russell Barnett, the shifty P.I. who trained her and Mike. Russell needs their help finding his nephew, the son of the man who lost his life while trying to save Madeline’s. A frantic early-morning phone call from an event client propels the detectives down a rabbit hole as a missing person case turns into a kidnapping for ransom.
Other People's Money
While Madeline and her team search for a missing bookkeeper and try to get the skinny on a possible gold-digger, startling connections begin to appear as seemingly unrelated incidences add to the complexity of what they’re dealing with. The MDPI team is pulled in several different directions while they try to track down grifters who find the lure of other people’s money too hard to resist.
Breach of Trust
Three new cases come to the MDPI team on the same morning, all of them posing challenges. Samir and Nigel are tasked with finding who’s behind poison pen letters delivered to the residents of a posh senior facility, while Mike tracks down a missing 18 year old and Madeline strengthens a battered wife’s case against her estranged husband.