Brought up on a steady diet of mystery fiction by her Uncle Bob, Samantha Kinsey inherits his bookstore, complete with its live-in expert, retired former CIA agent Ian Philby. Now, in her new position, mysterious murders seem to occur all around her. Fortunately, she is the perfect person to solve them, because of all her years of reading about every possible fictional crime. She gets assistance from her friend Cassie, an aspiring district attorney, and from police chief Connors.
Sam's friend Barbara claims to have photographic evidence that her greedy relatives rigged her recently deceased brother's will to make sure they get the bulk of his inheritance. When Barbara is murdered, Sam's own life is in danger as she tries to sort through the complex family relationships to figure out whodunit.
Discovering on a visit to her handsome eye doctor that there is a possible hereditary problem with her vision, the adopted Samantha goes in search of her birth mother. But what she stumbles on is a dead body, and she finds that she must prove her new-found mother innocent of murder.
Being the organizer this year of Walden’s annual Wild West Days, Samantha has been able to bring former TV star Clint Taylor to town for the event. But when the actor stages an accident for publicity, his stand-in is shot for real, and Samantha must figure out which cowboy from the cast of his old show pulled the trigger.Watch Now:Amazon
Samantha and Philby attend an Espionage Writers Convention where they meet a former KGB agent-turned-novelist, Alexsandr Tseitsev. Philby and Tseitsev -- former adversaries -- discover that they have a deep respect for each other, but later that night, Tseitsev is murdered! Samantha is seriously injured while trying to catch the fleeing murderer, leaving Philby to follow a trail of cryptic clues in order to find the killer. While Samantha recovers, Philby plunges into a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse and Cold War era espionage!
A sleuth sets off to investigate the murder of popular mystery novelist. She discovers that embroiled in his baffling demise are the stolen multi-million dollar rights to a computer game.
Brought up on a steady diet of mystery fiction by her Uncle Bob, Samantha Kinsey inherits his book store. At a book release by a former teacher of hers, Samantha finds him hanging in a locked room.