Beacon Hill Series

Volumes 1, 2, and 3 are 99¢ each
 for a limited time.

When The Crazy Old Lady in the Attic was first published in 2011 no one could have predicted its popularity. Although it was only a novelette, it shot to the top of Amazon's charts in several categories including Horror and Psychological Suspense, and remained there for several months. Set on Boston's Beacon Hill, all four of these tales follow the mysterious events surrounding the Thorndike mansion where kidnapping, theft, haunting, and murders take place. Although the Thorndike mansion is fictional, many of the settings, events, and institutions in these tales are real.

The Crazy Old Lady in the Attic:
Beacon Hill Chronicles 1
The townhouses on serene, elegant Beacon Hill in Boston are some of the most lavish and expensive in the country. When Stan and Mattie take up residence in the dark and crumbling five-story house that Mattie grew up in, and has just inherited from her grandmother, their plans are to clean it out, fix it up, sell it, and return to their quiet life on Cape Cod. Mattie is overwhelmed by the gowns, furs and jewels in GrammyLou's bedroom. Stan is amazed by the fifth-floor ballroom which has been locked up since the night of Mattie's father's thirtieth birthday party -- the party that ended in the car wreck that killed both of her parents. Now, as they set about sifting through GrammyLou's endless possessions they find mysterious things: a closet full of still-wrapped presents, a marked passage in her grandfather's Bible, and a secret drawer with disturbing content. Mattie soon learns that her entire life has been built on a foundation of lies... that she was raised in a house of horror, by a monster.

The Crazy Old Lady's Revenge:
Beacon Hill Chronicles 2
Growing up in her grandparent's apartment in Boston's Theater District, Vivienne Lang spent much of her childhood in the Beacon Hill townhouse of her best friend, Mattie Thorndike. Then Vivienne's life was uprooted and, by the time she returned to Boston, she was deeply changed. Now, she spends her time taking care of her grandfather and studying martial arts - a lonely and reclusive woman - until she reads a newspaper article about a body buried in the garden of Mattie's home. She and Mattie reconnect but within days of their reunion the realtor showing the townhouse is found in the servants' stairwell with a broken neck. Then the old housekeeper, Nell, is found floating, face down, in the ocean. As more bodies turn up, Vivienne becomes deeply involved in inexplicable circumstances including meeting a handsome, sexy ex-cop named Joe Quinn, and a strange, yarn shop-owner who calls herself Madame Defarge. And she suspects that someone is stalking Mattie.

The Crazy Old Lady Unleashed:
Beacon Hill Chronicles 3
Two years have passed since the horrible events in the Thorndike brownstone on Beacon Hill. Viv and Joe are recovering. Mattie and Stan have Adam, the little son they both adore. But strange things are going on in GrammyLou's townhouse; realtors refuse to show it because they say it is haunted and prospective buyers are being frightened away. Mattie hires a Salem ghost-hunter named Destiny Starlight, but though she identifies three distinct spirits haunting the old ballroom, her bungling only makes matters worse. With the help of Calista Defarge and Anteus Roosevelt Jones, an elderly historian, Viv discovers an ancient secret the house conceals. Guided by a mysterious Romanian monk, Brother Maksim Gromyko, Viv makes a terrifying journey that could end her relationship with Joe—and possibly her life

The Crazy Old Lady Omnibus:
Beacon Hill Chronicles 1, 2, & 3
All three volumes in one.

The Crazy Old Lady's Secret:
Beacon Hill Chronicles 4
Return to Boston's Beacon Hill where the Thorndike mansion--the scene of imprisonment, murder, and hauntings--has been sold. Mattie and Stan are happy in their Cape Cod home. Viv and Joe have a new little daughter and their life in Boston's North End is good. Joe has a publishing contract to write a series of books on famous Boston crimes. Viv is actively involved in the city's art world. For awhile everything is bliss. But as Joe gets caught up in researching the 19th century murder of a prominent Beacon Hill physician, mansions on the Hill are being broken into and people die mystriously. At the opening of a posh new gallery, Viv and Joe meet the owner who seems to know more than anyone about a beautiful local artist who made scandalous paintings that shocked the Brahmins, but who died under mysterious circumstances. Then there is the new owner of GrammyLou's townhouse, an art dealer from Paris. Ramin Aria is devastatingly handsome, extremely wealthy, and completely mesmerized by Viv.

With the help of the old historian, Doctor Anteus Roosevelt Jones, the feisty knitting shop owner, Calista Defarge, and defrocked monk, Brother Maksim Gromeyko, Viv and Joe get caught up in mysteries from long ago when they discover the crazy old lady's secret. Bonus Material: The book contains a gallery of images and descriptions of locations mentioned in the story.

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