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Publication Order of Desert Justice Books

Framed in Death Valley (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Missing in the Desert (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Valley Double Cross (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Valley Hideout (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Crime Cover-Up (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Targeted in the Desert (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Finny's NoseMystery Books

Trouble Up Finny's Nose (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fog Over Finny's Nose (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Treasure Under Finny's Nose (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Gold Country Cowboys Books

Cowboy Christmas Guardian (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Treacherous Trails (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cowboy Bodyguard (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost Christmas Memories (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Happily Ever After Books

Just Right Romance (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ice Cream Shop Mystery Books

Pint of No Return (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Sprinkle in Time (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spoon to be Dead (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Love by Design Books

Return to Pelican Inn (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sailing in Style (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Love Unleashed Books

Sit, Stay, Love (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fetching Sweetness (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Paws for Love (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love at First Bark (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Military K-9 Unit Books

Tracking Danger (By: Terri Reed) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mission to Protect (By: Terri Reed) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bound by Duty (By: Valerie Hansen) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Top Secret Target (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Standing Fast (By: Maggie K. Black) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rescue Operation (By: Lenora Worth) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Explosive Force (By: Lynette Eason) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Battle Tested (By: Laura Scott) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Valiant Defender (By: Shirlee McCoy) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas Escape Yuletide Target (By: Valerie Hansen,Laura Scott) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Nutcracker Sweethearts Books

Thanksgiving Duet (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Pacific Coast Private Eyes Books

Dangerous Tidings (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seaside Secrets (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Abducted (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous Testimony (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Rookie K-9 Unit Books

Protect and Serve (By: Terri Reed) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Truth and Consequences (By: Lenora Worth) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seek and Find (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Honor and Defend (By: Lynette Eason) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secrets and Lies (By: Shirlee McCoy) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Search and Rescue (By: Valerie Hansen) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Roughwater Ranch Cowboys Books

Danger on the Ranch (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadly Christmas Pretense (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cold Case Connection (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secrets Resurfaced (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Security Hounds Investigations Books

Tracking the Truth (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fugitive Search (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hunted on the Trail (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of South Dakota Badlands Books

Betrayal in the Badlands (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Buried Truth (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Escape from the Badlands (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Stormswept Books

Publication Order of Treasure Seekers Books

Publication Order of True Blue K-9 Unit Books

Shield of Protection (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Justice Mission (By: Lynette Eason) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Act of Valor (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blind Trust (By: Laura Scott) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deep Undercover (By: Lenora Worth) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seeking the Truth (By: Terri Reed) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trail of Danger (By: Valerie Hansen) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Courage Under Fire (By: Sharon Dunn) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sworn to Protect (By: Shirlee McCoy) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
True Blue K-9 Unit Christmas (By: Maggie K. Black,Laura Scott) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brooklyn Christmas (By: Maggie K. Black,Laura Scott) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of True Blue K-9 Unit: Brooklyn Books

Copycat Killer (By: Laura Scott) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chasing Secrets (By: Heather Woodhaven) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadly Connection (By: Lenora Worth) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Explosive Situation (By: Terri Reed) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tracking a Kidnapper (By: Valerie Hansen) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scene of the Crime (By: Sharon Dunn) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cold Case Pursuit (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Delayed Justice (By: Shirlee McCoy) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Winds of Danger Books

Hazardous Homecoming (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secret Refuge (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Pi And The FabulosaTwenty-Four Hour Man (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Killer Cargo (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Flashover (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Race to Rescue (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Endless Night (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Desert Desperate (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Turbulence (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous Melody (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jungle Fire (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Race for the Gold (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadly Sands (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Crosshairs (With: Lynette Eason) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trapped in Yosemite (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Bye Bye Birdie (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night Blooms (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dangerous Victory (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Donkey Island Rendezvous (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Alaska K-9 Unit Books

Alaskan Rescue (By: Terri Reed) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wilderness Defender (By: Maggie K. Black) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Undercover Mission (By: Sharon Dunn) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tracking Stolen Secrets (By: Laura Scott) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadly Cargo (By: Jodie Bailey) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arctic Witness (By: Heather Woodhaven) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Yukon Justice (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blizzard Showdown (By: Shirlee McCoy) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas K-9 Protectors (By: Lenora Worth,Maggie K. Black) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Pacific Northwest K-9 Unit Books

Shielding the Baby (By: Laura Scott) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scent of Truth (By: Valerie Hansen) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Explosive Trail (By: Terri Reed) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Olympic Mountain Pursuit (By: Jodie Bailey) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Threat Detection (By: Sharon Dunn) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cold Case Revenge (By: Jessica R. Patch) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Undercover Operation (By: Maggie K. Black) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snowbound Escape (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
K-9 National Park Defenders (By: Sharee Stover,Katy Lee) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
K-9 National Park Defenders: Pacific Northwest K-9 Unit (By: Katy Lee) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Rocky Mountain K-9 Unit Books

Detection Detail (By: Terri Reed) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ready to Protect (By: Valerie Hansen) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hiding in Montana (By: Laura Scott) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Undercover Assignment (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Defending from Danger (By: Jodie Bailey) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tracking a Killer (By: Elizabeth Goddard) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Explosive Revenge (By: Maggie K. Black) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rescue Mission (By: Lynette Eason) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas K-9 Unit Heroes (By: Lenora Worth,Katy Lee) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Coffee Club Mysteries(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Suspense novels have been a staple in libraries for decades. The adventure and whodunit books of the past and future are relative to the society we live in today. Life is full of intensity and suspense is in every corner of life. Authors for many years have written about real life suspense and turned those experiences or thoughts into fictional works of art in their storytlling. The need for good versus evil and good always winning, the need for our modern day hero’s and crime fighters. This brings me to the modern day author of the genre of suspense and mystery novels Dana Mentink.

Dana Mentink has come from a place that likely has many subjects and facts of everyday suspense in life in the Golden State of California. Dana grew up in the California, and her career before becoming an author was being in theatre and reviewing cookbooks for the local newspaper. Dana now lives in the small area of Monterrey Bay in California. It’s a quaint little area nestled away from the big cities. California seems to be a breeding ground for many suspense and mystery novelists. Dana Mentink has won many awards such as the ACFW Carol Award winner. She has been nominated for the American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year for many of her novels throughout the years. Other noticeable mentions would be for being recognized by many writer’s guilds and alliances.

Dana Mentink takes great importance in her faith, which is a hobby of hers, as well as many Christian functions and gatherings. Of course this hobby goes hand in hand with speaking, which is yet another great hobby and activity that Dana finds solace in. She once was quoted as saying that to be an author, you have to know how to deal with and handle stress, for her stress relief comes from prayer and spiritual service to others. Dana has two children, both teenagers. She surely get inspiration from the two of them.

One thing about Dana Mentink is that she is never satisfied, she will always strive to do better in her art and until she becomes satisfied, we will continue to enjoy her novels, her works of art. Dana was once asked if she is jealous of fellow authors that have had major success. Her reply was priceless. She told the questioner that she knows what it takes to be an author and how much rejection goes with the territory, which builds you up to having some thick skin for rejection, as you get rejected a lot. To get published is very hard work and requires great strides to not give up, so no she is not jealous of other success when she herself has gone thru the pain to be an author.

Dana began her writing career with the release of a novel, which she has many, but specifically this one is aptly called “Trouble Up Finney’s Nose”. This is a story of Ruth, a woman recently widowed, and as the story goes, she found her dead husband murdered. She is quite the lady whom is not your typical caper rouser. She is surrounded by a group of mishap characters throughout the book. One such character is her hairdresser whom seems to be one of the most important people in Ruth’s life. When her hairdresser goes to Fiji on vacation, Ruth loses her mind over how she looks, but not all is fun and games for Ruth, as she eventually has to face a do or die situation, which involves the death of her hubby.

As it turns out this character would be a staple in a series of Trouble Up Finney’s Nose Mysteries. Trouble Up Finney’s Nose Mysteries is a series that is centered around this widower named Ruth.

Another terrific work of art by Dana Mentink is “Lost Legacy”. This fictional tale is about a stranger PI and a women looking for answers in a painting, and throughout the entire novel, these characters are partners. To set the stage, Brook Ramsey is trying to save her fathers reputation before he succumbs to death from illness, but this means she has to find her fathers missing painting. In looking she emlists the ehlp from this PI whom is also looking for more than this painting, he is looking for answers to his wifes murder. Low and behold the painting holds the key to this answer. The issue as they draw closer together in finding this painting and the answers they so desperately need, the closer to the murderer they get, which is something this killer will kill to keep secret. The final twist in this sadistic mystery and suspense plot will leave you speechless and wanting more from this amazing author Dana Mentink.

Dana Mentink is happily married to a wonderful husband, whom she met in a theatre production aptly called the velveteen rabbit, in which they played husband and wife. Her husband is a retired firefighter in California, where they reside with their two children. Dana still writes her novels in the Golden State as of today. She is constantly working on new novels and series. We would be remiss to not bring up the fact that Al is an avid coffee drinker and is a self-described coffee snob. You can read her novels in many formats, from audio tape, hard back, paper back and the latest and greatest format that our youth and tech savvy people love is thru kindle and other e-readers from Amazon and Android.

Dana is also an award writing journalist for the local newspaper and an avid cookbook critic for the same newspaper. She is also very much into faith based writing and will always be seen writing to her faith. She can be seen on social media such as Facebook, Twitter and even has a YouTube channel. She writes often in her blog where she can be seen giving away books in contests she often has. She is very inspirational in her writing and loves interacting with her readers and fans.

Dana’s latest award was the 2015 Heart of Excellence Finalist for Return to Pelican Inn and is always nominated for other awards and recognitions for her work. She even has many accolades from Amazon Bookstore.

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