The Stan Brookshire Novels
Sacrifice of Innocence
The disappearance of eight-year-old Lily Macklin has Lake City frantic for answers.
Lake City Police Department’s known recovering alcoholic, Stanley Brookshire, may be the community’s only hope. Unfortunately, even as one of the city’s finest detectives, his troubled history has him desperate to prove himself to the department and the people he’s sworn to serve and protect.
As Stan and his partner, Jane, begin to investigate local cult activity and follow leads, someone else has other ideas, and Stan is removed from the case after he’s accused of falling back into the bottle. When a body is discovered, Lily’s mother, Rose, is certain the child is not her daughter. She seeks out Detective Brookshire with an unwavering belief only he can bring her daughter home, safe and sound.
In the mind-bending psychological thriller, Sacrifice of Innocence, will Stan find Lily and finally put an end to the abductions, or will his past demons jeopardize everything, leaving a family to mourn their child?
Separated at birth, reunited by murder …
Behind the gates of an exclusive Lake City neighborhood, prominent businessman Don Chu’s housekeeper has been brutally murdered and his teenage daughter abducted. The high-profile case has the mayor himself sending the case across Detective Stan Brookshire’s desk. Before Stan has much time to digest the details of the crimes, he’s called to yet another disturbing scene.
Two lives, one past …
On the other side of town, another murder and attempted kidnapping ring out with a similarity too convenient for coincidence. As the clues fall into place and the evidence mounts, Stan starts to see a pattern emerge. A DNA match is discovered, merging the two cases into one. With the help of an unexpected young ally, Stan begins his search for a victim, hoping they are still alive.
Fast-paced and full of twists and turns, Dragon Twins will keep you on the edge of your seat as Stan races against the clock and across the globe, testing his skills to the absolute limit.
An Insomniac's Dream
Some grudges last forever …
Lake City is in the midst of yet another kidnapping—this time, a young woman. With little evidence at the crime scene, Detective Stan Brookshire is at a standstill in his investigation. Soon, her captor begins sending her personal effects to her husband—taunting those looking for her—and Stan realizes someone has a serious vendetta against Missy Sheen.
Dreams become reality …
When Beth, the local psychic, approaches the Lake City Police Department to provide information regarding the case, Stan is reluctant to believe her. With leads coming in from multiple sources, he must decide who to trust. Will she be able to rid Stan of his skepticism and uncover Missy’s whereabouts before it’s too late, or will the clock run down, leaving Stan with another dead body on his hands?
Guaranteed to test the boundaries of truth and fiction, An Insomniac’s Dream will drive adrenaline levels to new heights as Stan struggles to save a life using only the images in Beth’s mind.
Pieces of You
He’s been fooled before …
Some cases are hard to forget, even haunting. Detective Stan Brookshire knows this better than anyone; he continually relives a particularly brutal case in his darkest dreams. A young girl gone, and her murderer never brought to justice, Stan harbors the guilt of never having solved the case.
This time, it’s personal …
Having skipped town without a trace, the serial killer who removes pieces of his victims until they succumb to his game has returned. This time, however, he has his sights set on Stan. The arrogance of this sociopathic madman has fueled Stan’s desire to rid the world of his parasitic existence once and for all.
Terrifying and anxiety-inducing, Pieces of You will have readers turning the pages as Stan and the entire Lake City Police Department race once more to catch the one that got away.
Will another innocent die in the process, or will Stan get to her in time?
A cold case revisited …
Fifteen years ago, newlyweds returning from their honeymoon were attacked in their home, leaving the husband dead and his wife distraught. The crime went unsolved, forcing authorities to file it as a cold case. When a Lake City man ends up dead, everything his widow reports leads Detective Stan Brookshire back to the small town where the original crime took place. Due to the local sheriff mishandling the evidence all those years ago, Stan desperately tries to tie the two together and locate the person responsible before more innocent lives are lost.
The confession of a priest …
Father Jaime cannot remember anything for entire periods of time—periods which happen to coincide with the times the murders took place. Tormented by his lack of memory, he has come to doubt himself and his ability to lead his parish. Can he trust Stan to handle this information with an open mind, or will he immediately be persecuted?
Guaranteed to make hearts beat faster, The Widowmaker follows Stan and Jane as they fight to get to the bottom of the murders before the killer strikes again. Will they be able to solve the grizzly crimes, or will they take the bait, destroying more lives in their wake?
Only The Willing
No good deed goes unpunished …
A young girl trying to turn her life around takes pity on a lonely man one night. The next morning, Homicide Detective Stan Brookshire is called to one of the most gruesome crime scenes of his career. Unfortunately, the killer left behind no evidence, leaving Stan almost nothing go to on. Under immense pressure from the chief, he must solve the case quickly or let it go cold.
A murderer is devolving …
The killer’s rage is spiraling out of control. In his mind, he’s doing the world a favor by ridding it of his victims. With no intentions of stopping his spree, he escalates, leading Stan and Jane on wild goose chase of epic proportions.
A thought-provoking, spine-tingling thriller, Only the Willing will have readers wondering if Stan’s instincts will prove true once again. If he doesn’t catch a break soon, he’ll be forced to move on, allowing the killer to run free.