Christina Harlin


Christina Harlin has worked for sixteen years as a legal secretary and paralegal in law firms in Kansas City, and her experiences there have played no small role inspiring her comic mystery series of Boss books chronicling the ongoing misadventures of Carol Frank. As well as Carol's stories, Christina writes novels in which the supernatural nudges its way into the ordinary world. In her spare time Christina enjoys games, puzzles, great television and great novels. She is an avid movie fan who writes about film under the pseudonym Fearless Young Orphan at She lives in the Kansas City area with her family. You can visit Christina on Facebook and at

Where to find Christina Harlin online


Deck of Cards
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,470. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
Nina Clay designs games for a living, but never imagined she would become part of one. James Turner owns a deck of cards that hold within them the power to win anything, if the player is willing to pay the costs. Nina finds herself inducted into a new level of risk, able to win whatever she desires. But is there something else at play? The price of winning could be higher than Nina ever imagined.
My Boss is a Wanted Woman
Series: The Carol Frank "Boss" Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 76,150. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Carol Frank is back! In the third “Boss” book, Detective Gus Haglund asks Carol to go undercover. Her assignment: investigate a bigshot attorney while acting as his temporary secretary. Mystery-fan Carol loves the idea of playing detective, until she suspects she is spying on the wrong attorney, and that Gus may know much more than he has told her. How much trouble can Carol find in only a week?
Orphans in Space: A Fearless Trek into Bad Sci-Fi Movies
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 83,960. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Bad science fiction movies beware! Christina "Fearless Young Orphan" Harlin, writer and editor of The Movie Orphan, presents this compilation of essays that humorously skewer shameful science fiction films of the last two decades. If you love your science fiction bad, your movies worse, and your sarcasm thick, this is the most important book you will ever read!
Never Alone
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 86,640. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Pastor Michael Cooper died on the day a boy went missing. Selected to read the diary of the man of God is Sarah Shale, a woman in a town where she is fiercely unwelcome. The town wants her gone, but the new pastor wants her help, for Cooper left more of himself in the church than words. As Cooper reaches from beyond the grave, so does another ghost – a soul whose death has yet to be avenged.
My Boss is A Dead Man
Series: The Carol Frank "Boss" Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 88,220. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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In this follow-up to the hilarious My Boss is a Serial Killer, a bad boss from Carol Frank's past has disappeared under mysterious circumstances, and Carol is at the top of the suspect list. The fact that she might have hatched the murder plot herself does not make things easier for her or for her boyfriend Gus Haglund, nor does the fact that her fingerprints are on the murder weapon!
My Boss is a Serial Killer
Series: The Carol Frank "Boss" Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 87,960. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Carol is your average recently divorced, workaholic young woman, until Detective Gus Haglund comes to her office, questioning her boss about the death of a client. But when Gus and Carol discover a pattern of dead clients, and her boss is suddenly missing, Carol is determined to keep herself from being literally buried in paperwork! A hilarious tale of romantic suspense and office politics.

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