The Vagabond's Legacy

Chronically irresponsible Duncan Flowers has a rude awakening when his junky, unlocked car falls prey to a thief, who also makes off with the beat-up viola that Duncan inherited from his eccentric drifter of a grandfather.  Duncan wants nothing more than to put the unfortunate matter behind him, but the sacred trust that binds him to his grandfather’s instrument is not easily broken.  The viola’s true nature soon pulls Duncan into unimagined intrigue involving a powerful real estate magnate, a renowned British antiquities expert, a master instrument maker and an aspiring  fast-buck artist.

To unlock the secret of his grandfather’s legacy and to overcome the lingering demons of his broken marriage, Duncan must be prepared to rise out of his rut and take on the forces aligned against him.  And his biggest obstacle just might be himself.

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What Lies Beneath

A late night incident draws George Moody into the dilapidated shed behind the home he inherited from his grandfather, forcing him to confront long-buried family secrets and to relive two extraordinary summers of his early teens.  Seasoned with magical realism, What Lies Beneath is a coming-of-age novel for anyone who has ever been a kid.

In the summer of 1976, thirteen-year-old George Moody visits his scientist grandfather.  There he is introduced to precocious distant cousin, Liza, who is George’s age and also staying with Grandpa.  The other member of the household is Kizzy, the mystical housekeeper who charms animals, possesses healing powers and lives in the coal cellar.  George finds friendship and diversion with Sammy Sweeney, the neighborhood oddball.  Their numerous misadventures include dodging the local bullies, risking life and limb in Sammy’s tree house and snooping around Grandpa’s off-limits shed, which is at the center of strange occurrences.

A second summer at Grandpa’s will change George’s life permanently as he uncovers the nature of the household in which he has been passing his carefree vacations.  And not until decades later will he comprehend the full, bewildering truth.

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The Golden Inscriptions

When Matt Graham finds an antique gold pocket watch he little realizes that he is being swept into a vortex of nefarious intrigue that began decades ago.  Ninety miles away, Marie Buford finds a nearly identical watch.  Both teenagers soon uncover concealed inscriptions whose obscure meanings draw them together at the intersection of a wealthy banker’s mysterious death, a million-dollar gold heist and the exploits of a French jewel thief and a Corsican pirate on the Mediterranean Riviera.

The Golden Inscriptions will take you on an entertaining adventure spanning half a century, half the globe and untangling the riddle of turning lead into gold.

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