Teresa A Lynn, Author

http://www.teresalynn.net/

Dixieland

Murder

(A Lucy DelRose Mystery)

 


Dixieland Murder

   LUCY DELROSE, a commercial fisherwoman and owner of DELROSE MARINA DOCK in Bunge County, Mississippi, was planning the annual Grabbling Event when SUE ANN DYKES was found dead from multiple stab wounds. JUNIOR DYKES was husband to Sue Ann and an old love of Lucy. Who killed Sue Ann? Why does Junior involve Lucy in a manhunt for the killer? 

RENE CARON, a half-breed Indian, manufactured his own line of powerboats in Bunge County, was enamored of Lucy and considered her his property. Juniorís interference between Lucy and Rene plunged Lucy into a dangerous series of attacks from unknown predator(s).      

   Junior was the owner of DYKES FARMERS CO-OP in Cope County, Mississippi. He was the father of three young sons by Sue Ann. Rumor had it that Junior was being unfaithful to his wife. He used his past history with Lucy to convince her to help him unravel the recent events of Sue Annís life. His determination to find out who Sue Ann was seeing before her death sets forth a dangerous chain of events.
        JETTA ANGELO, a raven-haired gypsy woman, lusted after Rene. She had been his mistress before Lucy and would do anything to keep them apart. She became the shadow behind every door and saboteur of everything Lucy holds dear. Rene must save Lucy from Jettaís hateful deeds.
        Lucy was confused by her old feelings for Junior and the throbbing need she experienced in the arms of Rene. Could a woman love two men during one lifetime? Lucy walked the line between jealousy and danger to discover whether Rene to be her eternal love.
        Sue Annís killer haunted Lucy and endangered her life to the point of murder.

To Dismiss With

Prejudice

To Dismiss With Prejudice

          Eugenie Escousse is a thirty-nine year old married career woman and her biological clock is ticking. For the past year she has undergone monthly donor inseminations, fertility medications, lab tests, and surgery -- all with negative pregnancy results.

          Tyler Tanner is the owner of the Shreveport Fertility Institute located in downtown Shreveport. She provides doctors with donor sperm for their patients. Tyler is proud of her fertility institute, but she is a woman haunted by her past. Her violent reaction to men lead to murder.

          Detective Bo Hache of the Shreveport Police Department is busy investigating drive-by shootings and drug dealers -- until someone starts murdering pregnant women.

           Retired police chief Bubba Nelson, an old man born during the time of extreme racism, hires out to the elite as a private investigator, shadowing blackmailers and keeping safe family secrets. Bubba Nelson and Detective Hache butt heads as they become tangled in each otherís investigations, which will lead to the murderer of the pregnant women.

River Rat
A LUCY DELROSE MYSTERY SERIES

[Kindle Edition]

River Rat

            River Rat is a 2011 winner of the 6th Annual Dixie Kane Contest novel about a young single mother raising her seven year old son while running her business as a commercial fisherwoman on the Mississippi River. When she discovers her ex-husband dead beneath her marina, she is determined to shield her son from the horrors of her past life with him. She finds herself seeking the help of an attractive half-breed Indian who does his best to try and domesticate the wild side of her nature defying her efforts to maintain her fishing business in a male driven environment. A blonde-haired, blue-eyed game warden vies for her affections sending a half-breed Indian on a jealous rampage to win her for himself. She wrestles with alligators, snakes, and the raging Mississippi River to protect her son from Florida drug dealers who threaten his life in exchange for something her ex-husband lost the night of his death.

   

DIXIELAND MURDER (A Lucy DelRose Mystery Series) is available on Kindle through www.amazon.com.

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RIVER RAT (A Lucy DelRose Mystery Series) is available on Kindle through www.amazon.com and www.smashwords.com. Smashwords is an authorized ebook distributor for most major online ebook retailers, including Apple iPad iBookstore, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo, Samsung, Diesel eBook Store and EbookEros.
   

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:     

Teresa Lynn is the author of The Lucy DelRose Mystery Series with her second novel out August 2013 in this series entitled DIXIELAND MURDER in Kindle Edition and hard copy. The first book of this series RIVER RAT, a winner of the 6th Annual 2011 Dixie Kane Contest, published January 2012 in Kindle Edition and came out in print June 2012. Her previous novel To Dismiss with Prejudice is a mystery suspense novel and came out in print March 2009.

Teresa is a winner of the 2013 American Literary Merit Award Contest for her short story Faded Around the Edges.

Teresaís short story, Partner, was a winner of Writers Weekly, 2012 Winter 24-Hour Short Story Contest. Her comedy play, Whatís Wrong with Harry? won the 3rd Annual 10-Minute Play Project sponsored by The Vicksburg Theatre Guild and performed at the Parkside Playhouse. On April 10, 2011 she won the 2nd-Annual 10-Minute Play Project for her comedy play The Anniversary which was presented at the Vicksburg Theatre Guild Parkside Playhouse in Vicksburg.

                She was part of the production team on a weekly talk show on Shreveportís Cable Visionís public service channel entitled Special Features. Local dignitaries were interviewed about their work and commitment to the community.

                She was fortunate enough to have six scenes in the hit movie Oí Brother Where Art Thou starring George Clooney and John Goodman.

                Visit Teresa at www.teresalynn.net. To Dismiss with Prejudice is available for purchase in print at www.amazon.com.

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Stevey lie motionless on the floor like a crumbled wad of paper. She crawled hesitatingly back to him and pressed her fingers against his neck. His skin felt clammy. A gurgling sound in his throat brought forth a trickle of blood. His chest deflated, air escaped.

 

No pulse.

 

Christ, what a mess.

 

She looked down at the bloody paperweight still clutched in her left hand.

 

Okay. What's done is done.

 

No sense dwelling on it.

 

I've got to hide the body.

 

But where? Her brain went blank.

 

Then she knew. The basement.

 

She dropped the bloodstained paperweight back on her desk for the time being.

 

She had to get him into the elevator. The closest one was in the interview room. She looked down at her slippered feet. She needed shoes with gripping power. She found an extra pair of white pumps in a side closet and put them on. She seized his hands and began dragging him across the room.

 

Tyler stopped a minute, chest heaving, as sweat poured down her swollen face. She didn't think he would be so heavy. She looked at Stevey lying face down on her office floor, feeling no remorse at having killed him. She only wished he'd allowed her to do it downstairs instead of in her office. She reasoned that killing a person could not always be convenient.

 

Flashes of old memories surfaced as she looked at the corpse leaking blood over her polished wood floor. A familiar image came before her of sweaty hands and the feeling of pain, then nothing. She shook her head trying to focus on what was happening now. Those strange memories, would she ever be rid of them? "But I'm forgetting you, sweetbritches." Tyler looked down at Stevey's damp blonde hair.

 

She had a few more inches to drag him before she would reach the doorway. Tyler brought his arms forward and grabbed his soft hands. She dug in her heels to create traction so that his body would move with some form of progressive motion. Her heels slipped and she fell backward, landing with a jolt on the floor.

 

She beat her fists against the floor in frustration, broke a fingernail, and beat the floor even harder.

 

Tyler pulled off her shoes and threw them against the far wall. They landed with a soft thump. Barefoot again, she stood.

 

Stevey's lightweight was beginning to get heavier by the minute. She gathered all her strength and pulled at his hands. His body moved a few inches, then a few more, until he was inside the adjoining room.

 

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