The Mountain Mystery Series

Cover design by Donna Marie Benjamin

“THE ROAD TO LAVENDER”

book one of the mountain mystery series

A smuggled prize, bloodthirsty treasure hunters, a hungry mountain lion, and a budding romance–it looks like a busy summer for Anne Scriptor. Will the spunky young student of archaeology survive her journey on THE ROAD TO LAVENDER?

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Cover design by Donna Marie Benjamin

“A LAVENDER WEDDING”

BOOK TWO OF THE MOUNTAIN MYSTERY SERIES

Anne Scriptor forms a working partnership with Detective Trinidad Sands by joining his investigative team. When the handsome detective proposes marriage, Anne says yes. The working couple investigates the unsolved murder of Esau Koller, a prolific author and Colorado celebrity. And the clock is ticking as they strive to crack the case in time to orchestrate A LAVENDER WEDDING.

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Photo by D.P. Benjamin

“GRAND LAKE: A MYSTERY”

BOOk tHREE of the mountain mystery series
by d.p. benjamin

In this prequel, set years before Trinidad Sands meets his precocious wife, the footloose bachelor lands his first case. Working a seasonal job at Grand Lake Lodge, he befriends a local character, investigates a kidnapping, and risks the wrath of a vengeful arsonist.

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THE WAR NICKel

BOOK FOUR OF THE MOUNTAIN MYSTERY SERIES
by d.p. benjamin

The brutal murder of a local hermit entangles him with a deadly assassin who seeks to rekindle a sinister World War II Nazi scheme involving the key to eternal youth and a hidden stockpile of counterfeit nickels.

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RARE EARTH

BOOk FIVE of the mountain mystery series
by d.p. benjamin

The husband and wife detective team of Trinidad and Anne Sands decide to take a vacation from sleuthing. Trinidad has received a generous offer to purchase his lavender farm and he focuses his energy of making a life-altering real estate decision. Anne gets a chance to apply her scientific skills when a trio of visiting Chinese archaeologists come to Western Colorado. But their separate projects soon overlap in a marathon of espionage, murder, and betrayal.

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WALKING HORSE RANCH

BOOk SIX of the mountain mystery series
by d.p. benjamin

A Hollywood movie crew comes to the Wild Western Slope of Colorado hell-bent on completing a feature film in record time. Things are looking up when they locate an ideal setting and the production schedule is rolling along until the star’s stand-in is murdered. There are fifty-five eyewitnesses to the crime, not to mention camera footage from seven angles. But it will take the husband and wife team of Detectives Trinidad and Anne Sands to unravel the mystery of Walking Horse Ranch.

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Lavender farewell
book seven of the mountain mystery series
by d.p. benjamin

It’s time my husband and wife detectives, TRINIDAD and ANNE SANDS, to leave Lavender. The catalyst for their departure is an unsolved murder perpetrated by a notorious villain who was earlier presumed dead.