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About Anna Celeste Burke
Anna Celeste Burke is an award-winning, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author!
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Life is an extravaganza! figuring out how to hang tough and make the most of the wild ride is the challenge.
On my way to Oahu to join the rock musician and high school drop-out I had met in San Diego and married in Tijuana, I was nabbed by the police as a runaway. When the police let me go and the rock band broke up, my husband and I had to find another way to survive. Our next stop: Disney World where we trained to be chefs, courtesy of the Walt Disney World University. A GED for my husband and many more years of education landed us in academia at The Ohio State University. Retired now from my role as a professor in social work and behavioral science, I have picked up a long-time interest in writing fiction. I'm still married to the same sweet guy and live with him in the Palm Springs area. In addition to reading and writing fiction, I enjoy painting, hiking, hanging out with my handsome husband and tending to my Siamese kitties.
An award-winning and bestselling author I enjoy snooping into life's mysteries with fun, fiction, & food—California style! I write books in five series: The Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery series set in the Coachella Valley near Palm Springs, the Corsario Cove Cozy Mystery series set on California’s Central Coast, The Georgie Shaw Cozy Mystery series set in Orange County, California, The Seaview Cottages Cozy Mystery Series set on the American Riviera, just north of Santa Barbara, and The Calla Lily Mystery series set in Northern California's wine country.
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CHRISTMAS WITH THE CLOUDS by Suzanne Jenkins, USA Today Bestselling Author: Life changing events during Christmas prove you never know what the next day may bring, including a chance of love.
JAKE’S CHRISTMAS DECISION by Natalie Ann, USA Today Bestselling Author: Going home for the holidays was the hardest decision Jake had to make. The last thing he expected to find was love when he was just trying to find himself.
MAUI KALIKIMAKA by Kim Hornsby, USA Today Bestselling Author: Lena Patterson’s ex-husband has the children for Christmas and things are looking lonely for the young mother until she’s invited by a friend to Hawaii, where she meets a handsome Hawaiian businessman with a suspicious past.
A MERRY CHRISTMAS ANNIVERSARY MYSTERY by Anna Celeste Burke, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author: When Georgie Shaw met Detective Jack Wheeler it was love and murder at first sight!
THE MAGIC OF THE SEASON by Tammy L. Grace, USA Today Bestselling Author: Will a city girl forced to spend the holidays in her small hometown recapture the magic of the season?
A FROTHY CHRISTMAS KISS by Allyson R. Abbott, International Bestselling Author: As Christmas nears, Kat struggles to control her desire for Dan, to keep Spencer (an ex-boyfriend) at a distance, and her strength to appease her demanding father. Will Christmas see a happy-ever-after?
SANTA CLAUSE IS COMING TO TOWN by Cynthia Cooke, USA Today Bestselling Author: Nicole better hold onto her heart, because Santa Claus is coming to town!
FINN'S CHRISTMAS DILEMMA by Alicia Street, USA Today Bestselling Author: Intent on repairing the rift with his construction-working father, famous sex symbol Finn returns home and runs head-on into an even bigger problem—his unresolved romance with the only woman he could ever love.
When Lily Callahan returns home to California’s wine country, sparks fly amid a hail of bullets as she and Deputy U.S. Marshall Austin Jennings take cover.
Money, fame, and love all come into play as motives when Lily and Austin try to discover who wants Lily dead. The trouble begins soon after Lily’s beloved Aunt Lettie dies and leaves her vineyard estate to Lily—is it about the money? Counterfeit wine and growing suspicions about Aunt Lettie’s death add to the mystery. Life in small-town California wine country is a tangled vine of mystery, suspense, and intrigue.
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Miriam Webster’s a woman with a few secrets—can she keep them after she and her spirited Dalmatian, Domino, find a body on Fitzgerald’s Bluff?
When Miriam Webster moves into the Seaview Cottages active adult community, the last thing she expects is to find a body on the bluffs nearby. The mystery takes a quick detour when Miriam and her friends return to Fitzgerald’s Bluff with the Deputy Sheriff. The dead woman’s gone, but not for long. Where the body turns up is only one of the surprising twists the mystery takes for Miriam and her friends.
>>>Tracking Down the Killer
Convinced that the local deputy isn’t up to the task of finding a killer on the loose, Miriam and her gang of Grand Old Lady Detectives [G.O.L.D.] set out to discover the truth about a body on Fitzgerald’s Bluff.
>>>Can they solve the mystery without becoming the killer’s next victim?
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A heartwarming collection of holiday romance from USA TODAY & WALL STREET JOURNAL, AWARD-WINNING, INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHORS. These author favorites will remind you why there’s NEVER ENOUGH CHRISTMAS.
A KISS BENEATH A CHRISTMAS STAR by Tamara Ferguson, USA Today Bestselling Author: Will the magic of a Christmas kiss convince two future stars that fate has always meant for them to be together?
MY CHRISTMAS ROMANCE by Suzanne Jenkins, USA Today Bestselling Author: Life changing events during Christmas prove you never know what the next day may bring, including a chance of love.
ALL FOR LOVE by Natalie Ann, USA Today Bestselling Author: A lost purse. A forbidden love. A bond forged through the test of time.
CHRISTMAS IN WHISTLER by Kim Hornsby, USA Today Bestselling Author: Distraction never looked so handsome…
A MERRY CHRISTMAS WEDDING MYSTERY by Anna Celeste Burke, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author: When Georgie Shaw met Detective Jack Wheeler it was love and murder at first sight.
A SEASON FOR HOPE by Tammy L. Grace, USA Today Bestselling Author: A charming story about the kindness of strangers and finding hope where you never expected it.
A TANGY CHRISTMAS KISS by Allyson R. Abbott, International Bestselling Author: Finding Lemons, Language and Love. A fun Christmas getaway that turns into a tangy surprise.
BEAVER ISLAND CHRISTMAS by Joan Donaldson, Multi Award-Winning Author: When grieving widow Annie Keane meets handsome and kind Neil Beaton on Beaver Island, will she find a second chance for romance and an abiding love?
Meet Jessica Huntington, an amateur sleuth with a shopping jones and a black AMEX card, who soon learns that money can’t buy happiness or save her neck. With her well-planned life in shambles, Jessica's hiding out near Palm Springs when her best friend’s husband is murdered. Jessica tries to help, but she and her friends are soon stalked by scoundrels in pantyhose, stilettos, Bruno Maglis, and Armani suits. Roger Stone had something that got him killed. What was it and what will they do to get it back?
5***** “This book has everything! Suspense, colorful characters, romance, and a beautiful and interesting setting, all woven together with intelligence and wit.”
USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Anna Celeste Burke, brings you an unconventional sleuth hot on the heels of high-living lowlifes in book 1 of the Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mystery Series. Even in a desert paradise, life is full of surprises like A Dead Husband. Grab Your Copy Today!
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A Dead Body Discovered At The World Famous Catmmando Mountain Theme Park
It's not easy doing Public Relations for Catmmando Tom, a famous cartoon cat. When they find a dead body at the foot of Catmmando Mountain in Marvelous Marley World's Arcadia theme park it's a PR nightmare! Still, Georgie Shaw loves working at the "Cat Factory."
˃˃˃ Georgie Framed For Murder!
But when someone frames her for murder more than her job is at stake. Who's out to get Georgie? Can she and the handsome detective, Jack Wheeler, figure it out before there's more trouble at Marvelous Marley World? Whodunit?
˃˃˃ USA Today Bestselling author, Anna Celeste Burke, brings you murder, mayhem, and a second chance at love!
Mystery, food, and a Siamese cat named after Miles Davis, too.
*****Voted one of 50 self-published books worth reading, 2016*****
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Miriam’s not a believer in ghosts, but when she and her companions catch a glimpse of a hazy figure that bears Shakespeare’s unmistakable likeness, she’s no longer sure what to think. When the ghostly apparition suddenly disappears, it leaves them mystified.
Their investigation soon takes an even more bizarre twist when the ghost, to borrow a phrase from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, "shuffles off this mortal coil." A murdered ghost means the G.O.L.D. team have no choice but to involve homicide detective Henry "Hank" Miller who complicates matters, especially for Miriam.
A dead ghost is just one of many surprises for Miriam Webster and her sleuthing pals. Poking into the past, they soon discover the cottage's previous occupants had a few skeletons in their closets. Do those old bones hold the key to uncovering the motive for a new murder?
As Shakespeare's Cottage gives up its secrets, can they figure out who murdered Shakespeare's ghost before there's another victim?
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The Bestselling Jessica Huntington Mystery Series In One Box Set!
USA Today and WSJ bestselling author, Anna Celeste Burke, brings you all of her thrilling Jessica Huntington Desert Cities Mysteries in one box set.
>>>A Dead Husband
Jessica Huntington is an amateur sleuth who would rather be shopping, but she soon finds out that money can’t buy happiness or save your neck. While hiding out in sunny California, her best friend’s husband is murdered. Roger Stone had something that got him killed. What was it and what will they do to get it back?
>>>A Dead Sister
A cold case heats up when the handsome detective, Frank Fontana, asks for Jessica Huntington's help. Who killed his cousin Kelly? Does Jessica want to know the truth about her high school friend's tragic death? Can she handle what digging into the past might reveal?
>>>A Dead Daughter
Jessica Isn’t sure what to expect when Libby Van Der Woert, the disturbed daughter of Jessica’s wealthy clients, asks to meet at the top of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. Trouble begins the moment Jessica greets Libby in the Mt. San Jacinto Wilderness. Wild, manic, and sure she’s being followed, Libby’s got a gun. All hell breaks loose when Libby’s Beverly Hills shrink shows up with a gun of his own. What’s up with the missing and misguided daughters of wealth and privilege in Dr. Carr’s care? Getting to the bottom of things Jessica-Huntington-style, sets off a whirlwind tour of fashionable enclaves, upscale rehab clinics, shops, restaurants and other haute hangouts. Behind all the glitz and glam: secrets, lies, corporate wheeling and dealing.
>>>A Dead Mother
Jessica’s ex-husband, James Harper, and her mother, Alexis, are in big trouble in A Dead Mother. Family dysfunction, infidelity, murder, and mayhem—what else can you expect from members of the rich and famous who move in Jessica Huntington’s circles? An arraignment in court goes off the rails after Jim Harper’s Bel Air mansion is trashed and a man is left fighting for his life. Jessica’s love life almost veers off track, too, as she struggles to balance job, family, sleuthing, and her attraction to Attorney Paul Worthington and Detective Frank Fontana. When the body of a prominent member of the Palm Desert community is found dead on the side of the road, Jessica gives up hope that this year will be better than the last.
>>>A Dead Cousin
A frantic call for help has Jessica on the run. Taken from his home while his daughter hides upstairs, Detective Frank Fontana is gone. Jessica's out to save him, but what if he doesn't want to be found? Has he been abducted or is he on the run? When a body turns up, the identity of the victim only fuels the controversy. Good cops. Bad cops. Missing money. Undercover operations that may or may not have ended. Jessica and her friends soon become entangled in a web of secrets and lies that make it hard to know who's on which side of the law.
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A Cold Case And A Hot Detective
A cold case heats up when the handsome detective, Frank Fontana, asks for Jessica Huntington's help. Who killed his cousin Kelly? Believed to be the victim of a hit-and-run accident in Palm Springs, the investigation into Kelly's death had quickly grown cold. Now more than a decade later, a lowlife meth addict claims to have witnessed her death and swears: "It weren't no accident! It was on purpose."
Join Jessica and her friends as they try to figure out whodunit and why book 2 of this captivating mystery series by USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Anna Celeste Burke.
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What readers are saying.: “A twisted tale of intrigue kept me up late at night to finish this book. This mystery will lead your thoughts in different directions while trying to guess the author's intent and solve it in your mind. Jessica Huntington is a clever lady that doesn't suffer fools lightly and she surrounds herself with interesting friends that keep the story moving. Add the setting of Palm Desert and you will want to join her as the story unfolds. I enjoyed the read very much.”
Jessica’s Ex-Husband, James Harper, And Her Mother, Alexis, Are In Big Trouble
Family dysfunction, infidelity, murder, and mayhem—what else can you expect from members of the rich and famous who move in Jessica Huntington’s circles?
>>>A Man Fighting To Stay Alive, And Jessica’s Love Life Gets Complicated
An arraignment in court goes off the rails after Jim Harper’s Bel Air mansion is trashed and a man is left fighting for his life. Jessica’s love life almost veers off track, too, as she struggles to balance job, family, sleuthing, and her attraction to Attorney Paul Worthington and Detective Frank Fontana.
>>>A Body Turns Up
When the body of a prominent member of the Palm Desert community is found dead on the side of the road, Jessica gives up hope that this year will be better than the last. It’s a three-ring-circus of calamities as Jessica and her friends get pulled into another whirlwind whodunit. There are plenty of well-heeled heels to choose from among the suspects with murderous motives: love, lust, lucre, and loathing.
>>>Jessica Huntington is back in the fourth Desert Cities Mystery by USA Today bestselling author, Anna Celeste Burke. Grab your copy and find out whodunit!
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A cold case doesn't stay cold for long when Miriam and her Grand Old Lady Detective [G.O.L.D.] pals take on a new mystery to solve. Charly's old friend, Judith Rogow, asks for her help in locating her ex-husband's grave.
A Vietnam War veteran, Allen Rogow survived the war and returned home only to disappear several years later. Although evidence pointed to foul play, the police never found his body and Allen Rogow's disappearance remained an unsolved mystery. That all changes when an ex-convict makes a deathbed confession claiming someone murdered Allen Rogow and buried his body on Dickens' Dune.
As the cold case warms up, it becomes clear that Allen Rogow had lots of secrets. Was he killed to make sure he'd take them to his grave? What Miriam soon discovers is that it's the secrets you don't know you're keeping that can sometimes be the most dangerous.
Grab your copy of book 3 in the Seaview Cottages Cozy Mystery series by USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Anna Celeste Burke and join the fun as Miriam and her friends unravel the mystery in Grave Expectations on Dickens' Dune.
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Torrential rains threaten to put a damper on The Calla Lily Players’ first outdoor theater production. When the ground suddenly shifts, buried secrets revealed amid the tangled vines put the spotlight on murder. As Lily and Austin dig deeper into the mystery, drama unfolds onstage and off. The race is on to find a killer before opening night.
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