The Loveda Brown Mystery Series, pulled from history and colored with crimes. Set in Idyllwild, California in the summer of 1912, the old ways of pioneers and the migratory Cahuilla butt up against the influx of modern inventions and American progress.
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When Loveda Brown arrives in the tiny mountainside town of Idyllwild, California, as yet the Wild West of 1912, she is running from her husband. But when a body turns up the next day, she realizes she might have worse things following her…that cold, clenched fist holds something that forces Loveda to stay in Idyllwild and use all of her wits to stop another murder from happening. Probably her own.
Loveda Brown thinks she’s running from her hot-tempered husband, but a hidden killer in the tiny town of Idyllwild has other plans for her.
“What a marvelous mystery, full of emotions and intrigue, history and romance, beauty and sadness, all rolled into one exciting tale.”
“I like ‘em cozy and smart, with independent female characters and enough clues I can figure out whodunnit, but it’s not easy!”
“This was such a fun book!”
“Loveda is my kind of woman… lots of gumption!”
Loveda Brown has inherited more than a tiny hotel in Idyllwild, California, as yet the Wild West of 1912, she’s inherited trouble. A pretentious lawyer, a Boy Scout troop invasion, insufferable suffragettes, and a pair of pompous honeymooners are about to interrupt her best laid plans. Between murder and a kidnapping, the pressure is on for Loveda to clean up the town she longs to call home.
Loveda Brown inherits more than a tiny hotel in Idyllwild, she inherits the guests that come with it and the killer walking among them.
“Witty and intriguing story with lots of twists and turns. Keeps you hooked until the end.”
“I can’t wait to read more of her books!”
When opera singer André Bernardi arrives in the tiny mountainside town of Idyllwild, California, as yet the Wild West of 1912, mysterious accidents follow him. Can Loveda Brown prevent his murder while fending off the advances of a passionate artist, and will a zealous paleontologist dig up more than he bargained for? A shocking package on the stagecoach could hold all the answers.
Loveda Brown must save an opera singer from his lethal pursuer, but a tangle of masculine admiration has her singing the blues.
“What a woman! What a story! What a wild night in Idyllwild!”
“A final scene that makes a Puccini opera finale look like a hike in the mountains. Excuse me while I go read it again.”
In the tiny mountainside town of Idyllwild, California, as yet the Wild West of 1912, Loveda Brown’s guests stir up a perfect storm. One has a secret, one has a plan, and one has a grudge worth killing over. As she unravels the truth, Loveda must betray the people she loves in order to protect them, and nothing less than a local legend can light her way to redemption.
A train robbery gone awry catapults a gang of outlaws into Idyllwild where they settle on a new target.