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Linda's Mysteries and Speculative Historical Novels

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The Black Madonna

The Chartres Cathedral is renowned the world over of its mystical labyrinth. But underneath the labyrinth lies a secret that goes back to the 1200’s, Pope Innocent the Third and the death of the Cathar Religion.

 Is the traditional, accepted view of the life of Christ in some way incomplete?

Did the Cathars play an important role in secreting Mary Magdalene out of Jerusalem and into France?

Is it possible that a secret codex found in the South of France, reveals one of the best-kept secrets in Christendom?

Is it possible that these parchments contain the last words spoken by Jesus to Mary Magdalen?

The Black Madonna is releasing soon. Stay tuned!

Death on the Vine

Just before high school graduation, Daisy Murphy returns home from a football game and finds her mother standing over her abusive boyfriend’s body—holding a bloody hammer. In the aftermath, Daisy flees her home and eventually establishes a new life as an expert winemaker in the Central Valley of California. But as hard as she tries to get away from her past, the effects of that horrible night travel with her.

Detective Jake Frisco has unearthed a murder at the vineyard where Daisy is employed as the winery’s expert winemaker. It doesn’t take long to discover that Daisy is haunted by her past and carries a heavy burden. Does this put Daisy at the top of the suspect’s list? Can he put aside his growing feelings for her and follow the leads in the case, even if they take him straight to her as the murderer?

Can Daisy finally face her past and trust that the truth she offers the Detective will be enough to save her? Will she find the courage to ask for a future beyond the sorrow of her youth—a future filled with love and self-worth?


Chilled to the Bone

Linda Kane takes her readers on an adventurous and chilling ride through the small town of Setauket, New York where four high school friends find themselves embroiled in a historical mystery more than a century old. Secret codes, murder, and lurking evil lead them to the point of almost no return. This page turner is just the beginning of a great series!