Bette McNicholas is an author of historical and suspense novels. My cover page is by permission from and property of Freedom With Writing.
Inspector Lindsay McCallister returns to work on the Unsolved Mystery Task Force after six months recuperating from a job-related injury. She is anxious to start investigating the cold case of the Farragut Five–five seemingly unrelated men murdered during a three month period in 1991. Lindsay is certain that only one man was a genuine target and the others were killed in order to mask the killers identity. Sargent Joseph Dragani is determined not only to close the case but to finally win Lindsay. As they work together to find the murderer, their relationship is threatened by Joseph's ex-fiancée who reappears with startling news of her own. Under the bright lights of Washington D.C., murder and love come to a boiling point. Both Lindsay and Joseph have choices to make as the killer targets one of them as the next victim. Will they solve the case in time to give their love a chance, or will they die trying?
Forbidden love, mystery and murder...
Laurel Bray spent four years in exile from her Sea Island home in South Carolina.
Now that the War between the States is over, she returns, only to discover her family home has been sold to Northern missionaries and Colonel Bray is missing.
Union Officer Holt Flanagan has loved and lost and isn't interested in loving again.
However, when he meets a woman desperate to find her father, he offers to help.
But will she accept his help--a man she views as the enemy?
Lies, secrets, and betrayal could undermine the search for Laurel's father. She will have to trust in Holt before the past has a chance to destroy their future.
MEMORY’S EDGE is a novel that finds Victoria Garrett living in the middle of the War Between the States. Brave and feisty at eighteen, she takes on a mission to smuggle two slaves to the Underground Railroad in Delaware with the help of her parents. But resting along the banks of the Brandywine she soon finds her venture involves her in an explosion at the DuPont Munitions Factory and being arrested as a Confederate spy.
Captain Luke Cassidy, one of three secret agents sent by President Lincoln to thwart Confederate attempts to steal gunpowder, has different thoughts about Victoria, the only survivor he finds unconscious at the scene, where he notices strangulation marks on her neck. He and his men, invincible together, rescue her and hide her from the person trying to kill her.
Victoria has amnesia caused by the trauma she suffered during the explosion. Alone and frightened, with no memory, she turns to the one person who will save her, Luke Cassidy. Theirs is a tale of murder, espionage and love…
Farragut Square is a small plot of real estate in the heart of Washington, D.C.?s financial district. A crime took place there eight years ago and remains unsolved. Lindsay McCallister is searching for her missing sister. She swaps her tutu for a policeman?s standard blue uniform and her ballet shoes for a 9mm Glock.
She's about to meet the one man capable of exposing her secrets and ruining her mission, Sergeant Joseph Dragani, the newly appointed head of the Unsolved Mystery Task Force.
One evening, Lindsay finds Douglas Bly, hiding in her closet. He?s an escaped murderer who not only kidnapped her sister, but also has a perverse obsession with virgins.
But Joey Dragani, the street-smart detective, has other plans for Lindsay and is not about to let this murderer strike again?