If It Bleeds

If It Bleeds

Nicole Charles didn’t go to journalism school to become a gossip columnist, but the job fell into her lap right out of school and her immigrant work ethic just won’t let her quit to find something she’d like better. It’s a good job, but she struggles with the stigma attached Read more…
When Blood Lies

When Blood Lies

Vancouver Post gossip columnist Nicole Charles is only slightly put out when she discovers she’s been downsized. She figures she’s lucky to still have a job. It just means she needs to get a desk so she can work out of her apartment. But the desk she buys at auction proves Read more…
Endings by Linda L. Richards

Endings

Published 2021 (Oceanview Press) What would it take for you to kill someone for money? And if you did, who—or what—would you have become? These are the questions one woman faces when she loses everyone she loves and everything she has. When the opportunity arrives to reinvent herself as a Read more…
Death Was in the Blood

Death Was in the Blood

Published 2013 (Five Star) In the third Kitty Pangborn novel, Kitty finds herself challenged by what-might-have-beens. When Dex is charged with finding out who’s threatening a wealthy industrialist’s daughter, Kitty discovers herself back in the social class she was raised to, only now she&rsqio;s expected to come in the service Read more…
Death Was in the Picture

Death Was in the Picture

Published 2009 (Minotaur Books) In 1931, while most of Los Angeles is struggling to survive the Depression, the business of Hollywood is booming. And everyone wants a piece. The movies have always been cutthroat and, as girlFriday Kitty Pangborn is about to find out, that’s more than a metaphor. Kitty’s Read more…
Calculated Loss

Calculated Loss

Published 2006 (Mira Books) It’s been years since former stockbroker Madeline Carter bothered thinking about her gastronomically gifted ex-husband, Chef Braydon Gauthier. Between quitting her soul-sucking career and discovering what life is like during daylight hours she’s been kind of busy. But when Madeline learns Braydon took his own life, Read more…
The Next Ex

The Next Ex

Published 2005 by Mira Books Like Sunset Boulevard meets Boiler Room, with elements of classic Hollywood — both old and new — plus the high-paced, high tech high jinx of the contemporary financial world. “A bracingly intelligent whodunit.” — Laura Lippman 
Mad Money

Mad Money

Published 2004 by Mira When her best friend is killed in front of her at the New York City brokerage where they both work, Madeline Carter quits her job and aims for a safer life on the warm coast. But life has a way of interrupting the best laid plans Read more…
Death Was the Other Woman

Death Was the Other Woman

Published 2008 (St. Martin’s Press) As the lawlessness of Prohibition pushes against the desperation of the Depression, there are two ways to make a living in Los Angeles: join the criminals or collar them. Kitty Pangborn has chosen the crime-fighters, becoming secretary to Dexter J. Theroux, one of the hard-drinking, tough-talking PIs who pepper the city's stew. But after Dex takes an assignment from Rita Heppelwaite, the mistress of Harrison Dempsey, one of L.A.'s shadiest--and richest--businessmen, Kitty isn't so sure what side of the law she's on.