I have been invited to join the fabulous authors at Moonlight and
Mystery-romantic suspense, mystery, paranormal romance-great
stuff. We offer a virtual mystery, links to book sales, and blogs on
various themes. Here are the links:
Flotsam & Jetsam: the Amelia Island Affair is in final edits and we
should see it this year. Here’s the story:
Who's littering the park with corpses? State Park Rangers Simon
Ribault and Ellie Ironstone are used to dealing with messy campers
and ravaging raccoons, but when three bodies wash up on the
beach, they mobilize all their powers of deduction.
Who are they and how did they get to the shore of Amelia Island?
Are they connected to the secretive League of the Green Cross? Or
linked to a mysterious Jamaican drug ring?
Ellie, new to Amelia Island, must penetrate a close-knit community if
she wants to find answers to the mystery, all while deciding
between two rivals for her affection: Thad, the handsome local idol,
and Simon, the clever, quirky bookworm.
Simon, for his part, will have to call on both his wide-ranging
research skills to solve the case, and his not-so-well-honed
romantic prowess to lure Ellie away from Thad.
FIVE STARS for the Pit & the Passion: Murder at the Ghost Hotel.
An editor who may be a villain, a publisher with a dark secret, & a
mysterious ring-a famous writer & ace reporter unearth unexpected
links to the most famous circus family in the world.
“I’ve enjoyed Ms. Spencer’s books since the very first. She grabs
you with the first sentence and you find yourself tearing through the
pages to see what happens next.”. LINK
FIVE ROSES for the Penhallow Train Incident.
An antique train, a mysterious corpse, a bank robbery, a treasure
map, and quirky romance roil a Maine town.
“A wonderful romp through Maine, Egypt, and the Sudan while
Rachel and Griffin try to solve a murder, track a suspect, and even
search for the tomb of the Queen of Sheba… Throw in a whopper of
I submitted Orion’s Foot: Myth & Murder in the Amazon in June.
Here’s the story:
Petra Steele is wallowing in self-pity after being dumped at the altar
when her brother Nick invites her to accompany him to the Peruvian
Amazon. Before she even puts her suitcase down, she’s confronted
with a murder victim. Mystery piles on mystery in a research station
peopled with a quirky assortment of scientists. Why does the
herpetologist sneak off to look for buildings? Why does the botanist
claim he’s found a missing link between birds and dinosaurs? Is the
biologist searching for a mythical monster or a living fossil? And
why did the eccentric millionaire bring his prototype telescope to the
She is drawn to Emory Andrews, the ornithologist, a gruff, big man
with a secret past, until his beautiful ex-wife shows up. More
murders, more secrets, more mysteries ensue, all in the deeply
romantic, sizzling jungle.
Also in the works: a novel of global intrigue set in 1991, as yet
untitled. Here’s the story:
In an era electric with possibility and peril Rowan Greystone,
political writer, and Michael Kinder, CIA troubleshooter, meet under
curiously conventional circumstances. Despite the instantaneous
sparks, they both sense there is more between them than physical
Rowan’s professional detachment from the dramatic world events of
the 1990s-a disintegrating USSR, Middle East peace talks, and
Vietnam’s reemergence on the world stage-dissolves as their love
affair intensifies. Michael appears and disappears at unpredictable
moments, leaving her limp and lovelorn.
In her quest for answers, she is yanked into the dangerous world of
Michael’s work-in Washington, DC, in France, and in Spain. Looking
for safe harbor, for her emotions and her body she submits to the
advances of a dashing French diplomat.
Will she embrace the luxury and comfort of Emile and his chateau or
the romance of international intrigue with Michael?
M.S. Spencer's Books
Still available in ebook and print:
The Pit & the Passion: Murder at the Ghost Hotel LINK
Artful Dodging: the Torpedo Factory Murders LINK
The Mason’s Mark: Love and Death in the Tower LINK
The Penhallow Train Incident LINK
Dear Philomena: Love, Lust & Murder on Chincoteague LINK
Mai Tais & Mayhem: Murder at Mote Marine LINK
All books are also available at Amazon, iBooks, Createspace (print),
Smashwords, KOBO, Bookstrand, and Barnes and Noble. Check
out the links at my website: LINK
To stay current on my events, please visit my blog: LINK
The Penhallow Train Incident is in Audio! Here’s the LINK