Do you love a tightly-woven mystery, a healthy amount of snark and wit, fun and dynamic characters, and a splash of sweet romance? Then these books are for you! While each book has it's own complete mystery, I suggest reading in order to follow the character arcs.
Secrets in a Still Life: Book 1
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Could it also prove her innocence?
When Alex's relationship and photojournalism career implode in New York, she has little choice but to crawl back to Piney Ridge, the teeny-tiny hometown she left out of focus with no intentions of returning.
Her aim for a quiet reentry is shot when she crashes into the historic Welcome Sign, putting herself squarely in the police chief's focus. When a photo walk by the reservoir gives a whole new meaning to still life, Alex quickly becomes the prime suspect in the murder of her high school nemesis. Things like murder just don't happen in Piney Ridge--and the new girl is an easy target.
While battling not-so-dormant feelings for an old crush, traversing burned bridges, dodging nosy neighbors, and overcoming her own insecurities, can Alex also snap up the real killer before they put her in the dark room for good?
Come meet the wonderful residents of Piney Ridge as they help Alex clear her name or work toward framing her.
One Click in the Grave: Book 2
A new business. A new pet. And a new murder to solve.
Something is amiss at the Aged Pines Retirement Community where Alex's 80-going-on-18-year-old grandmother resides.
In an unfortunate twist to the Jack and Jill nursery rhyme, Alex finds herself at the bottom of a well... with a dead body. Nana K and her neighbors are not keen on Death knocking unexpectedly. The police have no leads, ruling the death accidental. After all, if Alex fell down the well, so could the victim. But something about it seems undeveloped to Alex. Just when she's trying to start her own photography business, and juggle a needy fish and a complicated firefighter, Alex clumsily stumbles into the middle of another murder mystery.
With the help of her friends, Alex is focused on finding the truth before Nana K becomes the next victim. Can she shed light the mystery before it's too late?
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All Alex wanted was a quiet vacation away from the stress of traveling for her photojournalism career. What better place to regain focus than in her teeny-tiny, boring hometown of Piney Ridge, Maryland, right? Not so much when Alex’s mother volunteers her to photograph the charity motorcycle ride for the Coastbusters Motorcycle Club.
When a small crash ends in an unexpected death, Alex finds herself in the center frame of a murder investigation. Can her photographs of the event provide a clue to find the culprit? Or will they land her in the darkroom for good?
Join Alex and her ride or die band of helpers, including her 80-going-on-18-year-old grandmother, as they focus their efforts on finding the killer.
Book 3 Coming Soon!
A missing guest at the local Bed and Breakfast prompts a new investigation. Alex also gets a visit from someone she'd rather forget. What will that mean for her budding romance?
Two Short Stories
Alex Lightwood and her friends in Piney Ridge are featured in short stories in these two anthologies.
Once Upon a Halloween: Bait and Click - What happens when Snow White's apple is actually poisoned? Alex helps solve a murder at the annual Fall Fest.
Stand for Ukraine: Smiles, Selfies, & Sabotage - After a surprise kiss leaves her life feeling unfocused, Alex Lightwood zooms in on another Piney Ridge mystery. Chief Duncan is sure she’s had a hand in the crime. Can she use her photography knowledge to get out of yet another scrape while simultaneously bringing her love life into frame?