Bandon-Vernal Transgender Mystery
Sleuth Nancy Duncan, her partner, Bobbi OBrien, ex-cop Tim OBrien, and a lesbian couple and their baby are having a reunion in Bandon by the sea. Nancy comes upon the body of a transgender man and a pursuit of the killer ensues. This takes them to Vernal, Flaming Gorge and Zion National Monument, Utah in pursuit of the personal history of the victim and circumstances of his death. Riches are uncovered and confusion over gender reassignment as well as resentments lead Nancy into scary encounters from the past and present life of the victim. Native American customs and ritual as well as rich mining history present challenges to Nancy and her partner as they try to solve the complex circumstances of this murder.
The Jacksonville-Donner Story
Nancy and Bobbi are seeking rest and relaxation at Lake Tahoe when the Donner party tragedy stirs their curiosity. Nancy sees a face in the rocks which preoccupies her. On their way home they are confronted by a Chinese-American woman who is seeking answers to her grandfathers death and burial. Jacksonville, Oregon becomes the focus for resolving mysterious deaths, Chinese mining and orchard history. It becomes apparent that some of the towns people know more than they want to reveal. Pursuit of the truth puts Nancy and Bobbi at risk, along with Bobbis uncle Tim and his Native American partner, Martha.
By Rosemary Dunn Dalton