Struggling author Zachary Anderson has given up life in Phoenix, Arizona, as he learns he has inherited his own private winery in southwestern Oregon after his wife is tragically killed in an accident. Desiring a change of scenery, he packs up everything he owns and takes possession of his inheritance, only to realize that - surprisingly - life was much more relaxing back in the big city.
This boxed set includes the first three volumes in the series:
Case of the One-Eyed Tiger - When a shocking murder shatters the tranquility of a sleepy Oregon town, and a priceless sculpture turns up missing, all fingers soon start pointing at new resident Zachary Anderson.
Armed with a determination to clear his name, Zack sets out to solve the case with the help of a feisty canine companion with an uncanny ability to sniff out clues. With evidence mounting against him, can Zack identify the killer and locate the missing sculpture before he ends up in the doghouse?
Case of the Fleet-Footed Mummy - When a traveling Egyptian exhibit stops in picturesque Pomme Valley, all hell breaks loose after a valuable artifact is stolen and a dead body turns up in an unexpected location. The prime suspect has already been identified but there’s a catch: he’s over 3,000 years old. Pomme Valley’s newest crime fighting crusaders are on the case with Sherlock, new pack mate Watson, and their skeptical human, Zack. Can they solve the murder and locate the missing loot before any more misfortune can befall the town?
Case of the Holiday Hijinks - There’s a Grinch in Pomme Valley! Someone is stealing presents right from under the noses of unsuspecting home owners and leaving no trace of how they broke in. And, to make matters even more baffling, only presents are being stolen. Corgis Sherlock & Watson are on the case! Accompanied by Zack, their reluctant human, the unlikely trio must find out who’s responsible for the thefts and put a stop to it before anyone gets hurt.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Subject content = PG-13
Can Zack and the dogs clear Taylor’s good name before someone he cares about becomes the next victim?
Corgis Sherlock & Watson are on the case! Accompanied by their reluctant human, Zack, the unlikely trio must find out who’s responsible for the thefts and stop him before anyone gets hurt.
The townsfolk are scared. City officials are nervous. Can Zack and the dogs put a stop to this crime spree before Christmas is ruined for everyone?
Pomme Valley’s newest crime fighting crusaders are on the case with Sherlock, new pack mate Watson, and their reluctant human Zack. Can they solve the murder and locate the missing loot before any more misfortune can befall the town?
The discovery of a mysterious anomaly on the shores of western Lentari has the Royal family reeling, a town riled and people missing!
If anyone is to mount a rescue, without knowing what they are dealing with, then contacting the Nohrin would seem to be the best bet, but as both Nohrin become victims of the anomaly’s ability to move in time and space, they must find a way to stay alive, find the missing townsfolk and return to their own time.
Danger and excitement abounds! Don't miss the next excursion to the magical land of Lentari!
Author's Note: All Tales of Lentari novels are written as standalone stories and can be read in any order. This story is part 1 and concluded with Portal For Your Thoughts (Tales of Lentari #4).
Will Steve be able to figure out how to return to his world without an active portal? Will he be able to help his ancestor complete his mission? Will they be able to successfully avoid altering their own timeline back home?
Author's Note: All Tales of Lentari novels are written as standalone stories and can be read in any order, with the exception of this one. A Portal for Your Thoughts (#3) is part 1 to this mini-series.
Add one magic-stealing goblet, half a dozen dimwitted trolls, and one conceited wizard. Then add one kidnapped member of the royal family, one concerned son, two bodyguards, a soldier, and an adolescent griffin. Throw in a pinch of green dragon. Mix well and you will have yourself one fantastic action-packed fantasy adventure set in the magical kingdom of Lentari!
Nearly a year has passed since the events of their first visit. Mikal, the young crown prince, is happy, healthy, and adapting well to living on a strange new world with his bodyguards, Steve and Sarah. However, a devious plot has been hatched, one that will force the young prince to return to his homeland.
When Steve gets a mysterious message that says a member of the royal family has been abducted, he makes the decision to return to Lentari with his wife so they could aid the rescue party. Mikal is left safe and secure back in Coeur d’Alene with Annie, Sarah’s sister, and Tristan, his tutor. When Mikal sneaks through the portal to try to help, his presence in Lentari becomes known and draws the attention of the dark wizard who desperately wants to get his hands on him.
Battling thieving invaders, outsmarting repulsive trolls, and trying to stay one step ahead of a wizard bent on acquiring Mikal at all costs, Steve and Sarah must use all the powers at their disposal to keep their young charge safe.
Seek ye not the protector’s wrath...
Disneyland Debacle is a 5,000+ word short story that was originally written for the Lyndsey Roughton anthology. Follow Steve and the Bakkian Chronicles gang as they try to take a much needed vacation to the happiest place on Earth: Disneyland! However, things don't necessarily go as planned when one popular attraction they are riding breaks down with hilarious results!
Who is the one that was duped into riding thehigh speed roller coaster? Who's responsible for breaking one of Disneyland's rides? Read all about their hysterical excursion to one of the most famous amusement parks of all time!
Winter Wonderland is a 7,200+ word story that explores what happens when Mikal's parents (the king and queen of Lentari) visit the "Kingdom of Idaho" for the first time ever. Imagine the stoic king on the back of a snowmobile! Picture the queen becoming overwhelmed when she steps foot inside a mall! The gang is back together again and show the visiting dignitaries a night they'll never forget!
After learning he had inherited an enormous mansion and a huge tract of land from a reclusive set of relatives, Steve Miller, along with his wife Sarah, decide to take a few days off to investigate their new-found fortune in the quiet resort town of northern Idaho, Coeur d "Alene. While taking inventory of the vast manor, they discover a unique set of doors on the top floor. Mistaking them to be an ornate decoration, the doors are accidentally activated, presenting the two new homeowners with a tantalizing decision: step through or ignore? What harm could possibly befall them if they walked through a simple door? Curiosity getting the better of them, they step through, sending both husband and wife on a one-way journey to a land of unimagined wonder!
Realizing they were now stranded on a world populated with creatures that should exist only in one's imagination, they enlist the aid of the local king and queen. Their troubles continue to escalate, however, as it is revealed their arrival had been long foretold by an ancient local prophecy, bestowing upon them the status of Royal Bodyguards to the young crown prince.
Stuck on a foreign world where mythical creatures abound, trying to avoid being attacked by griffins, and hoping to impress a living, breathing dragon, the newly appointed babysitters must find a way to return home soon before harm could befall the young prince.
Some days it didn't pay to get out of bed.