- Southern Fatality. New York: St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2007.
- Southern Poison. New York: St. Martin’s Minotaur, 2008.
- Southern Peril. New York: Minotaur Books, 2009.
Jersey Barnes was a Marine MP and a government anti-terrorism agent. After leaving government service, she moved back to Wilmington to open up her own security firm. When even that feels like too much, Jersey decides to retire to the less stressful life of being a pub owner. Running a pub, marrying her boyfriend, it’s called settling down. It sounds good, but Jersey is a sociable gal and everyone from her boyfriend to family friends to the federal government wants Jersey to handle just one more case. These cases involve everything from kidnapping to blackmail to computer crimes to drug dealing–and murder. Jersey can handle what the bad guys send her way, but family and friends are another story. Jersey’s pill-trading, poker playing dad, his girlfriend, Fran, a computer-hacker neighbor, and Jersey’s hunky business partner, Ox, complicate her life and add humor and energy to these mysteries. Wilmington itself is a character in the books, and fans of the city will recognize familiar places.