The Charlie Parker Mysteries

Deadly Gamble: The First Charlie Parker Mystery
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Series: The Charlie Parker Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 62,130. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Charlie Parker is a reluctant detective. As a partner in RJP Investigations, with her brother Ron, she really only intends to keep up the financial end of the business. He's supposed to be the investigator. But Stacy North, Charlie's former best friend, shows up and wants help in locating a missing watch, so Charlie agrees to help. When people start dying, Charlie knows she's in deep trouble.
Vacations Can Be Murder: The Second Charlie Parker Mystery
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Series: The Charlie Parker Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,250. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Off to Kauai for a much-needed vacation, Charlie takes a helicopter tour with a gorgeous and fascinating pilot, Drake Langston. But partway through the tour they spot a body lying on the rocks below. When Drake's boss, Mack, is accused of murdering the victim, Charlie finds herself with another mystery to solve. Romance is in the air, too, as Charlie and Drake work together to find the answers.
Partnerships Can Be Murder: The Third Charlie Parker Mystery
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Series: The Charlie Parker Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,160. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Charlie returns from her Hawaiian vacation to discover that her brother Ron is in love. But the younger woman, Vicky, seems manipulative and full of secrets. Meanwhile, Charlie offers to help a friend whose business partner apparently committed suicide. But did he? The questions get tricky as Charlie starts to investigate financial fraud and finds her own life on the line.
Small Towns Can Be Murder: The Fourth Charlie Parker Mystery
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Series: The Charlie Parker Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,460. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Charlie and Sally Bertrand visit Sally’s hometown of Valle Escondido, New Mexico. An unexplained series of miscarriages among the local women has the recently-pregnant Sally worried. She asks Charlie to look into the death of one of them. Meanwhile, Drake Langston is back, wanting a commitment from Charlie. But she isn't sure she is ready. NPR called it "A good story and a challenging puzzle."
Memories Can Be Murder: The Fifth Charlie Parker Mystery
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Series: The Charlie Parker Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,670. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Cleaning the attic Charlie comes across a small cryptic notebook that belonged to her late father, a top scientist at Sandia National Labs during the Cold War years. She never remembered much about that time, but now the questions are coming at her like crazy. When she learns that the plane crash that killed him was no accident she has to find out more. "The best of the series" Midwest Book Review
Honeymoons Can Be Murder: The Fifth Charlie Parker Mystery
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Series: The Charlie Parker Mysteries, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,710. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Charlie and Drake get a dream honeymoon--three months in a secluded mountain cabin near the famous Taos Ski Valley, while their home in Albuquerque is under construction. Drake will operate his helicopter for skiers and Charlie finds herself drawn into a case that combines the Taos art world, stolen religious artifacts, and murder. "a delightfully complex mystery." Romantic Times, (4-stars)
Reunions Can Be Murder: The Seventh Charlie Parker Mystery
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Series: The Charlie Parker Mysteries, Book 7. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,940. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Charlie isn't thrilled when a forceful female attorney comes into the office demanding that RJP Investigations locate her missing father in time for an upcoming family reunion. Willie McBride had told people that he was going prospecting for gold in the mountains of southern New Mexico, and now Charlie suspects foul play. She's determined to find him, dead or alive. "A good bet!" –Booklist
Competition Can Be Murder: The Eighth Charlie Parker Mystery
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Series: The Charlie Parker Mysteries, Book 8. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,480. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Charlie and Drake are off to Scotland to fly a helicopter contract at the offshore oil rigs in the North Sea, where they find that the helicopter operators are embroiled in an ongoing battle with boat owners. Meanwhile, at the castle where they are staying, Charlie finds herself helping the lord of the manor when his grandson is kidnapped. "Tension is fast paced..." --Midwest Book Review
Balloons Can Be Murder: The Ninth Charlie Parker Mystery
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Series: The Charlie Parker Mysteries, Book 9. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,570. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
It's time for the famous Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta and Charlie is hired to protect a lady balloonist who will attempt a world altitude record on the final Sunday of the Fiesta. Rachael Fairfield has been receiving threats and believes they came from her father, a man she sent to prison 15 years earlier. But Charlie isn't so sure and the investigation gets tricky. "Another winner!" The Book Report
Obsessions Can Be Murder: The Tenth Charlie Parker Mystery
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Series: The Charlie Parker Mysteries, Book 10. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,600. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Charlie & Drake just want a getaway, a weekend in a lakeside cabin. But within hours Charlie has found a new mystery. A showplace home near the small town of Watson's Lake blew sky high a few years ago, a woman died, and the home's owner went missing. The case was never solved and Charlie discovers a complex web of deceit. "Another delicious read for the beach." –The Pilot, Southern Pines, N.C
Gossip Can Be Murder: Charlie Parker Mystery #11
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Series: The Charlie Parker Mysteries, Book 11. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,240. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Charlie is invited to a plush Santa Fe spa by her friend Linda Casper. The massages and spa treatments sound great, until she realizes that there is something darker going on at the mountain resort. Meanwhile, Drake has his own concerns as an expert witness in a helicopter crash case. The two cases overlap and dangers abound, from all sides. "Charlie is just what readers want."--Booklist
Stardom Can Be Murder: Charlie Parker Mystery #12
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Series: The Charlie Parker Mysteries, Book 12. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,690. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
It’s a terrible case of mistaken identity when a gang of bank robbers think that Charlie is a famous movie star. Disappointed with their take from the bank, they decide that a hefty ransom will be their ticket to riches. But what will happen when the real star steps forward? Charlie knows that only her wits will save her from this band of desperate men.
Phantoms Can Be Murder: Charlie Parker Mystery #13
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Series: The Charlie Parker Mysteries, Book 13. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,010. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
An enigmatic letter from her namesake aunt, a trip to England, and Charlie is seeing ghosts in the medieval Suffolk town of Bury St. Edmunds. But it isn’t only slightly-eccentric Aunt Louisa’s beliefs in the occult or her spooky “haunted sites” tours that pique Charlie’s interest. Something sinister is brewing and Charlie finds herself drawn into an investigation of crimes that are far too real.
Buried Secrets Can Be Murder: Charlie Parker Mystery #14
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Series: The Charlie Parker Mysteries, Book 14. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,280. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Investigator Charlie Parker and family are ready for a quiet Christmas at home but along comes a new case which made national headlines. Five years earlier, Tali Donovan was acquitted of killing her two children and then she vanished. Now, at the anniversary of the children’s disappearance, their father wants answers, knowing he will not find peace until he knows what really happened.
Legends Can Be Murder: Charlie Parker Mystery #15
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Series: The Charlie Parker Mysteries, Book 15. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,750. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Charlie and Drake take a job with Gold Trail Adventures in Skagway, Alaska, flying visitors by helicopter to remote cabin sites to try the outdoor lifestyle and look for gold. Before long, one guest finds a set of bones in an old mine, remains that date back decades. Swamped with present-day cases, the police chief tells Charlie she is free to investigate, but someone is determined to stop her.
Holidays Can Be Murder: A Charlie Parker Christmas Mystery
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Series: The Charlie Parker Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,460. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
It's a New Mexico Christmas. The lights are strung, the luminarias are set along the sidewalks. A hint of snow is in the air and goodies are abundant. Charlie's mother-in-law is coming for a visit, and the preparations are nearly done. But when murder comes to the neighborhood, Charlie's holiday plans suddenly take a turn for the dark. Bonus: Two New Mexico holiday recipes included!