Leslie O'Kane

1 Play Dead

Author : Leslie O'Kane
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  1998-12-01
Description :  <b><i>Meet Allie Babcock – The Audacious Dog Therapist with a Flair for Sleuthing</i></b><br />At her brand new shop in Boulder, Allie’s very first client is a dejected collie whose previous owner allegedly took her own life. But with a natural nose for crime, Allie soon suspects murder – leaving her dejected canine client as possibly the sole witness to the crime.<br />With the scent fresh, Allie is quickly on the case – but a second murder curtails her investigation. Before taking another step, Allie needs to count her enemies: several suspicious dog owners, a boyfriend with a temper (and a demand for vengeance!), and a mysterious door-to-door salesman with a curious tale to tell…<br />Bizarre salesman, vicious boyfriend and suspect dog owners – one thing is for sure – Allie’s life may never be safe until one of these characters lands in the pen…

2 Death Comes eCalling

Author : Leslie O'Kane
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2013-11-15
Description :  Meet Molly Masters, a zany mother and accidental sleuth who owns a one-woman business that creates humorous eCards. After a twenty-year absence, Molly has relocated her family to her childhood home in a suburb of Albany, NY, only to have her husband's reassignment abruptly changed to overseas.<br /><br />Molly's least-favorite high school teacher dies on the very same day that Molly receives both a letter from that teacher and an anonymous email that threatens Molly's life. All too soon, Molly finds herself knee deep in gossip...and murder.

3 Death Comes to Suburbia

Author : Leslie O'Kane
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Nonfiction  Family & Relationships  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2013-07-09
Description :  Trouble returns for cartoonist Molly Masters when Preston Saunders, the husband of Molly's least-favorite person--Stephanie--is murdered in his and Stephanie's living room. An hour earlier, Molly and Preston had a terrible argument on Molly's front porch, when he confessed that he'd stolen Molly's one ribald cartoon, which won a contest in a porn magazine with Preston posing as cartoonist "Mike" Masters. Shocked at discovering her husband's body and nine-months pregnant, Stephanie goes into labor, and Molly winds up having to play midwife.<br /><br />While holding her newborn son, Stephanie pleads with Molly to do the one thing that, as a mother herself, Molly doesn't have the heart to refuse: to help prove that Stephanie's teenage daughter did not kill her own father. Molly's quest leads her to going undercover at both the high school and the country club...and to becoming a killer's second target.<br /><br />This new in 2017 edition contains Molly's cartoons!

4 Ruff Way to Go

Author : Leslie O'Kane
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2000-02-01
Description :  <i><b>Dog Therapist Allie Babcock is back…and she has a bone to pick with a killer…</b></i><br />Allie’s dog therapy practice in Boulder, Colorado is thriving. Her divorcing neighbors, Edith and Trevor, hire Allie to decide which one gets custody of Shogun, their silky terrier. And another neighborhood pair, Cassandra and Paul, need help with a fostered Siberian husky and her puppies.<br />Life seems to be ambling along quite nicely for Allie…until she finds Cassandra’s body sprawled on Edith’s deck with a bloody paw print next to it – and the silky terrier, Shogun, nowhere to be found.<br />Who could possibly have murdered Cassandra? And where could little Shogun have run to? And even more curious, what really does make that old couple down the street so incredibly hostile?<br />Not only is Allie in the doghouse with just about everyone she knows, the police are also hounding her…hard. Not one to rest on her heels, Allie unleashes her sleuthing skills and finds herself in one close and awfully uncomfortable encounter with a cold-hearted killer…

5 Death of a Gardener

Author : Leslie O'Kane
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Women Sleuths  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2014-11-05
Description :  Gardening is not usually considered a blood sport, but whenever cartoonist Molly Masters is out in the yard she must contend with the harassing comments of her neighbor, Helen Raleigh, who once owned Molly's house. Then, after a particularly unpleasant confrontation, Helen is shot dead on Molly's property--and a shocking secret is revealed.<br /><br />When Molly shoves her trowel into the dirt of the murder investigation, she starts receiving threats--and realizes that one determined killer could quiet her questions forever. . . .<br /><br />This new 2017 edition includes Molly Masters' cartoons!

6 Death Comes to a Retreat

Author : Leslie O'Kane
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Humor  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2013-07-01
Description :  Violets are blue.<br />Roses are red.<br />One of you bitches<br />Will soon be dead.<br /><br />Those lines weren't quite what greeting-card entrepreneur Molly Masters had in mind when she encouraged her weekend workshop students to write a bit of verse, anonymously. Eerily, within hours, one of her aspiring writers is murdered, apparently without rhyme or reason.<br /><br />Or so Molly thinks until a storm and a blackout isolate the group in their mountain retreat. Katherine the professor, Nancy the shrink, Lois the doting mom, Julie the dog breeder, and Celia the big pest. Behind each one's suburban facade lurk passions unfit for family greeting cards, and a rage for life--and death. . . .

7 Give the Dog a Bone

Author : Leslie O'Kane
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Lifestyle & Home  Pets  Humor 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2013-05-17
Description :  As canine shrink Allie Babcock knows, behind every neurotic dog stands a neurotic human. But the rambunctious golden retriever named Maggie can’t even begin to compete with the nuttiness of her owner. Befuddled millionaire Ken Culberson insists that he killed his wife and that Maggie is channeling her spirit. He talks Allie into becoming the dog’s legal guardian in case he, too, should die—which he promptly does, thanks to a murderer.<br /><br />Friends and relatives immediately gather to sniff after the fortune that will go to whomever Allie picks to be Maggie’s new owner. Wondering who in the pack did the deed, sleuth-hound Allie vows that Maggie and her millions will only go to a killer over her own dead body. . . .

8 Death at a Talent Show

Author : Leslie O'Kane
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Women Sleuths  Humor 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2013-08-04
Description :  Dress rehearsal for the PTA fundraiser is at its chaotic peak when one of the seven identical clowns cavorting on stage pulls out a gun and shoots the director, Corrinne Buldock. Molly Masters, also dressed as a clown, is a stunned and baffled witness to the killing. She wonders: which of her fellow performers, all of them respectable parents and teachers, can conceivably be a murderer?<br /><br />The rumor is that Corrinne and her old boyfriend split up . . . and that she had just confessed to a sexual involvement with a student. Soon Molly knows more dirty little school secrets than she would care to–and more than enough to send a desperate killer back into action. . . .<br /><br />This new in 2017 edition contains Molly Masters' cartoons!

9 Death on a School Board

Author : Leslie O'Kane
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature  Humor  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2013-10-04
Description :  Funding for sports or funding for the arts? There's not enough money for both, and a ruthless battle is raging among the seven members of the Carlton school board. Sylvia Greene, the board's unbalanced president, is even threatening to expose the members' most private secrets if they don't vote her way.<br /><br />But a sudden dose of poison takes care of Sylvia . . . permanently. The bad news is that Molly Master's dad, the board member who was Sylvia's first blackmail target, is now the prime suspect for her murder. Shocked and furious, Molly hits the warpath, determined to find the real killer. A deadly field trip tells her almost all she needs to know--except her own perilous fate. . . .<br /><br />This new-in-2017 edition contains Molly's cartoon illustrations!

10 Death Comes to the PTA

Author : Leslie O'Kane
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Humor  Women Sleuths  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2014-11-05
Description :  Everybody agrees that talented mom Patty Birch is the perfect president to lead the Carlton Central School PTA to new accomplishments. Under her steady stewardship, the organization verges on winning a prestigious award. Her skills, however, are sorely tested when angry board members assemble to discuss a secret video that reveals their pettiness and ineptitude. Not long after the meeting adjourns, Patty’s tenure is cut short by a knife-wielding killer.<br /><br />When Molly Masters, the town’s unofficial sleuth, gets on the case, Perfect Patty turns out to be not so perfect after all. She not only instigated the notorious video but also some of its most humiliating episodes, many of which remain on the cutting-room floor. It’s no wonder someone in PTA-land is ready to kill—and Molly is destined to be the next victim.<br /><br />The new in December 2017 edition contains Molly Masters' cartoons!

11 Going to Graceland

Author : Leslie O'Kane
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $2.99
Release Date :  2015-06-13
Description :  Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do….<br /><br />Lisa Henderson’s return trip to Denver after dropping off her youngest child at college in Texas has just hit a life-changing detour. With her adorable Westie in tow, Lisa is waiting at Delia’s Diner in Humble, Texas, while her engine is repaired, unaware that the mechanics are crooks. As she sits missing her daughter, despairing over her shaky marriage, and mourning her abandoned career as a jazz pianist, in through the diner door comes Trinity Reed.<br /><br />Trinity, a bright young woman roughly the same age as Lisa’s daughter, has just been fired by Billy Joe and Bubby Ray Cobb—the corrupt mechanics. Next thing Lisa knows, she, her dog, and a new traveling companion are taking a gun-blazing joyride to Graceland. It’s going to be a hilarious and poignant journey, so gentlewomen: start your engines!<br /><br />New in 2015 by the eBook best seller of Play Dead and Death Comes eCalling!<br /><br />Review of GOING TO GRACELAND:<br /><br /><i>"Nobody whips up humor, girlfriends, action, mystery, motherhood, and marriage like Leslie O'Kane. Going to Graceland is a whimsical, non-stop romp of all of the above, with just the right touch of intelligence and heart. A unique, compelling read." </i><br /><br />Edie Claire--Bestselling author of: ALASKAN DAWN and NEVER CON A CORGI

12 Woof at the Door

Author : Leslie O'Kane
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Lifestyle & Home  Pets  Women Sleuths  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2014-11-04
Description :  Dog therapist Allie Babcock can deal with an untrained mutt, a skittish Samoyed, and an adventurous Beagle. The wolf in the kitchen, however, is a different story....<br /><br />Allie Babcock has the best of intentions: to help an old friend and her sweet little beagle deal with a neighbor’s untrained dog. Unfortunately, Allie discovers that her friends’ neighbors fight like cats and dogs. One neighbor is living decades behind the times. He’s a self-proclaimed hippie who sells memorabilia from the ‘60s and wants his dog to do his own thing, which, if Allie’s training methods fall short, could lead to the dog being put down. To Allie’s intense dismay, another neighbor wants to breed his Samoyed with a wolf for profit. The would-be breeder is so incompetent that Allie has to break the news that the Samoyed is already expecting puppies—any day now. A third neighbor no longer has a dog, yet seems determined to bark at Allie whenever their paths cross.<br /><br />All too soon, the contentious neighborhood erupts into unexpected violence. Allie finds herself on the receiving end of a nick-of-time rescue by Damian Hesk, a wildly handsome man who operates a wild-animal rescue shelter on his ranch east of Boulder. Allie’s heart is torn between two men. She is unsure which way to turn as she becomes deeply embroiled in a life-or-death struggle that will take no prisoners.

13 Dog Drama

Author : Leslie O'Kane
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2017-07-15
Description :  <b><i>Welcome to Creede, a lovely little western town in the Colorado Rockies. This year's renowned theater production stars an Australian Shepherd with stage fright, two backstage love triangles, a shifty stagehand...and a real-life murder.</i></b><br /><br />Dog therapist Allie Babcock has grasped the brass ring of work assignments—stunning scenery, the love of her life at her side, and stage-training a brilliant Australian Shepherd and an adorable Pug. The dogs are starring in a romantic comedy, “Good Dog, Blue!” written and directed by a friend of Allie’s boyfriend. Within an hour of Allie’s arrival, however, a heavy light fixture crashes onto the stage, nearly hitting the Shepherd. Before night has fallen on this not-so-sleepy town, a cast member is poisoned, and an anonymous note warns that Allie might be next. To leave puts a dog in jeopardy. To stay puts everything Allie holds dear at risk. Can she thwart a determined killer before the final curtain?

14 A Dog-Gone Christmas

Author : Leslie O'Kane
Genre :  Short Stories  Books  Fiction & Literature  Mysteries & Thrillers 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2013-11-06
Description :  In this funny, heartwarming holiday short story, dog therapist Allie Babcock and her mother face a tedious delay at Denver International Airport on Christmas Eve. Then, moments later, Delia Granger, a platinum-selling and temperamental country-western singer, arrives at the terminal, panic-stricken as she realizes that her dog carrier has been replaced with a duplicate, and that Amelia's darling long-haired Chihuahua, Bella, is now missing. It is up to Allie to save this dog-gone Christmas!

15 Of Birds and Beagles

Author : Leslie O'Kane
Genre :  Cozy  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Humor  Romance  Suspense  Women Sleuths 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2015-03-11
Description :  New in 2015, book 5 in the dog therapist Allie Babcock mystery series!<br /><br />Dog therapist Allie Babcock is excited to give a presentation at the Pets! Pets! Pets! Expo in Denver. With the bring-your-own-pets policy of the expo, Allie's dog-phobic boyfriend is hyperventilating as soon as they enter the building.&#xa0; When he runs into his gorgeous-but-crazy ex-girlfriend and her parrot, Magoo, sparks are flying in all the wrong directions. Before Allie can take the stage, Magoo nips the ear of an adorable dog--Beagle Bailey--who belongs to Allie's friend Tracy, a local radio-talk-show celebrity. Havoc reigns, and Tracy drags the dog-friendly community of Boulder into the fray by broadcasting her version of the bird-versus-beagle altercation.<br /><br />One thing leads to another until Allie is enmeshed in two love triangles, as well as one <i>hate</i> triangle. With her own love life in dire straits, Allie takes solace in playing cupid for her mother and Frank, a charming neighborhood volunteer fix-it man.&#xa0; Little does she know that Frank's work repairing the wires in an elderly client's home that squirrels have gnawed through will lead Allie to find a dead body...and Frank to be named as a suspect.<br /><br />Full of humor and poignancy as well as dog-behavior tips, only one thing is certain: OF BIRDS AND BEAGLE is sure to delight its readers.

16 Women's Night Out

Author : Leslie O'Kane
Genre :  Humor  Books  Fiction & Literature  Romance  Contemporary  Romantic Comedy 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2015-06-26
Description :  <i><b>They've got one another, and now they're going to find the one that got away if it kills them--which it very well might.</b></i><br /><br />&#xa0;WOMEN'S NIGHT OUT, the second book in the Life's Second Chances Series, is about the long-lasting friendships among three women forged when, as young mothers, two of them saved the third's life. Fifteen years later, things have changed. All three of them are now single moms with teenage children, and they've all built new careers for themselves. The one constancy is their monthly night out, at which the laughter always overshadows the tears.<br /><br />When Jennifer--unlike her ex-husband and his trophy wife--is struggling to move on after a tragic loss, she, Celia, and Lindsey form a pact to find "the one that got away." During the hilarious and heartbreaking course of the next eight months, their searches take them on adventures both comic and poignant--together with the joy of good friends and a good bottle of wine.<br /><br />New in 2015 by the best-selling author of PLAY DEAD and DEATH COMES eCALLING!

17 How My Book Club Got Arrested

Author : Leslie O'Kane
Genre :  Women Sleuths  Books  Mysteries & Thrillers  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2017-06-16
Description :  <b><i>Take a zany road trip to Branson, Missouri, with Leslie O’Kane’s HOW MY BOOK CLUB GOT ARRESTED as a group of book lovers get involved in one story too many!</i></b><br />A cross-country road trip with the Second Saturday Book Club goes afoul when the four women meet the author of a classic, beloved children’s book at the Ball of Twine in Cawker, Kansas, and offer her a ride to Branson, Missouri. They are on their way to watch their youngest book-club member star in a musical revue with her longtime boyfriend. From the moment they meet author Eugena Crowder, not a single item on their itinerary goes according to plan—not the Dolly Parton Dixie Stampede, the Branson Ghost Tour, the Rockin’ Oldies Show, the Hypnotist Dinner Show, not even their monthly book discussion. All hope seems truly lost when their final destination—a visit to the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum—is replaced by a stint at the Branson jailhouse! Can their long history together of dissecting plots and analyzing characters help them escape criminal prosecution? <br /><b>Praise for Leslie O’Kane’s books</b><br /><b>“Humor is never in short supply in this fun, engaging mystery, which is certain to delight fans of cozies.” –<i>Romantic Times</i></b><br /><b> “This story is delightful in every way…entertaining, humorous, serious, and totally engrossing from the first page to the last. And sprinkled throughout are tasty decorating tips.” –<i>Midwest Book Review</i></b>

18 Finding Gregory Peck

Author : Leslie O'Kane
Genre :  Contemporary  Books  Romance  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fantasy  Paranormal  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2015-07-05
Description :  <b><i>Learning that the man of your dreams loves you, too, is wonderful…unless he’s a Hollywood legend who died years ago…. </i></b><br /><br />Heather Blackstone is on top of the world—happily married, adorable young son, co-owner of a rising Hollywood film-production company. Then her husband announces he's in love with a young starlet, and she loses her house. Now he is trying to wrest control of their company away from her, too. Is it any wonder she's going a little crazy?<br /><br />Heather falls asleep in front of her TV and is awakened by Bette Davis telling her that her furnished apartment is a dump, and that Heather needs to fight for what is rightfully hers. Heather soon finds herself drawn into the feud between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, and she makes Vivien Leigh angry when Clark Gable carries Heather up the stairs. Yet those incidents pale when she discovers that her lifelong fantasy has come true: she meets up with Gregory Peck and discovers that he loves her every bit as much as she has always loved him.<br /><br />Heather is convinced she's in love. Her ex-husband is convinced she's certifiable. With the possibility of losing her son, her home, her profession, and her reputation, how can she possibly find happiness? But with the love of Gregory Peck, how can she <i>not</i>?<br /><br />New in 2015, <i>Finding Gregory Peck</i> is the third book in the <i>Life’s Second Chances</i> series by Leslie O’Kane, bestselling author of <i>Play Dead</i> and <i>Death Comes eCalling</i>.

19 The Body Shifters Begins: Jake Greyland: A Short Story

Author : Leslie O'Kane
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Romance  Fiction & Literature  Action & Adventure 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2014-11-11
Description :  In this gripping tale that introduces THE BODY SHIFTERS TRILOGY, Jake Greyland is a brilliant-but-nerdy scientist who earned his PhD when he was in his early teens.&#xa0; He has now invented a cure for Alzheimer's and dreams of impressing the young college co-ed who applied for an internship at his research center.&#xa0; While leaving his lab late one night, Jake is in a hideous accident and awakens in a sexy, athletic young-man's body. Jake alone realizes that his accident was staged and now must convince somebody--anybody--to believe him.&#xa0; The stakes only grow higher when he realizes that he must race against time to prevent the murder of the girl that he loves.

20 By the Light of the Moon

Author : Leslie O'Kane
Genre :  Romance  Books  Contemporary  Romantic Comedy  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2016-08-03
Description :  <i><b>A bitter heart is no match for a moonlit bridge, an enormous dog, and a determined optimist from Ogalalla…</b></i><br /><br />Mary Johnson has recently left her home in Nebraska after her husband of thirty years dumped her for a younger woman. She is walking her St. Bernard when she sees a man on the jumper’s side of the railing on the Golden Gate Bridge.<br /><br />Jack McGrandle, a widower, is trying to rescue his one set of keys from their precarious perch on a ledge of the bridge. Saddened by his only child’s—David’s—estrangement, he has been trying to convince himself to take a positive plunge: into matrimony with the woman he’s been dating for nearly two years.<br /><br />Half a continent away, Mary’s daughter, Anna, is finally discovering that her mother was right; her current boyfriend is not good enough for her. Anna packs her bags for San Francisco.<br /><br />Without question, Mary knows that Jack, David, and Anna deserve a second chance at happiness. Of course they do!<br /><br />Yet there is one lesson that someone as kind-hearted as Mary needs to learn. She, too, deserves to be happy. And maybe, just maybe, her own second chance is waiting.<br />&#xa0;



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