Margaret Koch

Biography

Margaret J. R. Koch, Ph.D. is a psychologist with many years of experience. She's returned to her first love, writing, and rather than write self-help books, she's turned to suspense and mystery.
So don't expect her to address your bad habits. She hopes to become one of them.

Books

Catalyst!
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Series: Barb Stark Mysteries, Book 8 · Barb Stark Mysteries, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 137,090. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Ever want to shake an arrogant celebrity’s world? Fix political corruption? Meet Mother Nature at her worst and come out alive? And want to do all of this while figuring out a complicated love life with very complicated men and match wits with a blood-sports pro and a crime lord? Come along with Dr. Barb Stark. The good folk of Duncan are at it again.
Cauldron
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Series: Barb Stark Mysteries, Book 7 · Barb Stark Mysteries, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 143,680. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Barb's Atlanta lawyer calls for her help and soon she's eyeball-deep in high-society murder, dirty deals and mayhem. Barb's prominent Atlanta ex- in-laws are involved. Back at Barb's practice, a patient says she's a witch and creatures of the occult are after her. Before Barb can find her garlic and silver bullets, scary things are all over her turf. Now they're after Barb, too.
Stark Raving
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Series: Barb Stark Mysteries, Book 6 · Barb Stark Mysteries, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 126,740. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Dr. Barb Stark's small resort city explodes with murder, con games and military fraud -- not to mention the serial killers, motorcycle gangs and professional assassins. STARK RAVING is fast-paced, with humor, action and romance, and a refreshingly deep look at relationships. Barb gets a new understanding of her business partners, her loves, her city, and herself -- while running for her life.
To Kill An Echo
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Series: Barb Stark Mysteries, Book 5 · Barb Stark Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 126,190. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
County prosecutor Ridge Rowley is murdered by a shotgun blast in the back. Psychologist Barb Stark was his star witness against murderous Rev Byrd, leader of a cult of religious fanatics who routinely stone their wives, and are eerily expert in killing pesky women like Barb. Now she's in the crosshairs, and if she and Walter Chandler can't solve Rowley's murder, no one will be safe in Duncan.
Song of the Monster
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Series: Barb Stark Mysteries, Book 4 · Barb Stark Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 109,990. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Roberto, CEO of the Mendez crime family, is in federal prison, thanks to psychologist Barbara Stark. The FBI wants information, but he'll talk to only one person -- that infernal woman who caged him and drove his son insane. How'd she do that? Invited in by the FBI, Barb's not sure she should do jailhouse sessions with this guy, but hey -- he's in prison. How hard could it be?
Power in the Blood
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Series: Barb Stark Mysteries, Book 3 · Barb Stark Mysteries, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 117,510. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Psychologist Barb Stark has enough to do -- her recovery from a murder attempt is almost complete, but she has a complex puzzle to solve. Aunt Allie left Barb a fortune, but she also left undefined problems -- problems that put Barb squarely in the gun sights of another killer. And if that weren't enough, a religious cult leader wants to use "full blood atonement" to teach Barb to respect men.
Blonde Joke
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Series: Barb Stark Mysteries, Book 1 · Barb Stark Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 116,670. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The son of an organized crime family walks into psychologist Barbara Stark’s office seeking marital counseling with the wife he intends to murder. Therapy should cause change, but usually everyone survives talk therapy, don’t they? This time, the therapist might not survive. Barb dives into an accelerating spiral of violence, and the crime scion soon finds that therapy is his worst nightmare.
Camp Soul
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Series: Barb Stark Mysteries, Book 2 · Barb Stark Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 117,180. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
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A band of crazed monk-mercenaries takes over the old Boy Scout camp near psychologist Barb Stark’s lake home, naming it “Camp Soul" and terrorizing the townspeople. Camp Soul has a special interest in Stark. Why and how their interest in Stark escalates into life-threatening violence sends Barb Stark and Walter Chandler into a battle of wits and wills with Camp Soul – and each other.

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