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Kris Neri

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My next novel, and my first mainstream writing, is HOPSCOTCH LIFE, a quirky, accept yourself in all your glory women's fiction novel.

I write the Agatha, Anthony, Macavity and Lefty Award-nominated Tracy Eaton mysteries, featuring the daughter of eccentric Hollywood stars, REVENGE OF THE GYPSY QUEEN, DEM BONES' REVENGE, REVENGE FOR OLD TIMES' SAKE and the latest, REVENGE ON ROUTE 66, which takes place in the quirkiest spots along the Southwestern Route 66, and which is a New Mexico-Arizona Book Award finalist.

I also write a magical mystery series featuring fake psychic Samantha Brennan and genuine Celtic goddess/FBI agent Annabelle Haggerty, HIGH CRIMES ON THE MAGICAL PLANE, which received a Lefty Award nomination for Best Humorous Mystery,

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Never Say Die

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Hopscotch Life (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Jan 27, 2020 02:43PM
Description: Poor Plum Tardy. Between being saddled with a goofy name, to the way she misquotes adages, to her quirky style of dress, Plum always feel out of synch with other people. But even if others do seem to move in lockstep to successes Plum can’t even imagine, while she erratically leaps through life as if it were some giant hopscotch court, that doesn’t explain the startling way her life unravels.  Plum catches her fiancé Noah Rowle in the act with sexy Claire Denton, his partner in a real estate deal designed to allow the soul-sucking Budget-Mart chain to gobble up blocks of land across the country. Thinking her life couldn’t get any worse, she also learns he’s cheated her financially. Desperate to flee, Plum stumbles onto a bag of cash. Assuming that to be the booty Noah took from her, she runs off with it, toward a destination that’s just a name on a map. There, Plum finds a quirky town that needs someone like her. In one crazy leap, she not only makes that place her home, she thinks she’s hit on a way to stop to Noah and Claire’s land score. But while Plum tries to help her new town halt the steamroller of progress, even with her unconventional perspective she could not have predicted the way her past would collide with her present. Will her offbeat approach save her, or land her in behind bars in hopscotch hell? 
Dem Bones' Revenge (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:33PM
Description: When the cops catch mystery writer Tracy Eaton's mom, Hollywood legend Martha Collins, alone with the bloody remains of celebrity litigant Vince Sperry -- holding nothing but a lame excuse -- Tracy leaps to her mother's defense, despite her own publication woes. Only Martha seems determined to impede Tracy's attempts to clear her. That just convinces Tracy that her mom has pulled a doozy this time, even if Tracy can't see how anything Martha does related to Sperry's murder. Not that other suspects don't abound -- but those scare Tracy even more. Was Martha right? Had Tracy's stuffy lawyer husband, Drew, settled his career-making lawsuit with a bullet? Or did her dad, aging Hollywood heartthrob Alec Grainger, decide to end an old feud once and for all? All roads lead to the past, to one Hollywood scandal after another. Will Tracy's digging clear Martha? Or will she unearth something that's sure to slam the cell door shut on her exasperating, but well-loved, mother?
Revenge of the Gypsy Queen (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:33PM
Description: Meet Tracy Eaton, the beleaguered daughter of eccentric Hollywood stars. Tracy is no stranger to wacky people, especially within her family. So when her sister-in-law's wedding becomes a three-ring-circus, Tracy takes it in stride, even when the bride is kidnapped. Her snooty, bickering in-laws refuse to call the police and insist on paying the ransom, but Tracy knows that if justice is going to prevail, it will definitely need her help. Because...the groom takes to ridingaround in a gangster's bulletproof limo; sweet, loveable Uncle Philly -- a conman if there ever was one -- has disappeared and there are strange happenings at the engaged couple's upscale restaurant, The Gypsy Princess. It will take all of Tracy's innate noisiness and nerve to get to the shocking truth -- and the Eaton family secret. So much fun it ought to be a crime!
High Crimes on the Magical Plane (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:33PM
Description: Imagine the surprise of scam psychic Samantha Brennan—when she encounters the real thing—that’s right: an honest-to-heavens Celtic goddess, hidden beneath the steely exterior of FBI Special Agent Annabelle Haggerty. Yet Annabelle’s magical powers might not be enough when America’s sweet and sexy movie star, Molly Claire, is made the centerpiece of a gangland siege that brings the City of Angels to its knees. And if Annabelle and her family of deities are no match for the Demon of Darkness that she believes is masterminding LA’s own Armageddon—-what chance does a poor little fake like Samantha have?
Revenge for Old Times' Sake (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:32PM
Description: Free-spirited Tracy cheers when her stuffy husband, Drew, loosens up enough to rearrange the nose of his boorish boss, Ian Dragger. But Drew's timing couldn't be worse. When Dragger is found floating face down in the Eatons' pool, deader than disco, Drew is the one that wily Detective Patti Garcia zeroes in on as her prime suspect. Still, Tracy expects to clear her sweetie in short order. But that's before help arrives -- in form of her own mother, over-the-top movie actress Martha Collins, and her rigid-with-dignity mother-in-law, Charlotte Eaton. And when the mothers get together, the fireworks go off. Obstacles mount higher when Drew's ex-flame, attorney CeeCee Payne, deals herself into the game. But CeeCee's peculiar behavior raises too many questions. Does she want Drew back? Or is revenge what CeeCee's after, as her actions threaten to condemn him to a life behind bars. When the bodies in the pool start stacking up like timber in a logging camp, Tracy knows nothing less than her wildest antics will do. But as the blows keep coming Drew's way, Tracy fears that even her craziness won't be enough to save him.
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message 14: by Ashley

Ashley Please check out my website! I am trying to do more book reviews and even expand to movies, so please take a look and let me know what you think. -Ashley :)

message 12: by Richard

Richard Godwin Hi Kris thank you for accepting.

message 11: by Linda

Linda Atnip Hi Kris,

Thanks for your kind comment about my bio photo. As you can see, I also delve into the kingdom of magic and the faerie world. I look forward to checking out your work, and invite you to consider my latest, "Conversations with Mr. Kiki."

All the best to you,


message 10: by Mike

Mike Bove Kris, Best wishes for a successful and fun time tomorrow at The Poisoned Pen event.

Penelope Marzec Thanks for your friendship!

message 8: by Kris

Kris Neri Hey, Simon. Good to connect with you here.


message 7: by Simon

Simon Hi Kris!!!

Harlequin Books Hello Kris, it is a pleasure to meet you.

message 4: by Kris

Kris Neri I just signed up for it. Thanks, Beth. Good to connect with you here, as well as RL, too!

Beth wrote: "Hi Kris,
Thanks for befriending me here as well as in real-life! Have you signed up for the Goodreads author program?"

message 3: by Beth

Beth Hi Kris,
Thanks for befriending me here as well as in real-life! Have you signed up for the Goodreads author program?

message 2: by Kris

Kris Neri Right back attcha, Darynda!

Darynda wrote: "So good to see you on GR, Kris!!!"

Darynda Jones So good to see you on GR, Kris!!!

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