THE BOOKS

 

The Trask Brothers Mysteries - The identical twin Trask brothers, Don (lead agent for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension) and Dave (Lake County Sheriff) team up to hunt bad guys and do a little fishing.

Purgatory Creek
 
The nightmare he had locked away has suddenly burst through the door.  Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) Lead Agent Don Trask is forced to relive the case he couldn't solve and only wanted to forget. 

 A storm has unearthed the remains of a child, remains Trask is sure is a girl that was taken, a girl he could not find.  But it was not the girl's disappearance that preyed on Trask's mind as much as the fact that he knew who had taken her, and could never prove it.

  Now, another child has gone missing from the same area.  Trask is forced to enter the search, only to find that the man he suspected of the original abduction still lives nearby.  Trask is warned to stay away from the man but his obsession flares.  He will not rest this time until justice is served.

Bring Her Home

The Trask brothers are back for the fourth book in the series.  Their weather-delayed fishing trip has left them bored.  They decide to kill some time looking into the case file of a local woman that went missing three years earlier.  The Trasks soon discover that this woman is not the only one who has recently disappeared from the area, and they are soon racing to stop a serial killer before he strikes again.  Bring Her Home introduces BCA Agent Danny Carlisle, enlisted by Don Trask to assist in the investigation, who finds herself the target of another killer.   

Clean Kill

Spring is in the air in Minnesota and someone has decided it's time to do some serious spring cleaning. Bodies are turning up in Minneapolis and on the north shore of Lake Superior with a similar characteristic, they are very clean. Now it's up to Special Agent Don Trask of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and his twin brother Dave, sheriff of Lake County, to figure out if they have a serial killer on their hands - and how to stop him before the state is in panic and he kills again.

Blood River

A deadly and ancient evil has come alive in the north woods of Minnesota, seeking revenge for the injustices done to his people. Dave Trask is the new sheriff of Lake County Minnesota. When elected he thought the job would entail locating lost campers and catching poachers but now someone is murdering guests at the fishing lodges in the county. The murders are brutal and bloody, threatening to destroy the tourist business vital to the region, as well as creating conflict between lodge owners and the Native American population. As the bodies mount, Dave is feeling the pressure from lodge owners and politicians to put a stop to the killings, and questioning why he ever took the job.

No Other Gods

He has been chosen by God to make people remember that there is only one true God. And he has chosen the sleepy river town of Stillwater Minnesota to deliver God's message. Don Trask, lead investigator for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, teams up with his on-again, off-again, currently on-again girlfriend, Lieutenant Melanie Jenkins of the Stillwater Police Department, to try to catch a killer who is driving church attendance higher with every sinner's life he feels drawn to end.

A Time For Revenge

Dave Trask is on his first vacation in years on beautiful South Padre Island, escaping the long Minnesota winter.  But Sheriff Trask can't seem to escape his past when a skeleton turns up on South Padre, a place he had been twenty-five years earlier, when a girl went missing.  Dave suspects his old college roommate, and enlists his brother, Special Agent Don Trask of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), to find a link.  With the help of BCA Agent Danny Carlisle, they discover missing girls in Texas and Florida that could be tied to Dave's roommate.  Or not.  And then the killing begins.

Danny Carlisle Murder Mysteries - Agent Danny Carlisle works for the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension in Duluth.  Single, attractive, and headstrong, she is a bulldog who won't let go of a case, which seems to get her in trouble on a regular basis.

The Edge of Winter

Winter has come early to Duluth Minnesota and with it a curious murder.  A prominent businessman has been stabbed to death in his fish house, and almost everyone - family, employees, and even the sheriff seem almost pleased he is gone.   Headstrong Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agent Danny Carlisle has been assigned the case - one with too many suspects and too few clues to narrow down the suspect list.  But she needn't have worried, someone is narrowing down her list for her by killing off her prime suspects.

KILL SIX

Ken Bishop needed the money from his mother's estate.  Ken Bishop needed to kill his siblings to get it.  So, he killed a sister.

Agent Danny Carlisle is given the assignment to look into the death of a woman with dementia at a nursing home.  The woman had been given only days to live but someone had murdered her.  While Carlisle investigates, Ken Bishop is carrying out the murder of a brother, leaving three siblings alive.  He thinks.  Bishop soon discovers one of his two remaining sisters has died, and then the last.  And then Ken Bishop is wondering if he will be next.

Not Just For Kids - My wife is encouraging me to write more of these books, so I'm working on it.

JINGLE BELLS

 

A plump and lazy young elf named Winker has made a disaster of his first day in Santa's Workshop. The elf in charge of the workshop wants him thrown out but Santa takes pity on the bumbling elf and creates a job for him as the caretaker of Santa's sleigh.
Winker's new job is the easiest at the North Pole, cleaning the sleigh before and after Christmas, something he faithfully does for many years. Unfortunately, he forgets to also take care of the building where the sleigh is stored and finds early one winter that Santa's sleigh is ruined. Now Winker must get a new sleigh for Santa in time for Christmas or be banished from the North Pole forever.

Bicycle Betty

 

Ten year old Elizabeth is tall for her age and she's outgrown her bike. Her parents get her a new bicycle for her birthday - one that is a little big, a little old-fashioned, and very special. Elizabeth names her new bike Betty and gives Betty a heart because all living things have a heart - and Betty is definitely alive.
Bicycle Betty is the story of the life of a very special bicycle - a life filled with twists and turns, excitement and danger, sadness and happy times. Bicycle Betty takes you on a ride you won't forget.

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