Kira Brightwell

Split Decision: A Kira Brightwell Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,220. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Kira Brightwell never planned to become a private detective. Or a local hero, for that matter. She only wants to hone her MMA skills. And focus on her personal need for vengeance and closure. While listening to Nine Inch Nails. But people call Kira a hero for a reason. She never walks away from trouble. And between her wits and her fists, she can take down almost anything that comes her way.
Black and Blue: A Kira Brightwell Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,210. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Kira Brightwell hates to lose—in the MMA cage or outside of it. But her failure to capture the serial abductor known as the Procurer rankles most of all. Four months. Four months spent obsessing over the last time he slipped through her fingers with nothing to show for it. Time to move on—at least for the moment. (For her own sanity, if nothing else.) ...Easier said than done.
Low Blow: A Kira Brightwell Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,460. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Kira Brightwell knows how to take a punch. (Actually, she prefers throwing them.) Abduction, theft, murder… She faces all these crimes and more on her own terms as a private detective for hire. She also searches for any clues that might fulfill her quest for vengeance against the man known only as the Procurer. ...But a recent twist in circumstances leaves her rocked.
Game Plan: A Kira Brightwell Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,680. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Kira Brightwell knows how to bring it—whether the cage, or on a case. Finally, four years after her abduction escape, a tenuous link to the Procurer. A link that leaves her with more questions than answers. Questions that lead to unexpected places. But Kira knows the serial abductor stopped underestimating her a long time ago. ...And she needs to tread carefully if she wants to outwit him.
In the Clinch: A Kira Brightwell Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,830. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2019 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Kira Brightwell never thought it would come to this. Her ties to family and friends sacrificed in her obsessive quest for vengeance, Kira finds herself isolated and alone. An easy target for a serial abductor like the Procurer—if she chooses to continue to pursue him. A single question remains. How much more does she want to lose?
Cornered: A Kira Brightwell Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,260. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2019 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Kira Brightwell knows where to find the Procurer. Finally, after four long years, a level playing field. But the serial abductor knows how to cover his tracks. And any animal can become even more dangerous when cornered. Kira’s hard-won window of opportunity to capture the Procurer remains narrow in a race against the clock. Kira’s other problem? Someone else wants to find him first.
Tale of the Tape: A Kira Brightwell Short Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,850. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2020 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
A bootleg Nine Inch Nails cassette tape. Weird thing for Kira to find abandoned by a sewer grate on her way to school. The hand-drawn NIN logo in marker catches Kira’s eye. Who tossed the tape? And why? Kira pockets it, of course. Seems a shame to leave it in the gutter. Who knows what kind of extra tracks she might find on it? ...Now she only needs to figure out a way to play the thing.
Striking Distance: A Kira Brightwell Short Story
Series: Kira Brightwell. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,450. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Kira Brightwell stands at a crossroads. Her college days lie behind her, but her future remains a mystery, waiting to be solved. A job already awaits her at her father’s office—the easy, parent-approved option. But Kira wants something different. Something more. She needs to get away to figure out what. Except Kira’s future hangs in the balance in more ways than one...
Under Wraps: A Kira Brightwell Short Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,200. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Holiday » Halloween
Halloween. A time for costumes and crime. Neither interest Kira Brightwell. She only wants to move on with her life after the trauma she endured three months ago. (That, and track down the man responsible.) But the local police receive an anonymous tip with a growing list of names—a list that threatens to shake the town to its core. And just like that, Kira’s world gets turned upside down.
Ground Work: A Kira Brightwell Short Story
Series: Kira Brightwell. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,150. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2020 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Kira Brightwell thinks she knows her best friend and roommate pretty well. Rob’s life seems straightforward from the outside. He stays in the apartment and gathers information from behind the scenes, while Kira takes the lead in her ongoing search for the Procurer. But Rob has a secret. Something he has kept even from Kira. ...And an unexpected case threatens to expose everything.
Clean Break: A Kira Brightwell Short Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,620. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2020 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Kira Brightwell needs a change of scenery. A relaxing, solo trip to Toronto to visit her grandparents seems like a good idea. No nosy reporters, no criminals to take down, and (most importantly) no self-appointed sidekick Trevor Wright. ...But from the moment Kira steps off the plane from California, nothing goes according to plan.
On the Card: A Kira Brightwell Short Story
Series: Kira Brightwell. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,240. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2020 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Kira Brightwell needs to pay. A problem solver for hire and local hero in her own right, Kira never sought any acclaim for her actions. She only wants to track down the man who abducted her three years ago. And maybe celebrate her birthday with some ice cream cake. But even an unintentional path to prominence comes with collateral damage. ...And some people can never forgive and forget.
Puncher's Chance: A Kira Brightwell Short Story
Series: Kira Brightwell. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,670. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2020 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Local hero and problem solver for hire, Kira Brightwell finds herself on the run. Again. The damp remains of scrambled egg spatter the front of her favorite Nine Inch Nails shirt. The stain earns her a few looks from passers-by. Kira’s quarry remains two blocks ahead. She needs to haul ass if she wants to catch him. Because when a bad guy messes with her favorite shirt, the case gets personal.
Seeing Stars: A Kira Brightwell Short Story
Series: Kira Brightwell. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,070. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2020 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Kira Brightwell might not wear a badge. But she still enjoys the challenge when she unravels a difficult case. The case of Taylor Christie proves no exception. The social media starlet prepares to shoot a video, when things go wrong. Horribly wrong. With an entire crowd in attendance. And more than Kira knows stands between her and the truth about what happened.
Ring Girl: A Kira Brightwell Short Story
Series: Kira Brightwell. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,630. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2020 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Enemies since high school… Kira and Trevor never expected to end up solving cases together. Trevor knows that Kira does most of the solving, but he likes to think his raw charm and charisma count for something... And when the opportunity to prove himself as more than a stunningly handsome sidekick falls into his lap in the form of a beautiful client, how can he possibly refuse?
Weigh In: A Kira Brightwell Short Novel
Series: Kira Brightwell. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,050. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2019 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Kira Brightwell wishes she could forget her time in high school. But years after graduation, she finds herself walking the familiar hallways once more—thanks to her former tormentor and current sidekick, Trevor Wright. (Will he ever stop making her life difficult?) An old friend of his needs help with a problem. The kind only Kira can solve. ...Assuming she can step up to the challenge.
Lucky Punch: A Kira Brightwell Short Story
Series: Kira Brightwell. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,220. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2020 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
A relaxing vacation. After all the mystery and mayhem over the past several months, a tropical getaway seems like just what Kira Brightwell needs. With only her best friend for company and no one back home aware of their location, Kira can finally unwind and try to forget. Maybe enjoy a cool, refreshing cocktail on the beach. But wherever Kira goes, trouble always follows only a step behind.
Lights Out: A Kira Brightwell Short Story
Series: Kira Brightwell. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,770. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2019 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
A crowded mall, the week before Christmas. Definitely not Kira Brightwell’s idea of a good time. After a long year of difficult cases, the bustle jangles her nerves. She resists the temptation to lash out at shoppers who bump into her. Not worth the effort. Especially compared to the criminals she usually deals with. But Kira can find trouble anywhere. ...And a new case waits to be unwrapped.
First Blood: A Kira Brightwell Collection
Series: Kira Brightwell. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 111,240. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Kira Brightwell enjoys two things—outsmarting bad guys and kicking ass. Well, that and listening to Nine Inch Nails. (Bonus, if she can manage all three at once.) She never expected anyone to call her a hero... But when life throws a punch, Kira always finds a way to hit back. This starter collection includes one novel and two shorts: Split Decision, Striking Distance, and Under Wraps.
Second Warning: A Kira Brightwell Collection
Series: Kira Brightwell. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 91,380. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2020 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Kira Brightwell never means to get tangled in other people’s problems. She already has enough on her plate since the narrow escape of the serial abductor known as the Procurer. But nothing can stop trouble from coming her way. And the actions of her past cast long shadows. This second collection in the series includes one novel and two shorts: Black and Blue, Clean Break, and On the Card.
Third Round: A Kira Brightwell Collection
Series: Kira Brightwell. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 86,530. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2020 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Kira Brightwell would give anything for a nice, straightforward case. Since her fall from grace with the local media, nothing in her life seems simple anymore. But whenever Kira gets involved, even the simple things get complicated—and dangerous. This third collection in the series includes one novel and two shorts: Low Blow, Puncher’s Chance, and Seeing Stars.
Fourth Strike: A Kira Brightwell Collection
Series: Kira Brightwell. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 95,680. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2020 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Obsession. Kira Brightwell’s obsession to catch the serial abductor known only as the Procurer drives her. Can she finally put a face to the name? The past holds secrets in many of her cases. How far must she go to uncover it? This fourth collection in the crime fiction series includes one novel and two shorts: Game Plan, Ring, Girl, and Weigh In.
Down in the Fifth: A Kira Brightwell Collection
Series: Kira Brightwell. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 123,120. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2021 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Kira Brightwell never backs down from a challenge. But her abduction and the man responsible still haunt her. Even her closest friendships suffer from the strain of her ongoing quest for justice. How much more must she sacrifice to take down the Procurer? This fifth collection in the series includes one novel and two shorts: In the Clinch, Tale of the Tape, and Ground Work.
Six Stitches: A Kira Brightwell Collection
Series: Kira Brightwell. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 104,490. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2021 by WaywardScribe Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
So close. Kira Brightwell knows the Procurer lurks almost within her grasp. But the abductor for hire has always remained one step ahead. Can Kira finally outwit him? ...And what will happen if she does? This sixth collection in the series includes one novel and two shorts: Cornered, Lucky Punch, and Lights Out.