A Chicago resident, Ellie Oberth’s love of mysteries began at an early age with an introduction to the works of Agatha Christie.
She’s a life-long member of Sisters-In-Crime National and also a member of the Chicagoland Chapter where she served as Secretary in 2009 and served as Treasurer from 2010-2011 and 2017-2019.
These days, when she’s not busy writing, she’s travelling. Ellie pops up in the most unusual places. She’s been known to scour the beach at midnight with a flashlight, looking for a place to bury the body or tramping through the deserted woods with the same goal in mind or…
For more current activities, visit her blog at www.ellieoberth.blogspot.com
Dennis Bernard is convinced he’s cursed. Carl Danby has to figure out how to investigate a curse, while he’s dealing with the new sidekick assigned to follow his every move. With little physical evidence to process, how will Danby unravel the puzzle? 19,968 words; additional material at the end.
Hazel Cartbell is back in her third mystery in the Who Murdered? Series. It's the Christmas season in Andover, New Hampshire. Hazel and Chief Rasmussen must investigate the murder of Santa's helper. The elf has been killed, the Christmas presents stolen and Sister Marie Catherine is breathing down their necks. Will Hazel and the chief solve the mystery and save Christmas?
Henderson, Nevada resident, Venice Sinclair enjoys bargain hunting at storage locker auctions with her best friend, Tanya. Unloading the units and sifting through their contents make her feel like she's on a treasure hunt.
Being the highest bidder, Venice discovers personal journals in a strange locker. Curiosity prevails and she soon finds herself drawn into the dramatic tales revealed
Murder enters stage left and new Hollywood star Honey Black’s life fades to black. Who wanted the young starlet dead? Honey can’t imagine what would cause anyone to end her life. Wanting to solve her own murder, her biggest hurdle is how to communicate with the lead detective in charge of the case.
As the investigation progresses, the detective receives help from two very unlikely assistants.
Carl Danby returns to tackle another unusual case.
During a séance, a psychic claims the late Samuel Bittner was murdered. With no body to autopsy, Danby relies on his best skill—talking. Tension increases as Samuel’s relatives insist the patriarch died of natural causes. With little physical evidence to process, will Danby discover the truth?
18,444 words; additional material at the end.
Jazz Kincaid is thrust into the lead role of a hit and run case. Pitted against her bosses, the prosecutor and the investigating officer, her only allies are the firm’s spunky paralegal and a private eye. Does the rookie have what it takes to run with the big boys and win her first major trial?
Crash Course In Homicide is a light-hearted, fast-paced romp through a courtroom procedure.
Hazel Cartbell and her superior officer, Chief Rasmussen return in the 2nd story of the Who Murdered…? Mystery Series.
Andover, New Hampshire's favorite police officers search for the murderer of a clown with the "help" of his troupe. Mama Bella and Sister Marie Catherine once again offer their help in the search for a killer.
Case #1: From the Case Files of the Hudson Agency.
Private Eye, Carl Danby tries to stay out of the limelight. Ever since the detective injured his knee on the job, the big boss himself has hinted at Danby’s retirement. Then the Agency is hired by successful Chicago businessman, Benjamin Porter, who has recently been involved in a series of life-threatening accidents. Danby's assigned the case
Hazel Cartbell and her superior officer, Chief Rasmussen, investigate reports of ghostly sightings and discover a dead body in Old Center Cemetery.
Hazel is eager to solve her first murder case. But she can do without the help of the townspeople - especially Sister Marie Catherine.
Married To Murder
on April 01, 2011
This was a very enjoyable story. Humorous and light-hearted. The dialogue moved along nicely and draws you right into Ella's "blissful" wedding day. I can't wait for more stories from this author.
Toast and Strangled Eggs
on Feb. 05, 2023
What a fun debut mystery. The protagonist, Lia, works at her family's diner. She's also an aspiring author. I love the way Lia's characters "speak" to her and give her advice.