Crime Mystery on Memory Lane
Experience Karma’s Revenge: a cozy mini-mystery series with Clue Queen Dedra Kare, fighting on memory lane for truth. Amnesia blends with crime mystery, family drama, and a resilient determination to Remember to Forget. Discover the extra mystery of Dedra’s ways to keep story villains of dysfunction Punished by Silence and at the mercy of her detective skill, clever nature, and counter-manipulation.
Story Symbolism, Book Club Questions, Clues & Extras, and a Website Password included.
Remember to Forget
After a celebrity suffers a big crime in a small town, Hollywood pressure sets in for immediate answers. As clues disappear, and detectives suffer the media’s wrath, a surveillance tape reveals a eye-witness to the whole crime. But their teenage native, Dedra Kare, has just one problem: retrograde amnesia.
With a medical remedy to unlock it all, detectives suffer the extra mystery as to why her parents are refusing to give consent. What does Dedra not know that she possibly could? And will she ever, as a teenager? Is she somehow involved in the actual crime? And would leaking her potential make Dedra a target for someone else determined to silence her memory for good?
With her hidden yearbook, a missing autograph, and her tricky little sister, it’s an unfamiliar race down memory lane with the traffic of mystery. The shortcuts of insistence are offers from sidekicks to pranksters to worse. But as justice becomes impatient, and family demands loyalty, Dedra faces a memorable dilemma: should she move past the past, explore it fully, or ‘remember to forget?’
Punished By Silence
When a twin girl goes missing, an anonymous request for the Clue Queen herself is granted. But Detective Dedra Kare finds the obstacles of her own past in this case first! She must emotionally outrun her flashbacks as the current investigation turns into a game of Hide-and-Seek but on a legal field of child custody, narcissistic parenting, and a single teddy bear. But with every hidden motive playing too, is Dedra the one who’s IT?
The Shotgun’s Wedding
It’s a very different shotgun wedding as a future in-law is murdered the night before the wedding. And son-in-law is arrested before flying away to the honeymoon destination. The town suspects his bachelor party, which he never attended, was a planned alibi.
Gun smoke fills the air with a runaway bride, a clever psychologist, dangerous shenanigans, and another in-law… in law. It’s a cozy mini-mystery rematch with Detective Dedra Kare.
After a mysterious death occurs, Hollywood’s Oscars event is held for ransom by its very own movie star, for a behind-the-scenes battle for the unedited truth of whodunit. It’s a media-sized tug-of-war both for and against a show that ‘might not go on’ this time.
Experience a mystery-laced, ‘drumroll please’ chess match of wits with characters like movie director Simon Says, visitor Mr. “Squeaky” Kleen, a mysterious janitor, a frightened make-up artist, and a Most Wanted serial family tree chopper named Timber.
It’s an all-out final battle on memory lane, as Clue Queen pursues the clever serial killer: Karma. With his extra collection of Karma-style pranks, and courtroom twisters, this ‘righteous psychopath’ has criminals escaping to jail by choice!
7 years since her last detective case, with a sidekick of doubt, can Dedra outsmart the pattern of what-goes-around and come-around to her own separate path of redemption? A new marriage, a new divorce, and a present scandal heightens the already high whodunit range: Smart Alec, The Shenanigans, Judge Mintall, Wendal, and even Clue Queen herself.
Will Dedra still ‘remember to forget?’ And will Karma’s prank victims like Tom Peepin and the evasive John Doe receive justice? And should they? Karma’s Collection is a cozy boomerang adventure of mystery, ethics, betrayal, redemption, and psychology were ‘awareness has to win.’
About the Author
Years ago, author and award-winning poet Jwyan C. Johnson wrote the script to a cartoon. The story starts off with a police chase to a giant dictionary: the home of our vocabulary words. Cops break down the cover, and they all rush in with their weapons drawn. And as they move around inside this book, we learn that they’re looking for one specific word: a simple 9-lettered noun. It has been bragging about its countless offenses committed against our society, against mankind. Surprising unarmed, and not dangerous, this specific word simply turns us against each other.
Detectives follow the "alphabetical” directions to the right page, the right column and the right row, only to discover that this word has disappeared! Nowadays this divisive word lives inside our minds if we let it! The accomplished mystery writer reveals that "ignorance” was the word the police were after.
The creative writings of Jwyan C. Johnson aim to biblically "protect and serve” the mind state because "ignorance is still at large in our society!” And with his latest kingdom-seeking contribution, Christian Parables, there are some places where ignorance no longer resides so we can win back each other.