Amhearst Mysteries

Caught Redhanded by Gayle RoperCaught Redhanded - Amhearst Mystery Series - Book 4

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Mysteries follow reporter Merry Kramer everywhere. Case in point: on a morning jog, she discovers the body of a murdered woman. The small-town journalist has to find out who’s committed the horrible crime. The more she digs, the more she realizes that whoever was hiding the truth through murder certainly wouldn’t stop at one murder to protect it.

Her boss Mac becomes a suspect, but would he try repeatedly to blow her up? And there’s a new man in town trying to beat the time of Merry’s fiancé, artist Curt Carlyle. And her mother who knows just how the wedding should be staged.

Merry knw she had to decide—and decide soon—whether finding the killer was worth the risk to her life as well as to her future.

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“Caught Redhanded keeps you guessing. Very poignant and funny, like God and life.”  - Mara, NJ

 

 

Caught in a Bind by Gayle RoperCaught in a Bind - Amhearst Mystery Series - Book 3

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People don’t just vanish into thin air. Yet that’s what’s happened to Tom Whatley, the husband of Merry Kramer’s co-worker at The News. And in his place? A strange corpse lies in the Whatleys’ garage.

As if a missing person/murder case weren’t enough, a beautiful new rival is rattling Merry’s faith in her blossoming romance with artist Curt Carlyle. Then there are the problems that develop with Edie Whatley’s teenage son and the case of domestic abuse Merry gets pulled into. Her search for the scoop puts her directly in the path of the killer.

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"Roper's first-person style shows Merry Kramer off to full advantage and is perfect for this fast-paced story of adventure and intrigue. I couldn't put it down and smiled all the way through!" - Deb, MO

"The book is witty, an intriguing mystery, a charming romp, and yet has incredible depth." - Christianbooks.com review

 

 

Caught in the Act by Gayle RoperCaught in the Act - Amhearst Mystery Series - Book 2

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Perpetual bad-hair days, not one but two romantic entanglements, a selfish coworker -- life is already complex for reporter Merrileigh Kramer. But when she finds her coworkers' ex-husband dead at the couple's home, Merry realizes that the complications are just beginning.

Who would want to kill a nice guy like Arnie Meister? It turns out the list is long and getting longer. And just when the clues suggest a suspect, something or someone throws Merry off. In a case full of red herrings, the big question soon becomes, Who couldn't be guilty? Meanwhile, the rest of life isn't exactly on hold -- particularly since it includes a new, potential Mr. Right.

Merry finds herself smack in the middle of a bewildering maze of romance, personal choices, and murder. And only faith in God and her own instincts can help her solve not just the mystery of Arnie Meister's death, but of her own heart.

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“A thoroughly enjoyable mystery…genuinely funny, with an extremely likable lead... Highly recommended.”  - Library Journal

 

 

Caught in the Middle by Gayle RoperCaught in the Middle  - Amhearst Mystery Series - Book 1

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Amhearst, Pennsylvania was just the kind of place for new beginnings for brokenhearted reporter Merry Kramer. But she soon discovered that danger lurked behind the lilac tree when a dead body turned up in her car!

The trouble didn’t end there—gunshots, attacks, and a handsome new friend who might not be what he seemed. Surrounded by suspects, Merry would have to use all her investigative skills to keep from becoming front-page news—as the killer’s next victim.

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“I never thought a mystery novel could keep me on the edge of my seat in suspense yet keep me laughing at the same time. Merry Kramer, the feisty heroine is adorable. The romance in this book isn't sappy either. It was just perfect!” -online review, Christianbook.com