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Searching for Dime Box: A Michele Romantic Mystery. A drug-dealing defendant. A hospitalized grandson. A deadly new strain of murder. After lonely months spent writing her true crime novel, Michele Lopez Hanson reconnects with her community by offering pro-bono legal counsel. When an open-and-closed drug case takes an unexpected turn, she’s determined to shake off the rust and hit the books. But after a mysterious sickness sends her infant grandson to the hospital, she worries she may have bitten off more than she can chew. Searching for the source of his sickness, she discovers strange parallels between her legal case and the baby’s suspected poisoning. When Michelle’s investigative attempts are blocked at every turn, she realizes the sinister cover-up goes far deeper than she had ever imagined. To save her grandson, she must connect the dots and expose the culprits before the deadly sickness claims another victim. Searching for Dime Box is the third standalone book in a trilogy featuring protagonist Michele Lopez Hanson from the addictive What Doesn’t Kill You romantic mystery series. If you like nerve-racking suspense, courtroom drama, and shocking plot twists, then you’ll love Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ award-winning series. By Pamela Fagan Hutchins. August 2018
Knockout: An Ava Romantic Mystery. A controversial tourist resort. An unsolved beachside murder. Does she have the pipes to blow the whistle on a deadly conspiracy? Everyone wants a piece of Ava’s skyrocketing star power… including her serious boyfriend and her deadbeat baby daddy. But when she visits the future site of a controversial resort and stumbles upon a dead body, Ava thinks she’s finally found a worthy cause for her newfound celebrity. Determined to catch the killer and stop the construction of the eco-unfriendly tourist trap, she plans to put her sex symbol status to good use. Infiltrating the resort chain gala’s celebrity guest list, she teams up with a heavyweight boxer to dig up dirt on the investors. But her investigation takes a critical hit when her ex sues for full custody. Faced with the possibility of losing her daughter, she may have to give up the flirty persona she’s put to good use in wheeling out secrets from under the noses of corrupt investors. To solve the murder and save her career, Ava must find a new way to take down the multi-million-dollar nest of corruption before her dead body joins the construction heap. Knockout is the third book in Ava’s trilogy within the What Doesn’t Kill You romantic mystery saga. If you like strong single mothers, glamorous celebrity lifestyles, and hard-hitting whodunits, then you’ll love Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ award-winning series. Buy Knockout to step into the spotlight for a star-studded mystery today! By Pamela Fagan Hutchins. June 2018
Stunner: An Ava Romantic Mystery. A nationwide tour. A popstar in the crosshairs. Touring with the band just got deadly. After battling breast cancer, island pop singer and single mom Ava thought she could handle anything her concert tour threw her way. But when tragedy strikes her album launch party, she realizes she may have underestimated the price she’ll have to pay for fame. And the cost skyrockets when someone attempts to murder her headlining act. Still shaken by the alarming attack, Ava has little time to process the traumatic event before she’s caught up in a scandal worthy of the tabloids. Someone in her staff is leaking secrets to the paparazzi, and the fallout is wreaking havoc on her love life. When a second pop singer is targeted, Ava doubles down on her search for clues. But with music careers and multi-million-dollar contracts on the line, she could pack a stadium with potential suspects. Knowing her future hinges on staying in the spotlight, Ava must track down the murderous stalker before the final curtain drops. Stunner is the second book in Ava’s trilogy within the What Doesn’t Kill You series of romantic mysteries. If you like sexy pop stars, backstage scandals, and edge-of-your-seat mysteries, then you’ll love Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ award-winning series. Buy Stunner to go on the road with a show-stopping murder mystery today! By Pamela Fagan Hutchins. May 2018
Bombshell: An Ava Romantic Mystery. A musical career in the making. A murdered childhood friend. One chance to catch the killer. Ava dreams of building a better life for her daughter through her island pop songs. Her new temp job leads to a once-in-a-lifetime shot at a record deal, but before she can pack her bags for New York, she discovers a dead body outside her office building. Horrified, Ava recognizes the murdered sex worker as her childhood friend. The single mother finds herself torn between pursuing her life’s passion or justice for her murdered friend. When another friend is killed, she worries the deaths are connected to a shared trauma that she’s been running from her whole life. After dumping her cop boyfriend, she realizes the pain she keeps locked inside could be sabotaging her shot at lasting love. Before Ava can move on to a bright future in music, she must confront the truth behind her dark past to catch the murderer or she’ll be next on his kill list. Bombshell is the first book in Ava’s trilogy within the What Doesn’t Kill You romantic mystery saga. If you like sexy single moms, shocking suspense, and journeys of self-empowerment, then you’ll love Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ award-winning series. Buy Bombshell to get into the rhythm with a fast-paced pop murder mystery today! By Pamela Fagan Hutchins, July 2017.
Murder, They Wrote: Four SkipJack Mysteries. Free on Kindle Unlimited. This boxed set of mysteries delivers four novels packed full of tension, suspense, and unforgettable characters, PLUS a free full-length bonus mystery, from the best-selling, award-winning authors of SkipJack Publishing: Saving Grace by Pamela Fagan Hutchins; The Closing by Ken Oder; Deadly Thyme by R. L. Nolen; Pennies from Burger Heaven by Marcy McKay; and Leaving Annalise by Pamela Fagan Hutchins.
Saving Grace (What Doesn’t Kill You, #1): A Katie Romantic Mystery A humiliated attorney. An unexpected second chance. Can a house with a twist help her find love and answers? Texas attorney and alcoholic Katie Connell’s career just melted down before her eyes. After very public failure during a doomed celebrity trial and a heart-wrenching breakup, she avoids rehab by retreating to the tropical island where her parents tragically died. But when she arrives, it becomes obvious that her parents’ supposed accident was cold and calculated… As Katie sorts through the clues, she gets help from an unexpected source: a spirited house named Annalise. Between the kindred ghost, a local singing sensation, and a handsome chef, the quirks of the island throw the former attorney for a major loop. Can Katie pick up the pieces of her life and solve her parents’ murder as part of her fresh new start? Saving Grace is a hilarious romantic mystery. If you like island getaways, compelling characters, and witty dialogue, then you’ll love Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ suspenseful story of voodoo and redemption. By Pamela Fagan Hutchins, November 2012.
Leaving Annalise (What Doesn’t Kill You, #2): A Katie Romantic Mystery. A new life on the horizon. An old flame at the door. When a dead body turns up in the freezer, one woman’s island lifestyle turns stormy… Katie Connell’s new life in St. Marcos is cruising right along. She’s got a restaurateur boyfriend, a singing venture with her best friend, and a new streak of sobriety. Even better, she’s purchased a rainforest home that came complete with a centuries-old house ghost. With her legal career well behind her, she’s hopeful her new chapter will lead her to happiness. But when a man from her past enters the picture, a murder in her boyfriend’s restaurant and a child in need throw everything into chaos. Forced to choose between the spirited house that saved her and a man who may just be the love of her life, Katie almost yearns for the simpler dramas she faced as a lawyer. Can she make the right choice without slipping back into the destructive ways of the past? Leaving Annalise is a fast-paced romantic mystery. If you like strong women, whirlwind twists, and satisfying love stories, then you’ll love Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ tightly-woven mystery. By Pamela Fagan Hutchins, July 2013.
Finding Harmony (What Doesn’t Kill You, #3): A Katie Romantic Mystery. A dead body at the gate. A missing husband. She’ll need all the voodoo she can conjure to crack a tropical crime. Katie Connell is happily married and living the island life on St. Marcos. Just when she thinks life is settling down with her dream man and their gorgeous children, they learn a stranger died at the front gate of their jumbie house. After the victim’s well-connected employer hires Katie and Nick to investigate, they discover a horrifying secret about the place they call home. Before Katie can process the information, her husband doesn’t return home one night. As if that weren’t enough, the uncooperative police chief counters Katie’s plea for help with a threat to seize their home out from under her. Can Katie track down her husband alone before his trail goes cold, or will powerful forces at work send her to an early grave? Finding Harmony is a Caribbean island murder mystery peppered with voodoo and romance. If you like smart heroines, nail-biting chases, and twists you won’t see coming, then you’ll love Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ wave-pounding getaway. By Pamela Fagan Hutchins, February 2014.
Katie Box Set (What Doesn’t Kill You, #1-3): Romantic Mysteries. A humiliated attorney. An unexpected second chance. Can a house with a twist help her find love and answers? All three full-length Katie novels in this multiple award-winning, best-selling romantic mystery trilogy from the What Doesn’t Kill You world. Over 4000 reviews and 4.5-star average on the trilogy. Saving Grace (Katie #1), Leaving Annalise (Katie #2), and Finding Harmony (Katie #3). By Pamela Fagan Hutchins
Going for Kona (What Doesn’t Kill You, #4): A Michele Romantic Mystery After losing her husband, she’s not about to lose this race. But if she doesn’t drop out, she could lose her family. When Michele Lopez Hanson quit her law practice to become an author, she was looking forward to spending more time at home with her triathlete husband and her teen kids. But when a tragic biking accident claims her husband’s life, she finds herself with nothing but free time and painful memories. Drowning in grief, she pledges to honor his memory by competing in the Ironman he’ll never finish. But as she follows along his old training routes, she discovers that if she pedals hard enough, she can sense him alongside her… Her single-minded focus on the race leaves little time for her children, but when her teenage son is accused of murder, she has no choice but to get off the bike seat long enough to track down the real killer. With the Ironman fast approaching and the charges against her son heating up, can she cross the finish line and hold her family together or will everything she loves crash and burn? Going for Kona is the first standalone book in the adrenaline-pumping Michele trilogy within the What Doesn’t Kill You romantic mystery series. If you like tenacious heroines, competitive sports, and relationships that last beyond the grave, then you’ll love Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ award-winning whodunit. Buy Going for Kona today to strap on your helmet for a pulse-pounding mystery today! By Pamela Fagan Hutchins, October 2014.
Heaven to Betsy (What Doesn’t Kill You, #5): An Emily Romantic Mystery. 2015 WINNER USA Best Book Award, Cross Genre Fiction. A former rodeo queen turned paralegal. A criminal attorney with a soft spot for lost causes. To find a missing girl, they’ll team up for one wild ride… Dumped by her husband for a man, ex-rodeo queen Emily Bernal yearns for a fresh start. When a handsome local attorney named Jack offers her a gig, she’s not sure if it’s the right fit. But after a dead body takes a swan dive right in front of her and she learns a missing six-year-old girl is caught in the aftermath, Emily’s heart sends her from barrel racing to paralegal work in a hurry. As she and Jack interrogate the young girl’s tight-lipped mother, a string of strange coincidences don’t seem to add up. When sparks fly between her and her boss and dead ends start to become dead bodies, the race to save the girl comes down to the wire. Can Emily and Jack decipher their feelings and the contradictory clues before they become the next victims? Heaven to Betsy is a mystery thriller with a romantic twist. If you like strong-minded women, heart-pounding plots, and a side-serving of humor, you’ll love Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ nail-biting novel. By Pamela Fagan Hutchins, April 2015.
Earth to Emily (What Doesn’t Kill You, #6): An Emily Romantic Mystery. A shocking murder. A high-speed robbery. Can one ex-cowgirl stand up to a criminal convoy? Emily Bernal may have traded the fast-paced rodeo world for paralegal work but the change hasn’t made her life any simpler. Between romancing her sexy attorney boss Jack and fighting for custody of her foster child, she wonders if riding a bucking bronco would be easier. But when two runaway teens beg for her help after witnessing a truck-stop murder, the former rodeo queen springs into action. As she follows the clues along the Texas interstate, she can’t help but notice her boyfriend is hiding something from her. When the investigation turns deadly, Emily’s only chance to keep the runaways alive is to stand toe-to-toe with a criminal conspiracy that could make her the next victim. Earth to Emily is the second standalone novel in an adrenaline-pumping romantic mystery trilogy. If you like gutsy Texans, rollicking twists and turns, and a dash of humor, then you’ll love Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ wild thrill ride. By Pamela Fagan Hutchins, August 2015.
Hell to Pay (What Doesn’t Kill You, #7): An Emily Romantic Mystery. 2016 WINNER USA Best Book Award, Cross Genre Fiction.A frosting-covered corpse. A secret-keeping fiancé. Can a former rodeo star solve the mystery before the killer rides off into the sunset? Emily Bernal feels like she’s finally living her happily-ever-after. Weeks away from marrying her sexy boss and adopting the little girl who stole her heart, she thought nothing could break her stride. At least until a dead-man face-plants into an anatomically correct novelty cake and Emily’s friend is charged with murder. As she follows the crumb trail of clues, Emily must infiltrate a venomous cult and clash with her one and only nemesis. But the closer she gets to the truth, the more her fiancé pushes her away. Emily wonders if the man of her dreams is holding back something far more sinister than three little words… Against an onslaught of dark secrets and deadly schemes, Emily must go it alone to discover her fiancé’s secret and clear her friend’s name before it’s too late. Hell to Pay is the third book in a romantic mystery trilogy set deep in the heart of Texas. If you like rough-riding heroines, edge-of-your-saddle suspense, and twists you won’t see coming, then you’ll love Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ award-winning novel. By Pamela Fagan Hutchins, March, 2016.
Emily Box Set (What Doesn’t Kill You, #5-7): Romantic Mysteries. A former rodeo queen turned paralegal. A criminal attorney with a soft spot for lost causes. Can a ex-cowgirl solve the mystery before the killer rides off into the sunset? All three full-length Emily novels in this multiple award-winning, best-selling romantic mystery trilogy from the What Doesn’t Kill You world, with nearly 6000 reviews and a 4.6+-star average. Heaven to Betsy (Emily #1), Earth to Emily (Emily #2), and Hell to Pay (Emily #3). By Pamela Fagan Hutchins.
Fighting for Anna (What Doesn’t Kill You, #8): A Michele Romantic Mystery. 2017 Silver Falchion Award. A murdered art dealer. A missing love-child. Can Michele close the book on her neighbor’s mysterious past before a killer sets his sights on her? With her kids away for the summer, widow Michele Lopez Hanson struggles with her newfound solitude. When her unmarried retired neighbor Gidget asks her to document her career in the art world, she’s eager for the company… and the advice on coping with an empty nest. But their trek down memory lane turns into a missing person search when Gidget dies and leaves behind a will that tasks Michele with finding her long-lost love child. Before the casket lid closes, she feels a wave of sympathy for the endless stream of mourners from Gidget’s days as a high-powered art dealer. But when she learns the murderous truth behind Gidget’s death and she’s named the prime suspect, Michele realizes any one of the grieving artists and collectors could be the love child’s mystery father or her neighbor’s killer. To complete the memoir and clear her name, Michele must discover the ugly motives behind the picture-perfect murder before she joins her friend six-feet-under. Fighting for Anna is the second standalone book in Michele’s trilogy within the What Doesn’t Kill You romantic mystery series. If you like spirited amateur sleuths, high-society scandals, and plot twists that will keep you guessing, then you’ll love Pamela Fagan Hutchins’ award-winning series. Buy Fighting for Anna to dip your paintbrush into a masterful mystery today! By Pamela Fagan Hutchins, November, 2016
Katie & Emily Box Set (A What Doesn’t Kill You Romantic Mystery Box Set. All SIX full-length novels from the Katie Trilogy and the Emily Trilogy in one e-book. Saving Grace, #1, Leaving Annalise, #2, Finding Harmony, #3, Heaven to Betsy, #5, Earth to Emily, #6, and Hell to Pay, #7
The Closing (Whippoorwill Hollow #1). IndieFab finalist, IPPY Awards: 2015 Bronze Medalist, and top 100 Kindle bestseller. A Virginia attorney seeking professional and personal redemption takes on the appeal of a death row defendant in a case that could cost everything for a man who thought he had nothing left to lose. First book in the Whippoorwill Hollow Series. By Ken Oder, April 2014.
Old Wounds to the Heart (Whippoorwill Hollow #2). IPPY Awards: 2016 Gold Medalist, International Book Awards, 2016 Winner, Amazon Best-Selling Literary Fiction. A violent Southern romance, and the second book in the Whippoorwill Hollow series. By Ken Oder, July 2015.
Deadly Thyme. Top 50 bestseller on Kindle. CLUE AWARD for psychological suspense and Texas Association of Authors award winner. When Ruth Butler escaped Texas for a sleepy seaside village in the south of England, it was to rescue her infant daughter from the perverted demon she’d married. But after ten peaceful years in Perrins Point, her daughter Annie disappears. Not far away, a madman has been trying in vain to turn back time. When Ruth turns out to be a dead ringer for his mother, the voices in his head haunt him day and night. The only way to stop his mother’s nagging is to kill her all over again . . . By R.L. Nolen, January 2014.
Pennies from Burger Heaven (The Burger Heaven Series, Book 1). Writers League of Texas Manuscript Winner. Frontiers in Writing award winner. USA Best Book Award, Fiction: General, Finalist. Eleven-year-old Copper Daniels is homeless and alone. She spends her nights sleeping beneath the cemetery’s Warrior Angel statue for protection, and her days battling the mean streets of Remington, Texas, hell-bent on discovering what happened the night her Mama disappeared. While Copper and her rag-tag group of friends find danger at every corner, two horrors are certain: her Mama’s really missing and someone’s after Copper, too. By Marcy McKay, January 2016.
The Dry. A deadly dry spell has left the earth parched and souls desperate. Crops are failing. Cities are starving. A missing newspaper man doesn’t account for much in times so terrible, except to the twelve-year-old son he left behind. When Elliot Sweeney discovers the search for his father has been called off, he boards a train alone to find him. By Rebecca Nolen, November 2013.
What Kind of Loser Indie Publishes, and How Can I Be One, Too? Writing, publishing, and promotion. Everything you wanted to know, plus the stuff you really need, too, with tongue firmly planted in cheek. By Pamela Fagan Hutchins, August 15, 2013. No audio.
Tides of Possibility. Produced as a not-for-profit for Houston Writers Guild. Featuring more than two dozen pieces, Tides of Possibility is a proudly independent anthology presenting some of the most distinct rising voices in the genre. A new generation of science fiction is beginning, and the Houston Writers Guild has brought their words to print. The first in a series of anthologies from the Guild, it was produced using funds faithfully pledges by local readers. Edited by K.J. Russell. August 2014. No audio.
Tides of Impossibility. Produced as a not-for-profit for Houston Writers Guild. A proudly independent fantasy anthology, the Houston Writers Guild presents sixteen short stories: fables, sword and sorcery, and urban fantasy. These bold visions of the impossible will take you to worlds both very distant and closer than you’ll believe. The second in a series of anthologies from the Guild, it is being produced with funds faithfully pledged by local readers. Edited by K.J. Russell and C. Stuart Hardwick. April 2015. No audio.
My Dream of Freedom: From Holocaust to My Beloved America. Produced as a not-for-profit benefitting Houston Holocaust Museum. Despite great personal pain, Helen Colin chose to share her story of survival during the Holocaust from the first day of her liberation from Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, where she addressed German civilians. Presently, she continues to share her history with all who are willing to listen, enduring the pain of recounting because she wishes that her struggles during this time of Nazism be seem as epitomizing hope against despair and compassion against hatred, bias and bigotry. By Helen Colin, April 2013.
How To Screw Up Your Kids: Blended Families, Blendered Style. USA Best Book Award WINNER, Parenting/Divorce. Because it doesn’t have to be that hard. By Pamela Fagan Hutchins, May 2012. Read the DIY Duo companion, How to Screw Up Your Marriage.
How to Screw Up Your Marriage: Do-Over Tips for First-Time Failures. How to be part of a disgustingly happy couple who makes everyone else want to puke, even if you’ve failed before. By Pamela Fagan Hutchins, May 2012. ead the DIY Duo companion, How to Screw Up Your Kids.