THE WRONGED WOMAN – Book 6 of the Mendenhall Mystery Series

In less than a week, Chief of Police Kate Williams’ constable, Marco Trepalli, and her niece Amanda will marry. Before then, however, the two families will swoop down on Mendenhall and disrupt Kate’s quiet life.

The people, the noise, the inescapable chaos… Why couldn’t they just elope?

The discovery of a murdered woman in a canola field almost comes as a relief.

But it’s short-lived relief, because now Kate must investigate who killed the young woman while navigating the dynamics both families. Not to mention the craziness that comes with weddings.

Other books in the series include The Shoeless Kid, The Tuxedoed Man, The Weeping Woman, The Untethered Woman, and The Forsaken Man.

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Fredericton, New Brunswick: The sleepy town in Atlantic Canada is only the latest stop for Cleo Brennan’s nomad parents.

But Cleo’s tired of drifting from town to town. At 23, she wants a permanent home. Let her parents keep wandering if they want. She’s done.

While she’s long suspected that her parents are running from something—or someone—suspicion becomes fact when someone rams her parents’ car into the river.

Now Cleo must discover the identity of the shadowy individual threatening her parents’ lives… all while keeping an inquisitive detective at bay.

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THE FORSAKEN MAN – Book 5 of the Mendenhall Mystery Series

It’s been a long, hard winter and Mendenhall Chief of Police Kate Williams longs for a quiet Spring. With her Deputy Chief still recovering from an attempt on his life, the detachment is short-handed.

Then someone steals a tank of valuable bull semen from a local vet and Kate’s constables scramble to investigate, leaving her to deal with a series of thefts and escalating vandalism at a construction site.

And then there’s the whole Bert thing…

The fifth in the Mendenhall Mystery series, The Forsaken Man returns readers to the wonderful characters of Mendenhall and to Kate Williams, the town’s stubborn chief of police.

Other books in the series include The Shoeless Kid, The Tuxedoed Man, The Weeping Woman, The Untethered Woman, and The Wronged Woman.

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THE A’LLE MUTATION: Book 2 of the A’lle Chronicles Mysteries

In the early 1700s, an generation ship crashed in the woods of Lower Canada. Survivors stumbled out of the wreckage to find French settlers working the land. While many of the colonists sheltered the injured A’lle, some reacted with fear and loathing. Two centuries later, nothing much has changed.

Two months after the events in Backli’s Ford, Constance A’lle, first A’lle investigator for Lower Canada, and Chief Investigator Desautel still haven’t identified the cabal responsible for the kidnapping and murder of so many A’lle.

While they pursue their investigation in Montreal, Constance is sidetracked by her sister Gemma’s arrival. The investigation is further hindered by rumors of an epidemic—an epidemic for which the A’lle might be responsible. As the citizens of Montreal deal with their dead and dying, anger grows against the immune A’lle.

When Gemma experiences first hand the simmering resentment against the A’lle, Constance finds herself fighting to keep her sister safe while dealing with attacks intended to kill her.

With A’lle hostility against the humans growing, it’s only a question of time before the two clash and the fragile relationship between humans and A’lle shatters.

Previously titled: Epidemic

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THE SHOELESS KIDBook 1 of the Mendenhall Mystery Series

Kate Williams, Mendenhall’s new chief of police, is a woman with both work-boot-clad feet planted firmly on the ground. She takes the job hoping it will be a change from the hassles of the big city. Instead, she finds a deeply divided police station with internal rivalries threatening to tear it apart. So when a crazy old man walks into her station with a kid’s high top sneaker and a wild story about a kidnapped boy, she ignores him. She doesn’t have time for flights of fancy.

But then it turns out a boy really is missing. Now Kate has to turn her dysfunctional detachment into a working police force and find him before it’s too late.

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After five years of covering seedy Eastern European politics, Laura Thorsen returns to Canada only to run afoul of the mob. When they try to kill her over an explosive expose, she flees to her secluded childhood home in the Yukon. Little does she know that her estranged mother is also being haunted–by the ghosts of her dead husband and a former lover who disappeared thirty-four years ago.

Their nearest neighbour, Mack Hawkins, is drawn into the action when mobsters track Laura down. Despite her protests, he insists on his own brand of personal protection and desire soon sparks between them. But in this race for time, will Laura be able to evade those who want her dead and mend her relationship with her mother before it’s too late?

“Marcelle’s novel, On Her Trail, is one of those [exceptional books]. I would call the story romantic suspense, but it also has ghosts. It’s almost a gothic but not quite. What it is, however, is wonderful. It takes place in Canada, and has the richness of place I’ve come to expect from Marcelle’s work, as well as excellent characters. I couldn’t put the book (or the Kindle, actually) down.” Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Recommended Reading List

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After six long months on the run from her abusive husband, Ash Gantry finally finds a place to call home in Albans, Ontario. It doesn’t take long for her to fall for the small town with the big heart. But more than the town itself, more than its inhabitants, it’s the house on Hawk Street she falls in love with.

But while her heart wants to stay, her head tells her to keep moving. If she keeps moving, her husband will never find her. Only, she’s tired of hiding. Tired of running. Tired of being afraid.

Let him come. She’s staying.

Then she discovers that her new home hides a dark secret, one even more dangerous than the man hunting for her. By the time he finds her, she may already be dead…

Marcelle Dubé’s Shelter crosses women’s fiction with suspense and a frisson of modern gothic. Dubé is the author of Ghosts of Morocco and the Mendenhall Mystery series, including The Shoeless Kid, The Tuxedoed Man, The Weeping Woman, The Untethered Woman, The Forsaken Man, and The Wronged Woman.

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Fifteen years after a traumatic event in Morocco, Hope Adler has reinvented herself as a cautious,

dependable businesswoman back home in Canada. No more impulsiveness. No more risks. No more Wild Child. But when Meddur, the young son of her Moroccan friend, lands on her doorstep, running from murderous Berber radicals, she must reach deep into her past and bring back the Wild Child, because that’s the only way she and Meddur will get out of this alive.

Just as she thinks she’s found a safe place to hide the boy, Sam Walker, the bane of her youth in Morocco, suddenly appears. Can she trust him to help her keep Meddur safe? Or is he working with the radicals?

In a departure from her Mendenhall Mysteries series, Marcelle Dubé’s Ghosts of Morocco is a standalone novel featuring Hope Adler, a woman tormented by her past and willing to do anything to make amends. Ghosts of Morocco is a wild, exotic ride from the sands of Morocco to the deep snows of the Yukon.

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THE UNTETHERED WOMANBook 4 of the Mendenhall Mystery Series

A phone call sends Kate Williams, chief of police of the tiny Manitoba town of Mendenhall, rushing home to Quebec to deal with the hit-and-run accident that put her mother in the hospital.

The more questions she asks, however, the more she suspects that the accident wasn’t really an accident. Investigating outside her own jurisdiction, Kate faces resistance from the local police force and her own family. Just as her determined pursuit of the truth finally starts to bear fruit, however, the unthinkable happens. Now, a terrible crime that may have been intended for her forces her to return to Mendenhall.

The fourth in the Mendenhall Mysteries series, The Untethered Woman returns readers to the wonderful characters of Mendenhall and to Kate Williams, the town’s stubborn chief of police. Other books in the series include The Shoeless Kid, The Tuxedoed Man, The Weeping Woman, The Forsaken Man, and The Wronged Woman.

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On the day Owen disappears, Leah goes looking for him. She gets no further than the end of the driveway when a monster dog attacks her, only to be felled by an arrow shot by a stranger. An arrow. Then the stranger drags her out of immediate danger through a portal to Jilimar.

Jilimar: a world on the verge of madness and war.

Leah must learn to survive in this strange place where the touch of a wraith can cause murderous madness and staying out in storm season spells certain death. She grows fond of the kind strangers who take her in and teach her the rituals that help protect against the wraiths. The rituals keep her alive long enough to discover the secrets of this new world, and of the stranger she calls husband.

Then she learns that the danger threatening Jilimar will soon descend on Earth, and only she can stop it.

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THE WEEPING WOMAN Book 3 of the Mendenhall Mystery Series

Kate Williams doesn’t do vacations well. She likes her job as chief of police in tiny Mendenhall, Manitoba. But her niece, the chef, is working too hard, and Kate decides a week by the beach in Gimli is just the ticket.

Once they get to the cottage on the lake, however, she discovers something weird going on. And then her niece starts behaving strangely…                                       

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THE A’LLE MURDERS Book 1 of the A’lle Chronicles Mysteries

In the early 1700s, an A’lle generation ship crashed in the woods of Lower Canada. Survivors stumbled out of the wreckage to find French settlers working the land. While many of the colonists sheltered the injured A’lle, some reacted with fear and loathing. Two centuries later, nothing much has changed.

This is the world Constance A’lle, first A’lle investigator for Lower Canada, must deal with when she investigates the beating death of an A’lle boy in the small village of Backli’s Ford.

Set in 1911, Backli’s Ford follows Constance as she survives an ambush that would have killed a human, fights prejudice in the constabulary, and discovers a terrible secret that risks destroying the delicate balance that has endured for two centuries between A’lle and humans.

Previously titled: Backli’s Ford

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Lauren Tom survived the Troubles that killed her father, survived her mother’s disappearance ten years ago and now, at 23, she survives on her own in a cabin in the Yukon wilderness. 

What she may not survive is learning that her mother belonged to a different species and that she herself may soon be insane, if those who suddenly want to kill her don’t get to her first.

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Almost four hundred years ago the Fey King Fin Bheara and the human Lord Kirwan pledged to come to each other’s aid if called.

When war brews between the Seelie and Unseelie courts, the fate of humans and Fey rests on the shoulders of Mack, the eldest Kirwan descendant.

All he has to do is survive long enough to honor the oath his ancestor took.

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THE TUXEDOED MANBook 2 of the Mendenhall Mystery series

An ‘accidental’ death, a train wreck and dark secrets in a deadly northern winter:

When a man wearing a tux—but no shoes—turns up dead at the scene of a train crash, Kate Williams, chief of police of a tiny northern town, quickly realizes that his death wasn’t accidental. During one of the most brutal winters in recent memory, Kate needs all her resources to discover how the dead man ended up in the snow. The deeper she digs, the deeper the mystery.

When her beautiful niece suddenly arrives on her doorstep, sowing distraction and rivalry among Kate’s constables, Kate worries that she may have to ship her niece back home, if only to get everyone’s attention back on the guy in the tux.

Then her niece goes missing.

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When Naomi’s car breaks down on a deserted road in the middle of a Yukon winter night, she’s lucky to stumble across Maggie’s cabin.

Then Maggie shows her what’s hiding in the woods around the cabin…

By the author of the A’lle Chronicles mysteries.

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TREPALLI’S CHRISTMAS: A short Mendenhall Mystery

It’s Christmas eve day and Constable Marco Trepalli of the Mendenhall Police Department can’t wait to be off shift. He’s planning a big surprise for his girlfriend, Amanda. Something special. Something romantic.

Then a kid doesn’t return home after sledding and Trepalli forgets all about his plans in the mad scramble to mobilize search parties and interview the kid’s friends. And as hour after hour slips by with no sign of the boy, Trepalli braces himself for what could turn into the worst Christmas ever… for him and the kid’s family.

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A short romantic Christmas story by the author of Running Away from Christmas.

After her 20-year marriage collapses from inertia, Beatrice Talsma sets off on a year-long, cross-Canada journey to discover where she truly belongs. When she reaches the Yukon, however, her short pause turns into a decision to settle down in this strange new place.

In a complete break with the past, she rents out a cabin in the Yukon wilderness. It’s a wonderful spot, except that her closest neighbor, Henry Pekarik, also her landlord, seems determined to help Beatrice out, whether she wants it or not. It’s becoming harder and harder to resist the man but the real test comes when he invites her to Christmas dinner with his family.

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We landed on Verdant one hundred and three years ago, in what turned out to be Year Three of the thirty-year Cycle.

In a stroke of cosmic bad luck, the probes that explored Verdant and mapped its solar system did so at apogee, when Castor and Pollux, the twin moons, were stable in the sky at the farthest they would be from Verdant, and each other. How were we to know that this stability would only last a year?

It took the original colonists a few years to realize that Verdant’s moons were slowly drawing closer to each other and to the planet. The attendant tides and wild weather soon made the colonists relocate the settlement to higher, more protected ground, but it was only at Year Fifteen of the Cycle, at perigee, that the colonists understood the full impact of the moons’ strange dance.

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THE MAN IN THE MASK: A short A’lle Chronicles Mystery

Violet Stanhope defies her despised uncle to go on the long, arduous journey to the Klondike, but she spends the entire trip looking over her shoulder. Though she suspects her uncle of sending a tracker after her, she will stop at nothing to fulfill her sister’s final request, even if it means risking her life.

Once she reaches the Yukon, however, her troubles truly begin and she finds herself at the mercy of a mysterious masked man and his strange, mechanical dogs.

But will he help her with her mission—or will he kill her?

A short story steeped in classic pulp style with a hint of steampunk influence, The Man in the Mask is set a few years before the events of Backli’s Ford.

Originally published under the pen name Emma Faraday in the anthology Masked Mosaic: Canadian Super Stories, by Tyche Books.

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MCKELL’S CHRISTMAS: A short Mendenhall Mystery

Deputy Chief of Police Rob McKell doesn’t trust Christmas. Two of his ex-wives left him at Christmas. Besides, bad guys don’t take time off during the holidays so why should he? But when the chief orders skeleton crews at the detachment for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, he has no choice but to comply. Not that he minds, really. He has a Christmas Eve date with the lovely Jillian, a gemologist with an independent streak, for the all-important meeting of her friends.

Jillian isn’t like any woman he’s ever met, and soon he’s revising his opinion of Christmas—and of long-term relationships. But before the evening ends, Jillian’s dangerous past will put both their lives and their fragile new relationship at risk… and prove that McKell’s misgivings about Christmas are well-founded.

A short Mendenhall Mystery featuring Chief Kate Williams and Deputy Chief Rob McKell by the author of The Shoeless Kid, The Tuxedoed Man and The Weeping Woman.

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THE PRIEST: A short Mendenhall Mystery

Chief of Police Kate Williams doesn’t understand why Constable Trepalli calls her into his investigation of the break-in at the priest’s house. The young constable is a competent investigator and doesn’t usually need hand-holding, especially for a straightforward B&E. Then Trepalli shows her what he found on the priest’s bed and Kate’s heart sinks. Now she will have to confront the priest—a man she doesn’t know well but respects—and brave the Catholic Church’s ire.

It’s going to be a long day.

A short story featuring Chief Kate Williams by the author of the Mendenhall Mystery series

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When Faith decides to escape Christmas and her friends’ matchmaking efforts by spending the holiday alone in the big city, she never expects to find Christmas waiting there for her.

A romantic short story.

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Specialist Jhyoti sen Chandar, exoanthropologist on the Alliance ship Solar Wind, thought she had left behind the harsh caste system of her home planet. Unfortunately, it followed her aboard in the person of Engineer Parma sen Harpar: young, hostile and with a secret that will endanger both women. When they end up stranded on a planet with its own dangerous secret, they must confront not only the crippling legacy of the past, but their own future in the Alliance. But first, they must survive.

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NIGHT SHIFT: A short Mendenhall Mystery

Driving back to Mendenhall late at night in a thunderstorm, Chief of Police Kate Williams stops to check out an accident only to find herself fighting for her life. A Mendenhall Short Mystery by the author of The Shoeless Kid and The Tuxedoed Man.

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