Books by M.E.

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Getting off on Frank Sinatra

 Getting off on Frank Sinatra: A Copper Black Mystery

A scorching Las Vegas summer is about to get even hotter.

Aspiring journalist Copper Black has just found out that her boyfriend is responsible for his not-quite-ex-wife’s pregnancy. An unexpected house-sitting job at a notorious Las Vegas “party house” should provide not only a pool with a swim-up bar but also much-needed distraction. While researching a story about an exclusive private school, Copper accidentally discovers the dead body of the school’s beloved founder. Now involved in a high-profile murder investigation, Copper turns to her brother, a civic-minded pastor who is overseeing the construction of a center for the homeless. An Indian medicine man claims the site is a sacred burial ground, attracting hordes of protesters… read more…

 

 

 

Coming in September!

Strings: A Love Story

Strings: A Love Story

The Merino Rose.

Ted Spencer has a hard enough time believing the celebrated violin really exists. To find it sitting on his coffee table is nothing short of incredible. The stuff of legend, the exquisite Guarnerius has been missing for centuries.

But even though the renowned instrument is a violin lover’s dream come true, it holds only heartache for Ted. The value of the Merino Rose may… read more…

 

 

 

Coming in November!

Full Service Blonde

Full Service Blonde: A Copper Black Mystery

A working girl is found dead in the desert. Can a calendar girl uncover the truth?

In this prequel to Getting off on Frank Sinatra, it’s Christmastime in Sin City. Aspiring journalist Copper Black meets Victoria McKimber, an outspoken prostitute at one of Nevada’s legal brothels. She’s offered Copper the exclusive right to tell her story. Not only will the Las Vegas Light’s “calendar girl” get a byline, but she can also impress her boyfriend and parents when they arrive for the holidays… read more…

 

 

 

Roads from the Ashes

Roads from the Ashes: An Odyssey in Real Life on the Virtual Frontier

What would you do if all your stuff went up in smoke?

“Home is where your dog is.” It’s just one of the lessons that author Megan Edwards has learned living life on a roll. Her adventure began when a firestorm roared out of the hills above Pasadena, California, in October 1993. Her home was among over 200 destroyed by the blaze. Suddenly and utterly “stuffless,” Megan, her husband Mark, and dog Marvin seized opportunity from catastrophe. They hit the road aboard the Phoenix One, the custom-built four-wheel drive motorhome that “rose from the ashes…” read more…

 

 

Caution: Funny Signs Ahead

 Caution: Funny Signs Ahead

Anyone who has ever hit the open road has seen a sign that sends them into hysterics.

Caution: Funny Signs Ahead is the ultimate collection of these accidentally entertaining bits of roadside Americana with signs like “No Smoking On Campus Prohibited,” off ramps to “Boring Oregon City” and truck stop advertisements for “Diesel Fried Chicken.” Each page in Caution: Funny Signs Ahead presents a color photograph of an ironic, suggestive, absurd, mislabeled or otherwise amusing sign. Photographed by everyday Americans on vacations and road trips, the signs featured in this collection cover the gamut from street signs marking the corner of “Lonesome” and “Hardup Road” to less-than-persuasive billboards for local businesses like “Blue Ball Hotel…” read more…