GiAnna Moratelli

Biography

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Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I started writing when I was in junior high. Crazy, silly stuff then moved into poetry. I'm a lousy poet. I found my niche in 2000 when I wrote The Watchman's Point Killer. It was a big case and it took a long time to write it, someone in that story is someone you know out here, be it the victim, the cop, someone.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is always changing.
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Books

Missing: Lt. Joe Novelli, Homicide 16
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Series: Lt. Joe Novelli, Homicide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 20,120. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
She's missing. Jessica Spain didn't come home after going to a movie with her friends. After interviewing Jessica's boyfriend, who says he took her home, Lt. Novelli brings in a K-9 unit which tracks her to a neighbor's house. Taped up and found alive in a closet, Stan Shawl is arrested for her abduction and rape. Shawl claims that it wasn't him but his twin brother Ed. Both men have the same DNA.
Mass Murder of the Bentler Family, True Crime
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 77,560. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
What would drive a twenty-two-year old, from an upper-middle class family, to take the lives of his parents and three teenage sisters? It's a good question. A question that Iowa's agents with the Dept. of Criminal Investigation want an answer to, but unfortunately the only answer Shawn Bentler is willing to give is that he wasn't there, he didn't do it. But his sister's call to 911 says otherwise.
Cat Tracks To Murder: Lt. Joe Novelli, Homicide 15
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Series: Lt. Joe Novelli, Homicide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,930. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Having just moved to Springfield 6 months ago, Todd Sieck is found naked and murdered. How could the car salesman made anyone mad enough to kill him? Or was he in a steamy affair that went terribly wrong? According to everyone Lt. Novelli interviews everyone liked him. Well someone didn't like him because someone put three bullets in him. Bloody cat tracks by the family cat lead him to the killer.
Copper Penny Ranch: Double Homicide, Lt. Joe Novelli, Homicide 14 Based On a True Story
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Series: Lt. Joe Novelli, Homicide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,260. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
March 3, 1983 farm manager Jerry Illingworth stumbled upon a gruesome scene, a double homicide that included his niece, Joyce. Both victims appeared to have been shot in the head. Joyce was shot beyond recognition,identified only through the use of dental records. There were two theories; that it was drug related or that Sheila Holding had murdered her estranged husband and his girlfriend.
Acquittal = Murder: Lt. Joe Novelli, Homicide 13
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Series: Lt. Joe Novelli, Homicide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,500. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Katherine's acquitted for the murder of her and ex-husband, police officer Ray Collins, daughter Catlin. The next morning she's shot in a hotel parking lot in front of two police officers, but no one sees the shooter. Lt, Joe Novelli's investigation of the murder reveals that murder isn't the only crime and the murder of one child becomes that of possibly three,
At Dawn She Died: Lt. Joe Novelli, Homicide 12, Based On a True Story
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Series: Lt. Joe Novelli, Homicide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,580. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Delia Parish was 5 months pregnant and married to her high school sweetheart. She had the rest of her life ahead of her. But evil is pervasive and if you're unlucky it finds you. Early on May 26, 2012 it found Delia at the end of a 12 gauge shotgun. Her father and husband directed the investigation to the neighbor, but Lt. Joe Novelli turned up secrets that left both families shaking their heads.
The Freeman Murder, Lt. Joe Novelli, Homicide 11 Based On a True Story
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Series: Lt. Joe Novelli, Homicide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,900. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
"We have body parts all over. I don't know how much of him we're going to find; it looks like she's fed part of him to the hogs." Joe looked at Sheriff's Deputy Tom Zane. "She what?" Lt. Joe Novelli responds to a crime scene that will shock the community. Based on a true story of a 1991 murder. To some, divorce is not an option and a claim of self defense is a pass to murder.
Justice
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,320. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2015. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
There's plenty reason to kill a man, water and land to name a few. But a woman killing her husband doesn't fit that description. Fred Carlson comes back to defend his childhood friend, Rose of murdering her husband, Kurt and finds a neighbor with a whole lot more against her husband than water rights and land. Could be her husband knew a secret that would put their neighbor at the end of a rope.
Blue Ridge Mountain Rain
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 72,100. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2015. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
After 33-years of marriage, John Mancini finds himself divorced and unemployed from her families steel business. He's always been fond of Lyndee Ryan, a secretary there. After manipulating her into having dinner with him they end up at her place, and after convincing her of his divorce they start a whirlwind romance. When it seems everything's going great, John's ex decides she wants him back.
The Grace Kelley Murder
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 87,370. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2015. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
It's a mix of romance, lust and murder. Callie's fresh out of the police academy. Nick's been on the P.D. 22-yrs and when they meet they're attracted to each other right away, but they proceed with caution as they start to investigate the murder of Grace Kelley, a beautiful high school student who is not only pregnant but married. Who would want her dead? How many enemies can a HS girl have?
Rattazzi
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 38,870. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2015. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Don Lorenzo is head of the Rattazzi Family. An old man, he decides to make sure everything is taken care of before his death, which means finding his favorite nephew , Lucio a good wife and his youngest son's widow a good husband, which means marrying them to each other. But when Lucio comes back to marry Victoria, the streets will run red with blood as he takes revenge for Giorgio's murder.
Stranger At My Door
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 9,730. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Stacie was raped, beaten and left for dead when she was sixteen. Ending up pregnant she gives the child up for adoption. Twenty-two-years later, that child knocks on her door. Jeanna wants to not only to meet her mom but get her real dad and mom together for a real family life. Stacie refuses. She has a life with a new husband and wants a successful life, not reliving the pain of her past.
Love on the Fly
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,390. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Michael Cordel is a pilot who may be good at flying planes, but his luck with women usually ends in crash and burn. Baley Cordall is a want-to-be writer and when she lands an interview in Reno she's anxious to get there on a private charter plane. Their worlds come together when the plane crashes over the plains of Montana, forcing them to walk out. It's a gut wrenching adventure of survival.
Murder Me Monkey: Lt. Joe Novelli, Homicide 10
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Series: Lt. Joe Novelli, Homicide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,170. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The circus has come to town. Instead of laughter rising from the tent there's a single gun shot. A training session has gone terribly wrong, as someone has replaced the blanks in the gun with real bullets and Blondie the Orangutan has committed murder. Was it the assistant trainer or the ex-wife who owns the circus. Blondie didn't act alone and it's up to Lt. Joe Novelli to figure it out.
Black Buggies and Dark Secrets: Lt. Joe Novelli, Homicide 9
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Series: Lt. Joe Novelli, Homicide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,190. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Murder can happen anywhere, including places that society believes to be sacred from evil. When Deputy Tom Zane is called to an accident out on a county road that involves an Amish teenager, he discovers that the young man hasn't been hit, as the drivers thinks, but has been shot. He calls Lt. Joe Novelli, who finds himself not only trying to find a killer, but fighting the Amish bureaucracy.
The First Deadly Sin: Lt. Joe Novelli, Homicide 8
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Series: Lt. Joe Novelli, Homicide. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 38,360. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
What do you get with a minister that can't keep his hands off the women and a hot-looking secretary? A dead minister. Lt. Joe Novelli finds he doesn't have just a couple suspects, but a whole stadium full. But when the deacon from the same church ends up dead, there may be something more to the minister's murder than infidelity.
Waking The Dead
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 46,220. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Murder can drive a man crazy, especially if the victim is your wife and she's coming back to haunt you after having her murdered. That's what Kenneth Maloney thinks and that's what's going to get Detective Mike Perillo a confession.
Sex 101, Lt. Joe Novelli Homicide 7
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Series: Lt. Joe Novelli, Homicide. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 47,880. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Murder is tough enough without it being someone you know. Alysia Tarr has been found out at Lake Springfield strangled. She was a third grade teacher, who was tutoring a high school football jock. Unfortunately, English wasn't the only thing she was tutoring.
Blood on the Saddle
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 79,020. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Ralston and Reggie Bradley are branding cattle on their father's ranch when they find Cross, a black gelding that belongs to Herschel Simpson, one of their dad's hired hands. Upon investigation they find blood on the horse and saddle, but the blood isn't Cross's and where's Herschel? The boys find Herschel on their way home. He's been murdered.
The Girl in the Cornfield: Lt. Joe Novelli, Homicide 6
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Series: Lt. Joe Novelli, Homicide, Book 6. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,240. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When a teenage girl is found dead in a cornfield, it's up to Lt. Joe Novelli to find the killer. But after being shot at the police station, his investigation looks to be in going cold, until Joe's friend Larry shows up. With Larry's help Joe starts working the case that will take him from a drug addicted mother, to a boyfriend whose father dislikes his son's choice in girlfriends.
Family Betrayal: Lt. Joe Novelli, Homicide 5 Based on a True Story
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Series: Lt. Joe Novelli, Homicide, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 58,400. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
"My brother's gonna do something, I don't know what. My mom's yelling at him, saying Matt don't." A woman's pleading can vaguely be heard in the background. There's the pop of a gun, then silence. A door slowly creaks. The cool, collected, 14-year-old Mindy Rodgers, that had been on the telephone to 911, suddenly terrified, screams a high pitched scream, "Matt, no, don'-" The telephone goes dead.
When Blood Runs Thin: Lt. Joe Novelli, Homicide 4
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Series: Lt. Joe Novelli, Homicide, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 29,090. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
When a 17-year old girl is found murdered in a church, Corpus Christi, Texas police are on it. Lt. Joe Novelli's step-son, an officer in the Marines, calls his dad. He's been accused of the murder. Making the trip to Texas, Joe makes a discovery that makes even himself uneasy, and it doesn't have anything to do with his step-son..
Murder By Dawn
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,350. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Lisa was left a widow with a lot of money, and Doctor Lewis Chandler took the opportunity to make her his wife and go through her money. But now that the money is gone, he needs a new source of income, and Lisa's in a "relationship" with Judge George Hamill. Lewis plots out a way to make himself a lot of money again. He just needs the help of Detective Mike Visconti to make it happen.
One Last Bet, Lt. Joe Novelli, Homicide 3
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Series: Lt. Joe Novelli, Homicide, Book 3. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 59,430. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Everyone loves a good horse race, but no one likes a cheat. And when horse trainer Jack Hill ends up hanging from the rafters of a stall, Homicide Lieutenant Joe Novelli has a few suspects. Jill HIll, a wife that's been cheated on plus doing her own running around and Tommy Esposito, owner of a stakes winning horse that's lost a big race due to Hill fixing the race, top his list.
Blind Love
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 45,270. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Sonny and Annie are childhood friends until an accident blinds Annie and she's sent away. Years later Sonny's at the top of the rock n' roll charts and engaged to Michelle. Annie's mother dies and Sonny's dad and Aunt Mamie bring her to live with them. Sparks fly as Aunt Mamie works to unite Sonny and Annie. But the handsome A.J. Brunetti's about to put a wrinkle in Aunt Mamie's match-making.
On the Wings of Murder: Joe Novelli Mystery 2
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Series: Lt. Joe Novelli, Homicide, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 37,670. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
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When a small plane goes down just after take off, Joe Novelli is suspicious that pilot error may not have been a factor, but that the pilot and passenger may have been murdered. The problem is, no one else was around. So how could they have been murdered if they were the only ones on the plane?
Watchman's Point Killer: Joe Novelli Mystery 1
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Series: Lt. Joe Novelli, Homicide, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 208,340. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
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Blood stains the white beach of Watchman's Point near the town of Mont Fort. Nameless and faceless, a killer is preying on young women, leaving their lifeless bodies on the beach. Tensions raise as Chief of Police Joe Novelli discovers that these murders are part of a killer's game with one goal, to kill a woman that stands in the way of another's lust.
Thrill of the Hunt
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Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 44,740. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
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Lucy Handling a rancher's daughter is missing. Sheriff Tom Moratelli has searched everywhere and can't find her. But she might not be the only one missing. Deputy Glen Norman starts asking questions when one of the town's working girls says her friends missing. When they finally get a suspect, things start moving, especially when the sheriff and his wife come up missing.

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