The Goodnight Agency
When Ruby is forced to live with her oddball Uncle Simon, she can tell at once that something’s weird. She soon learns his secretive agency has a bizarre clientele — tabloid creatures that make her seem normal by comparison.
But when Uncle Simon is arrested, she and her new cadre of friends and minions have to take matters into their own hands to save him, preserve his clients’ secrets, and avoid starting a war.
And if possible, also avoid being eaten by a monster.
Rey and the Magic Amulet
Published under a different name since it’s intended for younger readers. Rey has to visit various real places in Minneapolis to return an amulet to a wizard, but the wizard is hard to find!
The Deep End
Someone in Marlee’s scheming family is out to get her–but who? To keep her head above water in this shark tank while figuring it out, she must keep them all from suspecting that she has no memory of them, or of this world. Meanwhile she needs to solve a murder mystery in which she’s possibly (let’s face it—probably) the murderer, and escape the rebels who want to execute her.
She has issues of identity to deal with. Her new body is round, brown, lesbian, and evil, none of which she’s happy about. If she’s forced to kill one more person, she might just give up in despair. She’s trying to be good, but nobody’s making it easy.
Fortunately, her maid will help keep the secret, for a price, and unless she gets a better offer. With any luck, and maybe a little help from the gods, Marlee might figure out how to get home before her own plots come crashing down around her.
The Badger’s Game (free)
In this dark city, a private eye has to keep his nose to the ground and all four feet on the pavement to drum up business. A rich dame throws him a bone, but putting a tail on Rex turns out to be no walk in the park.
- Available free on Wattpad
“Star of Vengeance” (free)
Not a read, but a listen. Free, ten short radio episodes scripted by Tyler (under a different name). Search the page for “vengeance”.
Horace’s magic trick goes so, so wrong when he follows instructions without first reading to the end. Will Muffin, aka Princess Mystery Moon Starfire, ever be the same again? Don’t try this at home. Your cat will thank you. Well, no it won’t; cats don’t, do they? But if they did, this would be the sort of thing they would thank you for. Out of print, but listen free to the audio version, recorded by the author.
Out of print
Doctor Dead: A Drew Family Adventure
San Francisco, 1904: Thirteen-year-old Percival Drew expected to spend the summer doing little more than tinkering with those new-fangled gasoline-powered motorcars. But that was before an insane scientist took an unhealthy interest in his cousin Quincey’s very rare blood type… Before people began vanishing from the streets, to reappear as the mad doctor’s undead minions… Before the villain’s infernal devices gave him the ability to strike at will, destroying all who opposed him! With chaos descending on San Francisco, only two boys know the secret to defeating the undead doctor. But can they act in time?
(Out of print, but I still have copies to sell.)