Anita Dickason is a retired police officer with a total of twenty-seven years of law enforcement experience, twenty-two with Dallas PD. She served as a patrol officer, undercover narcotics officer, advanced accident investigator, tactical officer and first female sniper on the Dallas SWAT team.
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With October just around the corner, believers beware! October is the month when ancient Pagans believed evil spirits walked the earth and the dead returned to their homes. Myths of ghosts, witches, vampires, and the like flourish. This October, one of the most fearful superstitions will occur—Friday the 13th. Superstitions are a belief something terrible will happen when there is no factual basis to believe it will. They still abound in every culture in modern-day history. Did you ever spill salt and toss a pinch over your shoulder, stay home on Friday the 13th, or go out of your way to avoid…
An author’s source of inspiration comes in many forms. Sometimes, it is a picture. One that immediately stirs the author’s imagination. What kind of a story can be weaved around a decrepit doll from a bygone era attired in a dirty, tattered, old-style dress? A doll with a shattered face and empty eye sockets. An eerie, creepy doll that stands alone in a spooky, dilapidated room with skulls. A doll designed to make the flesh tingle. Every story has a starting point. For Not Dead, the question became whether the doll was good or evil. An enticing answer for the…
As mystery lovers is there a better combination than Puzzles & Mysteries? What fun when a plan comes together. On the first of June, the Mystery Review Crew launched a new group on Facebook, Mystery Review Crew—Book Talk. The place to talk all things bookish. The place where readers and authors can share their love of books. Our first event featured over twenty-five authors sharing their summer memories and an awesome giveaway with twenty-eight eBooks and a Kindle. One of the fun activities turned an author’s book cover into a jigsaw puzzle with a timer. OMG—this grabbed my competitive side,…
On Memorial Day, we honor and remember those who have given their lives for the freedoms we take for granted. American flags, a symbol of their sacrifice, will fly at cemeteries, national, state, and local memorial events, during parades and sporting events. A song will reverberate across the nation. The inspiration behind the words is as heart-stirring as are the words. In September of 1814, the War of 1812 raged on. British troops had burned Washington, destroying the Capitol building, the President’s mansion, and many other buildings. With Washington in ruins, the British turned their sights toward Baltimore. The British…
A Fishy Clue! One of my favorite board games has always been Clue. It’s all about the mystery, the investigation, following the clues to discover the culprit, the whodunits. Was it Colonel Mustard in the library with the candlestick or Miss Scarlett in the dining room with the lead pipe? So, where might I be going with the title, A Fishy Clue? Is my story about a fish or something altogether different? What kind of clue could I be talking about? I’ll toss out a few hints, just to tease and tantalize—red, pungent, distraction, false. Have you got it? If…
Underground! What an intriguing, descriptive word. I love words that tease and tantalize the imagination. Underground! What does it conjure up, the benign or the deadly? Secretive, cloak and dagger, clandestine, covert or a mine. What a gamut of scenarios. It’s the type of word an author can build on, creating a mystery around it. I recently discovered a unique twist to the perception of the meaning of underground. One that isn’t the mystery but instead crafts the mystery. Going Underground An imaginative and talented group of authors banded together to create a fictitious Texas town, Magnolia Bluff. It’s a…
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Au79: A Tracker Novel
“A cutting-edge game of cat and mouse.” Writer’s Digest
What links a massive theft of explosives, a missing ATF agent, and the two largest Texas Universities?
After the local investigation stalls, FBI Tracker Adrian Dillard is sent to Texas to find out why. When every lead ends with a dead body, his uncanny intuition kicks into high gear. Who knows more than they are telling? Is the missing agent an unwitting victim, or the deadly mastermind? Who is staying one step ahead of him? The missing agent’s fiancé, a Laredo Homicide Detective, may have the answers, but Tracy Harlowe’s not talking. The secrets the impetuous detective is hiding could get her killed. A chilling discovery puts Homeland Security on high alert. The President is demanding answers Adrian doesn’t have. When Tracy disappears, Adrian knows he’s running out of time. There’s only one question left. Who dies next?
Going Gone!: A Tracker Novel
“If I was to sum writing and story up by making a comparison I would say elements of James Patterson but edgier and far more intelligent.” Amazon Reviewer
Kerry Branson, ex-homicide detective turned private investigator, inadvertently rescues a six-year-old boy on a fog-laden backroad in the Piney Woods of East Texas. When she discovers Tristan is the kidnapped son of a U. S. Senator, her call to the FBI is just the start, not the end of her problems. Dodging ruthless kidnappers who know her every move, she’s forced into an uneasy alliance with the agent assigned to the case, FBI Tracker Ryan Barr.
Protecting Tristan soon puts Kerry and Ryan in the middle of a plot that strikes at the heart of the government—the White House. The horrific plan has drug cartels and terrorist groups lined up to cash in.
There’s no backing down when they find their lives are on the line.
Sentinels of the Night
Messengers of Death! They ride the night wind and hear the cries of the dead.
After a deadly shootout in Texas, FBI Tracker Cat Morgan heads to Washington, D.C. and her new position in a newly formed elite unit: Trackers. Hoping for an uneventful trip, her plan goes awry when she stops in Clinton, MS., where she stumbles across a woman’s body with a weird symbol carved on the forehead.
The gruesome discovery triggers a disturbing clash with the local police chief. Kevin Hunter doesn’t like federal agents. He isn’t buying Cat’s ambiguous explanation about how she found the body. Kevin wants her out of his investigation and out of his town. When a second body with the same bizarre symbol turns up, Kevin is forced to accept Cat’s help. A serial killer is using his town as a hunting ground, and the body count is rising.
When the killer fixates on Cat for his perfect sacrifice, even her arcane secrets may not save her.
Gripping Texas Escapist Thriller Spirals to a Riveting Conclusion!
Following a tactical raid at an Oklahoma farm, a phone call sends U.S. Deputy Marshal Piper McKay rushing back to the East Texas cattle ranch where she grew up.
Her grandmother, Jennie Layton, is near death from a crushed skull. When local authorities claim the cause of the injury was an accident, Piper isn’t convinced.
Who wants Jennie dead? Is the reason connected to a dubious contract Piper finds in Jennie’s desk?
Piper realizes her grandmother isn’t the only one in danger when she barely escapes a deadly attack. Thrust into the middle of a high-stakes, high-risk shell game, Piper has become the target.
The case takes a bizarre turn when Piper unknowingly crosses paths with a Special Ranger. If he can’t derail her investigation, it could cost him his life.
With millions of dollars on the line, nothing will stop a ring of cold-blooded killers, including the murders of a U.S. Marshal and a Special Ranger.
“Whoever controls the flow of the money supply, irrespective of whether it is fiat or gold currency, is the one to fear.”
Amid the dissension and turmoil of the launch of gold-backed currency, the Federal Reserve Chairman, Frank Littleton, receives a cryptic warning of a plot inside the Federal Reserve to assassinate him.
He contacts the one person he can trust, the head of the elite FBI Tracker unit, Scott Fleming.
A clandestine meeting in the middle of the night leaves Fleming holding a political time bomb. How can he stop the assassination of the 2nd most powerful man in the federal government when he’s been sworn to secrecy?
A mysterious message sent to the Tracker office adds to the impasse. No one can decipher it.
Written in a decades-old code used by the Navajo Code Talkers in World War II, is it a message from the dead?
When a Tracker agent joins forces with an Interpol agent to infiltrate the inner sanctum of the Federal Reserve, the agents become the killer’s target.
Can they survive to stop the assassination and prevent a global financial cataclysm?
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A small-town Texas cop who is haunted by his past.
A reporter who risks it all, even her life.
A kidnapping that crosses into an unearthly realm.
Focused on the abduction of four-year-old Mandy Norton, Chad Bishop, Meridian’s Police Chief, ignores the twinges of foreboding triggered by an eerie fog that shrouds his town. What he can’t ignore is the editor of the Tribune.
When Ashley Logan becomes embroiled in the search, nothing stops the hard-hitting, investigative reporter, including Chad’s threats to throw her in jail. She’s Mandy’s aunt.
As the mystery of Mandy’s disappearance deepens, unnerving details emerge. Chad refuses to believe they’re connected to his past until the case turns deadly. He’s forced to face the terror that haunts him. It’s waiting in the shadowy depths of the unearthly fog.
This time, it could cost Chad more than his sanity.
A Tori Winters Mystery Series
The past becomes a deadly future.
When Tori Winters becomes the star witness in a murder trial, someone tries to kill her. Terrified, she’s not giving the killer a second chance. With all her worldly possessions packed in her car, Tori is on the run. A mysterious phone call about an inheritance leads her to Granbury. After all, who would look for her in a small, quaint Texas town?
An inconceivable disaster strikes, bringing Tori Winters’ plans to turn her historic house into a bed and breakfast inn to a traumatic standstill. A section of the escape tunnel built by her great-grandfather, a notorious Dallas gangster, collapses. Within the rubble, there is a gruesome discovery. A skeleton with a bullet hole in the skull.