The Upstaged Coroner

The Upstaged Coroner

The local university's Shakespeare troupe already had plenty of drama.

Author: Paul Austin Ardoin

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The local university's Shakespeare troupe already had plenty of drama. Then their manager was murdered.The morning after the coroner election, Fenway Stevenson finds herself in the middle of another emotionally charged case. The manager of a renowned Shakespeare group is killed-and there's no shortage of suspects. Uncovering secret affairs and ties to a deep conspiracy, she gets stonewalled by actors, accountants, and even the university president-who all seem to know more than they admit. Can Fenway solve the murder before she becomes the next victim?
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The Fenway Stevenson Mysteries Collection Two Books 4 6

The Fenway Stevenson Mysteries  Collection Two  Books 4   6

Enjoy the second set of three novels in this hardboiled coroner series by bestselling mystery author Paul Austin Ardoin! "If you love page-turning, unputdownable mysteries, then Ardoin is the real deal.

Author: Paul Austin Ardoin

Publisher: Pax Ardsen

ISBN: 9781949082319

Category: Fiction

Page: 1052

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Enjoy the second set of three novels in this hardboiled coroner series by bestselling mystery author Paul Austin Ardoin! "If you love page-turning, unputdownable mysteries, then Ardoin is the real deal." --Mark Stay, host of The Bestseller Experiment podcast Blood is thicker than oil—until murder is involved! The collection includes the Books 4-6 of The Fenway Stevenson Mysteries: The Upstaged Coroner: The local university's Shakespeare troupe already had plenty of drama—then their manager was murdered. The morning after the coroner election, Fenway Stevenson finds herself in the middle of another emotionally charged case. The manager of a renowned Shakespeare group is killed—and there's no shortage of suspects. Uncovering secret affairs and ties to a deep conspiracy, she gets stonewalled by actors, accountants, and even the university president—who all seem to know more than they admit. Can Fenway solve the murder before she becomes the next victim? The Courtroom Coroner: A dead defendant. A court in lockdown. And a murderer in the room. Coroner Fenway Stevenson is distraught. Not only is her father on trial for murder, but a huge conspiracy is wrecking the coastal town she calls home. And with two gunshots in a crowded courtroom, everything changes. A dead body. Thirteen people. A set of locked doors. As the hours tick by, one thing becomes clear: the killer is still in the courtroom and will stop at nothing to ensure the truth never comes out. With only a fingerprint kit, an Ethernet cable, and her wits, can Fenway catch the killer before becoming a victim herself? The Watchful Coroner: A murder in the city’s most exclusive hotel. The main suspect? Her boyfriend’s ex-wife. There’s another killing in the cozy beach town of Estancia. This time, Coroner Fenway Stevenson needs to solve the murder of one of the most prominent businessmen in town. But everyone has ulterior motives. The new mayor is pressuring her to make a quick arrest. Is he eager for justice or does he have something to hide? Fenway’s relationship with her boyfriend is strained when the investigation threatens to unearth a terrible secret and tear his family apart. Her father lies comatose after being shot by a bullet meant for Fenway. His company is on the brink of disaster. The investigation quickly turns into a political and personal battleground. Her friends, colleagues, and family get caught in the web of complicated relationships and contradictory evidence—and as the mayor turns the screws on Fenway, her emotions reach the boiling point. When the main suspect's alibi changes, Fenway knows something isn't right. Is she trying to hide a bigger secret or is she playing a more nefarious game? _______________________ Mixing murder, small-town politics, and hidden conspiracies, The Fenway Stevenson Mysteries follow the newly-elected coroner as she tries to get to the bottom of the high-profile murders in her town—while juggling the politics of the coroner's office, the whims of her rich, powerful father, and a romance with the county sheriff. The Fenway Stevenson Mysteries, Collection Two is a boxset of the second three books of the hardboiled murder mystery series. KEYWORDS: California beach town murder, female coroner, medical examiner, medical thriller, courtroom thriller, former nurse solves murders, estranged father, mystery book boxset, hard boiled mystery, strong woman sleuth, interracial romance mystery, legal thriller, conspiracy murder, crime fiction box set, Santa Barbara mystery omnibus
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The Watchful Coroner

The Watchful Coroner

The Fenway Stevenson Mysteries Book One: The Reluctant Coroner Book Two: The Incumbent Coroner Book Three: The Candidate Coroner Book Four: The Upstaged Coroner Book Five: The Courtroom Coroner Book Six: The Watchful Coroner Book Seven: ...

Author: Paul Austin Ardoin

Publisher: Paul Austin Ardoin

ISBN: 9781949082203

Category: Fiction

Page: 450

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Enjoy this pulse-pounding hard-boiled novel from USA TODAY bestselling mystery author Paul Austin Ardoin "A taut, compelling mystery with a likeable, feisty protagonist. I devoured it." --Ian W. Sainsbury, winner of the 2019 Kindle Storyteller Award "This is as good a mystery series as you will find in print. You do not want to miss a single one of these books." --David Marvin, Scintilla Book Reviews (scintilla.info) A murder in the city’s most exclusive hotel. The main suspect? Her boyfriend’s ex-wife. There’s another killing in the cozy beach town of Estancia. This time, Coroner Fenway Stevenson needs to solve the murder of one of the most prominent businessmen in town. But everyone has ulterior motives. The new mayor is pressuring her to make a quick arrest. Is he eager for justice or does he have something to hide? Fenway’s relationship with her boyfriend is strained when the investigation threatens to unearth a terrible secret and tear his family apart. Her father lies comatose after being shot by a bullet meant for Fenway. His company is on the brink of disaster. The investigation quickly turns into a political and personal battleground. Her friends, colleagues, and family get caught in the web of complicated relationships and contradictory evidence—and as the mayor turns the screws on Fenway, her emotions reach the boiling point. When the main suspect's alibi changes, Fenway knows something isn't right. Is she trying to hide a bigger secret or is she playing a more nefarious game? Will Fenway arrest an innocent woman to save herself? Can she uncover the truth before it’s too late? ---------------- Grab your copy of the sixth book in this bestselling hard-boiled mystery series today! "The Watchful Coroner will captivate readers from the first page." —C.B. Samet, EVVY Award-Winning Author "With characters you love to hate, complex relationships, and a compelling central mystery, you won't be able to put The Watchful Coroner down. Ardoin's most polished work to date delivers an ending that's both touching and laugh-out-loud. A joy to read from start to finish."--Jamie Thornton, New York Times Bestselling Author KEYWORDS: California beach town murder, biracial female coroner investigator, medical examiner thriller, hotel murder, private investigator sleuth, former nurse solves murders, estranged father, hard boiled mystery, strong Black woman sleuth, interracial romance mystery, BWWM detective romance, California beach black detective mystery whodunit crime fiction, Santa Barbara mystery, similar author to Leslie Wolfe, LJ Ross, Willow Rose, Blake Banner, Tom Fowler, Jeff Carson, TJ Jones
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The Accused Coroner

The Accused Coroner

MORE BY PAUL AUSTIN ARDOIN The Fenway Stevenson Mysteries Book One: The Reluctant Coroner Book Two: The Incumbent Coroner Book Three: The Candidate Coroner Book Four: The Upstaged Coroner Book Five: The Courtroom Coroner Book Six: The ...

Author: Paul Austin Ardoin

Publisher: Paul Austin Ardoin

ISBN: 9781949082289

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Enjoy this pulse-pounding fugitive mystery novel from USA TODAY bestselling mystery author Paul Austin Ardoin "Be warned: to read one Fenway mystery is to want to read them all. If you love page-turning, unputdownable mysteries, then Ardoin is the real deal." —Mark Stay, host of The Bestseller Experiment podcast “Fenway is fantastic, and The Accused Coroner is her best adventure yet. Ardoin has done it again with another edge-of-your-seat page-turner.” —Jack Benton, bestselling author of The Slim Hardy Mysteries ON THE RUN. ACCUSED OF MURDER. WITH NO WAY OUT. Coroner Fenway Stevenson is accused of a homicide she didn't commit—but all the evidence points her way. Staying one step ahead of the police, she unearths one secret after another. But the victim’s trail leads Fenway to a thirty-year-old homicide—and her mother was the prime suspect. As the body count rises and the killer is still on the loose, can Fenway prove her innocence before it’s too late? --------------- Don't miss this seventh novel in the critically-acclaimed bestselling Fenway Stevenson mystery series! “From the first chapter to the last, The Accused Coroner deftly twines Fenway’s current life with her mother’s mysterious past, and keeps you guessing the entire time. This series has been getting better with every book — be prepared to stay up all night!” —Tess Baytree, author of The Penelope Standing Mysteries KEYWORDS: California beach town murder, biracial female coroner investigator, medical examiner thriller, fugitive thriller, on the run, private investigator sleuth, former nurse solves murders, estranged father, hard boiled mystery, strong Black woman sleuth, interracial romance mystery, BWWM detective romance, California beach black detective mystery whodunit crime fiction, Santa Barbara mystery, similar author to Leslie Wolfe, LJ Ross, Willow Rose, Blake Banner, Tom Fowler, Jeff Carson, TJ Jones
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The Courtroom Coroner

The Courtroom Coroner

The Fenway Stevenson Mysteries Book One: The Reluctant Coroner Book Two: The Incumbent Coroner Book Three: The Candidate Coroner Book Four: The Upstaged Coroner Book Five: The Courtroom Coroner Book Six: The Watchful Coroner (coming ...

Author: Paul Austin Ardoin

Publisher: Pax Ardsen

ISBN: 9781949082159

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Enjoy this locked-room thriller from USA TODAY Bestselling mystery author Paul Austin Ardoin "A suspenseful closed-room murder mystery. Ardoin masterfully crafts an edge-of-your-seat novel with the perfect balance of intrigue, drama, and humor." --C.B. Samet, four-time award-winning author A dead defendant. A court in lockdown. And a murderer in the room. Coroner Fenway Stevenson is distraught. Not only is her father on trial for murder, but a huge conspiracy is wrecking the coastal town she calls home. And with two gunshots in a crowded courtroom, everything changes. A dead body. Thirteen people. A set of locked doors. As the hours tick by, one thing becomes clear: the killer is still in the courtroom and will stop at nothing to ensure the truth never comes out. With nothing but a fingerprint kit, an Ethernet cable, and her wits, can Fenway catch the killer before becoming a victim herself? ------------------ The Courtroom Coroner is the fifth book in the bestselling hard-boiled Fenway Stevenson Mysteries series. KEYWORDS: California beach town murder, female coroner, medical examiner, medical thriller, former nurse solves murders, estranged father, hard boiled mystery, brozy, courthouse murder, locked room mystery, legal thriller, strong woman sleuth, interracial romance mystery, political thriller, conspiracy murder, Santa Barbara crime fiction, similar author to Leslie Wolfe, LJ Ross, Willow Rose, Blake Banner, Tom Fowler, Jeff Carson, TJ Jones
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The Bridegroom Murder

The Bridegroom Murder

... Coroner Book Two: The Incumbent Coroner Book Three: The Candidate Coroner Book Four: The Upstaged Coroner Book Five: The Courtroom Coroner Novella: The Christmas Coroner Book Six: The Watchful Coroner Book Seven: The Accused Coroner ...

Author: Paul Austin Ardoin

Publisher: Paul Austin Ardoin

ISBN: 9781949082364

Category: Fiction

Page: 366

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This book was originally published under the title Everything’s Gone Green in March 2022. _________ Enjoy this pulse-pounding murder mystery novel from USA TODAY bestselling mystery author Paul Austin Ardoin --------------- “An intelligent and immersive thrill ride reminiscent of Patricia Cornwell and John Sandford, Everything’s Gone Green is the type of thought-provoking mystery that will keep you turning pages. You don’t want to miss this one!” —Meghan O’Flynn, author of the Ash Park series ---------------- A con man’s death two weeks before his wedding holds only one clue—a peculiar green discoloration in his mouth. Federal investigators Bernadette Becker and Dr. Kep Woodhead must join forces again to untangle the baffling evidence. Only they find their search for justice muddied by an old crime and complicated by a local cop with his own agenda. When the victim’s fiancée is arrested for the murder, Becker and Woodhead are positive she's innocent, just another complication in an already twisted game of cat and mouse with a murderer. Tracking down the strange green substance leads them to a slaughterhouse with a dark secret, a stalker fresh out of prison, and a locked room in the Oregon high desert. All hold dangerous secrets… But does one hold the truth Becker and Woodhead seek, or will the killer strike again? ----------- KEYWORDS: Oregon high desert murder, female federal investigator, FBI thriller, poisoning thriller, investigator sleuth, hard boiled mystery, interracial romance mystery, detective mystery whodunit crime fiction, Bend Oregon mystery, similar author to Leslie Wolfe, LJ Ross, Willow Rose, Blake Banner, Tom Fowler, Jeff Carson, TJ Jones
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The Winterstone Murder

The Winterstone Murder

... One: The Reluctant Coroner Book Two: The Incumbent Coroner Book Three: The Candidate Coroner Book Four: The Upstaged Coroner Book Five: The Courtroom Coroner Book Six: The Watchful Coroner Book Seven: The Accused Coroner Collections ...

Author: Paul Austin Ardoin

Publisher: Pax Ardsen

ISBN: 9781949082340

Category: Fiction

Page: 346

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This book was originally published under the title Ceremony in August 2021. Dr. Kep Woodhead is a brilliant, irascible forensic toxicologist with a dark past. Bernadette Becker is a disgraced federal investigator with one last chance. They're both assigned to a strange poisoning case: a graduate student has been found dead in a 15th-century chapel, a needle filled with a controversial hallucinogen sticking out of his arm. The priest, the professor, the piscary president, the protégé, the protestor— all emerge with a motive to stop the victim's research. Can Becker and Woodhead find the truth before more fall victim to the killer?
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The Witch Hunter

The Witch Hunter

This is the coroner's court, an office set up only last year by the King, to conduct the King's business. Have you taken no notice of his title, eh? ... On the other side of the upstaged coroner, the Marshal of England spoke again.

Author: Bernard Knight

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 9781448301409

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Coroner Sir John investigates an alleged murder by witchcraft in this page-turning instalment in the Crowner John medieval mystery series, set in twelfth-century England. Exeter, 1195. When a prominent guild-master falls dead across his horse, county coroner Sir John de Wolfe declines to hold an inquest. The man had been complaining of chest pains, and Sir John believes it a clear-cut case of death from natural causes. But events take a sinister turn when a straw doll is discovered hidden under the dead man’s saddle, a thin metal spike piercing its heart. Convinced her husband’s death was caused by an evil spell, the victim’s strident widow begins a campaign against witchcraft and the so-called ‘cunning women’ who practise it. Soon Exeter is in turmoil, a hysterical mob has formed and several local women are in danger. Still the coroner refuses to get involved – until his mistress is accused of witchcraft. If Crowner John can’t discover the real cause of the merchant’s death and unearth the culprit quickly, his beloved Nesta may soon swing from the hangman’s noose . . .
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Upstaged

Upstaged

A coroner's van pulled up as I turned to go around the theater and back inside the prop room. The hammer lay where I'd kicked it. I knelt beside it and touched my finger to the handle. I gasped at the mental image.

Author: Teyla Branton

Publisher: White Star Press

ISBN: 9781939203939

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

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American Detective

American Detective

The 1936 county elections meant a changing of the guard in the coroner's office, with Samuel Gerber replacing Arthur Pearse. The tiny (five foot, three inch) Gerber was not only a doctor but also had studied widely in criminology and ...

Author: Thomas A. Reppetto

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781640120594

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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From the Roaring Twenties to the 1970s detectives reigned supreme in police departments across the country. In this tightly woven slice of true crime reportage, Thomas A. Reppetto offers a behind-the-scenes look into some of the most notable investigations to occur during the golden age of the detective in American criminal justice. From William Burns, who during his heyday was known as America’s Sherlock Holmes, to Thad Brown, who probed the notorious Black Dahlia murder in Los Angeles, to Elliott Ness, who cleaned up the Cleveland police but failed to capture the “Mad Butcher” who decapitated at least a dozen victims, American Detective offers an indelible portrait of the famous sleuths and investigators who played a major role in cracking some of the most notorious criminal cases in U.S. history. Along the way Reppetto takes us deep inside the detective bureaus that were once the nerve centers behind crime-fighting on the streets of America’s great cities, including the FBI itself, under the direction of America’s “top cop,” J. Edgar Hoover. According to Reppetto, detectives were once able watchdogs until their role in policing became diluted by patrol strategies ranging from “stop and frisk” to community policing. Reppetto argues against these current policing systems and calls for a return to the primacy of the detective in criminal investigations.
Categories: Social Science