James Paavola

Biography

Dr. James C. Paavola is a retired psychologist. His primary focus had been children, adolescents, families, and the educational system. Jim began writing mysteries at age sixty-four. He lives with his wife in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Series

Books

Call Me Firefly: A Sonny and Breanne Mystery #2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,240. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
Book #2 in the middle grade, paranormal, Sonny and Breanne Mystery series. A special friendship develops between two eighth graders when they discover they both have psychic powers: they can read minds, and ghosts communicate with them. New spirit friends get creative as they protect Breanne from a group of female bullies, and help solve the mysterious death of a beloved lion named Elvis.
Jack and the Beanpole: A Sonny and Breanne Mystery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,140. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
This is the first book in a paranormal mystery series. Eighth graders Sonny and Breanne look nothing alike--a short black boy, a tall white girl. A special friendship develops when they discover they both can read minds and ghost communicate with them. Their special gifts are even stronger when they work together. Follow them as their spirit friends help them solve mysteries.
The Unspeakable: Murder In Memphis
Series: Murder In Memphis. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,700. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award Finalist. The body of a young girl is found--a throwaway child. For Memphis police Lieutenant Julia Todd, this is personal. Her investigation leads her to two underground networks: one protects illegal aliens, the other sells girls into a gang-run sex trafficking operation.
Cast the First Stone: Murder In Memphis
Series: Murder In Memphis. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,570. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Memphis Police Lieutenant Julia Todd returns in "Cast the First Stone," the fifth installment in the "Murder In Memphis" series. Three gay men have been murdered. The City Council debates the civil rights of homosexuals in the workplace. Protestors rally. Religious leaders and politicians are sharply divided. The KKK and Neo-Nazis join the demonstrators. A fourth gay man is found dead.
Blood Money: Murder In Memphis
Series: Murder In Memphis, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,840. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Two bodies are discovered within a mile of one another, one a teenage prostitute, the other an investment counselor. Memphis Police Lieutenant. Julia Todd's investigation takes her in two directions: Mexican cartels and Ponzi schemes.The two inquiries intersect at a common theme--the mutli-billion dollar business of money laundering, a business perpetuating terrorism, illegal drugs, and murder.
The Chartreuse Envelope: Murder In Memphis
Series: Murder In Memphis, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,050. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Wall Street meets main street in Memphis,TN. When the subprime mortgage strategies began to unwind in 2007 and the stock market experienced the first waves of economic collapse, a New York hedge fund manager hatched a desperate scheme to save her business - involving industrial sabotage, illegal stock price manipulation, and murder. Memphis Police Lt. Julia Todd scrambles to prevent more murders.
They Gotta Sleep Sometime: Murder In Memphis
Series: Murder In Memphis, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,300. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Memphis Police Lt. Julia Todd learns that three of her elderly aunt's classmates have died in their hospital beds within the past six months. Her investigation takes her to Central H.S., class of 1948, where she discovers a clique of bullies. Now sixty years later the dead bodies of these bullies are piling up. Todd and her team scramble to prevent a fourth murder, then a fifth.
Which One Dies Today? Murder In Memphis
Series: Murder In Memphis, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,380. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The scandalous side of the health insurance industry becomes a motive for murder. Two car bombs are detonated, then a third. Two people are killed, two maimed. Memphis police Lt. Julia Todd discovers that many health insurance companies have been using their version of death panels, lining their coffers by denying life-saving medical treatment while their policyholder dies.

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