L. A. NOBLE is the author of the Max and Michelle mystery novels ABOUT TIME ALREADY and BUILT TO ORDER.
Born in Iowa, Lou Ann Noble raised her two children in Central Illinois after graduating from Illinois State University with degrees in Mathematics and Psychology.
Series crime-solving duo Max and Michelle are from fictional Blessington, Illinois. They use their common sense and computer analysis skills to solve crimes. Lou Ann understands them well. She spent nearly 35 years working for a Bloomington, Illinois insurance company in various computer departments.
ABOUT TIME ALREADY character Jenny Masters is from New Attica, a fictional small town. Lou Ann grew up in Iowa where most towns are small towns.
BUILT TO ORDER character Amber McMillan is from a fictional farming family. Lou Ann is proud to be a member of real Iowa farm families.
Meet Max and Michelle. Theirs is an unconventional thirty-year sometimes romantic relationship that has recently included some creative crime solving. They live in Blessington, a large town in Central Illinois, with a cast of fun-loving, quirky family and friends. Max now runs a computer business. Michelle runs her family's garden shop. Both have a background in computers which equips them with the logical analysis skills they so desperately need for tracking down dangerous killers.
Early Monday morning, each Central Insurance Company employee had an email. In that email was a detailed ten-year salary history of each employee in the division. Those juicy details were quickly digested and disseminated. Yelling and fighting ensued; the building had to be evacuated and a security analyst was found murdered. The Chief, Maria Majors, got amateur sleuths Max and Michelle involved.
Amber and Brandy are thirty-year-old identical twins with opposite personalities. Undisciplined Brandy uses responsible Amber’s identity as she looks for adventure and finds trouble at every turn. Amateur sleuths Max and Michelle find themselves immersed in another suspenseful mystery when one of the twins is found murdered in Amber’s new home and their attractive, estranged Uncle Russell arrives.
A small town in Illinois has been hanging onto its sinister secrets much too long. The proud, professional Roberts family wants to keep it that way. They’ve been paying blackmail for years. Then their worst nightmare - Jenny Masters - returns. Max and Michelle, a crime solving duo, rush to help their friend Jenny after one Robert's family member is murdered and one mysteriously disappears.