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Hoodoo Murder

Published Feb. 2013. Available from Amazon

The sensational murder and kidnapping in Rosemont made the papers in New Orleans. The Times-Picayune ran a small paragraph on the story:  City Southern Bank Vice President, Martin Burke, stabbed to death in his Rosemont home. His four-year-old stepdaughter, Darla Warner, is missing. A spokesperson for the Rosemont Police Department has confirmed the death and the apparent abduction, but there are no other comments at this time.

Darla’s wealthy grandparents hire Private Investigator Ladonna Rose to find the little girl. Since the death of her young son, Teddy, this is Ladonna’s first case involving a child.

In a sizzling southern summer the search for Darla takes Ladonna into the swamp to find a voodoo priestess. Then to New Orleans where an event from Ladonna’s past resurfaces and tangles with her present quest. Voodoo and angry relatives combine to hinder Darla’s rescue.

The police have made no arrests but the members of Darla’s family are busy hurling accusations at one another. Each of the divorced parents is certain that the other has killed Martin and taken Darla. Then, an audit discloses that a large amount of money is missing from City Southern Bank. All the evidence points to Martin having taken it.


Was Ross Delroque worth more dead than alive? Or was he about to report a toxic waste dump? P.I. Ladonna Rose searches for answers among his sadly dysfunctional family to arrive at the truth.

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If you enjoy futuristic novels have a look at this one.

              Rest Beyond the River

Rest Beyond the River is a story of Micah Hanson’s personal tragedy played out against a great natural disaster in the center of the United States.



 A traffic accident killed Micah’s wife and child leaving him lost in grief and despair. He cannot bear to remain in California and sets out to reach a small farm in North Carolina. The peaceful mountain cove might offer healing, and if not at least help him endure until his own end.

    However, people and nature conspire to stop him. He couldn't refuse to bury the old man, or provide help to others in a blinding sandstorm. Yet, when he is back on schedule, a massive earthquake hits the great Mississippi River Basin. The devastation puts Micah’s physical and emotional goals in grave danger.

Rest Beyond the River is available  on Amazon


Legion's Land


     This futuristic novel is set in a far different United States.  The states are no longer united.  After the Great Destruction, read World War, in an effort to restore order and safety people are willing to live within the restraints of City-States.  The once united states in the middle of the North American continent broke into three separate City-States which are surrounded by a vast Outland.  
     Nora Delaney's family lived in the area where the City-State of Heartland came into being.  Nora was born seventeen years after the war which destroyed most nations.  She grew up, married, and bore children all under the watchful eye of Heartland's governing system.  The rules and restrictions controlled every aspect of life.  Still, when compared with life in the Outland not many people rebelled.  Yet, when Nora finds her children in jeopardy, and a yearning for freedom rises within her, the choice she makes changes their lives forever.
Once she becomes an enemy of the City-State there is no going back.                                               

       Legion's Land is the story of what might happen to people brought to the edge of extinction.  Men in positions of power find  the devastation brings opportunity.  The grab for power is on.  Citizens face a choice, safety under tyranny or freedom and possible death.
Will the escapees from Heartland City-State survive in the Outland where the ground has never been cleared of radiation, and where life forms have suffered drastic changes?  Find the answer in this exciting novel.

Legion's Land is available at Amazon.com 

Shattered Illusions

      Unwed at thirty-five Kate settled for a life of service to her family. They loved and appreciated her, didn’t they? Of course, they did. She was sensible and knew that no one had everything she wanted. Perhaps marriage wasn’t that great. After all, her brother’s ten-year marriage ended in divorce. Henry came home to live, and after their father’s death managed the family’s Import/Export business. They never involved Kate in business matters. Even when her mother was alive, Kate managed the domestic chores. When Henry was murdered, Kate’s world exploded. It destroyed her past and put her future in doubt.

This novel is available at the publisher, Wings ePress website,  Also on Amazon. Or Google Books by H. L Chandler to find other novels.