It’s 1923 and young war widow fashionista Ginger Gold makes a cross-Atlantic journey with her companion Haley Higgins to London England to settle her father’s estate. When the ship’s captain is found dead, Ginger is only too happy to lend her assistance to the handsome Chief Inspector Basil Reed.
The SS Rosa delivers a convincing array of suspects—the wife, the mistress, a jealous crew mate. To Ginger’s dismay, her name has been added to the list! With a little help from Ginger’s dog Boss, Ginger and Haley navigate the clues. They must solve the case and clear Ginger’s name before they dock—and whatever shall she wear!
For fans of Rhys Bowen, L.D. Hathoway, Jacqueline Winspear, Susan Elia Macneal, T E Kinsey, Leighann Dobbs, Charles Todd, Vivian Conroy, Hamilton Crane, Frances Brody, Ashley Weaver, Patricia Wentworth
Keywords: female sleuth, 1920, British mystery, amateur spy, Atlantic, Boston, Liverpool, ship, Britain, Spy, Inspector, Boston terrier, victim, murder, historical, legacy, Agatha Christie, flapper, prohibition, speakeasies, gramophone, mansion, widow, war, secret intelligence, France, war widow, Countess, romance
Lee Strauss is the bestselling author of A Nursery Rhyme Suspense Series (Mystery Sci-fi Romantic Suspense), The Perception Series (young adult dystopian), and young adult historical fiction, with a new cozy historical mystery series, Ginger Gold Mysteries, coming soon. When she’s not writing or reading she likes to cycle, hike and kayak. She enjoys traveling (but not jet lag :0), cashew lattes, red wine and dark chocolate.
She also writes younger YA fantasy as Elle Strauss and inspirational romance as Hope Franke Strauss.
Excerpts from Katharina Ackermann's diary marking the turn of WW2 and of her heart to one special boy.
Enjoy reading this well researched, dramatic story of what it was like to be a teenager in Hitler’s Germany. A slightly different perspective than many world war two novels.
Keywords: World War 2 fiction, Hitler Youth, resistance groups, The White Rose, life in Nazi Germany, Nazis, Eastern Front, what fear, violence, child soldiers, hunger, black outs, bombings, raids, air force, airforce, love and romance, teen romance, family issues, siblings, sacrifice, friendships, propaganda, hope, prayer, faith, diary,
A dead Santa throws Marlow and Sage together in this Nursery Rhyme Suspense short story.
The target isn't Santa, it's Sage, and she and Marlow aren't the only ones who want information from the would-be assassin. Temporarily recruited by CISUE, Central Intelligence for Special or Unusual Events, Marlow and Sage are tasked with finding out the identity of CISUE's main nemesis, and while they're at it, smoke out the company mole.
Marlow and Sage surprise themselves by what appears to be a latent skill set, perfect for taking down bad guys. They'd pat each other on the back later if only they hadn't agreed to have their memories wiped.
Who are you again?
I Spy with My Little Eye is a short story science fiction mystery suspense with a touch of romance. Can be read at any point in A Nursery Rhyme Suspense Series by Lee Strauss.
Keywords: teenage angst, teen romance, family issues, crush, family issues, mystery, murder, internet, chat room, spy, ethics, Detroit University, freshman, romance, killer, captive, kidnapping, kidnap, hostage, geek, beauty, popular, college, university, time warp, alternate reality, war, math, philosophy, time, space, dreams, drowning, danger, cute chick, nursery rhyme, suspense, gingerbread man
Eighteen year old Noah Brody doesn’t like GAPs—Genetically Altered Persons. He’s taken up his dead father’s cause, speaking out and protesting against unfair GAP policies that are responsible for the massive social divide between wealthy GAPs and poorer naturals.
If only he could keep his mind off of perfect Zoe Vanderveen, daughter of the GAP family his mother works for.
Keywords: Dystopian romance, genetics, natural disasters, genetically altered, speculative fiction, dystopia, mystery, YA, young adult, romance, teen romance, science fiction, steampunk, scifi, love story, genetic engineering, sweet romance, action-packed, fast paced, scientific breakthroughs, science, class divisions, class wars, faith, betrayal, love
Investigative Reporter Samantha Hawke, byline Sam Hawke, is the only dame on the beat at the Boston Globe. She doesn’t take no guff from the guys, and they’ve learned to respect her, even if she’s a skirt. She’s fearless and tough as nails. Her blonde locks and red lips get attention, but the smart men keep their distance. Those who don’t, learn a thing or two about the lethal side to long fingernails and pointy-toed shoes. Besides, Sam’s married, even if she hasn’t seen her no-good husband for ten years.
A man is found dead inside Boston’s oldest tavern, now a “tea and coffee” house. Another in a string of deaths related to underground rum running. Haley recognizes the MO, apparent suicide. She doesn’t care for nosy reporters, and Samantha Hawke is no exception. Demanding and presumptuous, Haley tries to stay clear of the ambitious Sam Hawke, but it turns out they may just need each other to solve this case without becoming the next victims.