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Welcome to the world of Carrie Carlin,

 “…sizzles with suspense, mystery, drama and romance.” 
Long And Short Reviews


“This is a terrific book! ….Throughout the story the author develops the characters and the relationship….The plot of the mystery portion of the story is well crafted, with suspense, action, and enough surprises to hold the reader's interest throughout…. Strongly recommended to both those who enjoy romances and those who love a good mystery.” 

“….Tesler has done a masterful job of creating a terrific cast of characters, two of whom have a steamy past that resonates throughout the story. Ms. Tesler has also well crafted a mystery that immerses the reader into the terrifying world of cults that prey on the young and idealistic.”

A year has passed since that disastrous night when Samantha Barron, victim advocate for the prosecutor’s office had defied her crisis response team leader and dashed into a burning building to save a dog. But the words Douglas Ruark, flung at her as he dragged her to safety and sent her packing are seared into her soul. “You’re gone, Lady! There’s no room on this team for headline grabbers! Samantha has almost succeeded in getting the man out of her mind and her fantasies when he shows up at her office and insinuates himself into her most important case.

A terrified young girl comes to Samantha’s office blurting out a story about having witnessed a friend being “horribly punished—cast into the abyss” at the Greenwich Village Halloween parade; then suddenly bolts crying that she is a Judas, she should never have come. When Samantha realizes that the girl, Miriam, has actually witnessed a murder, she determines to find her before the leaders of a shadowy religious sect with whom Miriam has sought refuge, discover that she had recognized the masked killer. Samantha and Ruark are again thrown together in their mutual quest to save the girl. Without Ruark’s knowledge, Samantha agrees to go inside the cult house —as bait.

From the relatively safe streets of suburbia to the remote country house of a malevolent cult, Samantha finds herself caught up in a world where power and greed rule, where “love” is given and withdrawn as a brainwashing technique, and life is cheap if you’re a troublemaking outsider…


Author Nancy Tesler’s Bestselling
“Other Deadly Things”
Mystery Series
is available in Amazon’s Kindle Store!

“Don’t miss this stand-out-from-the-crowd cliffhanger with its slightly frazzled
commitment-phobic heroine, who’ll tickle your funny-bone as she steals your heart.”

Janet Evanovich, author of the Stephanie Plum novels

“If you like lovable, dysfunctional characters and a story
that includes mayhem and murder, then you’ll be mad about this series.”

Old Book Barn Gazette

“This is amateur sleuthing at its charming, endearing, laughable and surprising best.”
Charlotte Austin Review


Book One, "Pink Balloons and Other Deadly Things” introduces amateur sleuth, Carrie Carlin, stress-reduction biofeedback therapist and soon-to-be divorced single mom whose tranquil life is turned upside down when, on the eve of her fortieth birthday, her husband of eighteen years takes off with a sexy young wicked witch. A double whammy, but nothing compared to what she will face when she’s accused of knocking off the bimbo.

In Book Two, Sharks, Jellyfish and Other Deadly Things” it’s Carrie’s best friend, Meg, who is in trouble when her brother-in-law is killed (murdered?) in a boating accident in Key West, and Meg’s husband goes missing. Planning to do only some hand-holding and a little biofeedback therapy, Carrie flies to the rescue and becomes embroiled in a plot where it’s a toss-up as to who or what is more dangerous—the villains or the marine life.

Book Three, "Shooting Stars and Other Deadly Things” brings readers back to suburbia where Carrie can focus on her stressed-out clients, her daughter’s operatic debut at the local community theater, and warding off the matrimonial advances of her new lover, homicide cop, Ted Brodsky. That is, until compassion for a friend coupled with her unquenchable curiosity thrusts her into the middle of Ted’s latest case in which, what appears to be a simple bike vs. pedestrian accident, turns out to be a tangled web of Asian mob intrigue.

“Golden Eggs and Other Deadly Things,” Book Four, introduces Carrie’s not very loveable stepmother, Eve, who drags Carrie kicking and screaming into her unsavory, heretofore hidden past where extortionists lurk, and the threat of secrets about to be revealed leads to a murder which puts Eve in the clink, and Carrie’s life and her relationship with Ted in jeopardy.  Carrie’s own stress level shoots into the stratosphere as she finds herself the target of a nameless assailant with a heart as cold as the gold he covets.

Then there’s Book Five, “Slippery Slopes and Other Deadly Things.” How could Carrie predict that a killer would off a victim who’s riding a chairlift at the peaceful ski resort where her biofeedback convention is being held? For the answer to this and other intriguing questions---



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