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Raphael Cavelli—archaeologist—wanderlust—heir to the Cavelli fortune–wonders why he isn’t in some watering hole in Peru drinking a lukewarm cerveza next to a bosomy blonde. Instead, he’s back in Chicago trying to stay one step ahead of the law for stealing the archaeological find of the century when he bumps, literally, into the reason he left seven years ago–the girl he traveled half way across the globe to forget. 

Hope Macklin—quasi-mother—sob sister for The Spectator daily—is asked to cover the high society wedding of...[Read More]...

Private Investigator Meg Cavelli wonders why her traitorous family has trotted out the fatted calf for Seth Truitt, the boy who left her flat eight years ago. Now he’s back, sexier than she remembers, and needs her help. How can Meg accept Seth’s no-strings-attached deal in return for bringing a deranged predator to justice, when their steamy attraction to each other might very well get in the way?

Army Air Corps pilot Seth Truitt needs help to erase his dark-stained past, but soon realizes....[Read More]...

Freelance writer Retta Delaney thinks she finally has it all: her dream job at Popular Magazine, a home of her own—well, hers and the bank’s—and a sexy new neighbor, commercial artist Sam Parnetti. But their budding attraction is complicated when a fortune turns up via the mailman. Delivery of that small packet sets a terrifying clock in motion.

Their romance might have to take a back seat to stay one step ahead of danger as the past snakes out, elusive and sinister, to threaten everyone connected to the package. A long-hidden family secret spirals to an unavoidable....[Read More]...

La Famiglia: The Cavelli Family Saga

Annalisa Russo Historical Romance

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Michael Vincente Cavelli would have been happy as a farmer; instead, he has a lot on his plate–being the only rational Cavelli male for starters, and then running the family’s successful dairy. If that isn’t enough, someone is out to cripple his business propelling him into lies and treachery weaving back a generation. So when a redheaded siren appears at his door the morning of his sister’s wedding, he wonders about the deity’s sense of humor.

As one of the few female doctors in Chicago in 1925, Faith Truitt has...[Read More]...


"When we unearth an old family recipe, we become keepers of tradition, connecting our family to generations past."

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New & Upcoming  Novels

The Jeweler's Daughter

The Archaeologist: Raphael's Story

Rubies and diamonds and gold, oh my…
An appraiser of rare jewelry. One of the country’s most wealthy men. A complicated, murky mystery.

Chicago, 1928 Grace Hathaway is getting along just fine since her father’s untimely death until she is followed home one dismal night by a shadowy stranger. If she’d had another option, she wouldn’t have done the unthinkable for a single woman and seek refuge with a bachelor—the mysterious and wealthy Jared Dunstan de Ware III. Fortunately, he is home; unfortunately, he’s as handsome as he is wealthy, and Grace has no intention of …....[Read More]...

The Patriarch: Michael's Story

Read Between the Crimes: An Archibald Lemon

Boarding House Mystery

The Black Sheep: Gabriel's Story

Charity O’Malley is about to break the law of the land in order to follow her dreams. They’ll call her a whisper sister. A tarnished female. A Jezebel. As a woman who wants to shape her own destiny, she’s about to reopen her father’s speakeasy, but Big Mike O’Malley reaches out from the grave to save his recalcitrant daughter from her folly. Gabriel Cavelli, the Harley-riding bad boy of the Cavelli family, has to honor a deathbed promise to a friend to look out for his young, educated-out-east daughter. Gabe, one of the three Cavelli boys named—or rather misnamed—after archangels, finds himself caught as he tries to ...[Read More]...

Chicago 1927
Can love blossom when you meet over a dead body?

Against her affluent family’s wishes, Elise MacMillan leaves her privileged life, and finally lands a paying job as a stenographer. She and her two new friends—a budding actress and a British writer of penny dreadfuls—find a decent place to live with her recluse uncle and madcap scientist, Archibald Lemon, in his sprawling mansion. Her life is the frog’s eyebrows now, but unfortunately, Elise ends up in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Widower and CPD detective, Luca Cipriano, has his hands full of family responsibilities and doesn’t need an alluring female and her two friends digging into his baffling new case. But there is one little problem to his growing attraction…Elise MacMillan is one of his primary suspects.

If you love female sleuths, cozy mysteries, and a bloodhound named Watson, don’t miss this fun read!
A charming 1920s unputdownable Roaring Twenties murder mystery with characters readers will adore!​

TBA 2024 Book 2 "Tickled to Death"