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Vickie Britton Books In Order

Publication Order of Ardis Cole Books

Unmarked Grave (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Curse of Senmut (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder and the Monalet Ruby (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crimson Masquerade (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Destruction of Neva (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pirated Emerald (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Consider Me Dead (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killer of Eagles (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of High Country Mystery Books

A Deal on a Handshake (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Deal on a Handshake (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder in Black and White (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whispers of the Stones (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stealer of Horses (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Loyalty (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Executioner's Hood (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Icy Death (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crying Woman Bridge (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Horse in the Corner (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder and the Good Old Boys' Club (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
King Henry's Christmas (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rapid River Hoax (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Purchase (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Kate Jepp Mystery Books

Stone of Vengeance (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Luck of the Draw Books

The Devil's Game (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fifth Ace (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wild Card (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Pre-Columbian Treasure Books

The Lost City of the Condor (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mayan Mask of Death (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Path of the Jaguar (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nightmare in Morocco (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Seven Sapphires of Mardi Gras (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dangerous Cliffs of Severon (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Arctic Legacy (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil's Gate (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Longer Drifting (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bitter Melody (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Comes in Pairs (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Vanished Lady (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rails and Aces (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What Miss Kitty Saw (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Viking Crown (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Victim's Child (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three to Die (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Dead Man's Hand (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Blessing (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mrs. Jingles (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Muse Incarnate (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Memory of a Murder (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Run if You Can (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Missing in the Spring (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Missing since Woodstock (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rapunzel's Revenge (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Homespun Courage (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mystery Behind Jack the Ripper (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fiction: From Writing to Publication (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tainted Ladies (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Writing a Mystery Novel (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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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