The Finder Series

Quirky Unconventional Mysteries: The Finder Series introduce Madonna "Maddie" McCullagh, the woman who can find anything - for a price. Maddie's idiosyncratic personality and unconventional methods leads readers on a quirky, adventure as her talent for locating lost objects just might save the world.

FINDING MADONNA (Novel #1 of The Finder Series)

Maddie McCullagh can find anything (except, for some unknown reason, missing socks). She ekes out a living recovering lost pets, jewelry, and other sentimental objects. Whether racing against the clock to retrieve a wedding gown less than two hours before the big ceremony, helping the police locate a hidden murder weapon, or finding a missing giraffe, Maddie always gets the job done. But when a peculiar client hires her to find one of the seven deadly sins, Maddie has to pull out all the stops to deliver the goods and prevent a global catastrophe. Assisted by her hyperactive best friend Deedee, her overprotective Irish mother, and the no-nonsense Officer Roman - who seems oblivious to her advances - Maddie has to juggle a mischievous ferret, a wayward grandmother, and the biggest case of her career before time runs out.

FINDING MADONNA, the first of the quirky Finder series, is complete at 70,000 words and is first person limited from Maddie's point of view. A fast-paced cozy mystery, FINDING MADONNA combines the zany antics of Douglas Adams' 'Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency' with the action and humor of Janet Evanovich's 'Stephanie Plum' books. Maddie doesn't solve murders, but she can find anything from lost car keys to a priceless stolen relic.

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FOR DEATH BY OWNER (Book #4 in the Hurriane Arly Mysteries): When Arly Briggs comes the D.C. in search of an old college friend, she quickly realizes something is terribly wrong. Her friend Rosita vanishes, and Arly needs Maddie McCullagh's unique finding abilities. In this tangled crossover between the Hurricane Arly mysteries and the Finder series, Maddie leads them on a merry chase to recover missing ballet slippers and a giant macaw while Arly is trying to untangle the mystery of three bodies hidden in a basement and avoid the scary thug who's stalking her all over Maryland. When locating Rosita becomes a priority for the local police, Arly and Maddie must work together to find her first.


FINDING MOMENTUM (Book #2 in the Finder Series): Maddie's thinking about adding true love to the short list of things she can't find. In between a series of odd blind dates and awkward encounters with her ex-sortof-boyfriend, Maddie manages to locate a missing heirloom, a wayward zebra, and a priceless collectible. But when a disgruntled past client kidnaps the person she cares about most, Maddie races against the clock to find the next deadly sin in order to ransom DeeDee from the clutches of a deranged crook.