"Life isn't all hearts and flowers. It's pain and suffering too. It's dirty little secrets buried deep in the muck and mire where the grubs and worms feed. Secrets I unbury." ~ Rachel Cord, Confidential Investigations
Four Full-Length Novels: This boxed set includes Books 1-4 of the Rachel Cord Confidential Investigations series and the Rachel Cord short story Hangman’s Oak as well as a first look at Book 5 in the series, “Where the Hell is Tessa Ryker?”.
LIFE’S A BITCH. SO AM I. (Book 1)
Hard-boiled, private detective Rachel Cord pursues multiple threads seeking a runaway teen and why gay performers are being beaten at Miss Kitty's Kathouse Kabaret. Threads that twist and bind Rachel within a tight cord of lost love, child pornography, rape, murder and near insanity.
STILL A BITCH (Book 2)
Private detective Rachel Cord chases multiple threads through a labyrinth of missing persons, buried bodies, sex, new love, and an ex-lover who may be a serial killer. Threads that threaten to bind Rachel within a tight cord preventing her from getting the answers she needs and saving the woman she loves.
BAD BITCH BLUES (Book 3)
Life’s never easy. It’s rarely fair. In fact, Life’s a crapshoot. We don’t know the result until we roll the dice. But what happens when the dice roll says someone wants you dead?
QUEEN OF TARTS (Book 4)
Is it possible to go home again? Rachel Cord must decide if she can face old demons, old prejudices, or lose the love of her life.
“Remember, what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.”
It's that killing part that worries me, Rachel thought.
HANGMAN’S OAK (A Rachel Cord Confidential Investigations short story)
On Oct. 1, 1947, Paul Jasper Monroe was lynched at Hangman’s Oak. He was a decorated WWII veteran. He was Black. He was also Gay. Despite rumors, no one was ever arrested. Sixty-eight years later on the anniversary of Monroe’s murder, George Armstrong Cutter, often suspected as one of the killers, was found hanging from Hangman’s Oak. Revenge or Justice?
WHERE THE HELL IS TESSA RYKER? (Excerpt from Book 5)
Tessa Ryker saw the man who killed her family. Now she’s running scared, looking for a place to hide, to disappear. Everyone’s after her: the police, the killer and newly-hired Rachel Cord and her Confidential Investigations team.
|Publisher:||R. E. Conary|
|File size:||764 KB|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
First, and foremost, I’m a reader. It’s a rare night I’m not tucked in with a book before bed. Books are as much a part of me, my DNA, as the Conarys, Dames, Longs, Fullers, Cousins and Chiltons on back to that first amoeba that tweaked to life in the long forgotten primordial ooze. And I try to write stories I’d like to read.
I write many types of stories but private investigator Rachel Cord is my modern-day Cyrano de Bergerac striding through Raymond Chandler's mean streets. James Rockford in drag. She's a what-you-see-is-what-you-get woman who's not afraid to take chances or make mistakes and is willing to let the reader into her darkest moments as well as her accomplishments. She holds nothing back.
I come from a long line of New Englanders and was raised on the sunny shores of Southern California. For 20 plus years I lived and worked in different parts of the country and the world courtesy of Uncle Sam. I currently live in Southern Georgia with my wife and two cats.