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The Phyllis Clark Series

The series begins as Phyllis Clark has just finished her junior year of high school, and more than anything else she wants to become

a private detective like her grandfather, an old time private detective named Philip Clark.

They both hope that she will someday takeover the agency.

The series follows Phyllis at various ages as she learns, the hard way, by working at her trade.

We also follow along as she falls in love and eventually gets married. 

Each book is written to stand on its own, however some of the side stories depend on knowing about the relationships

between the people, which can very often be funny.

(Good for younger readers)

​Phyllis Clark

and the Devil's Scepter

Released October 2018

Phyllis Clark just finished her junior year of high school, and more than anything else she wants to become a private detective like her grandfather. In hopes of changing her mind, her parents send her to visit her uncle who works for the California historical commission. Phyllis, her uncle, and his handsome young assistant, find an old pirate map which eventually leads them to the devil’s scepter. The scepter is also sought by an artifacts dealer and a demon, each of whom are more than willing to kill for them.

Some off color language (barnyard vulgarity). No sex, very light

violence. Not bad for younger readers.

AbeBooks rating: 5 stars

Phyllis Clark

and the

Teacher's Pet

Released October 2019
Phyllis Returns from California to find that one of her high school teachers is involved in the theft of the jewels known as the Bethlehem Stars. Clark Investigations is called on to recover the jewels, which pits Phyllis against a former fellow student and a current teacher.
AbeBooks rating: 4 star
Goodreads rating: 5.0 (It was amazing)

Phyllis Clark

and the

Demon's ​Christmas

 

Released October 2019

Dr. Weatherby and his assistant Benjamin Attlee visit Phyllis for Christmas. Phyllis is happy to see Benjamin, but soon finds out that the real reason for the visit is related to the finding of the Devil's Scepter the summer before. With the help of Philip Clark and Captain Sean O'Malley of the Chicago police department, they race to stop a Demon from entering the world using the old Chicago underground rail system.

AbeBooks rating: 4 stars

Goodreads rating: 5 stars (It was amazing)

Phyllis Clark

and the

Demon Cult

Released March 2020

In the fourth book of the series Phyllis is back in California visiting her Uncle Henry and Benjamin when the Devil's Scepter is stolen from Uncle Henry's museum.

Philip Clark is hired by the insurance company to recover it. Once he arrives in southern California the bodies begin to pile up and the chase is on as they consider rival demonic cults as their suspects.

This is the third book in the series related to the Phyllis Clark and the Devil's Scepter.

Phyllis Clark

and the

Emerald Isle​

Released March 2020

Phyllis is now  a college sophomore, taking Criminal Justice classes. While sitting in class one day she imagines that one of her professors is describing a jewelry robbery that he plans to commit. Of course, Phyllis sets out to foil his plans.

Phyllis Clark:

Sins of Savanna

Released July 2020

When Savanna Rush's sixty-first floor, high security apartment is burglarized, Phyllis is sent by the insurance company to investigate. She finds that the door was broken in from the inside and one of the most secure safes in the world has been compromised, without any damage.

Phyllis Clark;

Posies and Pistols​

Released September 2020

Phyllis' boyfriend, Benjamin, gets a job teaching at a college in Chicago. He also starts an apprenticeship at the Clark Detective Agency so that he can spend more time with Phyllis. He is soon thrown into his first case. Being his first case, he needs a lot of help from Phyllis; but that's just what he wanted.

Goodreads rating: 5 stars (It was amazing)

Phyllis Clark:

Silk Stockings and Stilettos

Released September 2020

Captain O’Malley refers a very grownup Phyllis Clark to a couple who are being pursued by an unknown stalker.  Phyllis and her boyfriend, Benjamin Attlee, sort through a variety of suspects, including the couples’ former spouses, old flames, and groupies.

Goodreads rating: 5 stars (It was amazing)

Phyllis Clark:

Dead for Christmas

Released September 2020

(Book Nine of the Phyllis Clark Series)

An old adversary of Philip’s has promised to make him “dead for Christmas”. When the man is released from prison, just before Christmas, Captain O’Malley fears for Philip’s life. After an unsuccessful attempt is made on Philip’s life, the villain goes after Phyllis.

Goodreads rating: 3 stars

Phyllis Clark: Devil's Sun

Released February 2021
(Book Ten of the Phyllis Clark Series)

As Phyllis and Benjamin move in together, Phyllis is hired to find a runaway girl. At the same time, Captain O’Malley and the Chicago police search for a serial killer. Soon their cases collide.

Phyllis Clark: Wedding Blues and Bullets

Released April 2021
Phyllis and Benjamin have set the date for their wedding. Now Phyllis' mother is driving her crazy making the plans.  To add to everything, Phyllis, has to solve the attempted murder of a friend of her father's.

Phyllis Clark;

Murder and Other Parlor Games

Released July 2021

Phyllis and Benjamin return from their honeymoon to begin life as a young married couple. They are soon invited to a symposium for historians. Once at the symposium, they find bizarre twists and turns, including murder.

AbeBooks rating: 5 stars

Phyllis Clark; 13

Released July 2021
In this, the thirteenth Phyllis Clark book, we find that Phyllis and Benjamin are hired by a ghoulish artist who believes that he has sold his soul to the devil and that the devil has now come to collect.
AbeBooks rating: 5 stars

Phyllis Clark; Misdirection

Released September 2021
At the beginning of the Christmas Season, a group of people are gunned down in downtown Chicago. The police believe that it was the work of terrorists, but a reporter believes that it was done by hitmen to cover a murder. The Clarks are hired to investigate.
AbeBooks rating: 5 stars

Phyllis Clark, Valentine's Kiss

Released September 2021

When Valentine’s boyfriend’s apartment is trashed, she accompanies him to the Clark Detective Agency. Once there, she confesses that bad things always happen to the people she dates. Phyllis and Benjamin set out to find the guilty person or persons and prove that she is not a jinx. Mystery

Phyllis Clark And Helena's Cross

Released November 2021
A group of Argentinian treasure hunters converge on Chicago searching for a treasure once stolen by Nazis during the war. They believe that what they are looking for was sold in Chicago after World War Two. Both Phyllis and Benjamin are separately recruited, under false pretenses, to help find the item. Soon treasure hunters begin to show up dead, and the remaining ones try to pit Phyllis and Ben against each other.
AbeBooks rating: 5 stars
 
 
 

Phyllis Clark: Forged in Fire

Released November 2021

When the charred body of a woman is found in a burned out car, the police believe that her husband is responsible. The husband's lawyer hires the Clarks to try to clear him.

AbeBooks rating: 5 stars

Phyllis Clark;

Riddled with Bullets

Released August 2022
As the Chicago Police search for a serial killer who is leaving riddles on the dead bodies of homeless men, the Clarks are hired to follow a wayward wife. Duck and Jackie are given the case and soon find that it is connected to the serial murders.
AbeBooks rating: 5 stars

Phyllis Clark and the Third Eye

Released August 2022

When the boyfriend of the new Clark receptionist suspects that his widowed aunt is being swindled by a fake psychic, he asks Jackie and Duck to help expose the man. They agree but soon find themselves in over their heads when the psychic turns out to be much more than just a conman.

AbeBooks rating: 5 stars

Phyllis Clark; Sunday Afternoon in the Park

Released August 2022

When a 200 pound, 7 foot by 10 foot painting worth 124 million dollars seems to have disappeared from a moving train, Phyllis is sent by the insurance company to find it.

Book number 20 in the Phyllis Clark detective series.

AbeBooks rating: 5 stars

Phyllis Clark

and

King Solomon's Ring

Released October 2022
A satanic cult, out to find the fabled Ring of King Solomon, kidnaps Henry Weatherby.  Henry tells them where he believes that the ring is at, which sets off a deadly quest to obtain it.

Phyllis Clark:

G.M. in the PM

Released October 2022
It's Christmas once again in Chicago.  Grant Marlow is a popular romantic night radio host, who has an unquenchable thirst for brandy and women.  When he believes that he is being stalked, he hires the Clark agency.

Phyllis Clark;
God's Work

In the 23rd Phyllis Clark Book: The Clarks struggle to get the new computer working.

The Chicago police track the return of a serial killer.

The devil shows up in the Communion line at Saint Michael's Church in Old Town.

And two Nuns ask Benjamin and Duck to find a former prostitute who's gone missing from their homeless shelter.

 PhyllisClark

and the

Brain Game

Phyllis awakens from a nightmare in which she sees a woman being killed.  It's not a memory of one of her old cases so she asks Captain O'Malley about it.  It turns out that there was a murder that night at same time that she had dreamed about it.  Captain O'Malley informs her that it is the work of a serial killer that they are calling the "Head Hunter".Soon another person comes to the police with the same story.Phyllis becomes obsessed with catching the killer.

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