Rosie stood too and brushed down her overall leggings. “Terra. Do you think my wish will come before Christmas?”
“Before Christmas?” Terra raised a brow, “Is that why we’re burning your list so early?” she seemed to consider the question then shrugged. “I suppose anything’s possible.”
On the other side of the world a soldier opened his eyes in the early hours of the morn and for the first time in fourteen years he missed home.
Twice the Fool
In the midst of the chaos, Cait is employed to discover the identity of the inside man responsible for a number of thefts at the Nakatomi dealership – and she soon discovers to her dismay that she is not the only one on the case.
Speaking of cases, Trace has been assigned to a grisly murder in which the victim is dressed as a notorious Hollywood slasher. Is this a collage frat party gone awry or the beginning of a murder spree centered on the season? Movies collide as do dangerously stubborn personalities and if things continue to escalade, there is no telling who will end up with a bag of treats – and who will be stuck with the tricks.
First Light of Day
Cait O’Mailey is a sensible woman in the loosest definition. An up and coming PI formerly of the Arbrick PAPD, she’s got her positive traits: dogged determination, Sherlock-like brilliance, passion, and quick-wittedness. But Cait also has a dark side; one with passive-aggressive tendencies, one that isn’t always capable of keeping one’s thoughts to one’s self, and she most definitely HATES mornings.
When Cait gets a pre-sunrise summon from her ex-partner Trace Falon she isn’t in the best of moods. Her outlook soon changes however as she picks up a case with a multimillion dollar payoff and Cait is quick to join the rat race in search of the stolen money.
Third Time’s the Charm
Here comes Thanksgiving and with it more hilarious chaos of the O’Mailey variety.
Cait struggles to locate a missing mother whose children were instructed to seek out the PI in the event of an emergency. Cait is doubtful as to her own parenting abilities; she can’t even keep a fern healthy. She’s afraid the boys may end up withered and broken by the time the mom-napped Molly is rescued.
A murder in Brunswick has left a prosecutor looking more than just a little shady and Detective Trace Falon is put on the case. The evidence is disheartening and the Evening News broadcasts seem to be more informed than the police. As if that wasn’t enough of a headache, Trace is beginning to suspect there may be a bad apple walking about with a badge.
Is there a dirty cop in their midst, or is this an impersonator?
It’s up to Trace to sniff out the killer before the streets of Arbrick suffer cataclysmic consequences.
Cait and Trace blunder through the difficulties of shopping as responsible parents, dealing with bad guys who keep unusual pets, cooking Thanksgiving dinner, and solving their cases without:
a) getting killed,
b) getting maimed, and
c) falling head of heels for each other.
A wee prequel to the O’Mailey Files
Cait O’Mailey is a young, fresh-out-of-the-academy small-town girl who moves to the Metropolis of Arbrick, PA with expectations of making a difference. What she finds are criminals that don’t stop at threats, a chauvinistic captain seemingly determined to hold her back, a rugged partner with a one-track mind, and all the wrong kinds of adventures; brought together purely for your enjoyment.