Sid Stark

Books

Under Review: An Academic Thriller
Series: Doctor Rowena Halley, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,110. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2023 by Helia Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Doctor Rowena Halley hits rock bottom. Then she ends up on a terrorist hit list. August 2016. Rowena Halley, PhD, is nursing a busted knee and a busted heart. Plus, her career path is on a toilet trajectory and the divisive politics of a particularly fraught election cycle are threatening to bust up her family, too. Then Madison, former student, (former???) drug addict, and troublemaker...
The Doctor Rowena Halley Series Books 1-4: Four Dark Comedy Mysteries
Series: Doctor Rowena Halley Boxed Sets, Book 1. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 370,500. Language: English. Originally Published: February 19, 2022 by Helia Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
They say knowledge is power. For newly minted PhD Rowena Halley, all her book learning isn't enough to keep her safe. She'll have to rely on her Moscow-honed street smarts instead. Get the first four books in the Doctor Rowena Halley series and three bonus companion novellas in one boxed set! "Brilliantly-written and highly entertaining, a must read..." The Prairies Book Review "A charming...
Honor Court: An Academic Thriller
Series: Doctor Rowena Halley, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,840. Language: English. Originally Published: March 8, 2021 by Helia Press. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Doctor Rowena Halley signed up to be a professor, not a cop. Now she may have to be judge, jury, and executioner as well. When a student with a hijab and a strong Chechen accent confides in Rowena about a tricky sexual assault case and asks for her help, Rowena can't say no—again. Being the only Russian professor on campus, as well as the faculty member students go to for help, has its...
Summer Session: An Academic Thriller
Series: Doctor Rowena Halley, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,360. Language: English. Originally Published: April 21, 2020 by Helia Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Sometimes summer flings turn deadly serious. Russian professor Rowena Halley's life finally seems to be taking a turn for the better. She has a job for the summer AND the fall, her family dramas of the past spring have settled down, and she's got a promising romance going with Alex, a fellow academic and actual American. But the course of true love rarely runs smooth. Rowena's weekend of fun...
Permanent Position: An Academic Thriller
Series: Doctor Rowena Halley, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,250. Language: English. Originally Published: April 21, 2020 by Helia Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
"Stark remains a brilliant observer of the academia scene"—The Prairies Book Review Love Stephanie Plum's wit, Kinsey Millhone's grit, or Spenser's wry take on academia? Try the Doctor Rowena Halley series! Loves hurts. Sometimes it kills. After the tumultuous events of the previous semester, Russian professor Rowena Halley has found a new job. This time it's a one-semester adjunct position in...
Campus Confidential: An Academic Thriller
Series: Doctor Rowena Halley, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,170. Language: English. Originally Published: April 26, 2020 by Helia Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Love Kinsey Millhone's grit, Stephanie Plum's humor, or Spenser's wry take on academia? Check out the Doctor Rowena Halley series! "Brilliantly-written and highly entertaining, a must read..." The Prairies Book Review "A charming blend of academic inspection and social commentary that weaves an engrossing personal perspective into a blend of social observation and evolving romance." D. Donovan...
Total Immersion: An Academic Thriller
Series: Doctor Rowena Halley, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,860. Language: English. Originally Published: September 18, 2021 by Helia Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sometimes lightning strikes twice. Doctor Rowena Halley was really hoping that a summer in California would help her heal from the previous semester's injuries, mental and physical. Instead, it might throw her into the greatest danger she's faced yet. Spending the summer working in Monterey and living with her boyfriend Alex was supposed to prove to both of them that they were ready to take...
Trigger Warning: An Academic Thriller
Series: Doctor Rowena Halley, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,730. Language: English. Originally Published: September 5, 2020 by Helia Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
When does freedom go too far? Doctor Rowena Halley has finally found a job that pays enough to live on. Too bad it's a continent away from one of the men in her life, and an ocean away from the other. Plus, the campus she's teaching at is not the idyllic haven it seems. There are the usual problems of academia: busywork, embarrassing...