Author Melissa Garcia’s style is fast-paced and riveting. Her characters are quirky and intriguing, especially Alex Delgado..All together, her dynamic stories of secrets, snooping, and ultimate confrontations makes for modern mysteries that go beyond mere plot twists and unexpected turns. Enjoy!

Stranger: A Death Valley Mystery
Melissa M. Garcia
4.2 Stars (12 Reviews)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

There is a dead body in room 110 of the Death Valley Motel, and the evidence points to murder. Managers Ric and Alex Delgado are siblings with police work in their blood; they chose this small Death Valley town specifically because it appeared to be a quiet place where Alex could heal from the violent traumas of her past. Now a killer has struck too close to Alex, opening old wounds and threatening the calmness and routine of her new life.

The situation gets more complicated when Detective Will Stellar trains his observant eye on the Delgados and ascertains they have something to hide. Murder seems to follow Alex Delgado, and Detective Stellar is certain that she is a dangerous woman. Racing against time and against each other, the Delgados and Detective Stellar risk their lives to uncover the truth, which is ever more complicated and dangerous than any of them could have ever imagined.

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Chasing Demons (Luc Actar)
Melissa M Garcia
4.8 Stars (6 Reviews)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Journalist and ex-car thief, Luc Actar has finally decided to settle down. He’s traded in his life of crime for the honest life he’s always wanted. He’s moved in with his recently-divorced girlfriend, Mattie Hardwin in her large Malibu home overlooking the Pacific Ocean. He’s back at work at the Crime Reporter investigating stories of corruption and abuse by the political and legal authorities of Los Angeles County.

When detectives arrive to inform Luc of the death of his father, Luc is hesitant to get involved. But once he discovers a powerful leader in the mental health industry is pulling the strings in his father’s investigation, Luc is determined to tear him down. As he chases the demons of his past, Luc unknowingly steps right into the crosshairs of a killer determined to keep his own life from falling apart.

This is the second novel in the Luc Actar Series

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Falling Angels (Luc Actar)
Melissa M. Garcia
5.0 Stars (6 Reviews)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense | Romance

After a panicked call from his best friend, Mattie Hardwin, Luc Actar must return to Los Angeles and the life he fled three years earlier. Mattie’s husband, a prestigious lawyer named Spencer Hardwin, has mysteriously disappeared. Desperate for assistance and despite his better judgment, Luc enlists the help of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in his search to find Spencer. But he soon learns that the detectives have their own reasons for locating Spencer-the lawyer has become the prime suspect in a drug dealer’s brutal murder.

As he hunts for the man he thought he knew, Luc’s history with Mattie haunts his dreams and drives him to the depths of the misery he once escaped. Back on the streets of Los Angeles, Luc employs old friends and encounters childhood rivals to take on the sheriff?s department, while a slew of lawyers impede his every move to save those closest to him from an unknown killer.

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Faith Departed: Short Stories of Mystery, Crime, and Despair
Melissa M. Garcia
5.0 Stars (1 Review)
Genre: Short Stories | Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

A collection of five short stories written by mystery and crime author Melissa M. Garcia.

-In “Faith Departed,” a man struggles over a moral dilemma.

-A dying man requests the help of a seasoned detective to solve the mystery of his brother’s death in “The Other Son.”

-In “The Pond,” a young girl channels her evil side to ward off trespassers to her quiet seclusion.

-A man running late desperately struggles with the world for a cup of coffee in “Coffee Break.”

-In “Cross To Bear,” a priest tries to comfort a mysterious visitor.

-Also includes a free excerpt from STRANGER: A DEATH VALLEY MYSTERY, by Melissa M. Garcia.

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