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Marti is the author of over 60 clean historical romance and contemporary mystery novels.

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Marti's Bestselling Novel: Seattle Quake 9.2

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McShane's Bride (The Dotsero Train Wreck)

Based on an actual event. On a cold January night in 1909, the No.5 passenger train lay directly in the path of an enormous two-locomotive freight train, hauling heavy rail cars filled with coal. Among the passengers was newly married Hanna McShane, excitedly on her way to meet her husband and start a new life in Colorado. Unfortunately, the No.5 train would never reach its destination. Edited by Katie Lee Andersen



Reporter Beth Ryquist was about to lose her job, and the only way to save it was to write the story of a lifetime. For years she’d been obsessed with the murder of Senator Forester, and the kidnapping and survival of his young daughter, Jillian. Beth was convinced the Senator’s gold digger wife was guilty of murder-for-hire. She had to be! There were holes in the wife’s story – big holes, and Beth believed the one person who knew the truth was Jillian. Yet, Beth had no idea how to find Jillian - not until a handwritten note finally gave her the lead she'd been hoping for. Edited by Katie Lee Andersen


Follow the MacGreagor Clan through multiple generations from the Vikings to early America - 22 Book Series Try the First in each Series FREE !

At not quite fifteen, Stefan’s father finally let him board the longship Sja Vinna to take part in his first Viking raid. Yet, the battle was not at all what he expected, and he soon found himself alone and stranded in Scotland. Learn more about this series here

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ANNA -- In love with a woman he had only seen once and could not find, the High-lander, Kevin MacGreagor was growing older and needed a wife to give him sons. No other woman pleased him, not even the daughters of other lairds, so he finally settled for Anna sight unseen. But when his men went to meet her guard, she was all alone and badly beaten. Who could have done such a thing and why? Amazon Apple Kobo Google Play Nook

She was the most beautiful woman Duke MacGreagor had ever seen. He loved her, he married her, and then he left Scotland and bought an American silver mine. Fortune smiled down on him when he sold the mine, and became one of the richest men in Colorado. Certain she would be happy wherever he was, the duke built a mansion and sent for his wife. Yet, nothing could have prepared him for the disaster that was headed his way. Amazon Apple Kobo Google Play Nook

Bestselling novel: Seattle Quake 9.2 - Jackie Harlan Mysteries

Seattle Quake 9.2

Seattle Quake 9.2 Book 1

They knew it could happen - scientists had been warning them for years. . Thousands were on the freeways, shop-ping in malls, waiting for flights, working in down-town high-rises, and on buses in the bus tunnel.

They knew -- they just didn't believe it would happen to them.

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Missing Heiress, Book 2

The Harlan Detective Agency was the best there was when it came to finding missing people. They were also the most expensive, so it was no coincidence that they were hired to find the heir to a fortune totaling over 1.6 billion dollars.

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Greed and a Mistress Book 3

Mark Barrett thought having an affair was no big deal as long as his wife didn't find out. That was before he got arrested for the hit-style murder of a wealthy old woman.

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Punitive Damages Book 4

A deathbed phone call made Private Detective Jackie Harlan’s heart skip a beat. Her agency specialized in find-ing missing people, yet the one person she couldn’t find was her own son, Brian, who disappeared at the age of two. Was what the caller said the truth?

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Based on a true event - McShane's Bride - other Stand Alone Books

Based on an actual event.

Ethan McShane gave half of his life savings to buy land in Palisade, Colorado and caught the next train out. Less than a month later, she too excitedly boarded a train bound for Colorado - a train that would never reach its destination. Amazon Apple, Kobo Google Play Nook

Did Kristy really shoot a cab driver, and why does Laura have a portrait of Danny, Gail’s high school boyfriend, on her living room wall? Three friends meet again after being out of touch for nearly sixty years, and the truth about Danny's death finally comes out. Edited by Katie Lee Andersen Amazon Apple Nook Google Play Kobo

The Swindler

The Klondike Gold Rush was over but men kept coming, rich men looking for investments in America’s west coast boom towns. Some men were easy targets. Some were a little more suspicious, but even a suspicious man can fall in love, especially with a beautiful young woman who knows just how to hook him. A stand-alone book. Edited by Katie Lee Andersen Amazon Apple, Kobo Google Play Nook

The Lost MacGreagor Books - 4 book series

Beloved Ruins Book 1

An ancient MacGreagor edict held that the clan give sanctuary to any lass who believed herself in danger, when Grizel Allardice claimed her father meant to kill her, she too was granted safety. However, Grizel was not who she claimed to be. Instead, she was the spoiled and rebellious daughter of a much feared northern laird, who offered a very tempting reward to anyone who could find her and bring her home.

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Beloved Lies

Book 2

At last, her father agreed to let debutante Blair MacGreagor sail to London to be presented to the King. She took a copy of a lost MacGreagor story with her, but finding time to read was not easy. Not only did she have to avoid being swept off her feet by a man eager to relieve her of her inheritance, her mother’s scandalous reputation quickly spread among the first-class passengers.

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Beloved Secrets

Book 3

Charles MacGreagor was hired to rebuild Glenartair Castle after it burned four years earlier. His men were hard working, supplies were coming in on time finally, and he was well satisfied with the progress. He was satisfied, that is, until the floor of the old castle gave up another of its secrets.

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Beloved Vows

Book 4

The year was 1912, but rumors of a war in Europe was the last thing on Blair MacGreagor’s mind. Engaged and hopelessly in love, she returned to America from the United Kingdom on the HMS Mauretania thinking only of planning her wedding. Yet, by the end of her first day on dry land, her whole world was turned upside down.

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Contemporary Romance

The Dead Letters, book 1 - is now FREE!

The Dead Letters

In the Atlanta dead-letter office, a series of odd letters began to arrive from Seattle. The envelopes were addressed simply to “sister” with no address or return address and inside, the letters were signed by someone who called herself, Princess. Yet, the contents of the letters seemed to be a cry for help, and soon it became Natalie’s obsession to find her. For that she needed the help of a detective – a very handsome detective named Daniel.

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Love and Suspicion

When Tiffany Clark’s car broke down and she was forced to walk to a nearly deserted small town in Iowa, the only person she found was an old man who had not spoken to anyone in years. She soon learned he could speak, he just didn’t, and the reason had to do with the town’s shocking and scandalous unsolved mystery.

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The Locked Room

The last thing Colette Bouchard wanted was to go back to the small town that hated her almost as much as she hated it. Yet when her father passed away it was up to her to settle his affairs. She fully intended to arrange his funeral, sell everything, and then leave town – after, of course, she got a good look at what was in the bedroom her father forbid her to enter.

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The Kings of the Seven Bells

There was a time when the Carbollo and the Mobbox children played together in the grasslands, tossing stones, foot racing, and solving riddles – all designed to prepare them for the days of the seven bells. Yet, when the Carbollo grew suspicious of the Mobbox, the adults no longer allowed it. Had it not been so, Raxton Carbollo and Nerratel Mobbox might have become fast friends. Instead, they were destined to be resolute rivals.

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And Still More Books!

The Carsons

Book 1

After migrating from the United Kingdom to America in the 1700s, the Carson family must decide which side they are on, when their son is drafted on the American side of the Revolutionary War.

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Broken Pledge

Book 2

By the time John Carson returned from fighting in the American Revolution, Hester, the woman he pledged to marry, discovered her first husband was still alive. So John set his heart on claiming a homestead west of the Appalachian Mountains.

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Pay to the Order Of

Book 1

People with no connection to the sender, receives a check for a million dollars in the mail. What's the catch?

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Pay to the Order Of

Book 2

Three checks for a million dollar each with instructions to give them away? What's the catch?

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Edited by Katie Lee Andersen

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True Pioneer Stories

My grandfather, Lloyd McClurg was a member of his Scottish Clan in Iowa...until he got kicked out for marrying my grandmother against his father's wishes. I remember him as a gentle giant, filled with love and warmth, yet strength and wisdom. The Marblestone Mansion Series contains details they wrote in their memory book.

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