When Deputy Ken Brody's sweetheart goes missing in the mountains outside Timber Creek, Mattie Cobb and her K-9 partner Robo are called to search. But it's mid-October, and a dark snow storm is brewing over the high country. And they're already too late. By the time they find her body, the storm has broken, and the snow is coming down hard.


While Brody hikes down to bring back the forensics team and veterinarian Cole Walker gathers supplies to protect them from the storm, Mattie and Robo find themselves alone, guarding the gravesite overnight in the dead of the early winter. And that's only the first long, night in a series of them, because as their investigation develops, Mattie, Robo, Brody, and Cole find themselves in the middle of the killer's stalking ground--where the hunters have just become the hunted.

An effortlessly engrossing read filled with tension, excitement, and heart, Stalking Ground, the second in Margaret Mizushima's lauded debut series, will send a chill down every reader's spine.

  • Award-Winning Finalist: Fiction: Mystery/Suspense: 2017 International Book Awards
  • Best Mystery Nominee: Colorado Book Awards, 2017

Deputy Mattie Cobb is determined to stop drug traffic through Timber Creek, her peaceful hometown in the Colorado high country. But when she and her dog Robo find the body of a teenage girl, they must put aside their narcotics detection duties and track down a killer.

Veterinarian Cole Walker juggles his role as a single parent with the demands of a busy practice. Newly divorced, he hopes to piece together a new life for his children. The death of his daughter’s friend shatters his fragile progress.


When Mattie takes an injured dog found at the gravesite to Cole for medical care, she learns that he and his daughter might know something that will help her solve the crime. Together, they discover clues that set Mattie and Robo on the deadly trail of a killer. At its end, Mattie finds that if she is to prevent another child’s death, as well as her own and Robo’s, she must let go of her need to control everything and trust the instincts of her K-9 partner.


  • RT Reviewers' Choice Nominee for Best First Mystery
  • Library Journal Starred Review and Debut Mystery of the Month 

After the loss of her brother, actress Harmony Jones struggles with daily life. Landing the lead role on the hit faith based living history show, 1700s Life, might be the perfect way to reconnect with her faith and be her big acting break.
Tired of hiding his strong faith and convictions to get secular roles, David Hawkins jumps at the chance to play the curate on 1700s Life. It's the perfect vehicle to spread God’s word.
Elliot Banes’ career needs an image makeover, so he accepts the naval hero role on 1700s Life. Getting away from his overbearing mother is an added bonus. His true hope is to learn to speak his mind instead of always fading into the background.
When a scripted love triangle between Harmony, David, and Elliot becomes a real life love triangle, Harmony must make a difficult decision. . She hoped to find her wavering faith, she didn't count on finding love as well. If that was her only obstacle, the role would be a breeze. Unfortunately, there’s an on-set spy intent on causing drama. Can Harmony see through all the lies and secrets to the truth in her heart, or will she end up falling for the wrong man? 







Nerdy foster kid Ian just found out it's up to him to save the galaxy. But the only way he can do it is with help from the hottest girl in school, Arianna who doesn't remember that she and Ian are exiles from another planet- or that they are betrothed. So . . . that's awkward. Funny and full of twists, this is one sci-fi adventure you won't want to miss!

As the firstborn son of an old and powerful family, William Jennings Worthington VI knows what it's like to be under pressure. Groomed from birth with the relentless message that he was destined for greatness, Will has always pushed himself to succeed--nearly as much as his never-satisfied financial tycoon father pushes him. Becoming CEO of his company seems the next logical step on the success ladder. But when circumstances turn, Will finds himself staring down a road that leads to Capitol Hill. Can he trade the board room for the Senate floor? Or will a closetful of family secrets keep him from his destiny?

Bestselling author, psychologist, and birth order expert Dr. Kevin Leman teams up with novelist and journalist Jeff Nesbit for this compelling new series. In a culture that can't get enough of political intrigue and sneak peeks inside powerful families, this book is sure to find a ready audience.

In the heart of the forest lives a tree without any leaves, blossoms or even a single branch. It's teased and bullied for being different. What is this little tree to do?
Get ready to watch some leaves get rustled. You are about to embark on a trunk-warming tale of gargantuan proportions! The Tree With No Branches is a story about love, courage, and growing where it counts. Hold onto your petunias, the most funtastical story that's ever been told is about to unfold and is sure to take you and your imagination on the log ride of your life!
Brilliantly crafted by author Johnny Knew, nature-loving children learn about the joy in accepting others different than themselves and appreciating what is on the inside is what matters most. Ages 4-8. Hard cover books also available.

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