T. Sue VerSteeg
USA Today bestselling author T. Sue VerSteeg was born and raised in the small town of Grinnell, Iowa. At the age of 21, she moved her family—parents and all—to the beautiful Ozarks region of Missouri where they have lived since. She is blessed with an adoring husband, two wonderful kids, the best sister in the world, and amazing parents. Writing has always been a passion in her life, to which family and friends can attest. From her first attempt at a spin-off of Dick and Jane, to her latest novel, her heart and soul has been poured into each word. Her most sincere wish is that you will find as much enjoyment in reading her stories as she did in their creation.
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Tahoe Tessie Mysteries
Luck Be A Lady
Tahoe Tessie Mysteries book #1
Tessie King has just inherited the biggest casino in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada: the Royal Palace. What she didn't bargain for are the problems she'd inherit with it.
Having left Tahoe years ago, the underbelly of the casino trade is a far cry from the art world Tessie is used to. High-stakes cons, inside jobs, wise guys... Tessie quickly realizes she's in way over her head. And things go from bad to worse when questions start to arise about the nature of her father's death. Enter FBI agent Devin Ryder, member of the Nevada Organized Crime Task Force. He's had his eye on the Royal Palace for months, and with the suspicious death of its leader, Ryder now has Tessie squarely in his sights. If Tessie doesn't want to be running her casino from behind bars, she needs to find out how her father really died, who's behind it, why, and how to get them into Agent Ryder's hot little hands before he gets his hands on her. All the while catching a con-man, beating the competition, and running a multi-million dollar business.
Tough job? Fo'get about it. All in a day's work for this lady luck.
Hey Big Spender
Tahoe Tessie Mysteries book #2
When Tessie King inherited the Royal Palace Hotel, Lake Tahoe's biggest resort, she inherited a cranky board of directors along with it. A board that is demanding higher revenues, or Tessie's out. Faced with the possibility of losing her father's legacy, Tessie turns to her staff to help her come up with a plan: film the season finale of Battle Buffet, the hottest cooking competition show on TV, at the resort. It's a scheme sure to bring in the big bucks.
But is also brings big trouble. When one of the casino's wealthiest clients is found dead on the gaming floor, and the killer comes up incognito on the security footage, everyone is a suspect—from the television crew to the blue haired retirees at the slots. Tessie teams up with her stepmother-turned-BFF and her snowboarding teenage crush in a race against the clock to repair the casino's reputation, dodge mob accusations from the hot FBI agent on the case, and track down a killer before any more of her big spenders end up sleeping with the fishes.
Baby It's Cold Outside
a Tahoe Tessie Mysteries short story
Tessie King thought she knew all there was to know about tracking down bad guys after helping to find her father's killer. But when she's locked out of the Royal Palace Casino in South Lake Tahoe during an ice storm, she's suddenly faced with the task of tracking her own would-be assassin.
It's Christmas Eve, the town is encased in ice, and it's impossible to get an officer to respond without a dead body. With besties Tate and Britton in tow—and head of security, Alfie, desperately trying to keep track of all three—they set out to find the person responsible.
Will they find the attempted murderer before he can finish the job? Or will Santa be returning Tessie's gifts this year?
Danger Cove Mysteries
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Killer Clue at the Ocean View (A Danger Cove B&B Mystery)
Danger Cove Mysteries book #6
Someone has skeletons in their closet...
Bree Milford had big city dreams. But when her glamorous career fails to materialize, she can't pay her big city rent. Slinking home to the sleepy town of Danger Cove to reorganize and figure out her life, she agrees to run the family's Ocean View Bed & Breakfast while her parents go on vacation. After living in fast-paced L.A., Bree fears she'll be bored with small town life. However, it becomes anything but dull when she convinces her parents' hot handyman to expand the tiny closet in the living quarters...and a dead body falls out of the wall! Things get even more interesting when the medical examiner puts the time of death right around when her parents took possession of the B&B and started renovations. Worried the police have Mom and Dad in their sights, Bree asks her best friend, Cristal, to stick around for backup. With her high maintenance BFF by her side, and the handsome handyman on her suspect list, Bree has her work cut out for her. She's on the clock to prove her parents' innocence before they end up behind bars...and the killer can strike again!
Note: This novel was previously published under the title Killer Closet Case
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Cozy Room with a Killer View (A Danger Cove B&B Mystery)
Danger Cove Mysteries book #25
Bree Milford has come to love the small-town life of Danger Cove and managing her parents’ Ocean View Bed & Breakfast. Well, most of it. She still struggles a bit with difficult guests, Great Uncle Eddie's rough and tumble war buddy visiting indefinitely, and the hot Scotsman working next door giving her the cold shoulder. But all of that pales in comparison to how Bree feels when Uncle Eddie's friend finally checks out for good...and she finds him stabbed to death on the shores of the Pacific, just steps from the B&B!
When Uncle Eddie is found hovering over the body, clutching the knife, the local police have him pegged as suspect number one. But Bree knows he's innocent, even though her uncle skips town with only a cryptic message for her to guard his dead friend’s watch at all costs. Throw in a dose of CIA espionage and long-lost gold, and Bree is in way over her head. She enlists the help of her fashionable bestie, her almost-attorney brother, a new friend from the local Smugglers’ Tavern, and even the hot-and-cold Scot, to finally dig up the truth. But what she uncovers shoves Bree squarely into the killer's sights. Can she outsmart them and come to her uncle's rescue before it's too late? Or will the next dead body on the shore be Bree’s?