Begin this fast-paced mystery series set in the high desert plateau of Arizona with these first three books in a box set! Rich in character and atmosphere, these mysteries are humorous and at times romantic.
Book 1: DEATH IN COPPER TOWN. Rookie sheriff’s deputy Peg Quincy takes on a small town seething with conflict and murder.
Fate intervenes when a dead body turns up in an old copper mining pit. The dead man is a three-time lower disowned by even his own mother. Peg’s sheriff boss declares the death an accident and orders her to “move on.” She at first agrees, but then her office is ransacked and her assistant kidnapped.
Danger intensifies when Peg is assaulted and her grandfather becomes involved.
Ultimately, she must decide which is most important: her job, her family, or her own life.
Book 2: BLOOD IN TAVASCI MARSH. A hostile partner dredges up old history as Peg Quincy becomes too involved with a family of would-be murderers.
When Peg chooses to help a young man in trouble, she alienates her new partner, ignores regulations, and jeopardizes an ongoing investigation. And just when things couldn’t get any worse—they do!
She tangles with the Nettle family: an insanely jealous wife, a banished son, and a seven-month pregnant mistress. All have good reason to kill the patriarch, and nobody’s talking.
Peg is furious when her own life is threatened. But can she discover who killed old man Nettle before it is too late?
Book 3: FIRE IN BROKEN WATER. Simmering battles over water rights erupt into murder and destruction in Peg Quincy’s territory.
When Peg’s partner refuses to declare a murder in a fatal horse ranch fire, she circumvents the law to investigate anyway.
Two families feuding over water rights, a Gypsy clan suspected of drug dealing, and a blackmailer on the loose, all lead Peg astray in her quest to find the killer in a desert town beset by flash floods and arsenic-laced creeks.