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Publication Order of Fia McKee Books

Flamingo Road (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dark Side of Town (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Janet Simpson Cozy Mysteries Books

Murder at the Willcotts Hotel (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Nikki Latrelle Racing Mystery Books

Publication Order of Quinn O'Neill Mystery Books

Travels of Quinn (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Colonel Warburton's Madness (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

Pretty Fraudulent / Venomous (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gripping Tales of Fact and Fiction (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Rare Highs, Killer Lows (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Chesapeake Crimes Books

Chesapeake Crimes (By: Donna Andrews) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chesapeake Crimes II (By: Donna Andrews,Barb Goffman,Harriette Sackler,Maria Lima) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chesapeake Crimes 3 (By: Donna Andrews,Marcia Talley,Carla Coupe) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chesapeake Crimes: Storm Warning (By: Donna Andrews,Barb Goffman,Marcia Talley,Carla Coupe,Alan Orloff,Adam Meyer,K.M. Rockwood) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chesapeake Crimes: Fur, Feathers, and Felonies (By: Donna Andrews,Shari Randall,Carla Coupe) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chesapeake Crimes: Invitation to Murder (By: Donna Andrews,Art Taylor,Barb Goffman,Marcia Talley,Karen Cantwell,Leone Ciporin,Cathy Wiley,Josh Pachter,Adam Meyer,K.M. Rockwood) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chesapeake Crimes: Magic is Murder (By: Donna Andrews,Barb Goffman,Marcia Talley,Shari Randall,Smita Harish Jain,Cathy Wiley,Greg Herren,Robin Templeton,Tara Laskowski,Stacy Woodson,Rosalie Spielman,K.M. Rockwood) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Chesapeake Crimes: They Had It Comin'(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crime Cafe Short Story Anthology(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Sasscer Hill is American bestselling author of Romance, Thriller, and Mystery novels. She was born in Washington DC, United States. The author has been involved in horse racing as a breeder and amateur jockey most of her life. Now as an author, it is only natural that most of her books are themed on horse racing.

Hill has a history as a horse farm owner, amateur steeplechase jockey, and for 22 years she has ridden in fox hunts. The author owned and operated horse breeding farm in Maryland for some 30 years where she raised bred horses. For Love and Honor was one of the best horses Hill bred that won $418,000 during the New York racing at Saratoga in Belmont and Aqueduct.

The authors love for horses can be traced to Samuel Ogle, who served as the colonial governor of Maryland during the 1770s. He pioneered horse racing in North America. Sasscer Hill love for horses and her unique skills in steeplechase racing has prompted many book readers and even critics to compare her to the famous British horse racing writer, Dick Francis.

Sasscer Hill made her first appearance in the publication world when the first book in Nikki Latrelle Racing Mystery series, Full Mortality (2010) was published. The second book Racing from Death was released in 2012. The author has written several collections, novels, nonfiction, and novellas.

Sasscer Hill novels have been nominated for Macavity, Agatha, and Tony Ryan Book Awards. In 2010, the author’s first book Full Mortality (2010) was a nominee for the Agatha Award Best First Novel.

Full Mortality (2010)

Full Mortality is the first book in Nikki Latrelle Racing Mystery first published on 1st August 2010 by Wild Spirit Press. The story introduces the main character Nikki Latrelle who gets a lifetime chance to ride amongst the favorites in stake races. Unfortunately, her dream fails when a mysterious person kills her horse the night before the contest. It appears that the hand of a mighty evil is at work at Maryland Laurel Park race track. Later when Nikki stumbles upon a victim of a gunshot, she becomes the prime suspect in the murder case. Now after being framed and possibly facing a murder charge, Nikki is suspended from the race tracks.

Even when she is deprived of her income and job, she cannot just leave an ill-tempered, mistreated racehorse that is destined to the slaughter house. Nikki and her filly horse end up at a seedy stable with a group of drunks, felons, and drug addicts. With some unexpected assist from a recovering addict, an old groom, and a wholesale meat seller, Nikki manages to follow a twisted trail of insurance fraud and betting scam. However, with all the odds set against her, can she put the real criminals where they deserve (behind bars)? Moreover, will she finally clear her name?

The author, Sasscer Hill has written an intriguing mystery as the first series installment set out in the thoroughbred horse race world with a plot as fast as a graded stakes winner. The novels feature quirky characters that interact in the most amazing but sometimes frightening ways.

Racing From Death (2015)

In the second book of the Nikki Latrelle Racing series, it is no longer peaceful at Virginia Colonial Downs as a sociopath sells diet cocktails that end up killing Jockeys. When Nikki and Lorna Doone arrive they are greeted with alarming series of events, there is a man with haunted eyes, strange noises in the woods, a smeared shoved from the forest, and a body of a burn victim lies lifelessly outside the tracks. Nikki unease turns into discomposure when Bobby Duvayne bedazzles Lorna with his sexuality and dangerous supply of illegal drugs.

An old family secret, a hidden meth lab, a body secretly buried in the woods years ago, and Lorna kidnapping set Nikki into a race course against death.

Flamingo Road (2017)

Flamingo Road is the debut book in Fia McKee Mysteries. The book introduces the readers to Fia Mckee a Baltimore police officer who is the main character of the series. In this book, we find Fia given a mandatory leave for the excessive use of force. She is later given a second chance and sent to work as an undercover agent for the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau (TRPB) in Florida.

She is supposed to disguise herself as a rider while she watches and reports back about two racetrack workers suspected of illegal doings and whose horse continue to perform against all the odds.

To complete her assignment, Fia moves in with her estranged brother, Patrick who resides near the racetrack. However, her investigations soon take a twisted turn when Jilly her niece disappears after a gang kidnaps Jilly’s horse. Now Fia must work from two different angles- first, she must uncover the activities of the two men on the racetracks and secondly to bring to justice the people who prey on horses. In her investigations, Fia encounters dangerous Cuban gangs, a very cute do-gooder who is closing on their trail, and a group of super wealthy gamblers who are determined to stop at nothing to ensure that they win.

Pretty Fraudulent and Venomous: Two Short Stories

Pretty Fraudulent

In the first story, a wealthy widowed, middle-aged Janet Simpson makes a decision to buy a race horse- something that her husband never allowed. However, Janet and her accumulated wealth soon become the target of a charming con man. Soon she must adapt and learn to follow her instincts rather than the advice of men. Is she able of protecting herself, her naïve friend Kate, and a racehorse that’s marked for death?


In the second short story, a horse collapses during a race, then a trainer is brutally murdered, and Janet Simpson encounters a clue that sends her direct to the heart of the racing world. Can she outmaneuver a cobra, uncover a murderer and still be able to protect a young Latina groom?

Pretty Fraudulent and Venomous are two wonderful racing short story mysteries written by Sasscer Hill, the author of Nikki Latrelle mystery series. The characters are vividly crafted, and you will certainly find yourself relating them with real life people. Each aspect of the two stories is vividly explained while the plot is done in a way that it grabs your attention to the last.

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