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Kris Neri's Books

Revenge on Route 66
Mar.15.2013
Historic Route 66: with its signs for “New Dead Things,” the Biker Bunny Bin, and the Kontiki Pizza and Chinese Restaurant, which serves only waffles, it’s kitchy, crazy, and fun. How appropriate that it would hold a place of importance to unconventional Tracy Eaton and her dad, aging Hollywood hunk, Alec Grainger. Their Route 66 adventures always included a stay in Tecos, New...
Magical Alienation
Nov.12.2011
When fake psychic Samantha Brennan heads to Sedona, Arizona, as the spiritual adviser of the aging bad boy of rock, Rand Riker — she never expects to uncover the most shocking secret the government has kept for the last sixty years: the truth about the being in the spaceship that crashed in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. But questions abound in Sedona in the days leading up to an...
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Mar.10.2010
Free-spirited Tracy cheers when her stuffy husband, Drew, loosens up enough to rearrange the nose of his boorish boss, Ian Dragger. But Drew's timing couldn't be worse. When Dragger is found floating face down in the Eatons' pool, deader than disco, Drew is the one that wily Detective Patti Garcia zeroes in on as her prime suspect. Still, Tracy expects to clear her sweetie in short...
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Oct.15.2009
Imagine the surprise of scam psychic, Samantha Brennan, when she encounters the real thing: an honest-to-heavens Celtic goddess, hidden beneath the steely exterior of FBI Special Agent Annabelle Haggerty. Yet Annabelle's magical powers might not be enough when America's sweet and sexy movie star, Molly Claire, is made the centerpiece of a gangland siege that brings the City of...
The Rose in the Snow: Tales of Mischief and Mayhem
Oct.08.2009
In these busy times, mystery readers are increasingly discovering the joys of getting their crime genre fixes in the small, punchy packages offered by short stories. Award-winning short mystery fiction writer, Kris Neri, delivers quite a selection of thrills in this compilation: From the brand new story that lends this book its title, "The Rose in the Snow," a shocking...
Never Say Die
Sep.05.2009
Hit by a car and left for dead on a San Diego street, it is only because of her indomitable will that triathlete Zoey Morgan is able to fight her way back from death's door. Too bad she has left behind in that nether world, not only her memory of the vehicular assault, but the events that led to it. When the attacks against her escalate, and the police seem to regard Zoey more as a...
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Jul.10.2009
When the cops catch Tracy Eaton's mom, Hollywood legend Martha Collins, alone with the bloody remains of celebrity litigant Vince Sperry, holding nothing but a lame excuse — Tracy leaps to her defense. So why does Martha thwart Tracy's efforts to clear her? All roads lead to the past, to one Hollywood scandal after another. If Tracy keeps digging, will she free Martha of...
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Jun.10.2009
Meet Tracy Eaton, mystery writer, detective wannabe, and the offspring of reality-challenged Hollywood stars. Trouble always knows how to find Tracy, but she never expects it to pop up at her sister-in-law's wedding - until the bride is kidnapped. When her snooty in-laws would rather meet the bizarre ransom demand than call the police, Tracy knows if justice is to prevail, it will...
Writing Killer Mysteries with Kris Neri
Learn at your own pace with Killer Fiction Workshops! In "Writing Killer Mysteries: 8 Lessons To Get You Into Print," award-winning author and UCLA Extension Writers' Program instructor Kris Neri takes you from title to resolution in an easy workshop format complete with downloadable handouts to help you write your next mystery novel. Topics Include: Creating sleuths that...
Dem Bones' Revenge
  Mystery novelist Tracy Eaton's series is in jeopardy unless she rewrites her latest whodunit in two days. Okay, that pressure she can handle. But when her mother, the aging yet beautiful film goddess Martha Collins, becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a celebrity litigant, Tracy must save her mom from jail -- if, that is, she doesn't strangle her exasperating mother first...
Revenge of the Gypsy Queen
The beleaguered daughter of eccentric Hollywood stars, mystery writer Tracy Eaton is no stranger to wacky people, especially within her family. So when her sister-in-law's wedding becomes a three-ring circus, Tracy is nonplussed, even when the bride is kidnapped. Her snoot, bickering in-laws refuse to call the police and insist on paying the ransom, but Tracy knows that if justice...