Food, travel, and life in On the Noodle Road

Who invented the noodle? Did Marco Polo introduce noodles to Italy from China? Jen Lin-Liu who owns a Chinese cooking school found herself asking the same questions while on her honeymoon in Italy. Marco Polo did not introduce the noodles, but beyond that it gets fuzzy, so she decided to embark on a long trek that would follow the Silk Road…

The Western Thriller, Under Tower Peak

A billionaire’s plane disappeared in the Sierra Nevada Mountains until a chance discovery several months later by Tommy and his coworker while they were fixing trails. Tommy’s only concern was reporting the plane to the sheriff, but his coworker saw a way to make some money and somehow dragged Tommy into his scheme. Unfortunately, the billionaire not only had money but big problems…

Twists, turns, and scams in A Good Death

Linda Watts was an American success story as a refugee from Laos who went to a prestigious college, had a promising career, and was recently engaged to be married. Her life seemed to be on the road of continued successes until she broke off her engagement and went to Thailand where later she was found dead from a drug overdose in a seedy motel. Her death would have not been investigated fully except …

Village Secrets of Greed, Love, and Murder in Dying in the Wool

The First World War has ended and Kate Shackleton is still waiting for her husband to return from the war even though he was declared missing and is probably dead. While waiting she has developed a knack for finding missing persons but only as an amateur. Then in the mail Kate receives a request to find a missing father of a friend, and this time she has been offered money…