Maine Justice Series



Maine Justice Series

Inspirational Romantic Suspense

Police detectives in Portland, Maine solve mysteries while getting their own lives in order and falling in love.

Meet Detective Harvey Larson, a world-weary genius of criminal investigation, and his brash young French-Canadian partner, Eddie Thibodeau.

Harvey’s life has taken several turns for the worse–until he meets the intriguing Jennifer Wainthrop, a witness in his challenging case in Book 1, The Priority Unit.

Everyone around him is suddenly in danger because Harvey dug too deep. Join him in serving up Maine Justice.


The Priority Unit

On the worst night of Harvey Larson’s life, his partner is killed and his wife, Carrie, walks out on him. Ten years later, the Portland, Maine police detective has learned to cope with his grief and depression. When he and the Priority Unit investigate the disappearance of software designer Nick Dunham, he meets a young woman who will change his life. Jennifer Wainthrop was the last person to admit seeing Dunham alive. Harvey and his partner, Eddie Thibodeau, stay a step ahead of a bomber and put together the clues that tell the truth: Dunham’s kidnapping and the bombings are one case, and Jennifer is caught in the middle. News that his ex-wife, Carrie, has committed suicide may plunge Harvey into despair. He turns to God for help untangling his complicated life and finds strength in his faith as he attempts to save Jennifer from the same grim fate that claimed Nick. But Jennifer must depend on her own wits and God alone when the killer gets too close.

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Coming soon:

Book 2, Fort Point
One of Maine’s most famous authors is murdered the night after his class reunion, and Harvey and his partner, Eddie Thibodeau, must solve the crime. A cold case burglary that became fodder for Martin Blake’s first novel is somehow related to his death. While Harvey and Eddie look for answers, Jennifer plans the wedding. She’s working for the summer in the police department’s records office, and she manages to hand the detectives some important clues. Can a visit to the park at Fort Point answer some questions? Everything threatens to fall apart when the Priority Unit learns the police chief has had a tragic accident. The mysterious, romantic, and spiritual journey continues.


Book 3, Found Art, is next!
Harvey and Jennifer become fine art aficionados to help solve Harvey’s case concerning a ring of art thieves. The Larsons settle into their idyllic life together, but things take a terrifying turn when they dig too deep and violence comes to their new home. Meanwhile, Jennifer’s sister Abby comes to stay, and Harvey finds himself sorting out her suitors while adjusting to his new rank of Captain in the Priority Unit. Should he lift his ban on Eddie when it comes to dating his sisters-in-law? Worst of all, can Harvey put aside his longing for vengeance when Jennifer’s old boyfriend crosses his radar?  See this book on Amazon.




Book 4, Heartbreaker Hero: Eddie’s Story, launching July 1!

Do you love Eddie Thibodeau? So do half the women in Portland! A dead man is found in Chief Mike Browning’s back yard in a snowstorm, but he didn’t freeze to death. It’s up to the Priority Unit to find out what brought him there and protect the chief. Meanwhile, Eddie is in love. Unfortunately, he suffers repercussions from his wild past. After he rescues a toddler, an old girlfriend starts tabulating how many women have cried over him. Can the dashing detective focus on the case at hand? Meanwhile, his new partner Tony gives him some headaches, and his family drives him nuts. C’est la vie! Find out what happens when Eddie goes viral.

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The House Next Door, Book 5

The charming stone house next door is for sale! How could there be a down side to that?
As his wife Jennifer’s due date approaches, Captain Harvey Larson decides to invest in real estate, unaware of the terror this will cause his family. The neighboring house seems ideal for Jennifer’s brother Jeff and his wife. A hidden cupboard isn’t so bad—in fact, it’s almost fun to try to solve the little mystery inside it. But will any of their loved ones want to live next door after they learn what’s in the basement?
The men of the Priority Unit might be wasting their time, trying to prove one dead man killed another. Or is the murderer still alive, and ready to strike again?

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And next in the series will be:

The Labor Day Challenge, Book 6

The Priority Unit goes up against a team of detectives from Bangor in a friendly intercity competition, but when they arrive at their mock crime scene, they’ve got a real body on their hands.

This book launches Dec. 1