Melissa M. Garcia


Born in La Mirada, California, MELISSA M. GARCIA has lived most of her life in the sometimes gritty, always entertaining, and ever-changing landscape that is Southern California. She graduated from California State University in Long Beach with a degree in English/Literature. Melissa is the author of the Luc Actar crime series (including FALLING ANGELS and CHASING DEMONS) and the Death Valley Mystery series (STRANGER: A DEATH VALLEY MYSTERY). Melissa recently released an e-book collection, Faith Departed: Short Stories of Mystery, Crime, and Despair. Melissa is also the author of the online blog, “Musings from a Crime Writer.” Her novels are available in paperback and e-book formats. She currently lives with her husband in Southern California and is at work on the next Death Valley Mystery. Visit for more information.

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Chasing Demons
Series: Luc Actar, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,040. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Journalist and ex-car thief, Luc Actar has finally decided to settle down and stay out of trouble. So when detectives arrive to inform him of the death of his father, he's hesitant to get involved. But a powerful leader in the mental health industry is pulling the strings and Luc unknowingly steps right into the crosshairs of a deranged killer.
Faith Departed: Short Stories of Mystery, Crime, and Despair
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,870. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
"FAITH DEPARTED: SHORT STORIES OF MYSTERY, CRIME, AND DESPAIR," by crime author Melissa M. Garcia is a collection of five fictional short stories of evil, pain, and sadness. From the author of "FALLING ANGELS," "CHASING DEMONS," and "STRANGER: A DEATH VALLEY MYSTERY," this short story compilation is only available in e-book.
Stranger: A Death Valley Mystery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,460. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The death of a stranger at the Death Valley Motel is more than an inconvenience for new owner Alex Delgado. Alex and her brother Ric chose this small desert city because it appeared to be a quiet place for Alex to heal from the violent traumas of her past. But a local detective is convinced Alex's secret past is connected to his victim and is determined to uncover the truth.
Falling Angels
Series: Luc Actar, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,840. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Car-thief, Luc Actar survived Hell once before, but this time around, his survival depends on saving the angels falling around him. This action-packed crime novel pits one man against the strength of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to save the ones he loves from an unknown killer.

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