Holmes Series

 Sheryl Locke Holmes Mystery Series consists of Amber's Mysterious Death, Ruby's Deadly Secret, Opal's Disappearance, and Dragon's Pearl. Amber, Ruby and Opal are available at Wild Child Publishing or on Amazon.

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 In the Holmes Series, the use of gemstones is the ongoing theme and the name of a character. Whether the character lives or dies is discovered by reading the book.
 Amber's Mysterious Death introduces readers to Sheryl Locke Holmes and her best friend, Dorothy "Dot" Watson. After her parents die from a car accident, Sheryl inherited the family business -- an antique shop and Dot joins her. Dot is the tech geek with business savvy while Sheryl is old school and doesn't know the first thing about websites or cell phones. Their best friend from college, Amber, died under mysterious circumstances. While at an antique auction, Sheryl spots Amber's husband Roger who had disappeared. This time, Sheryl will stop at nothing until she gets some answers and avenges her friend's death. Amber can be purchased at Wild Child Publishing.
 Ruby's Deadly Secret was awarded eighth place for the best 2010 Mystery Novel at the P and E Polls. What do you get when you add a ruby, diary, secrets, and a mansion? A motive for murder. Sheryl Locke Holmes and her best friend, Dot Watson, have been offered an exciting opportunity to explore Bridgeside, a Victorian mansion, to search for items for their antique shop. Their adventure is short-lived when they discover a diary containing dark secrets and a newspaper clipping with a warning written in what appears to be blood. They get trapped in the attic, Dot is attacked and they find out the owner died inside the house. As if that isn't enough, Jake is spotted with another woman. Clues are pointing to Sheryl as the next target, no matter who gets in the way. Ruby is available in five formats at Wild Child Publishing and on Amazon

In Opal's Disappearance,  an old college friend begs Sheryl to help find her missing cousin, Opal, who may have been kidnapped by a mysterious mountain man. When all leads are exhausted, Sheryl concocts a dangerous plan—she becomes bait for the kidnapper and alleged murderer.

In Dragon's Pearl, blood on the moon signifies death for some unlucky victim.  A haunted music box and a ghost keep Sheryl Holmes and her cohorts on their toes.

Pearls fell like raindrops from the sky while the dragons fought. Silvery fingers of mist cast eerie shadows upon the ocean waves as the struggle raged overhead. Three beings watched the battle, until they noticed blood on the full moon. Someone would die.


Her fingers kept a firm grasp on the pistol. No one appeared. One last look around her shop, Sheryl locked up and walked toward her car.

It was late at night and bright outside until clouds covered the full moon. Lightning flashed. Sheryl paused to gaze up at the sky. Her breath caught. A fire breathing dragon, clutching a pearl in its claws, floated overhead. “It can't be.” She blinked and relaxed when she realized it was just a dark cloud mass resembling a dragon and the pearl was the moon peeking through what looked like its claws. The heat lightning was the fire.

With a nervous giggle, Sheryl got into her car. Earlier she's seen blood on the moon and knowing it meant someone would die and spotting what she thought was an intruder in her shop―must have kick started her imagination.

All books are available for your Kindle or other formats at Wild Child Publishing.