A Shot in the Bark (A Dog Park Mystery)

A Shot in the Bark (A Dog Park Mystery)

C. A. Newsome

Mystery & Thrillers

Would you recognize a serial killer if you met one?Talked to one every day? Artist Lia Anderson doesn't, and neither does anyone else at the Mount Airy Dog Park. But a violent death brings Detective Peter Dourson into the close-knit group, and he is convinced someone is not who they seem. As the investigation uncovers secrets, Lia struggles with warring emotions while a killer watches and plans.Would you recognize a serial killer if you met one?Talked to one every day? Artist Lia Anderson doesn't, and neither does anyone else who frequents the Mount Airy Dog Park. When Lia's boyfriend, Luthor, dies violently, Detective Peter Dourson is assigned to the case. Peter penetrates the close-knit group of dog lovers with the help of Viola, the dead man's dog. The more he learns, the more he is convinced that someone is not who they seem. As the investigation uncovers Luthor's secrets, Lia struggles to make sense of her feelings about Luthor and her growing attraction to Peter.Meanwhile, a killer hides in plain sight and anyone can become a target.
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Sneak Thief (A Dog Park Mystery)

Sneak Thief (A Dog Park Mystery)

C. A. Newsome

Mystery & Thrillers

Starving artist Lia Anderson makes a new friend at her seasonal job scoring academic proficiency tests. Desiree is a sassy, fun, pocket-sized sex-pot and owner of a larcenous beagle named Julia. Desiree also has a secret admirer who leaves her tiny figurines sculpted from twisted aluminum foil.The friendship falls afoul when the pair discovers a secret connection in their past, a secret Lia's detective boyfriend, Peter Dourson, kept from her.When Desiree is murdered, Lia not only winds up with the woman's kleptomaniac beagle, she also inherits her stalker. On the outs with her beau and with the police on the wrong track, Lia will have to rely on her wits and her friends if she wants to stay alive.
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Maximum Security (A Dog Park Mystery)

Maximum Security (A Dog Park Mystery)

C. A. Newsome

Mystery & Thrillers

It's not like she's going to do anything dangerous . . .When Detective Peter Dourson arrests a nice stranger for the brutal murder of a dog park regular, he begs his girlfriend, artist Lia Anderson, to stay out of it. But her best patron takes the woman under her wing, and Renee insists her new friend needs help. Lia isn't going to do much, just ask a few questions. Surely that won't lead to trouble.Besides, she's got an escape-artist foster dog to deal with. Not to mention Peter's desire for a commitment she's not ready to make.Lia's dog park friends refuse to be left out in this romp of a mystery laced with humor, dogs, and love.
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The Kiss: An Anthology About Love and Other Close Encounters

The Kiss: An Anthology About Love and Other Close Encounters

C. A. Newsome

Mystery & Thrillers

A kiss is a simple communication. It can also be an exchange, a betrayal, an assault, a promise, a hope...or it could be a goodbye. The intimacy of a kiss cannot be denied. Whether shared, stolen or simply dreamed of, its recipient will be affected. Thirty-one stories by authors from around the world will tease your imagination as you anticipate ‘The Kiss’ in each weird or wonderful tale.
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