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Dana Mentink

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Dana Mentink is a resident of California where the weather is golden and the cheese is divine. After many years teaching elementary school, she now writes full length fiction for Harlequin and Moody. She is a 2009 American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year finalist for romantic suspense. Her October release, Betrayal in the Badlands, is a 2010 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice winner. She juggles her writing career along with a husband, two children and a dog with social anxiety problems. Visit her on the web at or her Facebook reader page at

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The Coffee Club Mysteries

The coffee shop on the corner of First and Main in Oak Grove, Kansas, seems to attract a series of mysterious events. Or perhaps it is the six women who frequent the shop for book club who are the magnets for trouble. . . . Morgan Butler, owner of the Coffee Perk, finds a project worker hanged at her…

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Dangerous Testimony (Pacific Coast Private Eyes)

LAST WITNESS STANDING Four weeks before she's set to testify at a gang murder trial, someone is determined to make sure that Candace Gallagher Andrews never takes the stand. When nowhere is safe for the private investigator or her little girl, Candace turns to the only person she can trust—longtime…

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Paws for Love: A Novel for Dog Lovers (Love Unleashed)

The Only Thing Sweet About Jellybean Is His Name Jellybean the terrier is about to unleash some serious mayhem on the unsuspecting town of Albatross. There's no quiet on the set when over-the-hill screen star Lawrence Tucker brings his naughty terrier, Jellybean, on location to the beachside town of…

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Abducted (Pacific Coast Private Eyes)

ON THE RUN When the high school sweetheart she never expected to see again bursts through the door of her medical mission clinic, nurse Sarah Gallagher can't hold back her shock. But Dominic Jett isn't there to catch up. He's trying to save a life, and the thugs on his tail will stop at nothing to…

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Fetching Sweetness: A Novel for Dog Lovers (Love Unleashed)

Standing Between Stephanie and Her Dream Is One Hundred Pounds of Lovable Trouble It should have been so simple for Stephanie Pink: Meet up with Agnes Wharton in a small town in California, retrieve the reclusive author's valuable new manuscript, and be promoted to a full-fledged literary agent. But…

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Seaside Secrets (Pacific Coast Private Eyes)

Navy chaplain Angela Gallagher wants to put the past behind her, but she's still haunted by the wartime death of her assistant. When his brother claims he's in danger and pleads for her to use her family's private detective company's resources to help him stay alive, she can't turn him down. But someone…

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Sit, Stay, Love: A Novel for Dog Lovers (Love Unleashed)

Take one abrasive professional athlete, a quirky out-of-work schoolteacher, and an overweight geriatric dog, and you're ready for a lesson in love...Tippy style. Pro baseball pitcher Cal Crawford is not a dog guy. When he inherits his deceased mother's elderly dog, Tippy, he's quick to call on a pet-sitting…

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Dangerous Tidings (Pacific Coast Private Eyes)

SEARCHING FOR THE TRUTH Coast Guard rescue swimmer Brent Mitchell wants only one gift for Christmas: to find his sister. When he discovers that her disappearance is tangled with the death of private eye Bruce Gallagher, he joins forces with Bruce's daughter Donna to investigate. Grieving Donna is as…

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Jungle Fire

The deadliest animal in the jungle is the two legged kind.Nina Truman is a missionary nurse, serving in a tiny Guatemalan town not far from the Mexican border.  It's a fulfilling life, tending to the village poor, a way to serve in the country from which she was adopted. The day she leaves on furlough,…

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Lost Legacy

Brooke Ramsey is running out of time. She needs to save her father's reputation before she loses him to illness. That means finishing the painting that went missing while in his care. Fast. Which is why she teams up with Victor Gage, owner of the Treasure Seeker's Agency. The charming detective has…

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Someone wants to ensure that the flight bringing Maddie Lambert and a transplant organ to her father never reaches its destination. Someone who's desperate enough to sabotage the plane. In the aftermath of the crash, Maddie finds herself stranded on an isolated mountain with the last man she'd ever…

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Betrayal in the Badlands

Isabel Ling returned to the barren Badlands of South Dakota to bury her sister -but she stayed to find answers no one wants to give. Cassie's death was no accident, and Isabel will find the killer, no matter what she has to do. And no matter who stands in her way. The one thing former pararescue soldier…

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Race To Rescue

"Help...murder." Those were her brother's last words before their phone connection was lost. So Anita Teel rushes to Arizona to find her only relative right away, but no one, from his employer to the police, will take her seriously. No one, except for Booker Scott, the hardened rancher whose…

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Why is a kind-hearted savant setting fire to an ordinary book? Recuperating firefighter Ivy Beria is determined to find out. But then the young man, Moe, goes missing, and his only friend turns up dead. Ivy is sure the double mystery is linked to the string of numbers Moe chanted before he vanished.…

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California Capers

Can ruth find love and put evil to rest when mystery takes up residence in the quiet coastal village of Finny, California? California Capers is a three-in-one volume with all the Finny mysteries - Trouble Up Finny's Nose, Fog Over Finny's Nose and Treasure Under Finny's Nose.

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Treasure Under Finny's Nose

A treasure at the bottom of the ocean, a murderer roaming the quiet streets of Finny. Will Ruth find the strength to withstand murder, mayhem...and mommyhood?

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Fog Over Finny's Nose

For vermiculturist Ruth Budge, the worm business is thriving until a disembodied toe turns up on the golf course, and members of a strange cult begin to infiltrate the quiet seaside town of Finny, California. Things go from misty to murderous as a man plummets to his death from an exploding hot air…

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Trouble Up Finny's Nose

Two gruesome discoveries, her dead husband's secret novel and a body in Finny's town square nearly push Ruth to the edge of her sanity. A crazy kaleidoscope of characters such as the uptight gallery owner, Napoleon Prinn; half-baked Dimple Dent, writer of fortune-cookie wisdom; Alva Hernandez, octogenarian…

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Killer Cargo

Transporting pet supplies, and the occasional bunny, is routine for pilot Maria de Silva. Discovering drugs admidst her shipments is not. Out of fuel in the Oregon wilderness, Maria barely escapes with her life when dealers meet her on the runway. She finds refuge at Cy Sheridan's idyllic animal sanctuary.…

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Dangerous Melody

Stephanie Gage's faher has been kidnapped by a dangerous man who wants to make a trade, her beloved dad for a multimillion dollar family heirloom that's gone missing. Either Stephanie finds the valuable violin or her father dies. To track it down, she must rely on Tate Fuego, the man who broke her heart…

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