by Amber Adams (pseudonym)

As a newspaper reporter, Day McKelvey’s beat is St. Augustine, Florida, the nation’s oldest city. While life there is often idyllic, Day’s job exposes her to the town’s darjer side where crime and criminals lurk in the shadows.

Day’s career is precarious as her paper, First Coast Dispatch, is faltering financially. An off- again, on-again relationship with Police Lieutenant Sam Stansfield further complicates her life as does an ex-husband who refuses to fade from the picture. On top of her other problems, Day has to cope with the occult advice her other, the mystical Zanthia, offers from the spirit world.

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Above the Fold

In Above the Fold, 35-year-old newspaper reporter Day McKelvey is plunged into peril when she exposes a killer whose murderous intent is rooted in past deceptions. At the Menendez Ball celebrating St. Augustine’s founding in 1565, Day is unaware that she’s interviewing both a killer and his victim... A young student whom Day once saved from a life of juvenile crime is accused of the murder, and, in order to clear him, Day jeopardizes her own life.

Day is determined to end her affair with married police lieutenant Sam Stansfield, a relationship that impedes her new romance with widowed pilot Andy Thompson. Her mother, the mystic Zanthia, offers Day plenty of otherworldly advice.

Deadly Listings

In Deadly Listings, Day McKelvey sets out to help a fellow staff member choose a home, and discovers the dead body of the real estate agent, a former classmate. She investigates the murder and runs afoul of a killer with a compulsion for revenge. When Day comes too close to the secret hidden in his dark past, the killer determines to silence her.

A group of women golfers enlist Day’s help as they mount a militant effort to save their historic course from a greedy developer who plans to build mega-mansions on the property.

Day’s romance with pilot Andy Thompson hits a snag as, unsure of her mothering skills, she attempts to connect with his two young daughters. Sam Stansfield doesn’t help matters and continues to insert himself into her life. Day knows Sam is trouble, but her resistance is weak.

Body Shop

In this third book of the Day McKelvey Mystery Series, newspaper reporter Day McKelvey rescues a runaway girl and discovers a criminal operation whose tentacles reach far beyond historic St. Augustine. Day ignores the FBI’s warning and places her own life in danger as well as that of the child she’s attempting to save.

At the First Coast Dispatch office, Day must cope with an eager intern who may have notions of replacing her and a rift in Day’s romance with pilot Andy Thompson opens the door for her former lover, police Lieutenant Sam Stansfield to re-enter her life.

Wicked Rich

Many Saint Augustine residents have invested their life’s savings in Athena Parks’s Barstwick Fund and are happily reaping big dividends. Although a relative newcomer to the town, Parks has established herself as a generous supporter of local charities, even donating a farm to a group that rehabilitates neglected and abandoned horses.

All seems to be going well until Reporter Day McKelvey begins to suspect that St. Augustine’s Lady Bountiful may have feet of cley. When her investigation discloses a web of greed, murder and deceit, Day faces the greatest peril of her career.