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Dana Mentink Books In Order

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Publication Order of Desert Justice Books

Framed in Death Valley (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Missing in the Desert (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Valley Double Cross (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Valley Hideout (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Crime Cover-Up (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Targeted in the Desert (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Finny's NoseMystery Books

Trouble Up Finny's Nose (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fog Over Finny's Nose (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Treasure Under Finny's Nose (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Gold Country Cowboys Books

Cowboy Christmas Guardian (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Treacherous Trails (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cowboy Bodyguard (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost Christmas Memories (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Happily Ever After Books

Just Right Romance (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Heartwarming Christmas Books

with Tara Taylor Quinn, Anna J. Stewart, Leigh Riker, Cheryl Harper, Tara Randel, Patricia Bradley, CarolRoss, Amy Vastine, Liz Flaherty
The Gingerbread Men (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Making Up Under the Mistletoe (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Christmas Bell (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
His Christmas Gift (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gingerbread Heart (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Coming Home to Christmas Town (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gifts of the Heart (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fisher Brothers Christmas (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bells are Ringing (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gingerbread Pony (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Heartwarming Holiday (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Past (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thankfully Yours (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Never Say Never on New Year's (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cooking Up Christmas (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Peace, Love, and Baby Joy (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Be My Heartwarming Valentine (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas Town Homecoming (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ice Cream Shop Mystery Books

Pint of No Return (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Sprinkle in Time (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spoon to be Dead (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Love by Design Books

Return to Pelican Inn (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sailing in Style (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Love Unleashed Books

Sit, Stay, Love (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fetching Sweetness (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Paws for Love (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love at First Bark (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Military K-9 Unit Books

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

Publication Order of Nutcracker Sweethearts Books

Thanksgiving Duet (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Pacific Coast Private Eyes Books

Dangerous Tidings (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seaside Secrets (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Abducted (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dangerous Testimony (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Rookie K-9 Unit Books

Protect and Serve (By: Terri Reed) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seek and Find (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Honor and Defend (By: Lynette Eason) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secrets and Lies (By: Shirlee McCoy) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Search and Rescue (By: Valerie Hansen) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Roughwater Ranch Cowboys Books

Danger on the Ranch (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Christmas Pretense (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cold Case Connection (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secrets Resurfaced (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of South Dakota Badlands Books

Betrayal in the Badlands (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Buried Truth (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Escape from the Badlands (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Stormswept Books

Shock Wave (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Force of Nature (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flood Zone (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Treasure Seekers Books

Lost Legacy (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Final Resort (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of True Blue K-9 Unit Books

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

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

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

Publication Order of Winds of Danger Books

Hazardous Homecoming (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret Refuge (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Pi And The FabulosaTwenty-Four Hour Man (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killer Cargo (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flashover (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Race to Rescue (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Endless Night (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Desert Desperate (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Turbulence (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dangerous Melody (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jungle Fire (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Race for the Gold (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Sands (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Crosshairs (With: Lynette Eason) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Bye Bye Birdie (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Blooms (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dangerous Victory (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Donkey Island Rendezvous (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Alaska K-9 Unit Books

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

Publication Order of Rocky Mountain K-9 Unit Books

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

Publication Order of Pacific Northwest K-9 Unit Books

Shielding the Baby (By: Laura Scott) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scent of Truth (By: Valerie Hansen) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Explosive Trail (By: Terri Reed) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Olympic Mountain Pursuit (By: Jodie Bailey) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Threat Detection (By: Sharon Dunn) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cold Case Revenge (By: Jessica R. Patch) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Undercover Operation (By: Maggie K. Black) (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snowbound Escape (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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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