No Rest for the Wicked

Book Three in the John and Sarah Jarad Nantucket Mystery Series

                       

Released February 2017 by Buccaneer

2017 Independent Publisher Nominee

 

Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer, do ...

When state archaeologists lift the lid on a suspicious steamer trunk buried in Nantucket’s landfill, Detective John Jarad’s world explodes. The trunk’s contents reactivate intense interest in the island’s most notorious cold case crime, the Baby Alice Spenser kidnapping in 1921.

Sarah Jarad has a slightly different life focus. Halfway through a twin pregnancy, Sarah is convinced that she is losing her mind. She can’t shake the feeling that she’s being watched. She’d like to blame her paranoia on raging hormones, but that doesn’t ring true. Sarah fears that her control freak ex-fiancée Mason has finally tracked her down, and that Mason is on Nantucket, plotting revenge.

As John pursues the Baby Alice investigation, myriad family scandals emerge from the Spenser’s privileged and gilded past. Events flare white-hot when a copycat criminal snatches a second child. John and Sarah must race against the clock to unmask the kidnapper and expose these modern day threats.

Offering an array of colorful island characters and an intricate plot filled with surprising twists and reveals, NO REST FOR THE WICKED promises to be the perfect summer beach read.

 

5 STAR REVIEWS!

"Captivated me from start to finish ..."

"Compelling non-stop reading."

"Martha Reed has outdone herself with the latest installment. I could not put it down."

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Available in trade paperback and ebook format from Amazon and other retailers.

The Choking Game

Book One in the John and Sarah Jarad Nantucket Mystery Series

2015 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion nominee for Best Traditional Mystery

 

The Whistler, a seasonal stalker, is terrorizing the women of Nantucket as they head home from the bars. When the body of a missing nanny is found anchored to the bottom of a bog, police Lieutenant John Jarad fears that this year The Whistler is upping his twisted game, and that more women may be in danger.

"A perfect summer beach read, with a first-rate plot."

"A great first book in an exciting new mystery series."

Available in trade paperback and ebook format from Amazon and other retailers.

The Nature of the Grave

Book Two in the John and Sarah Jarad Nantucket Mystery Series

 

2006 Independent Publisher (IPPY) Honorable Mention for

Mid-Atlantic Best Regional Fiction

 

John Jarad is deeply rooted in the charming island home his family helped to settle. When newlywed Sarah Jarad begins to explore John's family history, she reactivates interest in his younger brother's cold case disappearance. A great-uncle's surprising bequest brings family tensions to the surface, and the sudden reappearance of the missing brother shakes the Jarad family tree.  A string of mysterious deaths ensue as John and Sarah forge their investigative talents to solve a sinister island conspiracy.

"I read this book in two days ... I could not put it down. Dreamt about the characters ... it was simply a GREAT story."

"The multi-layered plot will keep you guessing."

 

Available in trade paperback and ebook format from Amazon and other retailers.

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