He was the last person to have heard from her alive...
His alluring new patient with an odd ailment who was murdered.
Was he at the scene when she was killed?
Dr. Matthew Paine resents being suspected by the stoic detective who shows up in his office to question him. The young physician struggles against getting drawn into the investigation.
But when he is targeted and his carefully crafted world of peaceful solitude is threatened, he determines to fight back to protect himself and those he loves.
What could the killer possibly want from him?
Delving into the victim's past paints a confusing picture of a trust funded party girl, an heiress, and a philanthropist. Matthew determines that she must have been some of all of that, complex but elusive.
Can Matthew's analytical medical mind organize the sparse and disparate facts in a way that makes any sense at all to catch a killer before he strikes again?
You’ll love Dead Spots – the first book in Lee Clark’s Matthew Paine Mystery series – because who doesn't get lost in the suspense and drama of a classic whodunit mystery?
One dark night an eccentric resident in Matthew’s small town was beaten to death…
Young family physician Matthew Paine is called to the scene of the murder. Having signed on as a medical consultant with the police department, he always honors his commitments.
Three boys found the body when one of them tripped over his feet.
Matthew is certain the boys know more than they’re saying and he challenges their perception that the odd victim was a specter. That’s difficult because much of the town believes that the iconic resident’s old historic family home is haunted. Nobody thought he would ever hurt anyone, though, so who would want to kill him?
Is there still a killer lurking in the small town of Peak?
Matthew determines to find out and restore the safety of the town.
Can he find a key to unlocking the case that the police can’t?
You’ll love Prefer Death – the haunting second book in Lee Clark’s Matthew Paine Mystery series – because everyone enjoys a classic mystery with twists and turns and a spooky old house.
What happened to the young woman who went to pick up a pizza in Miami and disappeared? Was she murdered? Or abducted, never to be seen again?
That’s what young North Carolina physician Matthew Paine and his colleague—the young woman's father—desperately want to know as they rush south to search for her, racing against an unseen clock. Miami is a big place and Matthew knows that fast action is critical to finding her alive…
Initially, staff members at the mission—where she was volunteering for the summer—weren’t worried because bars in Miami are open all night. But when a day turned into two, everyone became concerned for her welfare.
Encountering challenges, shady characters, and trouble at every turn, they discover other women missing. Are their disappearances connected? When the body of one of the missing women washes ashore, Matthew’s determination doubles—as does his feeling of dread.
The makeshift search team frantically traverses the roadways and waterways around Miami, risking their own lives while trying to remain hopeful, to track her last known whereabouts. Can they find her in time?
You’ll love MIA—the hot third book in Lee Clark’s Matthew Paine Mystery series—because everyone enjoys a classic mystery with an unexpected trip, and twists and turns galore.
Everyone is dying to attend the Christmas gala—the event of the season—until one of the hosts turns up that way. Dead, that is.
When a doctor is urgently summoned, Matthew rushes to help. But he’s too late.
Was the man murdered?
Suspecting foul play, Matthew calls the homicide detective he’s befriended, who confirms that suspicion. The senior partner in the law firm hosting the event was killed, but why?
When Matthew signs on as a medical consultant to help with the investigation, is he targeted by the assassin or are some “accidents” merely that? Is his life in danger?
One arrogant suspect undoubtedly had a beef with the senior partner, though he won't disclose what it was. Another harbors an unrequited love for the wife of the murdered man, over thirty years later. Are either of them guilty of killing him?
You’ll love Christmas Punch – the festive fourth book in Lee Clark’s Matthew Paine Mystery series – because everyone enjoys a classic southern holiday whodunit mystery.
A floating body. Puzzling clues. When the hunt nearly lands him in the morgue, can a dedicated physician stop a cunning killer?
Peak, NC. Dr. Matthew Paine lives by a high moral code. Struggling to cope with his girlfriend overseas, he agrees to continue consulting for the local P.D. to keep the weight of her absence at bay. But when he arrives at a fresh murder scene, he’s shocked to find a woman’s frozen corpse tossed into a heated pool to confuse the investigation.
Frustrated that the only real lead is a black diamond embedded in a molar, the calm and soft-spoken doctor feels like he’s spinning his wheels. But when he joins the detective to investigate the Jane Doe’s newly discovered car, a second cadaver in the trunk comes with a lethal surprise…
With more people missing and the ruthless psychopath always one step ahead, can Matthew deliver justice for the dead?
Iced is the riveting fifth book in the Matthew Paine Mysteries series. If you like brilliant but flawed heroes, crazed villains, and plenty of twists, then you’ll love Lee Clark's nail-biting whodunit.