Head To Head #1
After moving from Los Angeles to Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, homicide detective Claire Morgan has at last adjusted to the peaceful rhythms of rural life. Until a grisly celebrity murder at an ultra-exclusive “wellness” resort shatters a quiet summer morning. One of Dr. Nicholas Black’s high-profile clients has been found dead, taped to a chair at a fully set table…submerged in the lake. Back in L.A., Claire investigated the rich, famous, and the deadly–but she never expected the problems of the privileged to follow her…just as she never imagined crossing the line with her prime suspect. Claire finds herself drawn to the charismatic doctor, spending time in his company–and in his bed. To catch a killer, Claire will have to enter the darkest recesses of the human mind. But is Black leading her there to help her…or luring her even deeper into a madman’s grip?
Dark Places #2
Missouri detective Claire Morgan is eager to go back to work after recuperating from injuries sustained on her last job. She soon gets her wish, as the grisly murder of a local woman puts Claire on the trail of a twisted serial killer in this follow-up to “Head to Head.” Original.
Die Smiling #3
A woman’s nude body hangs spread eagled, riddled with bullet holes. Someone has used her for target practice–a twisted killer brazen enough to leave their calling card smack in the middle of the sheriff’s shooting range. For Missouri homicide detective Claire Morgan, it’s a wake-up call unlike any she’s ever faced…
Mere hours into the investigation, Claire and her partner, Bud, find themselves face-to-face–and gun-to-gun–with a fleet of Feds who have been following a trail of bodies across the country. The only thing the victims had in common is the fact that they all purchased handguns at the same sporting-goods chain. Then Claire discovers two sisters who bring new meaning to strange relationships…
They couldn’t be more different: the pampered princess and the misfit who always falls short of her “perfect” sibling. Now, one of them has snapped, dominating her sister and taking sadistic pleasure from the terror she can evoke in the eyes of innocent strangers. But which sister is the bad seed? The wrong guess could cost Claire everything…
Enter Evil #4
His doctors are the best in the world, his father one of the most powerful men in the state. But they couldn’t stop Mikey from succumbing to his darkest demons–the ones inside his head. The ones who told him it was time to end it all.
It should have been an open-and-shut case, especially since detective Claire Morgan’s lover, Dr, Nicholas Black, recognized Mikey as a former troubled patient. Then Claire finds another body in Mikey’s home. Curled inside an oven, charred beyond recognition, the method of murder mind-boggling…
Claire’s only lead is a beaded bracelet around each victim’s wrist, believed to ward off the “evil eye.” But by the time she discovers what the dead were afraid of, she’s trapped in a mind game of her own–with a brilliant, sadistic killer. And this time, there’s a method to the madness…
Remember Murder #5
She can’t remember why he chose her–or what he did to her. But Detective Claire Morgan knows that something terrible happened to her the night a deranged serial killer escaped from the mental ward. Looking for pleasure. Looking for pain. Looking for her. . .
Remember The Terror
Recovering in a lakeside resort, Claire hopes to sort through her broken memories. But after suffering a temporary coma, she can barely remember her own lover, psychiatrist Nicholas Black. Would she be able to recognize her abductor if she saw him again? If he came back for more. . .?
If only she could remember his face or his voice. . .if only she could comprehend the evil in his mind or the depths of his cruelty. . .if only she knew just how close he is–to her and everyone she loves. . .
Mostly Murder by Linda Ladd (Claire Morgan 6)
A tough, no-nonsense detective…edgy, clever!” —Beverly Barton
Mostly Fear…. She suffered a terrifying coma. She survived a serial killer’s obsession. Now homicide detective Claire Morgan hopes to forget the nightmare of her Missouri past in the city of New Orleans. But when a body is discovered near her home, her darkest fears come rushing back.
Mostly Superstition…. Surrounded by candles and skulls, the victim is bound to an altar like a human sacrifice. More disturbing to Claire is the voodoo doll in the woman’s hands. A doll pierced with pins and wearing a picture on its face. A picture of Claire Morgan.
Mostly Murder…. Claire doesn’t believe in voodoo. But she does believe in the power of superstition to warp a person’s mind and feed a killer’s madness. It is here, in the muddy bayous where it festers, that Claire must face her fear head on—and meet the man who’s marked her for death.
Bad Bones by Linda Ladd (Claire Morgan #7)
Homicide detective Claire Morgan has a bad feeling when a man’s body is found in a Missouri State Park. The crime scene is buried in snow. The corpse is frozen in ice. And nearly every bone has been broken, shattered, or crushed…
Claire’s suspicions only get worse when the body is thawed and identified. The victim was an ultimate fighter on the cage-match circuit. His wife blames her ex-husband, a Russian mafioso. But Claire knows this is no mob-style execution. This is something worse. Something evil…
Raised from childhood to inflict pain, the killer uses rage as a weapon. Punishing without mercy. Killing without conscience. Upholding a dark family tradition that is so twisted, so powerful, it destroys everything in its path. And Claire is about to meet the family…
Devil Dead by Linda Ladd (Claire Morgan #8)
She was last seen in New Orleans. Her father, a rich, powerful arms dealer, believes she was abducted. For ransom. For revenge. For reasons too horrible to imagine.
Claire Morgan, recent former cop turned private investigator,and her new partner begin their search at the girl’s school, where a violent junkie attacks Claire with scissors, raves of “demons and devils,” and then takes her own life.
Sinister clues lead Claire on a twisted trail through the bars and bayous of New Orleans to a bloodstained altar in Paris. Vast, secret, and powerful, it is a world that few enter or escape. And Claire is going in–the devil be damned…