Books by Mary Kohnke

Real stories put into fiction by Florida mystery novelist Mary Kohnke.

NEW RELEASES!

Love, Wine and Vengeance by Mary Kohnke

Love, Wine and Vengeance

Publisher: New Dimensions Projects
Genre: Fiction / Adventure
ISBN-13: 978-9780927745
Price: $12.95 direct through author plus FREE SHIPPING. You can also purchase this book at your local bookstore or through Amazon.com and through Kindle.

Dr. Paul and her associates celebrate the holidays and then travel to the vineyards of France and Portugal to learn the secrets of champagne and port. Unknown to them, an old foe seeking vengeance for his own humiliation is joined by the brother of a slain gangster--who has been told that Dr. Paul was responsible for his death.



Let's Keep on Talking by Mary Kohnke

Let's Keep on Talking

Publisher: New Dimensions Projects
Genre: Fiction / Adventure
ISBN-13: 978-0977453696
Price: $10.00 direct through author plus FREE SHIPPING. You can also purchase this book at your local bookstore or through Amazon.com and through Kindle.

Dr. Paul and her associates celebrate the holidays and then travel to the vineyards of France and Portugal to learn the secrets of champagne and port. Unknown to them, an old foe seeking vengeance for his own humiliation is joined by the brother of a slain gangster--who has been told that Dr. Paul was responsible for his death.



Previous Releases

The Vineyard Affair by Mary Kohnke

The Vineyard Affair

Publisher: New Dimensions Projects
Genre: Fiction / Adventure
ISBN-13: 978-0977453672
Price: $10.00 direct through author plus $2.50 shipping. You can also purchase this book at your local bookstore or through Amazon.com and through Kindle.

Mary goes west to inspect her new vineyard and runs into more than an introduction to new friends, wine tasting, and dressage horses when an adversary from her Florida past shows up in the company of a criminal who wants to push his way into ownership of her property. Unaware of her danger at first, Mary is caught up in a rising swirl of threats and violence.



Murder in St. Augustine by Mary Kohnke

Murder in St. Augustine

Publisher: New Dimensions Projects
Genre: Fiction / Adventure
ISBN-13: 978-0977453665
Price: $10.00 direct through author plus $2.50 shipping. You can also purchase this book at your local bookstore or through Amazon.com and through Kindle.

"They say the therapist is a psychic. She can sense things, see them just by holding something they owned, even if they are dead."

The man behind the desk turns in his chair and stares silently through the windows at a large cruise ship slowly moving through the harbor. Without turning back, he says, very simply, "Kill the psychic."

From New York City to historic St. Augustine, Florida, the hunt begins. The world-renowned Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine, Florida, plays host to both national and international celebrities. But having ten beautiful women who happen to be psychotherapists reserve the entire top floor is unique, especially since they are all psychics.

The women are there to work and to play. There are, however, no plans for murder, but murder will stalk the halls of the hotel and the streets of the city, turning its gaze on the ladies when least expected.



Ta Da by Mary Kohnke

Ta Da!

Publisher: New Dimensions Projects
Genre: Fiction / Adventure
ISBN-13: 978-0977453658
Price: $5 direct through author plus $2.50 shipping. You can also purchase this book at your local bookstore or through Amazon.com and through Kindle.

After the narrator of Let's Talk finds out she can communicate telepathically with her German Shepherds and two cats, we follow their further adventures in learning about the world around them. In Ta Da! their exploits - at home, on the water, and at the beach - have them rescuing birds, deer, and babies. They escape from gators, coyotes, and hunters with murderous intent. All these activities occur in an everyday sort of way - that is, in a way that could happen to anyone or any creature. They also make new friends and share adventures with then, from catching thieves, saving a dog from the Intracoastal, and going on their first plane ride.



The Commissioner by Mary Kohnke

The Commissioner

Publisher: New Dimensions Projects
Genre: Fiction / Adventure
ISBN-13: 978-0977453641
Price: $5 direct through author plus $2.50 shipping. You can also purchase this book at your local bookstore or through Amazon.com and through Kindle.

Dr. Paul finds herself, as the new County Commissioner from District 4, overwhelmed with work left undone by the past Commission. Two of the Commissioners take great delight in loading her up with a sign ordinance committee. A job two past Commissioners couldn't cope with, an albatross no politician wanted hung on him or her.

She also acquired a donation of land to build Davis Park, then finds the donors now want to build an enormous development next to it, called Nocatee. With a wry sense of humor, she provides an inside view of commission maneuvers. The slipping and sliding to fulfill election promises to keep those with deep pockets happy.

One of these money people wants a landing site at his home in the western part of the county for his connivance in his travels. Two of the commissioners grease the skids for him and it shoots through approval with ease. This landing site soon turns out to be more than a mere connivance — rather a major landing site for drugs.

Paul's friend Jeffery Stone gets involved in a multi-agency bust of these dealers. Paul inadvertently finds herself kidnapped by two workers of this cartel. A harrowing chase on the St. John's River in the middle of the night ensues.



Let's Talk

Let's Talk!

Publisher: New Dimensions Projects
Genre: Fiction / Adventure
ISBN: 97809774536-3-4
Price: $5 direct through author plus $2.50 shipping. You can also purchase this book at your local bookstore or through Amazon.com and through Kindle.

Not long after my German shepherd died, I was sitting at my window thinking about getting another shepherd.

In my mind I was walking through the dog pound with an attendant. We stopped at a cage. I looked at this beautiful shepherd and said, “Oh, she’s a pretty girl.”

I heard “I am pretty, aren’t I?”

Surprised, I looked around thinking it was the attendant, but she had walked away. I thought, I’m losing it.

“You’re not losing it. I said, I am pretty.”

The female shepherd was speaking to me telepathically. Her brother was also there and he too could also talk with me. I took them both home, and so start the stories of Duchess and Duke.

We later acquired a Desert Lynx cat, while we were at another pound getting a kitten for Duke. Turned out the Lynx cat, named Tiger, could talk and he was scheduled to be put to sleep. Duchess said we should adopt him–or in her words, “Can’t let them kill a cat that can talk.”

Each day is new and filled with adventures for Duchess, Duke, Tiger, Kitty and their friend Georgia. They asked me to invite you, the reader, to come along.



Murder in Ponte Vedra

Murder? In Ponte Vedra?!
A Dr. Mary Paul in Florida Mystery

Paperback:
216 pages
Publisher: New Dimensions Projects
Genre: Fiction / Mystery
ISBN-10: 0977453626
Price: $5 direct through author plus $2.50 shipping or retail through Amazon.com and through Kindle.

A group of citizens want to incorporate the community of Ponte Vedra, including Palm Valley. Dr. Mary Paul and others in Palm Valley are adamantly opposed. Many in Ponte Vedra, for financial reasons, do not want to incorporate. They join together to try and defeat the referendum in September.

The local county commissioner, who actively supports incorporation, decides not to run for office again. Dr. Paul is encouraged to run for the seat at her boat parade party. Shortly after the party, one of the guests, who had committed to work against incorporation, is found dead in her pool on the ocean front.

The woman's husband had been killed in London a year earlier. She willed her estate in Ponte Verde to St. John's charities, to be administered by Dr. Paul, who arranged an estate sale of her belongings. The woman's homes in London and New York are broken into and files searched, but nothing else is disturbed.

The plot revolves around the investigation into the woman's death, the estate sale and who may have been involved in the husband's death. Who is looking for the husband's papers; what is in the papers? The beauty of the Intercoastal Waterway and the oceanside community of Ponte Vedra make a wonderful setting for this fast-paced Florida novel.



She Said A Landfill Where

She Said, A Landfill Where?!
A Dr. Mary Paul in Florida Mystery

Paperback:
272 pages
Publisher: New Dimensions Projects
Genre: Fiction / Mystery
ISBN-10: 0977453618
Price: $5 direct through author plus $2.50 shipping or retail through Amazon.com and through Kindle.

The residents of Palm Valley/ Ponte Vedra discover that the city of Jacksonville is planning to locate a landfill just west of them across the Intracoastal Waterway. The thought of the odor, wafting over them from the west in the heat of the summer, has sent the entire community into shock and action.

Dr. Paul, as the president of the Palm Valley community center and the incoming chairman of the St. Johns County Civic Roundtable, is a major figure in the fight to take on the City of Jacksonville. She acts to stir up the whole County against the landfill.

A young visiting environmentalist and biologist agrees to help the people look for possible endangered species on the site. He is found murdered. He is connected to Paul's mysterious friends Steel and Stone, who fly in to help in the investigation.

The suspects range from the trash haulers, to the Jacksonville city officials, even the the local people fighting the landfill. The action is fast and the ending surprising.

She Said What

She Said What?!
A Dr. Mary Paul in Florida Mystery

Paperback:
244 pages
Publisher: New Dimensions Projects
Genre: Fiction / Mystery
ISBN-10: 0977453618
Price: $5 direct through author plus $2.50 shipping or retail through Amazon.com and through Kindle.

Dr. Mary Paul, a New York University professor, retires to her home on the Intracoastal Waterway in Palm Valley, near Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Her community association is attempting to keep the developers of a large golf community from locating a sewage plant near there homes. Dr. Paul threatens to lead the community to picket on national television at the Tournament Players Championship.

The developer's lawyer, attempting to stop this action, threatens her. Later the dead body of her maid is found in the waterway, tied to her dock. Was the murder a case of mistaken identity, a warning, or something else?

The plot revolves around the investigation of the death of the maid, drug runners, and a chase in the Intracoastal marshes. There is a bit on the history of the area of Ponte Vedra, a glimpse of St. Augustine and St. Johns County, Florida, as well as fishing on the Intracoastal Waterway.

Dr. Paul is an independent woman of means. She does not go looking for trouble but finds it difficult to back down when it appears on her doorstep. There is a passing resemblance to the author.


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