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MYSTERYS

John Carter Stell

Tracy Brubaker Mystery Series

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The Big Nap
A Tracy Brubaker Mystery #1

by John Stell

$25.00

The Big Nap

Tracy Brubaker is a successful Maryland attorney who doesn’t handle murder cases—that is until her former lover, the man who broke her heart, is accused of murdering his father. Even though the evidence against Brian Shane seems strong enough to prove his guilt, Tracy comes to his defense. She finds herself playing detective—a lifelong ambition since she read her first Nancy Drew book. Despite the grim circumstanceTracy Brubaker is a successful Maryland attorney who doesn’t handle murder cases—that is until her former lover, the man who broke her heart, is accused of murdering his father. Even though the evidence against Brian Shane seems strong enough to prove his guilt, Tracy comes to his defense. She finds herself playing detective—a lifelong ambition since she read her first Nancy Drew book. Despite the grim circumstances, Tracy finds she is enjoying the hunt for clues as she compiles a list of other possible suspects, all of whom had a motive for wanting Brian’s father dead. She also finds herself reliving the past: memories both pleasant and painful. As she gets closer to the truth—of both the murder and her feelings for Brian—another murder is committed and Tracy’s life is in danger. Can she figure out—and prove—who the true killer is before she becomes the next victim?s, Tracy finds she is enjoying the hunt for clues as she compiles a list of other possible suspects, all of whom had a motive for wanting Brian’s father dead. She also finds herself reliving the past: memories both pleasant and painful. As she gets closer to the truth—of both the murder and her feelings for Brian—another murder is committed and Tracy’s life is in danger. Can she figure out—and prove—who the true killer is before she becomes the next victim?

Crossed Stitched
A Tracy Brubaker Mystery #2

by John Stell

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6" x6x9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm) 
Black & White on White paper
230 pages
Midnight Marquee Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1936168675 
BISAC: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths

Tailor Massimo “Max” Paganini is in trouble. His long-time rival Randall Pepper has been found shot dead in Max’s own shop. Only Max’s fingerprints are on the gun and there’s evidence he arranged a meeting with Pepper. Still, Max insists he’s innocent. But who could possibly believe him? Attorney Tracy Brubaker does. She’s known Max since she was four years old and agrees to defend him. And she soon finds out there’s a lot more to this murder than just a decades-old feud. Several of Max’s own employees have secrets to hide. The FBI shows up at her office asking questions but refusing to give answers. The most disturbing element of all, however, is prospective client Charlie Betts, whose true identity puts Tracy in the cross hairs of career criminal Reginald Walters, who’s gotten away with murder before. It doesn’t help matters that Max isn’t the most cooperative of clients, refusing to believe anyone close to him could be involved in Pepper’s killing. In spite of everything, however, Tracy presses on, and gets close enough to the truth so that lives are threatened. But neither the FBI, Charlie Betts, nor Reginald Walters have ever dealt with anyone quite like Tracy. Willing to put her life on the line for Max, Tracy plans a dramatic courtroom reveal which not only exposes whodunit, but also how it was done

 

Murder Me Twice

$25.00

  • Series: A Tracy Brubaker Mystery (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • First edition (August 15, 2018)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936168835

For an attorney who doesn’t handle murder cases, Tracy Brubaker can’t seem to catch a break. No sooner has she successfully defended a family friend when a retired law school professor reaches out for her assistance. His former client Colin Richmond has been accused of killing a man he recently met. The motive? Richmond may have thought this man was the reincarnation of his late father—the father whose murder Richmond was tried for but acquitted of almost 30 years ago—back for revenge. The evidence seems concrete, but Tracy thinks there’s more to this murder than preemptive self-defense. Her subsequent investigation reveals another possible crime in Richmond’s past, a detective who may have buried exculpatory evidence, and a victim who may have set himself up for his own murder. Complicating matters is former beau and client Brian Shane, who wants to rekindle the relationship that ended more than 10 years ago. Now, Tracy must juggle her professional and personal lives in the hopes of clearing her client, while hopefully reuniting with the man she still loves, or thinks she does. It’s another tricky case full of twists and turns as Tracy tries to find the truth, this time not only for her client but for herself as well.

Practice to Deceive

$25.00

  • Series: Tracy Brubaker Mystery (Book 4)
  • Paperback: 214 pages
  • (October 21, 2019)
  • Language: nglis

It's attorney Tracy Brubaker's birthday and fiancé Brian Shane is treating to her a special night of comedy and magic. But the magic turns to mystery when a body is discovered floating in the water tank that was supposed to serve as the evening's grand finale! Wanting to help with the investigation Tracy is reminded she has neither a client nor a detective's shield. But Lady Luck smiles upon her and Tracy is soon knee deep in a decade old bank robbery, secret relationships, broken families, and good old fashioned blackmail. She has to sort through it all until she learns the truth, which she ultimately presents live on stage during her own magic act of sorts. Join Tracy as she matches wits and wands with all those who have a reason to practice to deceive.