Author S.R.Claridge

Author of Mystery and Romantic Suspense Novels
and Ghostwriter

About My Books

 

All S.R.Claridge novels are available for purchase on-line in Ebook and Print format from 

AMAZON, SMASHWORDS, BARNES & NOBLE and various retailers located 

throughout the US, Canada and the UK. 


 
 
 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

STAND - ALONE NOVELS

The Candy shop

When Kira Sullivan’s best friend convinces her to interview at a new nightclub on the St. Louis Riverfront, she has no idea it is run by the Coronado Mob family; nor that there are ties to her husband’s law firm, Parker, Sullivan & Bates.  By the time she connects the dots, it’s too late… she’s trapped in a web of lies, her family jeopardized and her best friend has disappeared.  Hot on the trail of a serial killer, Detective Rocco Sterling, finds himself distracted by a woman who shares an uncanny resemblance to a lost love, not realizing their meeting is more than just coincidence until he finds her body in a dumpster across town. 


The deeper Kira digs the quicker her life unravels, leaving her fate resting insecurely in the hands of a stranger.  Paths collide in a search for truth that grows deadlier at every turn, as the lines between right and wrong blur into an immoral mess of desire, betrayal and revenge.  Caught between an ugly truth she doesn’t want to face and a haunting reality to which she feels drawn, Kira must learn to trust her instincts and take life at The Candy Shop one bite size piece at a time.


 
 

HOUSE OF LIES

A strange message sets Skylar Wilson on a perilous journey to save her sister from a deadly cult. Searching for answers, Skylar discovers that the cult stretches far beyond its pseudo-evangelical, House of Prayer veil, penetrating the upper echelon of the United States government and pushing a lethal international agenda. To expose the truth, she must first unravel the lies, each one leading her down a trail of deadly scandals and mysterious deaths. For this nightmare to end, Skylar will have to take her sister back to where it all began.


 
 

PETALS OF BLOOD

She had heard the stories about the brutal murder of his wife and the tragic death of his former girlfriend.  She knew of the rumors that oozed behind his back, despite the fact he had never been more than a fleeting suspect in both cases.  She also knew spending her life with him would thrust her into a public eye of scrutiny; but it was too late to turn back.  She loved him.

 
 
 
 

NO EASY WAY

Swerving with the kind of deliberate precision only blind rage can empower, the black pick-up crushes Lou Martin Miller, leaving his widow with an impossible choice: Cover the sin that lead to her husband's death and conceal the identity of his killer, or risk the destruction of her family. She carefully weaves a net of protection around her family, but the day she dies it begins to unravel, leaving her grandson Tom, and his soon-to-be-ex-wife, Kate, in grave dangerMissing evidence, mistaken identity and manipulation leave private investigator, Stephen Braznovich, trapped between white lies and dark lusts as he races to piece together a family secret before the next victim falls prey to deep-rooted revenge.The trouble is anyone who gets close to the truth winds up deadOn the verge of an un-wanted divorce, Tom must decide between a confession that could save his marriage or lie to save himself. Tension mounts as Tom and Kate's lives hang in a twisted balance of crossed lines and misunderstood motives, all pointing to one simple truth. There is No Easy Way.

 
 

SPOUSE IN MY HOUSE   

A short tale of love, marriage and sexual enlightenment a la the styling of Dr. Seuss.

 
 
 

Just Call Me Angel series

Just Call Me Angel is a unique suspense series based around the five Chicago Mafia families and told from a feisty female perspective.  It's packed full of Mafia mayhem, murder and hot Italian men.

TETTERBAUM'S  TRUTH     -     Book One

Angel Martin plans to marry Tony and live happily ever after… until Tony disappears. Nursing a broken heart, she takes a job at Tetterbaum’s Pub, unaware it is the most prestigious Mafia hangout in Chicago. Through an unlikely turn of events, Angel discovers her entire life has been a carefully orchestrated lie. No one is who they say they are and everyone has an agenda of their own. Finding herself in the middle of a revengeful scheme from a past she’s never known and a Mafia blackmail scandal that’s already left several dead, Angel races to find answers. The trouble is, the closer she gets to hidden evidence and tainted truths, the more the crime families want her out of the way. With her true identity now exposed, learning who she can trust becomes a matter of life and death and unraveling the past is her only hope for staying alive.

 

TRAITORS AMONG US     -     Book Two

With Tetterbaum’s Truth revealed and her identity exposed, Angel Martin tries to adjust to her radically new role as head of the Chicago Maratinzano family. The sudden kidnapping of her mother and Aunt Olga leads Angel down a path to a past she’s never known and an adversary she is unable to find. When an FBI mob bust against her family is fueled by upper administration level information, Angel turns to the other Chicago Bosses for answers; but every trail dead ends.  Racing to save the people she loves most, Angel must learn to trust her instincts, even when she comes face-to-face with the scariest truth yet… there are Traitors Among Us.

 
 

RUSSIAN UPRISING     -     Book Three

Being head of the Chicago Maratinzano Mafia family isn’t easy, but it’s especially hard when you’re under attack. When a shoot out at Tetterbaum’s Pub takes innocent lives, Angel is shocked; but when she discovers the person behind the attack, she becomes enraged. On a quest to find out what really happened, she learns that the five Chicago families have been infiltrated by the Russian Bratva, that their motive is revenge and that she is at the center of it all. Struggling to walk a fine line between compassion and rage, Angel must flush out the infiltrators before more innocent lives are lost. If facing the Russian mob isn’t enough, Angel’s grandfather, the Cappo Di Tutti Capi, has ordered the death of her most trusted men; forcing her to take drastic measures. In order to save the man she loves she’ll have to turn against her own blood.

 

DEATH TRAP     -     Book Four

When Giovanni’s private jet explodes with Angel presumably on board, the family is thrust into a state of crisis and mourning. Learning that the explosion was not due to a malfunction but a well-planned attack, Angel’s men set out on a course for revenge; while Giovanni must face the hard reality of assigning a new Boss to the family. Unknown to anyone Angel is alive, but is forced into hiding from the terrorist group enacting revenge on her grandfather, Salvatore. She watches in horror as her men are lured one-by-one into a trap of death, with their only chance for survival falling on the shoulders of a stranger with an unstable past. Tempers flare and bullets fly as the lines of family loyalty blur into a melting pot of Mafia destruction, thickening when Angel’s men discover that the stranger behind the attack isn’t a stranger at all. Emotions run high as Angel must face the suffocating reality that her only hope for staying alive is to play dead.

 
 

LOOSE ENDS     -     Book Five

It's been a year since Angel discovered her true identity in the Mafia world and being the first female Boss has had its challenges. She's been kidnapped, shot at, Tasered, blown up and thrown out of a plane.  Not many woman can say that.  Through it all she has learned that family loyalty means everything, traitors are not tolerated and love can be deadly.  Tragedy strikes on the eve of a Maratinzano celebration when a nerve gas renders not only her family devastated, but the Capo di Tutti Capi and the Head of the Cosa Nostra dangerously exposed.  Racing to secure her family before the assailant strikes again, Angel must ignore appearances, re-write the rules and erase everything she knew of good and bad.  No one can be trusted and everyone is a mark.  Unraveling the truth means tying up loose ends so they cannot ensnare the family again.  The only problem is some loose ends aren't fit to be tied.

Divine Intervention  -  Book Six

Some might say Angel has it all. Power. Money. Love. But she’s lacking the one thing she needs now more than ever… Loyalty.

When a simple favor to Olga lands Angel in the middle of a shootout which almost costs her, her life; there are questions. When the man who has always protected her now stands against her; there are doubts. And when a search for answers reveals the players involved in an assassination attempt against His Eminence; there is panic. Shot, kidnapped, drugged and betrayed, Angel must put her personal feelings aside to uncover the truth, reveal the lies and intervene before it is too late. The plot thickens when unlikely paths collide and lines of loyalty blur into a muddle of mafia mayhem; where being in the right place at the wrong time might just be an intervention of the Divine.