Hell to Pay

Emily

Book 7
SkipJack Publishing
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A frosting-covered corpse. A secret-keeping fiancé. Can a former rodeo star solve the mystery before the killer rides off into the sunset? 

Emily Bernal feels like she’s finally living her happily-ever-after. Weeks away from marrying her sexy boss and adopting the little girl who stole her heart, she thought nothing could break her stride. At least until a dead-man face-plants into a risqué novelty cake and Emily’s friend is charged with murder. 

As she follows the crumb trail of clues, Emily must infiltrate a venomous cult and clash with her one and only nemesis. But the closer she gets to the truth, the more her fiancé pushes her away. Emily wonders if the man of her dreams is holding back something far more sinister than three little words…

Against an onslaught of dark secrets and deadly schemes, Emily must go it alone to discover her fiancé’s secret and clear her friend’s name before it’s too late. 

Hell to Pay is the third book in a romantic mystery trilogy set deep in the heart of Texas. If you like rough-riding heroines, edge-of-your-saddle suspense, and twists you won’t see coming, then you’ll love Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ award-winning novel. 

Buy Hell to Pay to rope in a feisty romantic mystery today! 2016 WINNER USA Best Book Award, Cross Genre Fiction.˃˃˃ See why Pamela’s novels have won contest after contest.2017 WINNER Silver Falchion for Best Adult Mystery2016 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction2015 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, Romance, Quarter-finalist
˃˃˃ Once Upon A Romance calls Hutchins an "up-and-coming powerhouse writer."

If you like Sandra Brown or Janet Evanovich, you're going to love Pamela Fagan Hutchins. A former attorney and native Texan, Pamela splits her time between Nowheresville, Texas and the frozen north of Snowheresville, Wyoming.


˃˃˃ The Emily reviews are in, and they're good. Very, very good.

"Clear your calendar before you pick it up because you won't be able to put it down.” — Ken Oder, author of Old Wounds to the Heart

“Full of heart, humor, vivid characters, and suspense. Hutchins has done it again!” — Gay Yellen, author of The Body Business

“Everything about it shines: the plot, the characters and the writing. Readers are in for a real treat with this story.” — Marcy McKay, author of Pennies from Burger Heaven

“Hutchins is a master of tension.” — R.L. Nolen, author of Deadly Thyme

“Intriguing mystery . . . captivating romance.” — Patricia Flaherty Pagan, author of Trail Ways Pilgrims


˃˃˃ Catch more adventures with Emily and her friends in the What Doesn't Kill You world.


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A new life on the horizon. An old flame at the door. When a dead body turns up in the freezer, one woman's island lifestyle turns stormy… 

Katie Connell's new life in St. Marcos is cruising right along. She’s got a restaurateur boyfriend, a singing venture with her best friend, and a new streak of sobriety. Even better, she’s purchased a rainforest home that came complete with a centuries-old house ghost. With her legal career well behind her, she's hopeful her new chapter will lead her to happiness. 

But when a man from her past enters the picture, a murder in her boyfriend's restaurant and a child in need throw everything into chaos. Forced to choose between the spirited house that saved her and a man who may just be the love of her life, Katie almost yearns for the simpler dramas she faced as a lawyer. Can she make the right choice without slipping back into the destructive ways of the past?

Leaving Annalise is a fast-paced romantic mystery. If you like strong women, whirlwind twists, and satisfying love stories, then you’ll love Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ tightly-woven mystery.

Buy Leaving Annalise to take a dramatic island ride today! 


˃˃˃ See why Pamela’s novels have won contest after contest.2017 WINNER Silver Falchion for Best Adult Mystery2016 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction2015 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, Romance, Quarter-finalist


˃˃˃ Once Upon A Romance calls Hutchins an "up-and-coming powerhouse writer."

If you like Sandra Brown or Janet Evanovich, you will love Pamela Fagan Hutchins. A former attorney and native Texan, Pamela lived in the U.S. Virgin Islands for nearly ten years. She refuses to admit to taking notes for this series during that time.


˃˃˃ The reviews for Katie are in, and they're good. Very, very good.

"Taut suspense." — Midwest Book Review

"Quick, entertaining read." — Kirkus Reviews

"Fantastic mystery." — Once Upon a Romance


˃˃˃ Catch more adventures with Katie and her friends in the What Doesn't Kill You world.
Scroll up and grab your copy of Leaving Annalise today.
A humiliated attorney. An unexpected second chance. Can a house with a twist help her find love and answers? 

Texas attorney and alcoholic Katie Connell’s career just melted down before her eyes. After very public failure during a doomed celebrity trial and a heart-wrenching breakup, she avoids rehab by retreating to the tropical island where her parents tragically died. But when she arrives, it becomes obvious that her parents’ supposed accident was cold and calculated…

As Katie sorts through the clues, she gets help from an unexpected source: a spirited house named Annalise. Between the kindred ghost, a local singing sensation, and a handsome chef, the quirks of the island throw the former attorney for a major loop. Can Katie pick up the pieces of her life and solve her parents’ murder as part of her fresh new start?

Saving Grace is a hilarious romantic mystery. If you like island getaways, compelling characters, and witty dialogue, then you’ll love Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ suspenseful story of voodoo and redemption. 

Buy Saving Grace to pack your bags for a humorous mystery today! 


˃˃˃ See why Pamela’s novels have won contest after contest.2017 WINNER Silver Falchion for Best Adult Mystery2016 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction2015 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, Romance, Quarter-finalist


˃˃˃ Once Upon A Romance calls Hutchins an "up-and-coming powerhouse writer."

If you like Sandra Brown or Janet Evanovich, you will love Pamela Fagan Hutchins. A former attorney and native Texan, Pamela lived in the U.S. Virgin Islands for nearly ten years. She refuses to admit to taking notes for this series during that time.


˃˃˃ The reviews for Katie are in, and they're good. Very, very good.

"Taut suspense." — Midwest Book Review

"Quick, entertaining read." — Kirkus Reviews

"Fantastic mystery." — Once Upon a Romance


˃˃˃ Catch more adventures with Katie and her friends in the What Doesn't Kill You world.
Scroll up and grab your copy of Saving Grace today.
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SkipJack Publishing
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Published on
Mar 26, 2016
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Pages
330
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ISBN
9781939889348
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
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A former rodeo queen turned paralegal. A criminal attorney with a soft spot for lost causes. To find a missing girl, they'll team up for one wild ride… 

Dumped by her husband for a man, ex-rodeo queen Emily Bernal yearns for a fresh start. When a handsome local attorney named Jack offers her a gig, she's not sure if it's the right fit. But after a dead body takes a swan dive right in front of her and she learns a missing six-year-old girl is caught in the aftermath, Emily's heart sends her from barrel racing to paralegal work in a hurry. 

As she and Jack interrogate the young girl's tight-lipped mother, a string of strange coincidences don't seem to add up. When sparks fly between her and her boss and dead ends start to become dead bodies, the race to save the girl comes down to the wire. Can Emily and Jack decipher their feelings and the contradictory clues before they become the next victims?

Heaven to Betsy is a mystery thriller with a romantic twist. If you like strong-minded women, heart-pounding plots, and a side-serving of humor, you’ll love Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ nail-biting novel. 

Buy Heaven to Betsy to take a bucking thrill ride today! 2015 WINNER USA Best Book Award, Cross Genre Fiction.


˃˃˃ See why Pamela’s novels have won contest after contest.2017 WINNER Silver Falchion for Best Adult Mystery2016 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction2015 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, Romance, Quarter-finalist


˃˃˃ Once Upon A Romance calls Hutchins an "up-and-coming powerhouse writer."

If you like Sandra Brown or Janet Evanovich, you're going to love Pamela Fagan Hutchins. A former attorney and native Texan, Pamela splits her time between Nowheresville, Texas and the frozen north of Snowheresville, Wyoming. 


˃˃˃ The Emily reviews are in, and they're good. Very, very good.

“Grabs you by the throat from the get-go for a suspenseful, rollicking ride.” — Ken Oder, author of The Closing

“Full of heart, humor, vivid characters, and suspense. Hutchins has done it again!” — Gay Yellen, author of The Body Business

“Hutchins is a master of tension.” — R.L. Nolen, author of Deadly Thyme

“Intriguing mystery . . . captivating romance.” — Patricia Flaherty Pagan, author of Trail Ways Pilgrims

“In my book . . . the makings of a great novel: cheating husbands, murder, and hot cowboys.” — Melissa Algood, contributing author, Eclectically Criminal


˃˃˃ Catch more adventures with Emily and her friends in the What Doesn't Kill You world.


Scroll up and grab your copy of Heaven to Betsy today.

A humiliated attorney. An unexpected second chance. Can a house with a twist help her find love and answers? 

Texas attorney and alcoholic Katie Connell’s career just melted down before her eyes. After very public failure during a doomed celebrity trial and a heart-wrenching breakup, she avoids rehab by retreating to the tropical island where her parents tragically died. But when she arrives, it becomes obvious that her parents’ supposed accident was cold and calculated…

As Katie sorts through the clues, she gets help from an unexpected source: a spirited house named Annalise. Between the kindred ghost, a local singing sensation, and a handsome chef, the quirks of the island throw the former attorney for a major loop. Can Katie pick up the pieces of her life and solve her parents’ murder as part of her fresh new start?

Saving Grace is a hilarious romantic mystery. If you like island getaways, compelling characters, and witty dialogue, then you’ll love Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ suspenseful story of voodoo and redemption. 

Buy Saving Grace to pack your bags for a humorous mystery today! 


˃˃˃ See why Pamela’s novels have won contest after contest.2017 WINNER Silver Falchion for Best Adult Mystery2016 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction2015 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, Romance, Quarter-finalist


˃˃˃ Once Upon A Romance calls Hutchins an "up-and-coming powerhouse writer."

If you like Sandra Brown or Janet Evanovich, you will love Pamela Fagan Hutchins. A former attorney and native Texan, Pamela lived in the U.S. Virgin Islands for nearly ten years. She refuses to admit to taking notes for this series during that time.


˃˃˃ The reviews for Katie are in, and they're good. Very, very good.

"Taut suspense." — Midwest Book Review

"Quick, entertaining read." — Kirkus Reviews

"Fantastic mystery." — Once Upon a Romance


˃˃˃ Catch more adventures with Katie and her friends in the What Doesn't Kill You world.
Scroll up and grab your copy of Saving Grace today.
All Three Full Length Novels In This Multiple Award-winning, Best-selling Romantic Mystery Series

3000-reviews and 4.5-star-average on the series (see individual book pages for reviews).

Saving Grace (Katie, #1) ~ Katie Connell is a high-strung attorney whose sloppy drinking habits and stunted love life collide hilariously during a doomed celebrity case in Dallas. She flees Texas for the Caribbean and escapes professional humiliation, a broken heart, and a wicked Bloody Mary habit, but ends up trading one set of problems for another when she begins to investigate the suspicious deaths of her parents on the island of St. Marcos. She’s bewitched by the voodoo spirit of an abandoned house in the rainforest and discovers that she’s as much a danger to herself as the island’s bad guys are. 

Leaving Annalise (Katie, #2) ~ One unexpected and hotly fought-over little boy, two dead bodies, and a series of home vandalisms throw Texas attorney turned island chanteuse Katie Connell into a tizzy. Juggling all of this, Bloody Mary cravings, baggage, and the bad guys too, she waffles between the jumbie house that brought her back from the brink and the man she believes is the love of her life.

Finding Harmony (Kaite, #3): ~ Katie’s already on edge when a dead guy shows up at Estate Annalise and shady locals claim there are slave remains in the foundation, but when her husband doesn’t come home to her and the kids one day after work, she’s ready to lose it. A frantic Katie launches a Caribbean-wide manhunt, calling on her stoic, steady father-in-law, and Collin, her badass big brother, to help her search air, land, and sea for her husband, who may be in very big trouble indeed.

>>> See why Pamela has won contest after contest.

• 2016 USA Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction

• 2015 USA Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction

• 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, Romance, Quarter-finalist

• 2013 USA Best Books Business: Writing & Publishing

• 2012 Houston Writers Guild Ghost Story

• 2012 USA Best Books Parenting/Divorce

• 2011 Houston Writers Guild Novel

• 2010 Writers League of Texas Romance

>>> Once Upon A Romance calls Hutchins an "up-and-coming powerhouse writer."

If you like Sandra Brown or Janet Evanovich, you will love Pamela Fagan Hutchins. A former attorney and native Texan, Pamela lived in the U.S. Virgin Islands for nearly ten years. She refuses to admit to taking notes for this series during that time.

>>>  The reviews are in, and they're good. Very, very good.

"A lively romantic mystery that will likely leave readers eagerly awaiting a sequel." — Kirkus Reviews

“A riveting drama with plenty of twists and turns for an exciting read, highly recommended.” — Small Press Bookwatch

“An exciting tale that combines twisting investigative and legal subplots with a character seeking redemption. An exhilarating mystery with a touch of voodoo.” — Midwest Book Review MBR Bookwatch

˃˃˃ Check out the entire What Doesn't Kill You romantic mystery series.

 Paperback, hardback and audio versions are also available.

 Scroll up and grab your copy today.

A murdered art dealer. A missing love-child. Can Michele close the book on her neighbor’s mysterious past before a killer sets his sights on her?

 

With her kids away for the summer, widow Michele Lopez Hanson struggles with her newfound solitude. When her unmarried retired neighbor Gidget asks her to document her career in the art world, she’s eager for the company… and the advice on coping with an empty nest. But their trek down memory lane turns into a missing person search when Gidget dies and leaves behind a will that tasks Michele with finding her long-lost love child.

 

Before the casket lid closes, she feels a wave of sympathy for the endless stream of mourners from Gidget's days as a high-powered art dealer. But when she learns the murderous truth behind Gidget’s death and she's named the prime suspect, Michele realizes any one of the grieving artists and collectors could be the love child's mystery father or her neighbor's killer. To complete the memoir and clear her name, Michele must discover the ugly motives behind the picture-perfect murder before she joins her friend six-feet-under.

 

Fighting for Anna is the second standalone book in Michele's trilogy within the What Doesn’t Kill You romantic mystery series. If you like spirited amateur sleuths, high-society scandals, and plot twists that will keep you guessing, then you’ll love Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ award-winning series. 

 

Buy Fighting for Anna to dip your paintbrush into a masterful mystery today!

2017 WINNER Silver Falchion for Best Adult Mystery.

˃˃˃ See why Pamela’s novels have won contest after contest. 

2017 WINNER Silver Falchion for Best Adult Mystery

 2016 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction

 2015 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction 

2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, Romance, Quarter-finalist 

˃˃˃ Once Upon A Romance calls Hutchins an "up-and-coming powerhouse writer." 

If you like Sandra Brown or Janet Evanovich, you're going to love Pamela Fagan Hutchins. A former attorney and native Texan, Pamela splits her time between Nowheresville, Texas and the frozen north of Snowheresville, Wyoming. 

˃˃˃ The Michele reviews are in, and they're good. Very, very good. 

“Immediately hooked." — Terry Sykes-Bradshaw, Author of Sibling Revelry "Spellbinding." — Jo Bryan, Dry Creek Book Club 

"Fast-paced mystery." —Deb Krenzer, Book Reviewer 

"Can't put it down." — Cathy Bader, Reader "LOVED IT!" — Marcy McKay, Author of Pennies From Burger Heaven

˃˃˃ Catch more adventures with Michele and her friends in the What Doesn't Kill You world.

Scroll up and grab your copy of Fighting for Anna today.

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