Fiction Where I Invent a Plot
The Drowning Girls by by Paula Treick DeBoard. Australia is the land of surf and sun but a surge in drownings by teenage girls has some people worried. Not Bettina though, until a near miss by a slimey sea creature has her wondering what is really happening.
A Deadly Affection by Cuyler Overholt. Dr. Genevieve is a double rarity. She is a woman doctor in 1885 and she practices in the mine towns of Colorado. When local mine owner Gus Franks dies of poison Genevieve gets blamed. But, Gus's (very) young bride seems to leave a trail of bodies wherever she travels.
The Wish by Beverly Lewis. Elizabeth and Elizabeth share the same name, neighboring farms, and a tight friendship in Pennsylvania Amish country. When Elizabeth Miller's fiancee dies in a farming accident Elizabeth Martin tries to help her heal.
The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena. Ted and Alice are always friendly, always willing to chat, and keep there home and property tidy. But, Ted's grin can seem a little forced, Alice has a late night habit of checking her window locks, and both of them never stop looking around at everything near them.
Blue Labrynth by Preston and Child. It is the mystery of Mediterranean. A little know scuba diving spot featuring a submerged complex of buildings. Rumors of gold abound - of course - and at least three divers have never been seen again. Is the strong current to blame? Do the legends of an ancient, undersea labrynth hold truth?
Cold Vengeance by Preston and Child. In ancient Rome the eldest man holds final authority of life and death over his own family. Marissa's father-in-law kills Marissa's husband and sells her and her children into slavery. There is nothing to stop Marissa from returning to Rome and avenging her family.