Morgan St. James


Morgan has 15 published books available in paperback and digital editions. In the Silver Sisters Mysteries series, A Corpse in the Soup and Terror in a Teapot are also available as audio books. Vanishing Act in Vegas and Diamonds in the Dumpster will be release as audio book in 2017.

A self-described workaholic, Morgan is an entertaining speaker, and frequently appears on author’s panels, meet the author events, at conferences as a workshop presenter and on radio and podcasts. She is a Board member of Writers of Southern Nevada and a member of multiple writers groups. She publishes the bi-monthly online magazine Writers Tricks of the Trade. Links to the current issue may always be found on

The first Silver Sisters Mystery, A Corpse in the Soup co-authored with her real sister Phyllice Bradner, was named Best Mystery Audio Book by USA Book News. Plotting and planning for book 5, Bones in the Belfry, will commence in 2017.

Although she greatly enjoys writing funny mysteries, three of her recent books deal with human trafficking and domestic abuse. Betrayed was inspired by true events that happened in the late 1950s, and poses the question: What would you do if you woke up in a strange bedroom bound and gagged? Visit to find out why Morgan had an obsession to write this book.

La Bella Mafia is the shocking true story as told to Morgan St. James and true crime author Dennis N. Griffin by Bella Capo who was the abused daughter of a crime boss, grew up to run after-hours clubs on famed Sunset Strip in Hollywood, became a white woman boss in the Crips and founded and now manages the online movementLa Bella Mafia at Facebook. Visit for more information.

Incest, Murder and a Miracle to be released on December 17 is the true story of Cheryl Pierson Cuccio and Robert Cuccio. It is a book not to be missed. In 1986, sixteen year old Cheryl Pierson, victim of incest and abuse, contracted with a classmate to kill her father to protect her 8 year old sister from his advances. It was front page news for years. In 2012 her husband Robert sustained a fatal heart attack and was dead for 43 minutes. Determined to never be a victim again Cheryl demanded the doctors keep trying to revive him. Not only was it a medical miracle when he came back to life, but he is back at work as an award-winning oncology nurse. This is a shocking yet inspirational book. More info at

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No More Crying Angels - Be a Victor, Not a Victim
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 62,870. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Family violence, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The shocking but inspiring true story of the abused child of a power broker with organized crime ties who grew up to be a white woman boss in the Crips and establish an online movement to help abuse victims while she was in hiding.
Incest, Murder and a Miracle: The True Story Behind the Cheryl Pierson Murder-for-Hire Headlines
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 76,080. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
In 1986 sixteen year old sexually, physically and mentally abused Cheryl Pierson hired a classmate to kill her father. He had threatened to turn his sick attentions to her eight year old sister, and Cheryl had promised her dead mother as she lay in her coffin she would always protect her sister. It was in the media for several years. 30 years later Cheryl tells her inspirational true story
A Corpse in the Soup
Price: Free! Words: 74,680. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Award-winning Silver Sisters Mystery. Battling Chefs, Twin Sleuths, Old Magicians and Murder! Take several chefs with quirky names, add sleuthing silver-haired Mae West lookalike twins with a nose for trouble, a couple of well-aged vaudeville magicians, Waldo the Wonder Dog, and a bunch of quirky characters. Season with a heaping cup of jealousy, pinch of intrigue, smidgen of history and a villain
Writers Tricks of the Trade
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,050. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
Packed with information to use immediately, Writers' Tricks of the Trade: 39 Things You Need to Know About the ABCs of Writing Fiction is a treasure of information on many things fiction writers need to know at all stages of their career.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,130. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Who is ripping off the Federal prison system, and how? A funny crime caper with a diabolically clever scam. Three amateur sleuths lead the reader on a merry chase filled with twists, turns and backfires. Little did Kimberly, Cameron and Kate know that jobs as a Controller and manufacturer's reps for furniture manufactured in Federal prisons would have them knee deep in trouble.
8 Surefire Signs of a Jewish Mother
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,280. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish
A comical look at what it takes to be an official Jewish Mother and how to deal with one. A Jewish Mother doesn't have to be Jewish, a mother or even a woman!
Confessions of a Cougar
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,540. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Fiction » Romance » General
What would you do with three glorious weeks in England, all expenses paid? FROM ONE REVIEWER: A delightful romp by two women young in heart and sleek of body told with humor and just the right bit of sexual intrigue! Grab a Bass Ale and your favorite seat for a new look at women over 40 and the men who love them, while you enjoy the sights and sounds of England in the background.
Two Unforgettable Christmases
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This short story is Morgan St. James' reminiscence about two Christmases in her childhood that showed the power of love.
Women on the Edge
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,840. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Women on the Edge is an anthology of short stories by Morgan St. James about women who are facing something in their life: rekindled romances, retribution, transition, loss of a friend,a humorous funeral and an excerpt from the Silver Sisters Mystery, "Seven Deadly Samovars."

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