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Fatal Luck

A novella in the Dana Mackenzie series

Dana Mackenzie thinks it’s her lucky day when she misses witnessing a fatal hit-and-run, but she soon learns this was no accident.

Dana’s high school crush, Homicide Detective Nick Travis, is on the case. Dana insists their budding romance won’t go anywhere until Nick confesses the sordid details of what happened back in high school between Nick and Dana’s then-best friend. But is this dark secret from their past something Dana really wants to learn?

As Dana tracks down a cold blooded murderer, she must also deal with corporate scams and the ultimate betrayal in her own family. Her high school days come back to haunt when her luck takes a fatal turn and the killer comes after her!

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Bonus Content! The entire first chapters of Beach Bags and Burglaries and The Widow’s Little Secret, one of Dorothy’s Judith Stacy historical romance novels, are included in Fatal Luck.
 
Fatal Debt

Dana Mackenzie lands a job with a faceless financial institution—it’s either this or piercing ears at the mall—and while she’s grateful for a job, she has no intentions of following the corporate offices’ heartless orders. 

She’s sent to the home of an elderly couple with instruction to repossess their television, but instead finds sweet old Mr. Sullivan murdered.  Investigating the case is homicide detective Nick Travis, Dana’s high school crush, who’s still harboring a dark secret from their past. 

Dana agrees to help Mr. Sullivan’s grieving family locate his grandson, a guy with a surprising new lifestyle.  Her good intentions put her in the thick of the murder investigation and on a collision course with the killer.

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Bonus!  The entire first chapter of Evening Bags and Executions is included in Fatal Debt.
 
FATAL CHOICE

A novella in the Dana Mackenzie series
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Dana Mackenzie gladly helps out when best friend Jillian Brown calls at 3 a.m. after she wakes up alone and finds herself stranded at her date’s house. But when Dana arrives at the home of Brett Sinclair she discovers more than a distraught friend—there’s also a dead body in the kitchen.

Jillian becomes a suspect in the murder and Dana is determined to prove her innocence. Forced to turn to homicide detective Nick Travis for inside information, Dana realizes that his reluctance to commit to their relationship has reached the breaking point. She makes plans to leave Santa Flores for good.

But first she must find a killer. Her investigation uncovers disturbing information about the victim’s secret life and shady business deals. Dana knows she’s close to discovering the truth when she finds herself targeted by the murderer.

Will she catch the killer before it’s too late? Will she walk away and never see Nick again—and if she does, will it be another bad choice?

Bonus content! Excerpts from Fanny Packs and Foul Play in the Haley Randolph series, and The One Month Marriage, an historical romance written under Dorothy’s pen name Judith Stacy, are included.

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