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M. S. Spencer
Romance in Suspension ~ Tales to Make You Tingle

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Contemporary romantic suspense, M/F, 1-3 flames
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6/4  Virtual Mystery: Beyond the Moon. I wrote Chapter 4:

6/8 Blogging on my favorite childhood mystery for Moonlight & Mystery:

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Contract Signed! Flotsam & Jetsam: The Amelia Island Affair
Three corpses strewn across the sand. Who are they and how did they get to the shore of Amelia Island? Two State Park rangers must find the answers, even while contending with a secretive group calling itself the League of the Green Cross. Do the deaths have anything to do with them? Could they be bound up with the complicated history of the island, which was conquered and lost by more than eight nations?  Or is there a simpler explanation? Mucking up the investigation is the crucial question: will Simon ever get up the nerve to tell Ellie how he feels?
Five-Star Reviews:
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 a surprise ending”.  LINK

Work in Progress:
Orion’s Left Foot: Myth and Murder in the Amazon

In draft is a story set in the Peruvian Amazon. It’s, yes, a murder mystery romance, but one with elements of myth and scientific discovery. A group of scientists have come to a research station-an ornithologist, an herpetologist, a paleontologist, a doctor of exotic diseases. A photographer is hired to help document their discoveries and he brings along his sister, a reference librarian and part-time anthropologist. They are searching for a monster believed until now to be mythical, but along the way are distracted by murders and fossils and strange new creatures…not to mention an unexpected love affair.

                                      M.S. Spencer's Books

Still available in ebook and print:
The Pit & the Passion: Murder at the Ghost Hotel  LINK
Lapses of Memory   LINK
A Widow’s Walk   LINK
Whirlwind Romance   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
Triptych  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

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Although M. S. Spencer has lived or traveled in five of the seven continents, the last thirty years were spent mostly in Washington, D.C. as a librarian, Congressional staff assistant, speechwriter, editor, birdwatcher, kayaker, policy wonk, non-profit director, and parent. After many years in academia, she worked for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. Department of the Interior, in both public and academic library systems,, and at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Vassar College, a diploma in Arabic Studies from the American University in Cairo, and Masters in Anthropology and in Library Science from the University of Chicago.  All of this tends to insinuate itself into her works.

Ms. Spencer has published eleven romantic suspense or murder mystery novels. She has two fabulous grown children and an incredible granddaughter. She divides her time between the Gulf Coast of Florida and a tiny village in Maine.
            The Pit and the Passion: Murder at the Ghost Hotel

At midnight, in the darkness of a deserted hotel, comes a scream and a splash. Eighty-five years later, workmen uncover a skeleton in an old elevator shaft. Who is it, and how did it get there? To find out, Charity Snow, ace reporter for the Longboat Key Planet, teams up with Rancor Bass, best-selling author. A college ring they find at the dig site may prove to be their best clue.

Although his arrogance nearly exceeds his talent, Charity soon discovers a warm heart beating under Rancor’s handsome exterior. While dealing with a drop-dead gorgeous editor who may or may not be a villain, a publisher with a dark secret, and an irascible forensic specialist, Charity and Rancor unearth an unexpected link to the most famous circus family in the world.

The Pit and the Passion: Murder at the Ghost Hotel
Wild Rose Press, Imprint: Crimson Rose, January 22, 2018
Theme(s): Mystery, Humorous/Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense
Rating: Spicy (PG13)
418 p.; 97370 words
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