Was the enticing and alluring Eleanor Prestwould merely a party girl with a trust fund and wander lust or a wealthy philanthropist? It wasn’t as if young physician Matthew Paine wanted to know until the peaceful life he’d chosen was interrupted, first by an office visit from Eleanor at his family practice on the outskirts of Raleigh, North Carolina, and then by a murder.
Matthew was happily enjoying his career, playing whatever musical instrument he could get his hands on, coffee with lots of sugar, his family and friends, and history – though not exactly in that order. A loyal friend, Matthew is always helpful and that’s exactly what gets him mixed up in the chaos of Eleanor’s life. Nothing about Eleanor, Matthew soon learns, is what it seemed.
As he’s drawn into the murder investigation, soft-spoken Matthew is thrown together with stoic Homicide Detective Warren Danbury and subjected to his staccato questions and responses. Skeptical of Matthew initially, Danbury comes to rely on his perspective.
Join Matthew and Danbury in Dead Spots, the first in the Matthew Paine Mystery series, as they investigate a passionate murder...or two.
Allan Lingle, an eccentric but iconic figure in the small town of Peak on the outskirts of Raleigh, North Carolina, was loved by most people and a threat to none. So, why would anyone want to murder him?
Matthew Paine has his quiet life interrupted when Homicide Detective Warren Danbury takes Allan’s murder personally and enlists Matthew’s help with the investigation. Matthew, a young physician in a family practice in Peak, signed on as a medical consultant with the police department and he always honors his commitments.
After the senseless murder, residents of the small town of Peak don’t feel safe and the rumor mill is working overtime. Children in the town, and probably a lot of adults who wouldn't admit it, think that Allan was possibly a specter and the old historic house where he lived is definitely haunted.
Join Matthew and Danbury in Prefer Death, second in the Matthew Paine Mystery series, as they uncover more far-reaching crimes in their attempt to figure out who murdered Allan Lingle and to prevent any further havoc from being wreaked on their beloved town.
What happened to Ariel Roberts and her boyfriend Gavin when they left the mission in Miami where they were volunteering for the summer to pick up a pizza and never came back? Were they abducted? Murdered? That's what Dr. Rob, Ariel’s father and Matthew Paine’s colleague, desperately wants to know.
Matthew Paine, the youngest physician in his family practice on the outskirts of Raleigh, North Carolina, is always ready to help his family and friends. He gets more than he bargained for, though, when Dr. Rob asks him and Homicide Detective Warren Danbury to help find Ariel. Matthew and Danbury drop everything and hop the next flight to Miami with Dr. Rob to search for her.
Initially, the staff at the Miami mission weren't worried because bars in Miami are open all night. But when a day turned into two, everyone became concerned. The makeshift search team traverses the roadways and waterways around Miami to track the last known whereabouts of the young couple.
Join Matthew, Danbury, and Dr. Rob in MIA, the third in the Matthew Paine Mystery series, as they race against an unseen clock in the heat of Miami trying to find Ariel.
Cici Patterson’s prestigious law firm hosts an annual Christmas Gala that everybody who’s anybody in Raleigh, North Carolina is dying to attend until one of the senior partners turns up that way -- dead that is.
When Matthew Paine, a young physician from a family practice in a small town on the outskirts of Raleigh is called from Cici’s side at the gala event, he does what he always does and rushes to help but he’s unable to revive the senior partner. Suspecting foul play, he summons Homicide Detective Warren Danbury who confirms Matthew’s suspicions.
Was it the punch from the party that packed the wallop? As Matthew signs back on as a medical consultant to work with Danbury on the investigation, is he targeted by the murderer or are some “accidents” merely that?
Finding suspects is surprisingly easy, but proving that any of them had anything to do with the murder becomes much more challenging. Kennedy Reynolds is arrogant and he undoubtedly had a beef with the senior partner, though he won't disclose what it was. Aubrey Bartles still harbors an unrequited love for the wife of the murdered senior partner over thirty years later. But are either of them guilty of murdering him?
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