Young Adult & Middle Grade mysteries

David Finkleman and Dangerous Magic


Welcome to Olympia, home of magical secrets, dangerous monsters, mystical creatures, and the few people able to fight them!

David is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Or at least, that is what he feels like when the FBI recruits him to go undercover in his high school.

It's bad enough that he's been bullied by several football players, and they are the very ones he has to investigate! Now he has to find out if they are circulating a deadly drug with a huge side effect: it turns a kid into a hideous, blood-sucking Chupacabra!

Sure, he has wizard powers, but he's never used them, not in public. Plus, he can’t tell a single person about his undercover work, not even his best friend, Sam. And his parents expected him to keep his schoolwork and grades up, or he will get grounded. 

David feels in over his head. 

But as he delves deeper into the case, he realizes he must solve it quickly before a murder occurs, possibly his own!

David Finkleman and the Fire of the Phoenix


David Finkleman and Sabrina Stevens must find the Phoenix before an evil wizard, Monti Jones, gets his greedy hands on it. But Monti has plans of his own to get rid of them. He uses magical pills when mixed with water create monsters that want to kill David and Sabrina!

Plus, David’s brother, Henry is under a love spell, placed on him by the lead cheerleader, Mandy Peyton and her warlock father, Paul. Despite David’s pleas, Mandy makes it clear she has no intention of giving Henry up without a fight. 

With David’s grandfather still recovering from his heart attack, David and Sabrina are on their own. Their relationship is strained because David took Kayla Peyton to the Homecoming dance instead of Sabrina, and this case keeps returning David to the Peyton’s house and Kayla for help!

Henry has so much at stake. Can David save his brother from becoming Mandy’s love zombie before he loses everything?

The Phoenix has risen, but can David’s magic and Sabrina’s ability to talk to animals save this magical bird before it becomes a myth once again?

David Finkleman and the Curse of the Gold


“Be careful what you wish for, because it might come true.”

David Finkleman finds out what those words means when he stumbles upon a pot of gold. But it isn't just a “pot of gold.” It possesses a barrette and comb that belong to the Sidhe.

When David unwittingly gives the barrette to Sabrina, he dooms her into slowly changing into a Sidhe, and betrothing her to the Prince of the Sidhe! And his brother, Henry takes the comb without asking, placing a curse on him and making him so vain he can’t concentrate on anything but his looks.

Can David save two people he loves before it’s too late? And with a pot full of wishes will David’s life become better or complete chaos?

Join David, Sabrina, Henry, Gramps, Hoss and the rest for another adventure in The Curse of the Gold!

HEADLESS: A Jesse Holmes Mystery

When the statue of the town's founder's head is cut off Jesse Holmes and his friends, Poe Jones and Austin MacGreggor, investigate.  Two girls from school, Daytona Drew and Lori Ricci challenge them with a bet that they can uncover the mystery before the boys do.  When Jesse and his friends search for clues it not only leads them to the head, but a more sinister crime:  murder!

Coming Soon: RACECAR: A Jesse Holmes Mystery

When Daytona's father is racing his car and it crashes Jesse picks up on clues that his crash might not be an accident.  As the boys delve into the mystery, Daytona pushes her way into the investigation.  All of them learn that solving some mysteries can be DANGEROUS!

Coming Soon: MUMMY: A Jesse Holmes Mystery

Jesse, Austin, and Poe help Austin's mother cater an event at the Ricci's house.  The towns a twitter about the find of a bog mummy.  But the mummy gets stolen before Mr. Ricci can unveil it.  As the boys unravel the mystery a Native American, related to the mummy, claims the town will be cursed until the mummy is put to rest.  When the town begins to experience one catastrophe after another, the boys and townspeople begin to believe the curse is real!