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West Portal Mysteries


The West Portal Mysteries is a light and fun "cozy village" mystery series that stars a 40-something amateur detective/heroine named Cynthia Montrose and her two quite lovable English bulldogs Roscoe and Kiwi.  Hapless criminals meet their doom in the otherwise friendly San Francisco neighborhood of West Portal, nestled between Twin Peaks and the Pacific Ocean, often said to be just a "few" decades behind the high-speed downtown city life.  True to its "cozy" nature, the series never murders anyone you like, there's no gory descriptions, no explicit sex, very little swearing (mostly cussing!), some sweet romance, and lots of fun!

Page down to see pictures of the REAL Roscoe & Kiwi, and the West Portal neighborhood. 

 THE LUCKY DOG LOTTERY (#1)

A mysterious death ... a statue with a secret ... a $60 million lottery ... high-tech intrigue ... and a battle with the elusive master criminal Meringue ... all add up to adventure, danger and excitement for Cynthia, Roscoe and Kiwi - and all their West Portal friends.

This book is available through online bookstores (Click here: www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com) or can be ordered from independent bookstores.

 

 THE TAROT CARD MURDERS (#2)

A mysterious secret from twenty years ago … Tarot cards left on the doorstep … and murder … all add up to new excitement and challenge at Halloween for Cynthia Montrose and her two lovable English bulldogs Roscoe and Kiwi.  And Cynthia continues to get crosswise with her ex-high-school-boyfriend, Detective Leonard Vlainich, because she’s always in the middle of whatever criminal activity happens to land in the otherwise peaceful neighborhood of West Portal, just west of Twin Peaks in San Francisco.

Ready for your order? Click here: www.amazon.com  For San Francisco locals, this book is available at "Just Because" card & gift store at 162 West Portal Avenue.

Pictures of Roscoe, Kiwi & West Portal

  

 


Books by Mary F. BurnsJ-The Woman Who Wrote the BiblePortraits of an ArtistWest Portal MysteriesShort StoriesWorks in ProgressAbout the AuthorContact Me