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Retired homicide detective Linda Sikorsky and her wife Kirsten McClellan head to Maine for a long weekend of rest, relaxation and rewrites as Kirsten finishes drafting her first novel. Bad weather alters their plans, forcing them to stop for the night at the Cliff’s Edge, a motel known for secrecy and indiscretion. Something murderous goes bump in the night, sending the women on a search for justice when a young reporter’s body is found dumped and violated on a back road. A road Linda must now go down, no matter where it takes her, or what it reveals.

The Pride Trilogy
3 Kyle Callahan Mysteries

Together for the first time in one book, all three Kyle Callahan Mysteries making up the Pride Trilogy: Murder at Pride Lodge, Pride and Perilous, and the concluding Death by Pride. In Murder at Pride Lodge we meet Kyle Callahan and his partner Danny Durban for the first time, spending an idyllic Halloween weekend at Pride Lodge that soon turns murderous. Enter Detective Linda Sikorsky of the New Hope, PA, Police Force. Together they race to stop the killer – or is it killers? – before the next body falls.

In Pride and Perilous the pair join forces again, this time in New York City where someone has targeted artists involved with the Katherine Pride Gallery, doing their best to close the gallery forever one victim at a time. Finally, in Death by Pride, Linda returns to visit Kyle and now-husband Danny, only to find herself and her best friend rushing to a date with destiny and the Pride Killer, the most successful serial killer New York City has ever known. One book, three thrills: The Pride Trilogy.

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Kill Switch
A Kyle Callahan Mystery

In the 5th installment of the Kyle Callahan Mysteries, Kyle finds himself in therapy after ending the life of the Pride Killer, the most successful serial killer New York City has ever known. Putting an end to evil was the right thing to do, but it left Kyle in need of the services of psychotherapist Peter Benoit. Kyle decides the best way to engage with life again is to do what he can’t stop doing: solving murders. Joined once again by his friend Detective Linda Sikorsky, Kyle takes on his first cold case, the murder of a teenager three years ago. Corinne Copley was killed on a Manhattan side street for nothing more than her cell phone. Or was that really the reason? Come along as Kyle delves into the murky undercurrent of New York politics, pursues a crime boss who kills as easily as she breathes, and seeks justice for the father of a murdered child.

Death in the Headlights
A Kyle Callahan Mystery Featuring Detective Linda

Kyle Callahan and his partner Danny Durban head to rural New Jersey for a relaxing week with their dear friend, Detective Linda Sikorsky, recently retired and newly in love. Driving back from dinner with Linda and her fiancée Kirsten, they discover the body of Abigail Creek, run off the road on a bicycle wearing only her nightgown and slippers. Come along as Linda and Kyle make their way into the shadows and enter the spider’s web called CrossCreek Farm, determined to find out who in this family of spiders is the deadliest one.

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Death by Pride
A Kyle Callahan Mystery

First came ‘Murder at Pride Lodge,’ where murder met mayhem in the Pennsylvania countryside. Next was ‘Pride and Perilous,’ the collision of high art and low death at Manhattan’s Katherine Pride Gallery. And now, the Pride Trilogy concludes with ‘Death by Pride.’ It’s Gay Pride weekend, the most festive weekend of the year in New York City. Hundreds of thousands of partygoers arrive to show the world how to have a good time.

Stalking the party is the most successful serial killer the city has ever seen. He claims his victims in threes and has just begun his newest spree. Detective Linda Sikorsky comes to town to visit Kyle Callahan and his husband Danny Durban. It’s her first Pride Parade and may well be her last. Harmless fun turns to terror in a frantic effort to stop the killer once the first body floats to the river’s edge. This time it’s personal, and this time one of them might not make it out alive.

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Pride and Perilous
A Kyle Callahan Mystery

Manhattan’s Katherine Pride Gallery becomes the center of high art and low death in Pride and Perilous, the second of the Kyle Callahan Mysteries. Amateur photographer Kyle is about to have his first photo exhibit at the gallery, just as someone begins killing people connected to it. Bodies start to fall and Kyle realizes somebody wants this gallery closed forever. Joining Kyle and Danny are several of the characters from Murder at Pride Lodge: Kyle’s down-but-never-out TV reporter boss, Imogene Landis. Margaret Bowman, aging owner of successful New York City eatery Margaret’s Passion. The odious Linus Hern, restaurateur from hell and Danny’s nemesis. And Detective Linda Sikorsky from the New Hope, Pennsylvania, police force. She worked on the Pride Lodge murders and became close friends with Kyle and Danny. She’s in town for the opening of Kyle’s show and to fill them in on the new woman in her life. No sooner does she leave the train at Penn Station than she finds herself joining Kyle in the chase to stop a killer.

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Murder at Pride Lodge
A Kyle Callahan Mystery

Who killed Teddy the handyman – if anyone killed him at all? Was it Sid, one of the new owners of Pride Lodge whose past gets darker the closer you look? Was it the woman whose name was once Emily, when she witnessed the murder of her parents in a burglary gone bad, and who has waited thirty years for vengeance? Was it young Happy Corcoran, promoted to bartender only to vanish three days before Teddy was found dead at the bottom of the empty pool? Find out as Kyle Callahan refuses to believe it was an accident, doggedly pursues the truth in his friend’s death and does his best not to join him. ‘Murder at Pride Lodge’ is the first in the Kyle Callahan Mystery series. Kyle and his partner Danny Durban live in New York City, where murder never seems to be more than a subway stop away. In this first story, they head to Pride Lodge, their favorite getaway from the City, over what they expect to be a festive Halloween weekend. What they find instead is a web of murder, deceit, and revenge served cold as a knife blade. At the Lodge we meet a rich cast of characters, many of whom return in Book II, ‘Pride and Perilous,’ that finds them back in the familiarity of New York City. Murder has never been this much fun.

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