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Charlotte McNally Mysteries

Prime Time

Book 1

Deadlines. Desire. Deception.
And whatever you do: Don’t Delete.
The story of the century may be hiding in her junk mail folder.

Think that annoying spam clogging your computer is just so much cyber junk mail? Top notch TV reporter Charlotte McNally suspects it may be much more than that—in fact, she thinks some of it may be carrying secret big money messages to the group of insiders with the key to decode it. Problem is, the last outsider who deciphered the truth now resides in the local morgue.

Is this the biggest story of Charlie’s life? Or the one that will end it?

Charlie’s also facing another dilemma: what happens when a top-notch TV reporter is married to her job—but the camera doesn’t love her anymore?

Agatha Award for Best First Novel Winner
Harlequin Next Romantic Times Magazine Reviewers’ Choice Award Winner
Daphne Du Maurier Award Finalist
RITA Award nominee
The Boston Globe Bestseller
“Fresh Pick of the Day!” on FreshFiction.com

Agatha Award for Best First Novel Winner
Harlequin Next Romantic Times Magazine Reviewers’ Choice Award Winner
Daphne Du Maurier Award Finalist
RITA Award nominee
The Boston Globe Bestseller
“Fresh Pick of the Day!” on FreshFiction.com

Face Time

Book 2

Revenge. Romance. The Ratings.
Cameras don’t lie. Pictures do.

Smart, savvy, and successful reporter Charlotte McNally has two tough battles on her hands: her constant search for justice, and the continuing challenge to hold on to her high visibility job. Charlie’s facing TV reality—despite all those EMMYs, she’s only as good as her last story.

With people everywhere buzzing about “Making a Murderer” and “Serial,” FACE TIME tackles the same issues—the tragedy of potentially unfair convictions and the outcry for justice. Charlie enlists her local Innocence Project to fight a battle for truth of her own. The good news: she’s got explosive evidence to free an innocent woman from prison. The bad news: will that make Charlotte—and someone she loves—the real killer’s next target? And what will happen if the convicted murderer is actually guilty?

Unfortunately, Charlotte’s prime source won’t talk, the attorney general is trying to block the investigation, and the more Charlotte investigates, the more people turn up dead. Charlie knows she has what it takes to get the story. But does she have what it takes to stay alive?

The action-filled page turner is not only filled with thrilling twists, but also with a twist of romance as readers meet the incredibly sexy new love of Charlie’s life.

Booksense Notable Book
Borders/Waldenbooks Bestseller

Booksense Notable Book
Borders/Waldenbooks Bestseller 

Air Time

Book 3

Undercover. And under fire.

High-flying fraud and international intrigue! Star reporter Charlotte McNally investigates the glamorous and high-stakes world of high fashion—and uncovers a shocking big bucks scheme. Wired with hidden cameras and dressed to deceive, Charlie infiltrates the top-secret ateliers of haute couture, then cons her way behind closed doors into the suburban hot spots funneling millions to unscrupulous (and surprising!) conspirators.

With her news director pressuring her for the story—and her sexy new boyfriend pressuring her for attention—Charlotte is hot on the trail of deception, forgery and murder. As the bad guys begin to focus on her, she realizes nothing—and no one—is what it seems.

The danger intensifies until Charlie’s faced with a life-changing decision. Is someone she loves and trusts hiding a secret past? At gunpoint and with lives, including her own, on the line—she must choose the real thing.

Investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan brings her unique insight, authenticity, and trademark wit to this ripped-from-her-own-headlines thriller.

Anthony Award nominee
Agatha Award nominee

Anthony Award nominee
Agatha Award nominee 

Drive Time

Book 4

Deadlines. Desires. Deceptions.

Investigative reporter Charlotte McNally is an expert at keeping things confidential, but suddenly everyone has something to hide. Her latest TV scoop—an exposé of a counterfeit car scam, complete with stakeouts, high-speed chases, and hidden-camera footage—is ratings gold. Now in the prime time of her journalism career, it seems like Charlie’s dreams are about to come true. If she can just balance her high-stakes work and her high-stress upcoming wedding, perhaps she’ll manage to have it all.

But soon Charlie’s personal and professional lives go on a terrifying collision course. Her fiancé, Professor Josh Gelston, may be hiding inside information about disturbing phone calls targeting the elite private school where he teaches.

After nasty threats, terrified parents, and two mysterious deaths, Josh comes under suspicion. Is Charlie’s soon-to-be stepdaughter—9 year old Penny—in danger?

Charlie never counted on happy endings. But now, just as she is starting to believe in second chances, she must face the chilling reality: revenge, extortion, and murder may leave her alone again- if she survives.

Anthony Award nominee
Agatha Award nominee
Daphne Du Maurier Award Finalist

Anthony Award nominee
Agatha Award nominee
Daphne Du Maurier Award Finalist