Melissa M. Garcia has lived most of her life in the sometimes gritty, but always entertaining landscape that is Southern California. Garcia is the author of the Los Angeles crime series featuring Luc Actar (including Falling Angels and Chasing Demons) and the Death Valley Mystery series (Stranger and Next of Kin). She has also published an e-book collection, Faith Departed: Short Stories of Mystery, Crime, and Despair. For more information visit www.melissamgarcia.com.
As Homicide Detective Will Stellar comes to grips with his brother’s recent incarceration, he’s called out to the murder of a childhood friend. His investigation leads him to uncover secrets that could take down the Lake City Police Department and force him to walk a tightrope of politics and civic responsibility.
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," 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.
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.
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.