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I’m excited to announce that headstrong, self-indulgent Briana Kaleigh from The Belvedere Club is back in a new Briana Kaleigh Mystery, Bolinas Bongo. This time she’ll explore the sleepy coastal town of Bolinas, which shuns tourists and hides secrets.
Detective Dusty Arkansas is still trying to keep Briana honest. Star, the psychic bag lady, and Fifi, the high-strung poodle also put in appearances along with a cast of new and loveable characters.
When my first novel, The Belvedere Club was published in 2012, I was touched and honored by the wonderful response. I hope Bolinas Bongo will keep the laughs going.
In Bolinas Bongo, Briana Kaleigh is back in Marin County for another adventure. Her best friend’s high-strung poodle, Fifi, joins in the fun. After The Belvedere Club, so many people asked me why I was so mean to Fifi. I’m Not! I love Fifi, but I can’t help it if my main character, Briana is more of a pet turtle person than a dog person.Continue reading
Bolinas Bongo is the second novel in the Briana Kaleigh Mystery series after The Belvedere Club.
Journalist Briana Kaleigh rips off her East Coast shackles and moves across the country to Marin County, California. She hopes her ride-alongs with sheriff’s detective Dusty Arkansas will get her back on the crime desk of a major newspaper. While chasing a lead about a shark attack in Bolinas, a sleepy coastal town that shuns tourists, she discovers a mutilated body.
The dead man is part of a large-scale murder investigation with a juicy news story attached: a serial killer who hacks off the cojones of his male victims. Briana can’t resist. This story could launch her West Coast career. She sees her byline in flashing neon.
But Detective Arkansas won’t let her near the case because she’s a witness. When she starts sniffing out the details of the case behind his back, Dusty turns up missing.
Now, while hiding from the authorities, Briana and her high-strung poodle must ferret out the killer before he starts snipping off parts of Dusty.
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For most, the mere mention of Paris conjures up images of sensual pleasures—the City of Lights, the City of Love, the City of Haute Cuisine. On my first trip to the hedonistic capital, I sampled the lot; illuminated cityscapes from the deck of a Bateaux Mouches, snuggles with a French coworker, and oh, yes, the food. Lemon macaroons from Dalloyau, buttery croissants from the boulangerie, crispy roasted chicken from Le Suffren, Gratin Dauphinois from Chez Lipp, and profiteroles, my personal favorite, from La Coupole.Read this Short Story →