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The mysterious disappearance of recent high school graduate Livvy Whitlock took place in the summer of 1960. Her whereabouts was revealed 30 years later.

Thirty-eight-year-old interior decorator Mattie Noble, who was 8 years old at the time of the disappearance and lived on the same Pittsylvania County, Virginia, tobacco farm as Livvy, has always held the key to solving the mystery, though she did not know it.

Together, Mattie and Ms. Happy (Livvy’s mother) retell how the mystery of Livvy’s disappearance was unraveled and how Sundrenched Water was at the root of it all.

Merrie Tawgg committed many sexual indiscretions in her younger years. Because of this, her four older children grew up never knowing the identity of their fathers. For reasons only known to Merrie and her best friend, Merrie kept the fathers’ identities a secret. When the children become adults, they perform a search to find this missing link in their lives. Through watching her children in this search, and the loss of one, Merrie learns that the most important thing in life is not the secrets she has been keeping, but the complete happiness of her children. Merrie is murdered before she can reveal the fathers’ identities.

Arri, Merrie’s niece, tells Merrie’s story and how she was able to uncover the secrets of Salmer Tawgg.

When cut-up human remains with a smashed in skull, buried for forty-nine years, are discovered on Great Aunt Hannah’s farm after her death, Vett Brayborn, Great Aunt Hannah’s most trusted niece and executor of her estate, works as an amateur investigator to solve the murder mystery. But there’s one catch to solving the mystery: No one appears to be missing.

From the moment Vett begins her pursuit, challenges mound. First, vicious gossip begin circulating accusing Great Aunt Hannah (school teacher, community activist, and philanthropist) of the murder, tainting the beliefs of some of Great Aunt Hannah’s supporters. Then Vett is unable to locate Great Aunt Hannah’s longtime boyfriend who may have helpful information. Unexpected, she uncovers a betrayal committed by Great Aunt Hannah on a family member that breaks her spirit; this betrayal is a secret Great Aunt Hannah never wanted known. And the biggest challenge of all, she falls in love with Lt. Ellison, the sheriff investigator assigned to the case and struggles with her desire to keep from him the discoveries and headways she makes.

Come hell or high water, Vett is determined to solve the mystery to prevent her aunt’s name and character from being forever tarnished and to prevent a murderer from escaping justice.


The year is 2005. The setting is Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Stolen Four Minutes tells the gripping story of the discovery of what happened to five year-old Semmy Barrels after she was abducted twenty-nine years ago.

Semmy’s mother, Teasy, not knowing the whereabouts of her daughter suffers grievous pain year after year. She finally collapses into a coma and communicates telepathically to her twin sister, Mia, that the only way she will come out of the coma is by hearing of Semmy’s whereabouts. If she doesn’t hear in thirteen days, she will succumb to death.

To prevent her sister from surrendering to death, Mia hires amateur investigator Vett Brayborn to find Semmy within the thirteen day window. Vett is hindered by many obstacles and her investigation leads into an almost deadly confrontation with the criminal, but she perseveres finding truth.

This tragedy will cause your soul to weep.

When amateur detective Vett Brayborn’s aunt is shot and dies two weeks after her millionaire boyfriend’s murder, clues to the two murders lead Vett to probe into the lives of six of her blended family members to find the crazed murderer and the horrific reason behind the murders. Could one of the six good ones be a murderer?

When tour bus driver Duffy Radley fails to return to the bus after a stop at the Jefferson Springtop restroom, the passengers are sequestered on the bus until he is found. He is found inside the maintenance room, murdered, shot seven times in the chest. Unlicensed private detective Vett Brayborn is one of the passengers and immediately begin investigating the crime.

Sultry combines a murder mystery, adultery, family bond, and paranormality into an intricate and explosive story. Well-to-do landowner, Gideon Fitzgerald, had an adulterous affair over fifty years ago. All these years later, the repercussions from the affair come to a head with his murder. His granddaughter, Dillyn Fitzgerald, a chief of financial investment operations by day and amateur sleuth by night, vows to find the murderer. A tangled maze of secrets slowly reveals itself during her investigation. Dr. Sandra Tanner has fashioned a relatable and thought-provoking murder mystery.

Vett’s love of solving murder cases among the rich and famous leads her to South Carolina, a state she is not licensed to investigate in. And there is no private investigator reciprocity agreement between her home state, Virginia, and South Carolina. Circumventing the law by offering her service on a volunteer basis, Vett agrees to find the murderer of Theodore’s wife. To make Vett’s job more challenging, an unscrupulous newspaper journalist learns she is a renowned private detective from Virginia working in a non-reciprocity state. He blackmails her by threatening to notify the two states’ licensing boards of her investigation. Vett grapples with how to handle this snake in the grass. And she knows if she can’t discover evidence to find Theodore innocent, the overzealous police will arrest him and do everything in their power to have him convicted.