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Publication Order of Ardis Cole Books

with Loretta Jackson
The Curse of Senmut (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unmarked Grave (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crimson Masquerade (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder and the Monalet Ruby (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Destruction of Neva (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Killer of Eagles (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pirated Emerald (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Consider Me Dead (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of High Country Mysteries Books

with Loretta Jackson
Murder in Black and White (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Whispers of the Stones (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stealer of Horses (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Executioner's Hood (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Loyalty (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Icy Death (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crying Woman Bridge (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder and the Good Old Boys' Club (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rapid River Hoax (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadly Purchase (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blame it on Bigfoot (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Jeff McQuede Mysteries Books

with Loretta Jackson
The Horse in the Corner (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
King Henry's Christmas (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Kate Jepp Mysteries Books

with Loretta Jackson
Stone of Vengeance (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Luck Of The Draw Western Books

with Loretta Jackson
The Devil's Game (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fifth Ace (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wild Card (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Pre-Columbian Treasure Books

with Loretta Jackson
The Mayan Mask of Death (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost City of the Condor (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Path of the Jaguar (With: Loretta Jackson) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightmare in Morocco (With: Loretta Jackson) (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Seven Sapphires of Mardi Gras (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dangerous Cliffs of Severon (With: Loretta Jackson) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil's Gate (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Longer Drifting (With: Loretta Jackson) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Viking Crown (With: Loretta Jackson) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bitter Melody (With: Loretta Jackson) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Comes in Pairs (With: Loretta Jackson) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Arctic Legacy (With: Loretta Jackson) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vanished Lady (With: Loretta Jackson) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rails and Aces (With: Loretta Jackson) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
What Miss Kitty Saw (With: Loretta Jackson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Victim's Child (With: Loretta Jackson) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three to Die (With: Loretta Jackson) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

with Loretta Jackson
Dead Man's Hand (With: Loretta Jackson) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Blessing (With: Loretta Jackson) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mrs. Jingles (With: Loretta Jackson) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Muse Incarnate (With: Loretta Jackson) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Memory of a Murder (With: Loretta Jackson) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Run if You Can (With: Loretta Jackson) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Missing in the Spring (With: Loretta Jackson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Missing Since Woodstock (With: Loretta Jackson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rapunzel's Revenge (With: Loretta Jackson) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Homespun Courage (With: Loretta Jackson) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mystery Behind Jack the Ripper (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fiction: From Writing to Publication (With: Loretta Jackson) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tainted Ladies (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writing a Mystery Novel (With: Loretta Jackson) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Fear: An Anthology of Horror and Suspense(2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Vickie Britton
Vickie Britton, along with Loretta Jackson (her sister) has written the “Ardis Cole” series, the “High Country Mystery” series, and the “Pre-Columbian Treasure” series, as well as some stand alone novels.

Vickie lives in Kansas, however, she spent a lot of years in Laramie, Wyoming, where she has set some of her fiction.

Both Vickie and her sister are drawn to old mining towns, out-of-the-way places, and vast range lands where the history and legends of the past continue to live on. Inspired by the rugged mountains in Colorado and Wyoming, they find the lonely, high country region to be a perfect setting for their “High Country Mystery” series which stars Jeff McQuede, a Wyoming sheriff.

“Murder in Black and White” is the first novel in the “High Country Mystery” series and was released in the year 2011. Sheriff Jeff McQuede gets suspicious as a robber breaks into the Coal County Museum and just steals a single item. A black and white class picture. The photographer, under the name Jerome Slade, printed two rather ominous words: never graduated.

A body is found under the newly demolished school, McQuede realizes that Slade hadn’t actually left Black Mountain the night of the spring dance. He quickly uncovers some hidden rivalries between Slade and some of his classmates. When he finds out that Heather Kenwell and Loris Conner, the woman of his dreams, were rivals for the affections of Slade, McQuede fears learning the truth.

Blackmail, theft, and one more savage killing lead back to some pictures taken by Bruce Fenton, Black Mountain’s eccentric photographer. While others see just an innocent collection, McQuede sees murder in black and white.

“Whispers of the Stones” is the second novel in the “High Country Mystery” series and was released in the year 2012. Sheriff McQuede finds “Bartering Bill” Garr killed at his rural antique store. Just a single item is missing, it is a rare artifact that is believed to be the Pedro Mummy. First found in a cave in Wyoming, the Pedro Mummy was reported missing during the fifties.

Dr. Seth Talbot, who just arrived in town, has put up a fifteen-thousand-dollar reward for any and all information on the mummy, hoping modern technology is going to prove his theory that a tiny race of people really existed. The one the Shoshones refer to as the Nimerigar, or the Little People.

McQuede is stunned to locate the mummy in Seth Talbot’s car. Talbot swears up and down that he is being set up by some rival co-workers, Dr. Arden Reed in particular, who hopes to benefit from his research.

McQuede suspects that the mummy theft is only a red herring that is being used to cover up the real motive for this crime. The closer he gets to learning the truth, the deeper he gets drawn into the elaborate hoax that threatens his whole career and places him in some grave danger.

“Stealer of Horses” is the third novel in the “High Country Mystery” series and was released in the year 2012. Stealer of Horses, the famous Carlo painting, sells for cash in a tiny Wyoming town and Sheldon Spence, gallery owner, gives the two hundred thousand dollars to his wife. She walks over to the bank in order to make the deposit. And she never comes back.

A witness claims they saw a frightened-looking Susan Spence in a beat up old Chevy, racing to get out of town. Each succeeding clue reveals a new angle on her going missing. Sheriff McQuede starts to wonder if this is much more than a simple case of robbery and kidnap. Was Sheldon involved in Susan’s disappearance? Or did Susan and a lover fake this scheme, plotting to run off with the cash that they stole from Sheldon?

The identity of one victim that was found shot behind the Chevy’s steering wheel has the key to an ominous question. Is Susan Spence part of some sinister ploy or is she a kidnap victim?

“The Executioner’s Hood” is the fourth novel in the “High Country Mystery” series and was released in the year 2014. Who is it that killed Judge Grayson? Sheriff McQuede discovers Phil Grayson, Durmont’s highly respected judge, bludgeoned to death in his study and a black executioner’s hood on his head, he faces his toughest case to date.

The judge had a lot of enemies, including a man named Darin Keefe, who was sentenced by Grayson and recently released from prison. McQuede quickly finds out that Keefe’s case is connected to a city scandal that could involve Grayson. Seven years prior, it is believed that John Harwood, the judge’s best friend, had taken a bribe from Keefe Construction and then killed himself in order to face conviction. Had Keefe, who took the fall, left prison hoping to get revenge?

Or could the judge’s murder be the result of a robbery gone way wrong? Grayson died surrounded by his fabulous Old West outlaw collection. This includes a famous Peacemaker, a death mask, and some other rare artifacts. The intruder might have been after an unknown item of great value. So is the judge’s murder just a simple burglary that went wrong, or is it actually a case of modern-day vigilante justice?

“An Icy Death” is the fifth novel in the “High Country Mystery” series and was released in the year 2015. During a raging blizzard, McQuede finds a woman frozen to death in her car. He believes that her death is just an unfortunate accident, but then he finds clues that point to cold blooded murder.

Arthur, Margaret’s husband, left her behind in the stalled out vehicle in order to brave the storm, and is somehow able to make it to Joe Trevino’s remote ranch. The case gets more complex due to the recent warehouse robberies in Trevino’s store.

McQuede learns that Trevino is Margaret Burnell’s business partner, and she traveled from their store in Casper to perform a company audit. Additionally, Margaret had plans to meet with her only kid, a daughter that ran away and she hasn’t seen in years. The missing daughter, Trevino, and Arthur would each benefit financially off of Margaret’s demise. Did Arthur just abandon his own wife to get his share of the money, leaving her to die in the iciest of ways?

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