Latest books by Sally Berneathy:
Murder & Mystery
Seven spellbinding stories by seven award winning authors with characters
you'll never forget.
The Ex Who Wouldn’t Die by Sally Berneathy
Amanda has been trying for a year to divorce her
lying, cheating, scam artist husband, Charley. Then
he turns up dead, murdered. Finally they are no
longer married! But she is the primary suspect and,
as if that isn't bad enough, Charley's ghost shows
up in her apartment. He was rejected, kicked back to
earth, not allowed to go into the light. Even death
did not them part.
The Great Chocolate Scam
Book 3 of the Death by
Made Amazon's Top 100 in multiple categories
Rick's car blows up in his driveway. Lindsay is left
with an image of Rick's green SUV flying around the
neighborhood along with pieces of Rick—a blue
contact lens in Mrs. Hawkins' driveway, a perfectly
creased trouser leg hanging on the street sign, a
vertebra on the immaculate lawn.
Since their divorce wasn't final and Rick has no
family, Lindsay assumes she is his only heir. Then
Bryan Kollar, local celebrity bodybuilder and owner
of the chain of gyms, Body by Bryan, comes into
Death by Chocolate and asks to buy back the flour
mill built by his great-grandfather and purchased by
Rick before his death. Lindsay readily agrees that,
as soon as she gets title, she'll return it to him.
But before his estate is settled, Rick has more
relatives than a lottery winner.
What was Rick planning to do with the old flour
mill? Why does Bryan want it back? He doesn't even
eat refined flour!
Is the obnoxious Rickie, Jr., really Rick's son? Why
is the woman who claims to be Rick's mother so
certain the child is not her grandson? Are these
people really related to Rick, or was he actually an
alien stranded on earth when the mother ship left
Come for the Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars, stay for
the murder, mayhem and fun!
Murder, Lies and Chocolate
Book 2 of the Death by
Rodney Bradford comes into Lindsay's restaurant,
offers to buy her small house for double its value,
eats her brownies, and drops dead on the sidewalk in
front. Then someone breaks into her house and tries
to dig up her basement. Next her almost-ex-husband
offers to sign the divorce papers, but only if
she'll give him her small, old house and take his
big, new house instead.
Suddenly everybody wants Lindsay's house. Is there
oil under the basement, plans to bring the railroad
through, pirate treasure buried in the basement? A
second break-in occurs and causes her cat, King
Henry, to launch into full attack mode, taking a few
chunks out of the intruder.
Lindsay enlists the aid of her enigmatic neighbor,
Fred, to help solve the mystery while trying to keep
her police detective boyfriend, Trent, from getting
in their way with his insistence on all those silly
On the positive side, sales skyrocket for the
special dessert Lindsay calls Murdered Man's
Brownies. Prisoners, murderers, crazy relatives and
strippers are all part of the chaos in this second
book of the Death by Chocolate series.
BONUS! Chocolate recipes at the end of the book.
The Ex Who Wouldn't Die
Amanda Randolph is beginning to think she'll never get rid of her lying, cheating, scam artist husband, Charley. He's delayed their divorce for a year and shows no signs of relenting. Then Amanda awakens in the hospital after a near-fatal motorcycle accident to discover that Charley has been murdered.
Finally they are no longer married!
But then she learns she is the primary suspect in Charley's murder and, as if that isn't bad enough, Charley's ghost shows up in her apartment. He was rejected, not allowed to go into the light. The situation was bad enough when he was alive and trying to charm his way back into her life, but now he claims to be unable to go more than a few yards away from her. She can't even be certain he isn't peeking when she undresses for bed.
Even death did not them part.
As Amanda puts her life in danger in an effort to bring Charley's murderer to justice and send him into the light or the dark or anywhere away from her, she learns her knowledge of Charley's misdeeds is only the tip of a toxic iceberg. Charley blackmailed his murderer, blackmailed Amanda's father, lied about his family being dead when he is actually related to half the town of Silver Creek, Texas, and, with his treachery, has stirred up secrets that will change Amanda's life.
Death by Chocolate
A Delicious Novel
Made the Number 2 Spot, Mystery, Nook Books
Lindsay Powell's only secret is the recipe for her
chocolate chip cookies, but she is surrounded by
neighbors with deadly secrets. Suddenly Lindsay
finds herself battling poisoned chocolate, a dead
man who doesn't seem very dead and a psycho stalker.
best friend and co-worker, Paula, dyes her blond
hair brown, hides from everybody and insists on
always having an emergency exit from any room.
Secrets from Paula's past have come back to put
lives in jeopardy.
Determined to help Paula and save her own life,
Lindsay enlists the reluctant aid of another
neighbor, Fred, an OCD computer nerd. In spite of
his mundane existence, Fred possesses tidbits of
knowledge about such things as hidden microphones,
guns and the inside of maximum security prisons.
Lindsay needs more than a chocolate fix to survive
all this chaos.
Chocolate Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes
When Rebecca Patterson's parents die in an automobile crash, she is shocked to find a note hidden in a locked drawer. "I thank you for what you're doing for Rebecca. I know you'll give her a good home and loving family, all the things I can't…If she ever finds out you're not her natural parents, you must not, under any circumstances, let her try to find me."
Devastated by this revelation that her mother and father lied to her, weren't really her parents, Rebecca determines to find her biological parents. She hires private investigator, Jake Thornton, a rugged man who dresses in black, has eyes the color of the midnight summer sky and dark hair a little too long and shaggy, as though he hasn't taken time for a haircut lately.
Jake knows from experience that his new client's quest may not end happily. Her birth mother isn't looking for her. She doesn't want to be found. She isn't waiting with champagne and roses to greet her long-lost daughter. Rebecca will likely be disappointed, and he's not sure she's strong enough to withstand another disappointment after the twin shocks of losing her parents to death and discovering she's adopted.
Jake is attracted to his tall, willowy client with her shiny blond hair and blue-green eyes that seem a combination of the trees and the Texas sky. He yearns to touch her, make love to her, smooth her brow, dig up loving parents for her, make everything all right.
He knows that's impossible. He's loved and lost enough family to be wary of becoming involved with someone who needs a permanent relationship. His motto is "Love and let go," while Rebecca feels lost and alone and desperately needs to find someone to belong to. No matter how much he might want her, he can't let her mistake passion for something else, can't let her count on him for anything else when passion is all he has to give and all he wants to take.
Their search for her birth family takes them to a small town three hours from Dallas. On the surface, Edgewater is an idyllic town, a remnant of a bygone era when life was slower and simpler. But ugly secrets seethe just beneath the picturesque surface. Rebecca's search causes those long-buried secrets to rise and put her life in danger while her continued presence in Jake's life causes him to doubt his ability to love and let go.
Secrets Among the Shadows
(Romance, suspense, paranormal)
Eliot Kane fears he's a modern day Jekyll and Hyde.
Eliot dreams in graphic detail about choking a
woman. The next day, he learns that woman is the
victim of a brutal murder. From his dream Eliot
knows details about that murder that haven't been
released to the public, details only the killer can
know. He seeks the help of psychiatrist Leanne
Warner to learn if he's a murderer, if he has a
personality split and a monster named Edward lives
inside his brain. Eliot doesn't dare love Leanne
because Edward wants to kill her.
Leanne looks out her bedroom window in the middle of
the night and sees Eliot Kane leaning against a
tree, watching her. He straightens when he sees her,
stands erect and returns her gaze. In the pale glow
from the corner street lamp, his eyes seem to blaze.
She can almost feel the hatred coming from him. Evil
surrounds him like an aura. It's there in his
stance, in the tilt of his head, in the very air
around him, and it's directed toward her.
But that's crazy. Eliot doesn't hate her. Is she
looking at Edward?
(Romance, humor, mystery)
Brad Malone, undercover cop, is trying to blend with
the homeless community and find a killer before
somebody else dies. He's been a cop for thirteen
years. Dealing with murder is nothing new to him.
However, he's never before dealt with anyone like
television news reporter, Allison Prescott. She
follows him, takes his picture, asks embarrassing
questions and gets close enough that she could blow
his cover. Yet in spite of his irritation with her
and the warning of his own common sense, he finds
himself involved in her personal life, helping her
deal with her obnoxious ex, taking her daughter to a
rock concert and falling in love with her.
Allison is struggling to start over after her
plastic surgeon husband dumped her for his hot young
nurse. Dr. Doug got the big house, the nice car and
the fat bank account, though he generously offered
Allison a free face lift since she's over thirty.
Allison did not think it would be a good idea to let
her ex anywhere near her with a sharp knife.
Now Dr. Doug is suing
for custody of their daughter, twelve-year old
Megan, and Allison doesn't have the money to fight
him. With nothing on her resume except "homemaker"
and "mom," Allison is lucky that an old friend helps
her get her a job as a reporter for a local
television station. However, her beginner's salary
isn't enough to fight Dr. Doug in court. She needs a
big story, a promotion and a raise. Allison will do
whatever it takes to keep her daughter.
She's covering the story of the latest murder of a
homeless man on the streets of Oklahoma City when
she spots a derelict who looks anything but
homeless. He's too alert, too well-muscled…too sexy.
Who is this man and why is he pretending to be one
of the street people? Can he be the murderer?
Her daughter thinks he's a famous rock star in
Dr. Doug thinks he's
generally annoying. He resents this strange man who
effortlessly hustles him out the door when he's not
finished berating Allison. He's also disturbed by
the spate of tickets he's suddenly getting…parking,
speeding, failure to signal…but surely there's no
Whoever this man is, Allison is determined to stick
to him like glue until she gets the big story which
will equal more money which will equal the ability
to fight for her daughter. But her plans did not
include falling in love.
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