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Book one now available at Wild Child Publishing

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My new series is called Sheryl Locke Holmes Mysteries. For this series, I'll use C.L. Exline. Covers designed by fantastic artist, Michelle Ellis. 



Amber's Mysterious Death

Available at Wild Child Publishing will be Amber's Mysterious Death, the first book in the Sheryl Locke Holmes Mystery Series. 

The game's afoot when Sheryl spots Amber's husband, Roger, who had disappeared without a trace after Amber's tragic death. With the help of her sidekick, Dot Watson, Sheryl follows Roger and a trail of amber jewelry which leads to duplicity, mayhem and murder.

 


BLURB:

The game's afoot when Sheryl Locke Holmes spots Amber's husband, Roger, who’d disappeared without a trace after Amber's tragic death. With the help of her sidekick, Dot Watson, Sheryl follows Roger and a trail of amber jewelry which leads to duplicity, mayhem and murder. As different as day and night, Sheryl, Dot and Amber bonded like sisters during college. Their friend's death left unanswered questions and an unidentifiable body. This time Sheryl won't stop until she gets answers—and avenges her friend’s death.  

 



Excerpt:

With the next flash of light, Sheryl caught a glimpse of a familiar face and gasped. Oh my God. It couldn’t be. She had to have been wrong.

Disoriented, she stumbled backward, bumped her hip into the corner of the desk, and fell to the floor. When she tried to get to her feet, she cracked her head on the desk. Stars whirled in front of her eyes, alternating with that face she'd seen. She blinked and blinked to stop the kaleidoscope whizzing around. But the next flash came and she saw no one. Thunder rumbled, lightning lit up the heavens and the windows.

Suddenly, a dark figure stepped out of the shadows and ran across the room.

Dot gasped.

Before Sheryl could give chase to the person dressed in dark clothes, the overhead light came on and Roger stood at the doorway. She searched the room. Now, Dot was nowhere in sight.

“I knew you’d come,” Roger said.

“Where have you been the last couple of years?”

“You need to let this vendetta go and move on. I did.” He glanced around the library.

“Amber was one of my dearest friends. I want to know who murdered her.”

“Don’t underestimate these people.”

“Who, Roger? God knows you don’t have the balls or the brains to have done that to Amber. Tell me who?” She watched a wave of crimson creep up his neck.

“I tried my best to protect her.” He sat down in the desk chair and sighed. “It’s true, it’s my fault she was murdered. They wouldn’t listen to me.”

“Who, Roger?”

Ruby's Deadly Secret - available for download


Ruby's Deadly Secret




The second book in the Sheryl Locke Holmes Mystery Series is available  in five different formats. Yippee!

Buy link: http://www.wildchildpublishing.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=83&products_id=329


Sheryl Locke Holmes: Book 2: Ruby's Deadly Secret
$2.99
by C.L. Exline

What do you get when you add a ruby, diary, secrets, and a mansion? A motive for murder. Sheryl Locke Holmes and her best friend, Dot Watson, have been offered an exciting opportunity to explore Bridgeside, a Victorian mansion, to search for items for their antique shop. Their adventure is short-lived when they discover a diary containing dark secrets and a newspaper clipping with a warning written in what appears to be blood. They get trapped in the attic, Dot is attacked and they find out the owner died inside the house. As if that isn't enough, Jake is spotted with another woman. Clues are pointing to Sheryl as the next target, no matter who gets in the way.




Excerpt from Ruby's Deadly Secret

by C.L. Exline


Sheryl gazed into Jake's eyes and caressed his cheek. "I'm sorry for overreacting. For a brief moment, I thought I had lost you. I know better, but I'd just been with Mrs. Wallace and listened to how much her husband's betrayal had hurt her. I wasn't thinking, not with my head. Forgive me."

"Take your hands off of me!" yelled a voice in the distance.

Sheryl and Jake looked over to see Dot being physically escorted out of the restaurant.

"Madam!"

"Look, you little toad, take your hands off of me."

"I better intercede before Dot gets physical." Jake hurried to smooth things over. "Lawrence, it'll be okay. I'll take over."

Lawrence let go of Dot, but glared at her before facing Jake. "She and that blonde friend of hers are not welcome in our establishment. Both are troublemakers. We run a reputable business and cannot have altercations disrupting our patrons."

"Like I care to go back in! I wouldn't go in that rat hole if my life depended on it," Dot said and rubbed her arm. "You better hope I don't get bruises from your manhandling me."

The man snorted before stomping back into the restaurant.

"You didn't hit Lisa, did you?" Jake asked.

"Lawrence wouldn't let me."

Opal's Disappearance


Opal's Disappearance: An old college friend begs Sheryl to help find her missing cousin, Opal, who may have been kidnapped by a mysterious mountain man. When all leads are exhausted, Sheryl concocts a dangerous plan—she becomes bait for the kidnapper and alleged murderer.


Dragon's Pearl


Dragon's Pearl:
 Blood on the moon signifies death for some unlucky victim.  A haunted music box and a ghost keep Sheryl Holmes and her cohorts on their toes.

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