About the three series
The Covers and Titles
For more specifics, check out:
Carol Ashton Mysteries
Denise Cleever Thrillers
Kylie Kendall Mysteries

THREE SERIES...THREE STRONG WOMEN...THREE MYSTERY FLAVORS...

In the United States I have three mystery series published.

The Carol Ashton Series:

In 1988, LESSONS IN MURDER, starring Detective Inspector Carol Ashton of the Sydney police, was published in the States.  The sixteenth in the series, FALL GUY, will be out at the end of 2004.  In it, an odious practical joker whose hobby is skydiving, jumps from a plane and finds the joke's on him -- someone had cut the lines to both his main and reserve parachutes.  Splat!  Read an excerpt


The Denise Cleever Series:

My second series, featuring Australian Intelligence Organization agent Denise Cleever, began with MURDER UNDERCOVER (1999) and now has five of her perilous undercover exploits in print, with a sixth to appear in early 2005.

As you can see, I've dived deep into the lives of both a police officer and an undercover agent.  Clearly it's time for a PI!

The Kylie Kendall Series:

The first in the series is THE WOMBAT STRATEGY and the fifth is THE PLATYPUS PLOY
Read Chapter One


Think Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum blended with Crocodile Dundee.  That's brash, enthusiastic Kylie Kendall, raised in the remote Outback of Australia.  She's familiar with perilous situations and dangerous animals.  Even so, nothing has prepared her for the challenges Los Angeles provides when Kylie inherits a private eye business and decides to lob in and run it herself.

"Fair dinkum," she says, "how hard can it be?"

Harder than she thinks.  For one thing, Los Angeles is stranger than she could have imagined.  For another, Ariana Creeling, the owner of the other half of Kendall and Creeling Investigations, is expecting to buy Kylie out, and isn't at all pleased to find she's suddenly acquired a new partner who knows absolutely nothing about the PI business, although she's determined to learn, quick smart.

With Kylie Kendall I've gone back to my comedy roots.  My very first published book was a collection of comedic plays, WAS THAT A MUFFLED SHRIEK?  Now I'm having fun with the irrepressible Kylie, who hits the ground running, even if she is not altogether sure where she's going, or where she'll end up.

Read Chapter One

She makes her next appearances in THE KOOKABURRA GAMBIT (2005), THE QUOKKA QUESTION (2005), THE DINGO DILEMMA (2006), and THE PLATYPUS PLOY (Dec. 2007).



COVERS of the most recent books:

Carol Ashton
Mysteries

Denise Cleever
Thrillers

Kylie Kendall
Mysteries


THE DETECTIVE-INSPECTOR CAROL ASHTON MYSTERY SERIES
Published in the United States by Naiad Press, Inc.  Published in Australia by Allen & Unwin Pty. Ltd.


LESSONS IN MURDER (1988)

FATAL REUNION (1989)

DEATH DOWN UNDER (1990)

COP OUT (1991)

DEAD CERTAIN (1992) in Australia as OFF KEY

BODY GUARD (1994)

DOUBLE BLUFF (1995)

INNER CIRCLE (1996)

CHAIN LETTER (1997)

PAST DUE (1998)

SET UP (1999)

UNDER SUSPICION (2000)
 
DEATH CLUB (2001)
 

Published by Bella Books, Inc.


ACCIDENTAL MURDER (2002)

BLOODLINK (2003)

FALL GUY
 (December, 2004)



THE DENISE CLEEVER THRILLER SERIES
Published by Naiad Press, Inc.


MURDER UNDERCOVER (1999)

DEATH UNDERSTOOD (2000)

OUT OF SIGHT (2001)

Published by Bella Books, Inc.


RECOGNITION FACTOR (2002)

DEATH BY DEATH (2003)



THE KYLIE KENDAL MYSTERY SERIES
Published by Alyson


THE WOMBAT
STRATEGY
(2004)

THE KOOKABURRA
GAMBIT
(APRIL 2005)

THE QUOKKA
QUESTION
(DEC. 2005)


About the three series
The Covers and Titles
Take a look at some of the foreign editions of my books:

Under the Southern Cross

Lessons in Murder

Accidental Murder

Death Understood

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