For a local politician in the North Carolina mountains, Frank McCarthy has been remarkably good at keeping his mouth shut. His soft-spoken ways got him elected to the school board and helped him overturn a longstanding zoning policy. At home, though, his wife yearns for more conversation, compliments and compassion. After a funeral trip to his ancestral Ireland, with a detour to kiss the Blarney Stone, Frank’s behavior takes a turn for the bizarre. He’s caught on camera groping an intern and his public apology fuels a social media circus when Frank goes way off script. A friend suspects he’s been blessed with the Blarney Stone’s fabled “Gift of Gab.”
A yellowed, anonymous letter leads the vulnerable Dorsey to a dusty vineyard in the Black Forest—and straight to a jitterbugging, strudel-baking redhead named Mitzi, who claims to be his birth mother. Employing a well-rehearsed charm, she slowly wins him over—and away from his family. While in Germany, and with the help of Mitzi’s arch-rival, the axe-wielding village night watchman Brock, Dorsey does some long-overdue growing up. But will his eyes open in time to see his new “mom” has a darker agenda? And will he realize the true definition of family before it’s too late? Battle Axe is an offbeat, suspenseful novel in the tradition of Janet Evanovich and Carl Hiaasen that places quirky, flawed characters in unwelcome situations. Adopted Read More…
When corrupt professor Wally Gibbs attempts to eliminate mass media advertising by covertly monitoring purchase behavior, what his students don’t know can actually kill them. Agendas collide when justice-obsessed campus cop Nick Pappas and his student “deputy” discover the true purpose of the hottest-selling graduation ring in Carolina University history. Can the two amateur sleuths stop Project Argus before it wipes out the entire senior class? If you like your mystery novels with a healthy dose of humor, download Ring of Fire by Bill Cokas today. Enjoy a scenic, satisfying comic mystery for fans of Carl Hiaasen, Christopher Moore and anyone that likes to laugh while they’re biting their fingernails.