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books by Marilyn Meredith
Books by Marilyn Meredith
Final Respects (Rocky Bluff Police Department Book 1)
Mortician Stuart Honich dreams about sinking his teeth into the flesh of his tormentors - his boss's daughters. Being a cop was something Doug Milligan wanted since childhood, but his wife hates his profession and Doug will soon have to make a difficult choice. Publicity hound, Rick Strickland, will do anything to further his career, and is having a secret affair with Liz Phelan, a divorcee with [...]
Deeds of Darkness
Christian teenager Madeline Mahoney is uncomfortable participating in her best friend's witch activities, but she succumbs to peer pressure. She hopes the object of her affection, Brian, will return her feelings, so she allows Lynette to perform a love spell. When he spends time with her, Madeline regrets her actions and wonders how she will ever know if he really likes her. Spying on Lynette's [...]
The Devil's Foothold - A Supernatural Mystery
Resident Deputy Jessica McGuire's day starts much the same as usual, but when she jogs by the old family cemetery, she discovers the grave of a baby dug up, and the skeleton is missing. Not much later, Pastor David Tanner reports the theft of a hand-carved redwood cross from his church. Next, a baby goat is reported stolen, and one of the pastor's cows is discovered mutilated in the field. [...]
Two Ways West
TWO WAYS WEST is a fictional, historical saga, based on genealogy, about two families who travel west for different reasons and in different ways. The Crabtrees journeyed by burro and horse through Mexico, where the family battles marauding bandidos and is befriended by the ferocious Yaqui Indians. Catching a steamer in Mazatlan, they travel up the coast of California, jumping ship in Monterey, [...]
Trail to Glory - One Family's Journey West
Based on the author's family stories, three generations of dauntless women follow their hearts across the western plains. 1858 - Mary, the gentle eastern schoolteacher, loses her heart to a handsome trapper. They overcome the hardships of frontier life in Wisconsin to establish a family dynasty. 1880 - Wilhelmina, Mary's flame-haired daughter, kidnapped as a child by Indians, is renamed "Indian [...]
The Astral Gift
A victim of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of her stepfather, Elaine Brinsfield can't bear the thought of being touched by a man. The coping mechanism of astral projection she used as a child returns unbidden, accompanied by the threatening appearance of ghostly evil spectral beings. The gift or curse of astral projection enables Elaine to solve a vicious murder, but skeptical cops make her [...]
Unresolved (Rocky Bluff P.D.)
Rocky Bluff P.D. is underpaid and understaffed. So two dead bodies stretch it to the limit. The first body discovered is the mayor. The second is a woman whose death is caused in a bizarre manner. Because no one liked the mayor, including his estranged wife and the members of the city council, the suspects are many, but each one has an alibi.
Murder in the Worst Degree (Rocky Bluff P. D. series)
When a body comes in on the same wave as a surfer, Rocky Bluff P.D. responds. Detectives Milligan and Zachary are sure that it is the old man reported missing by his relatives. When it's learned he's a victim of murder, it's not long that several suspects turn up: the son and grandson, the housekeeper, his three friends and a mystery woman. While following up on clues, other problems arise, a [...]
No Bells (Rocky Bluff P. D. series)
Officer Gordon Butler has finally found the love he's been seeking for a long time, but there's one big problem, she's the major suspect in a murder case. Fans of F. M. Meredith's long-running Rocky Bluff Police Department mysteries will be happy to learn the newest book may be the best yet. In No Bells, Gordon Butler gets his first leading role in this clever ensemble series.Butler is like Joe [...]
A Cold Death (Tempe Crabtree Mystery)
Deputy Tempe Crabtree is the resident deputy of the mountain community of Bear Creek and its nearby surroundings in the Southern Sierra. A horrific snow storm traps Tempe and her husband in the lodge of a summer camp along with the caretakers and seven most unpleasant people--one becomes a murder victim. And to complicate matters, the ghost of a former camper makes contact with Tempe.
While filming a movie on the Bear Creek Indian Reservation, the film crew trespasses on sacred ground, threats are made against the female stars, a missing woman is found by the Hairy Man, an actor is murdered, and Deputy Tempe Crabtree has no idea who is guilty. Once again, the elusive and legendary Hairy Man plays an important role in this newest Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery.
Spirit Shapes is definitely one of my favorite Deputy Tempe Crabtree mysteries. Though there have been ghosts and spirits in many of the books, this one is about a very haunted house--a house with a terrible history. The idea from the story began from something someone told me years ago about her horrible childhood. Of course I didn't use the exact tale, but it definitely was the springing off [...]
A rash of burglaries and the murder of two women shock the mountain community of Bear Creek. Add a fast-moving thunderstorm that brings torrential rains and Tempe Crabtree, the resident deputy sheriff, can forget about her days off. Who would murder two harmless women? Did a drug addict simply want their medications or did they share a secret someone was willing to kill for? When a massive mud [...]
Bears with Us
Tempe Crabtree is the resident deputy of Bear Creek, a small mountain community in the southern Sierra. Her continuing interest in the spiritual side of her heritage often causes unrest in her marriage to her minister husband. In Bears With Us, Tempe has her hands full when bears turn up in and around her town, becoming a threat to kids and adults when an elderly woman is horrifically killed. But [...]
A popular young Indian man is found near the recovery center at the far end of the Bear Creek Reservation. While investigating, Deputy Tempe Crabtree learns the victim wasn't quite what he seemed, and crosses paths with a militant para-military group who pique her curiosity and end up being a threat.
Tempe Crabtree is the resident deputy of Bear Creek, a small mountain community in the southern Sierra. Her continuing interest in the spiritual side of her heritage often causes unrest in her marriage to her minister husband. Kindred Spirits is about a troubled marriage, a "perfect" murder, a murder victim whose spirit won't rest until the murderer's identity is revealed, the genocide of the [...]
Tempe Crabtree is the resident deputy of Bear Creek, a small mountain community in the southern Sierra. Her continuing interest in the spiritual side of her heritage often causes unrest in her marriage to her minister husband. A battered wife is murdered and Tempe is given a warning by a shaman. She participates in a starlight ceremony, and repressed memories of her own painful high school days [...]
Seldom Traveled - Tempe Crabtree Mystery Series
Deputy Tempe Crabtree is called upon to find a missing person--who turns out to be a murder victim. Before she can finish helping with the investigation, a wild fire breaks out and she's given the job of alerting those in the mountains to evacuate. While doing so, she encounters a missing fugitive. Right after the book was published we actually had a bit fire in the mountains where I live--was an [...]
Dispel the Mist
A Tulare County Supervisor, with both Native American and Mexican roots, dies under suspicious circumstances. Because of Deputy Tempe Crabtree's own ties to the Bear Creek Indian Reservation, she's asked to help with the investigation. To complicate matters, besides the supervisor's husband, several others had reason to want the woman dead. Tempe has unsettling dreams, dreams that may predict the [...]
Calling the Dead (Tempe Crabtree Mystery)
Tempe Crabtree is the resident deputy of Bear Creek, a small mountain community in the southern Sierra. Her continuing interest in the spiritual side of her heritage often causes unrest in her marriage to her minister husband. In Calling the Dead, Deputy Tempe Crabtree investigates a murder that looks like death from natural causes, and a suicide that looks like murder. Putting her job on the [...]
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