Raising children and a variety of critters on a mini-farm wasn't enough: one day Sharon Kull hauled her grandfather's antique typewriter out of the closet and began her first novel. Several articles were also published in the local newspaper. Years later, the typewriter has been replaced by a computer, her children are grown, and the animals gone except for a Chihuahua. Still living on the farm with her husband, Sharon is forever on the lookout for literary fodder – a fact that sometimes makes family and friends nervous.
Perplexing cases keep rolling in for Detectives Marcus Ryan and Frank Curtis to solve. Fortunately, there is now rookie, Kerby Kalko, to pitch in. Mrs. Patrick, the happy-go-lucky girl-friday, is more than determined to become a Detective, too.
If Detectives Ryan and Curtiss aren't trying to find the reason a new mother was murdered, they’re after a jewelry thief, or a stalker. Mrs. Patrick, their girl-Friday, would like to participate more in the nitty-gritty of Sunset Investigations, but her lack of experience is a definite drawback.
The computer on the reception desk at Sunset Investigations is breeched by the blocky image of a serial killer. Detectives Marcus Ryan and Frank Curtis are not pleased. The ace up their sleeve is Doreen Patrick, girl-friday with incredible hacking skills. But can they find the killer before he kills again?
The Sunset Investigations agency is in turmoil. Not only are they without a girl-friday, but their newest client is behaving very suspiciously. The case involves a missing toddler, who Detectives Marcus Ryan and Frank Curtis are told was destined to be sold by her father….
Ferreting out the reason for a deliberate hit-and-run was complicated enough for the detectives of Sunset Investigations, as was finding a stolen show horse before threats of mutilation could be carried out. Far worse, however, was learning the identity of a territorial werewolf before he slaughtered another hapless person.
Maxcine and Isabel's determination to rescue their neighbor's cat from a thief leads to all kinds of surprises. The best one is enjoying a vacation at Laughing Horse Dude Ranch. Not that there is much to enjoy, since they find themselves gathering clues on an illegal alien smuggling operation.
When their senile neighbor falls victim to a gang of land fraud swindlers, Maxcine and Isabel set out to make things right. Easier thought of than done, since awareness has them blundering into any number of swindles in progress.
The Sykes sisters don't have a choice but to let their brother oversee the completion of their new house. It is critical for Maxcine and Isabel to drive across the country on business with an Elvis impersonator underfoot.
A vase, a slick Chinese man, drug-smuggling, a sister-in-law dragging a stuffed bird around, spending the night in a spooky motel, a blazing warehouse. What a fun time Maxcine and Isabel are having as they sleuth in earnest.
While on an exercise walk, spunky Maxcine and Isabel find loot stuffed in a pillow case and become involved in a crime wave. But they aren't about to turn the jewelry over to the cops, as that would mean thwarting a pending adventure…
The Sykes sisters are resigned to the fact of being interviewed by St. Peter’s emissary, it's just that Angela seems so, so dumb. Still, the blonde's recommendation is needed if Maxcine and Isabel will be allowed to cheat and get into Paradise out of turn.
Learning that he was a dad came as quite a surprise to Tyler. Not surprising was the fact of his ex-girlfriend attempting to hit him up for big bucks. Should he open his wallet, Marlene would give him clues that would led to where she had dumped the baby. Both his aunt and deceased father want Tyler to go in search of the newborn who might, or might not, be his.
Combine a huge mutant wolf, long-distance truck drivers, comings and goings of unearthly creatures and two young women who are determined to cope. What do you have? A slight problem at The Truck Stop Diner, located in the desert region of southern Arizona. Now add a mysterious glowing stone and a Being from another world.