TAKING THE RAP
(Ryan Doherty Mystery #3)
When rapper Terrico James claimed to be “mightier than Jesus,” nobody took him seriously…until someone did. Terrico’s dead body ends up nailed to a cross and Chicago Detective Ryan Doherty is on the case. Was it a fringe religious sect making a statement? Or Terrico’s protégé, Mandy Ross, a petulant pop star who sheds hearts like glitter in her path? With the help of his partner, Matt Di Santo, and the spirit of his dead partner, Jon, Ryan fights his way through cultural divides to find the murderer.
Catharine Lulling is ready to venture outside of her estate for her first real date with Ryan. But even her special abilities can’t save her when she reveals a secret she’s been hiding from him—one that could destroy their relationship for good.
(Ryan Doherty Mystery #2)
Detective Ryan Doherty is skeptical when motivational speaker Jessica Way walks into the squad room reporting death threats against her—especially since the threat letters appear to be in her own handwriting. But when Jessica turns up dead the next day, Ryan and his partner Matt Di Santo are put on the case. Within hours of the murder Jessica’s twelve-year-old daughter Hannah goes missing, and they turn to psychic empath Catharine Lulling for help. How far over the line is Ryan willing to go to find Hannah—and her mother’s killer? Click here to purchase signed copies of Way to Go.
(Ryan Doherty Mystery #1)
Town Red is the first of a series of mysteries featuring Chicago Homicide Detective Ryan Doherty. After his partner is killed and girlfriend takes off, Doherty has one last chance to save his career with the double murder of ad execs Scott and Carly Redding. Ryan quickly learns that life wasn’t so lush at the Reddings’ agency, Town Red Media, where the list of ex-employees runs fifteen pages long… read more
(A Between-the-Books Short Story)
a “Between the Books” Ryan Doherty mini-mystery.
Present Tense takes place after Town Red, during the Christmas holidays. A free short story for the fans of the Ryan Doherty series.
It’s a few weeks before Christmas and the Chicago gangs unit readily dismisses the death of Aisha Wright, a teen who was caught in the urban crossfire. But Chicago homicide detective Ryan Doherty and his partner, Matt Di Santo, won’t take a holiday until the case is solved… read more