Whenever her husband is asked to describe her in one word, he usually says "strange." While other kids watched cartoons, Sandy waited with baited breath for Shock Theatre. While other young women subscribed to Cosmopolitan, Sandy subscribed to Dr. J. Allen Hynek's "UFO Reporter." Her Sam Casey series features a detective who can hear the dead speak. (Think "Medium" with a Native American twist. A fan of Stephen King and Nancy Drew, she was able to combine both of her loves in her cross-genre mysteries.
Six-year-old Nemo is street-savvy beyond his years, relying on instincts to stay safe. But curiosity gets the best of him when he finds a tunnel in an abandoned building. His mother warns him to stay away. It could be dangerous and he might get lost. The tunnel runs for blocks and is a great place to explore. Then one day he ventures too far. Nemo wishes he had listened to his mother.
One week before her wedding a young woman strips, takes the time to fold her clothes, then calmly walks into Lake Michigan.
When Sam Casey is asked to look into the death of a young mother who left her infant in a high chair, walked down the street and jumped off the overpass, Sam finds a strange similarity—they each received a phone call just prior to committing suicide.
The body of a U.S. soldier reported AWOL during the Korean War is found encased in a concrete pillar. What secret did he carry to his grave and why is someone hell-bent on keeping that secret buried? Sgt Samantha Casey has an advantage over other cops. The dead speak to her, tell her secrets about their life and death. But sometimes what she learns can get her killed. First in the series.
For seventy years Sin Strip was the place to be in Chasen Heights, IL. It offered any decadence the heart desired. It was an age of self-indulgence that began a decline in 1995. But two weeks before the wrecking ball was to destroy one of the remaining landmark hotels, the police make a grisly discovery. Not all of Chasen Heights' secrets were destroyed when Sin Strip was closed down.
"A staunch opponent of gambling is found murdered on a riverboat casino." When a renegade mercenary is hired to kill an opponent of gambling, he is puzzled why a reverend would be targeted. But then he realizes he has been paid with counterfeit money and now is suspicious of the satchel the reverend carried. The second in the Sam Casey series and winner of ForeWord Magazine's Best Mystery Award.
After 13-year-old Remy practices forensic reconstruction on a monkey skull she found at an estate sale, she realizes the skull isn't from an animal. There are others who know the skull is human and there is one person who will stop at nothing to keep its identity a secret. Hidden passageways, a suit of armor that moves, a small town with big secrets. Is there a better way to spend the summer?
When Sam touches a button unearthed at a construction site, she sees a murder taking place, hears the name of the killer. But it's not the man due to be executed in two months. Book 3 in the Sam Casey series. "An exciting mix of police procedure, spiritual intuition, creeping suspense, and page-turning narrative." Library Journal
Former homicide detective Sam Casey finds it hard to stay away from crime scenes, especially those where victims have died violently. When centuries-old skeletal remains of Native Americans along with artifacts are discovered during the construction of a downtown office building, Sam's visions lead her toward a different conclusion -- the deaths are more recent.