Abby lester has been charged with the murder of Nate Bannister, an unlikeable, shady character. He was found shot to death in his downtown Sarasota condo and the evidence points to Abby as the killer. Matt cannot refuse abby’s pleas for help, despite having retired from the practice of law several years earlier.
Chasing Justice A Matt Royal Mystery Book 9 - Now, he must face a hotshot prosecuting attorney with a record of twenty-two wins and zero losses in murder trials. Matt royal is going back to the courtroom. Can he rekindle his legal skills and outwit the prosecution pitted against him? Matt knows he must, as the life of his friend hangs in the balance.
Mortal Dilemma A Matt Royal Mystery Book 10Oceanview Publishing - Finalist 2016 rone awardjock Algren arrives on Longboat Key in a state of depression and hopelessness. A middle east jihadist intent on revenge locks on to Jock's clandestine past, bringing a deadly chase to the last outpost in the continental U. S. How could all this malice be interconnected? Three prongs of evil descend, clashing violently.
D. Government intelligence agency has been disastrous and his friends Matt Royal and J. A grizzled sailor described by Matt as 'the meanest man I'd ever known' brings his boat into a local marina and bodies begin to accumulate. His most recent mission for his secretive U. S. Key West. Duncan is investigating a cold case when the brother of the victim shows up on the island and complicates the investigation.
Mortal Dilemma A Matt Royal Mystery Book 10 - D. Duncan aren't sure they'll be able to pull him out of his despair then the bad guys show up and danger erupts on all fronts. Longboat Key Detective J.
Found Matt Royal Mysteries Book 8Oceanview Publishing - The quiet of longboat key, florida, is shattered when an old man is shot to death and his murderer is killed while fleeing the police. As the mystery deepens, a ragtag group of devious and dangerous characters intrudes on the lives of the islanders, creating a kind of havoc unusual for a sun-splashed island full of retirees and beach bums.
Of her almost surely dead college friend, and why somebody is trying to kill them. Strange documents in german and Arabic are found in the killer's car then an old friend of the murdered man disappears. Matt, J. D. And jock rush to find the answer to why one old man was killed and another disappeared, the meaning of the photo sent to J.
Found Matt Royal Mysteries Book 8 - D. Are pursued by men who would do them harm, and Matt's best friend, Jock Algren, a shadowy operative of the U. S. Government's most secretive intelligence agency comes to visit the island. The island's only detective, Jennifer Diane J. D. Duncan receives a text message with a picture taken that morning of a college friend whom she thought was dead.
Fatal Decree Matt Royal Mysteries Book 7Oceanview Publishing - And suspicions grow that Mexican drug cartels are somehow involved. When a serial killer shows up on Longboat Key, Florida after a twelve year absence, Matt Royal is stymied. The first woman killed on longboat Key has ties to a secretive government agency for which Matt's best friend Jock Algren works. Was this a coincidence or was she a targeted kill? Matt's friend, Longboat Key detective Jennifer Diane J.
D. Duncan investigates the murders but also seems to be a target of the killer. And the law to arrest, try and convict the bad guys? Matt's life is further complicated by J. D. S growing dissatisfaction with island living and her thoughts of returning to Miami. The director of jock's agency orders him to do whatever is necessary to find the killer because of the death of the woman with connections to the agency.
Fatal Decree Matt Royal Mysteries Book 7 - Why? and where has the killer been for the past twelve years? And why has he come to Longboat Key when his earlier kills were all in Miami? The mystery deepens when Guatemalan gang-bangers try to kill Matt and J. D. Will jock simply take out the murderer or allow J. D.
Bitter Legacy Matt Royal Mysteries Book 5Oceanview Publishing - With no clue who's after him or why, a reclusive billionaire with nothing to lose, Matt soon finds he's at the center of a mystery involving a lawyer's murder, a ruthless biker gang, a tourist left for dead, and an ancient document that could bring ruin to some of the most entrenched financial interests in Florida.
Between solving the mystery and staying alive, Matt's got his hands full. Even worse, now that Matt's back, someone's trying to kill him. But matt comes back to bad news: while he was away, a sniper tried to kill one of his best friends. But he'd better watch out or his hard-charging ways could get him sideways with the newest member of Longboat Key's police force, the undeniably attractive Jennifer Duncan.
Bitter Legacy Matt Royal Mysteries Book 5 - For matt, it's shaping up to be a really long week. Matt royal has gotten himself into a royal messAfter a week away, Matt Royal's ready to get back to the Longboat Key good life good fishing, good food, good beer, and more good fishing. And whoever is trying to kill him is trying really hard.
Collateral Damage Matt Royal Mysteries Book 6Oceanview Publishing - Matt's search takes on added complexity when there appears to be a link between this murder and three seemingly unrelated murders that occurred on board a dinner cruise on Sarasota Bay the same day. Fortunately for matt, his old buddies, Logan Hamilton and Jock Algren, show up to cover his back and to help investigate.
His father is an old army buddy of Matt Royal, and Matt tries to soften the anguish of his friend by finding his son's murderer. But this case rekindles haunting events of Matt's past and incites a web of doubt, and even suspicion, deception, among the closest of friends. But this distraction could cost lives when they encounter a shady and very dangerous cabal.
Collateral Damage Matt Royal Mysteries Book 6 - When longboat Key detective, Jennifer Diane J. B. Duncan joins the investigation, Matt loses a little focus as he drifts toward more than just a professional relationship. The quiet beauty of longboat Key is shattered when a young groom is shot to death on the beach the day after his wedding.
Blood Island Matt Royal Mysteries Book 3Oceanview Publishing - Enlisting the aid of his buddies jock algren and Logan Hamilton, Matt launches a full-speed-ahead search that leads from Longboat Key to Key West to an ominous strip of land called Blood Island. But this is no island paradise. And they’re making devastating plans that could change the world forever. Bullets fly, and as the clock ticks down, it will be up to Matt to make sure that what happens on Blood Island stays on Blood Island.
Matt royal never has to look far for excitement. But what looks like the case of one missing girl turns out to be something much bigger—–and much more dangerous. Dead serious. When his ex-wife asks for help in tracking down her stepdaughter, last seen in Matt’s hometown of Longboat Key, Matt agrees to do a little searching.
Blood Island Matt Royal Mysteries Book 3 - But for this fun-loving lawyer turned beach bum, things are about to get serious. Blood island is home base to a cult of religious zealots. Excitement—and sometimes trouble—has a way of finding him first.
Wyatt's Revenge Matt Royal Mysteries Book 4Oceanview Publishing - But when laurence wyatt, one of matt's best friends, is murdered, Matt trades in his easygoing ways for a hard-hitting quest for revenge. Determined to do whatever it takes to solve Wyatt's murder, Matt takes matters into his own hands and embarks on a clandestine investigation. On balance, retired trial lawyer turned-beach bum Matt Royal is a pretty laid-back fellow.
Soon, matt finds himself in hot pursuit of a cadre of remorseless criminals and trained killers, but the tables turn and Matt becomes the pursued. But for matt, finding Wyatt's killer isn't a job; it's personal. Matt royal would go to the ends of the earth to exact revenge for Wyatt's murder, but will he go outside the law?Expect the unexpected in this wild and dangerous ride from Longboat Key, Florida, to Frankfurt, Germany, because hell hath no fury like Matt Royal scorned.
Wyatt's Revenge Matt Royal Mysteries Book 4 - . Matt knows the Longboat Key police will do their job in investigating. Faced with mounting danger, Matt calls for backup from his buddies Jock Algren and Logan Hamilton.
Vindication A Matt Royal Mystery Book 11Oceanview Publishing - D. Matt reluctantly suits up for the courtroom, and J. D. Matt has a history with the local sheriff—one which may not bode well for his client. As they delve further into the case, the pieces of the puzzle refuse to fall into any kind of coherent pattern. Takes a leave from the police department to go undercover.
Jock algren arrives with his special skill set to expose the real murderer and free Aunt Esther, but to no avail. A bizarre specter from the past haunts their investigation every step of the way. Not until the case goes to trial and the evidence is revealed does the truth emerge—and a strange kind of justice prevails.
Vindication A Matt Royal Mystery Book 11 - . A best-selling author has been murdered after a book signing, and Aunt Esther has been arrested. Duncan's aunt esther, who lives in the sprawling North Central Florida retirement community of The Villages. Premier adult community with everything you could possibly want, or dream of doing in your retirement years is just a golf cart ride away—now the scene of a murderIn this John Grisham style mystery, need, Matt Royal, the retired lawyer-turned-beach-bum is called back into the courtroom to defend his girlfriend J.
Longboat Blues Matt Royal Mysteries Book 1Tangerine Press - The tale twists and turns as matt travels to the Midwest and South Florida trying to save Logan from the death penalty, which is being pursued by a hard-nosed female prosecutor who never loses. His friend, a burned out trial lawyer living on an island paradise in Florida, Matthew Royal, reluctantly comes out of early retirement to represent Logan.
The secrets revealed in the climactic trial stun the people of the island and reverberate around the world. It's a great ride from the pristine beaches of Longboat Key to the cities of South Florida and the Midwest. When his girlfriend's body is discovered on the balcony of his condo overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, Logan Hamilton is indicted for murder.
Longboat Blues Matt Royal Mysteries Book 1 - The author spins a tale of mystery and intrigue, peopled with characters you won't soon forget.
Murder Key Matt Royal Mysteries Book 2Tangerine Press, LLC - Sombody's trying to kill him and his lover is dumping him. The mystery flows and tingles in the beautiful Florida autumn, the ugliness of the phosphate mines and migrant camps juxtaposed against the pristine beaches and extravagant lifestyles of the island Matt calls home. Death lurks on an island basking in the gentle sunshine of a florida autumnwhen a stranger tries to kill matt royal in one of his favorite watering holes on his Florida island paradise, his attention focuses on more than the sun, fishing and beer.
Matt doesn't know why anyone would want to kill him, and the only way to stay alive is to find out who and why. Matt and his buddies logan hamilton and jock algren begin an odyssey that takes them from the island beaches to Mexico and back to the mines, labor camps and farms of the interior of Florida, a place tourists never see.
Murder Key Matt Royal Mysteries Book 2 - The timing is bad. They find themselves ensnared in a tangle of ilegal immigrants and imported drugs, while death stalks from every point on the compass. As matt tries to stay alive, his love affair with a beautiful lawyer is falling apart, an he doesn't know how to fix it.