From the rocky shores of Lake Stevens near small town Pinehill, Texas to the teeming streets of Dallas and sweltering beaches of Miami, aspiring PI Amanda Mason fearlessly stalks the killer who is letting her father take the blame for murder. What’s worse, Amanda doesn’t really trust the man who has agreed to help her and is traveling with her. Because he's keeping his true identity a secret, Amanda fears he might know all the answers and is keeping her in the dark. But, why?
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BRIGHTON BEAUTY is a Regency romance novel set near the city of Chester, England. Chelsea hadn’t planned to be a deceiver! She had been the prettiest—and most penniless—young lady at Miss Farringdon’s Academy in Brighton. Befriending spoiled heiress Alayna Marchmont and telling her about a family scandal was…
Amanda has no doubt that Jake, her elderly father, is innocent. His only crime was taking the wealthy man out on the lake to fish. Now, the cops are not only trying to pin the murder on Jake, they’re threatening to take Amanda’s five-year-old son Casey away from her. Because the cops refuse to look elsewhere for the real killer, Amanda has no choice but to rely on her amateur sleuthing skills to solve the mystery herself. But, can she catch the monster before he kills again? (No sex or foul language in this book.)
“Marilyn Clay’s novels keep readers on the edge of their seats while breathlessly awaiting the outcome. Another well-done and thoroughly engaging novel by this masterful story-teller.” – Barbara Hunt, Red River Reviews.
“Well-drawn and believable characters coupled with an unusual setting and a surprise ending all add up to a very enjoyable read.” – Angela Harrington, Mystery Reviewer.
MARILYN CLAY is a multi-published author and respected historian of the English Regency. For sixteen years, she published The Regency Plume Newsletter, an international newsletter containing well-researched articles on all aspects of 18th and early 19th century English history. Learn more from The Regency Plume website.
MARILYN CLAY'S Colonial American historical suspense novels include:
DECEPTIONS: A Jamestown Novel released in hardcover in July 2010 from Five Star Gale with a large-print edition released in December 2010. An e-version of DECEPTIONS is now available. Catherine travels to the New World in search of her betrothed but finds that not all is as it seems in the New World colony and wonders whom she can trust now?
DANGEROUS SECRETS is also set in the 1600s Jamestown colony and also published in hardcover, and re-released in paperback in 2013 as A PETTICOAT AND LAMBSKIN GLOVES. Four young English girls travel to the New World on a Bride Ship but are shocked to discover that someone in Jamestown wants them all dead!
Colonial American Mystery BETSY ROSS: ACCIDENTAL SPY by Marilyn Clay is set in 1776 Philadelphia. Betsy Ross vows to catch the killer responsible for her beloved husband John Ross' death before the ruthless, double spy can stop her. Available in print and e-book formats.
MARILYN CLAY’S Regency Romance Novels, all previously published in print and now available as e-books include Miss Darby’s Debut, The Hyde Park Spectacle, Brighton Beauty, Felicity’s Folly, The Unsuitable Suitor, Miss Eliza’s Gentleman Caller and Bewitching Lord Winterton. Marilyn Clay's latest Regency titled The Wrong Miss Fairfax was published in November 2015 in both ebook and print.
All of MARILYN CLAY’S non-fiction titles, History of the Water Closet and 18th and 19th English Women At Sea as well as three ebooks on Regency Period Furniture were all named to the Top 100 Best-Selling E-books list.
SAILOR’S NEW BED and DAISY: A KITTEN BABY BOOK are illustrated stories about two of Marilyn Clay’s favorite kitty-cats. In print and e-book.