The Rampant Reaper

      Marlys Millhiser
The Rampant Reaper

Literary agent and amateur sleuth Charlie Greene accompanies her mother to her great-great-aunt's funeral under great duress--after all, Charlie herself is adopted, and this part of her extended family has never made her feel that welcome. Plus, it's in Myrtle, Iowa, about as far from Charlie's life as a high-powered California literary agent as one can get. But she agrees to go. How bad could it be?

In one of Marlys Millhiser's quirky, offbeat mysteries, that is the world's biggest rhetorical question. Because someone may be offing the elderly in this midwestern town's only nursing home, and it falls to Charlie, the suspicious outsider, to put all the pieces together. Dealing with a passel of wacky relatives she's never met and a vicious killer as well won't be the easiest task she's ever been handed, but Charlie's good humor and recently acquired investigative experience should be more than enough to finish the job. That is, if she can escape the prying eyes that...


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    Death of the Office Witch

      Marlys Millhiser
Death of the Office Witch

West Coast literary agent Charlie Greene is on the case when an unexplained murder baffles the local cops—and brings out Charlie's blossoming psychic gifts
Raising a fast-maturing teenage daughter, keeping up with the mortgage payments, and trying to launch a successful Hollywood career would be difficult for anyone. But Charlie Greene has an additional, more unusual challenge to deal with: her emerging abilities as a clairvoyant. And when Gloria Tuschman, the universally hated receptionist in Charlie's office and a practicing witch, is found dead in a garbage can—and pleads for Charlie's help from beyond the grave—the police turn to the reluctant psychic for clues.

Charlie's colorful cast of colleagues, including Larry the Kid and Dorian the Dapper, are high on the list of suspects. And Charlie can't rule out members of Gloria's own coven. After someone else vanishes, Charlie starts attending séances and follows a trail of...


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    Killer Commute

      Marlys Millhiser
Killer Commute

Recovering from last year's Las Vegas trip-from-hell, Long Beach literary agent Charlie Greene is looking forward to spending this year's vacation at home. No manuscript reading, no needy clients, no killer commute for a whole week - just some good, old-fashioned rest and relaxation.

But before Charlie's peaceful vacation even starts, her daughter's rambunctious cat, Tuxedo, causes her to stumble across the body of neighbor Jeremy Fielder, murdered in the front seat of his truck. And investigating officers are quick to remind Charlie that this isn't her first dead body. Now their quiet Southern California suburban community is becoming more hectic than rush hour on the L.A. freeway as Charlie and her zany neighbors face-off against nosy police officers, insatiable reporters, and a killer determined to drive them away.

Another fabulous addition to Millhiser's acclaimed series, Killer Commute is a comical ride through a mystery sure to be a smash with both...


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    Murder at Moot Point

      Marlys Millhiser
Murder at Moot Point

Hollywood agent Charlie Greene gets tangled up in a world of holistic intervention, out-of-body experiences, and murder in this thrilling paranormal mystery
Hollywood literary agent and single mother Charlie Greene heads out of town to fog-bound Moot Point, Oregon, to meet a client, reclusive New Age author Jack Monroe. But Charlie barely has time to sample a veggie meal and bond with Jack's bronze Buddha statue before she runs into trouble: Local gossip Georgette Glick and her Schwinn bicycle have just been found under the wheels of Charlie's Toyota—which makes Charlie the prime suspect in Georgette's murder.

Luckily, Moot Point sheriff Bennett discovers that Glick was shot, not run over, so Charlie is in the clear. But there are still too many unanswered questions. Who delivered the fatal bullet to Glick's head? And why was the seventy-eight-year-old riding her bike on a night with zero visibility in the first place? Alongside Sheriff Bennett,...


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    Murder in a Hot Flash

      Marlys Millhiser
Murder in a Hot Flash

Reluctant psychic Charlie Greene is called on to solve the case when a horror-film director gets the ax—and Charlie's mother is the prime suspect
Between doing lunches, making deals, and being a full-time single mom, Hollywood literary agent and part-time psychic Charlie Greene doesn't have time to solve crimes. But when the number-one suspect in the murder of schlock horror director Gordon Cabot is her menopausal mother, Charlie suddenly finds herself a major player in a real-life movie more shocking than any screenwriter could have dreamed up.

Cabot's callous disregard for the teeming plant life and critters serving as extras in his overbudget new film has made him plenty of enemies, including Charlie's mother, a biology professor specializing in rodents of the high-desert plateau. In spite of their volatile relationship, Charlie's certain that her mother's hot flashes have nothing to do with the corpse chilling out in this remote stretch of...


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    Nobody Dies in a Casino

      Marlys Millhiser
Nobody Dies in a Casino

Charlie, stay out of this. Vegas may be a great place to have fun, but it's a bad place to get involved.

If only she's listened to her conscience. But literary agent Charlie Greene never listens. This time, Charlie needs a break. She's overworked at the office and at home, between placating crotchety clients, trying to sell books during tough times, and dealing with her teenage daughter and widowed mother. So vacationing in Las Vegas sounds like heaven—until she witnesses a murder on the Las Vegas strip. But just as she decides to let it go, the ante is upped when the only cop who hears her eyewitness account is killed in an "accident."

Before Charlie's vacation is over, this complex and marvelously drawn case will involve corrupt casino owners and their henchmen, a foolishly arrogant film director, a psychic gambler, and an oddball assortment of characters obsessed with Area 51. All in all, it's Marlys Millhiser—and Charlie Greene and her...


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    Voices in the Wardrobe

      Marlys Millhiser
Voices in the Wardrobe

Detoxing turns deadly when Hollywood agent Charlie Greene vows to prove that her troubled friend is no killer
Agreeing to accompany her old friend Maggie to San Diego's exclusive Marina del Sol spa is a no-brainer for harried Hollywood agent and single mom Charlie Greene. What could be bad about chilling in the spa's purifying, gently eddying waters? Or being wrapped in seaweed and pampered with a granite body scrub and deep-tissue massage? Plenty, it turns out, when, after a lecture on orgasm after menopause, the camera-ready motivational speaker, Dr. Judy Judd, is found dead in one of the spa's pools.

Maggie becomes the prime suspect when it's discovered that she was the last person to see the celebrity doctor alive. Charlie can barely get a coherent word out of her—especially with Maggie doped up on a dizzying cocktail of meds for her depression and wild mood swings. Then another murder rocks the spa. Joining forces with her ex-boyfriend,...


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