The Mex Mysteries
Based in New York City, Mexicali Rose (“You can call me Mex”) Stone is above all a human being having a spiritual experience. She’s an intuitive investigator who solves her cases from the inside out. Guided by Spirit, her inner voice, she catches her culprit, and always learns something about herself.
U.S. passport and lipstick in her purse, Mex’s cases lead her in all directions: Tierra del Fuego, the Western Isles of Scotland, the Mafiosi underground of Japan, at home on Broadway and up the Hudson to her country home. On her travels, Mex manages to fall in (and out) of love with a number of gifted women from whom she learns and with whom she grows spiritually.
Oklahoma! Hex finds Mex on Broadway solving the real-life murder of “pore” Jud in a production of Oklahoma!. Called in to investigate by an old flame and the producer of the show, Mex works alongside her favorite cop, Michael Ryan Kelley, to uncover the murderer. When she discovers that the cast of Oklahoma! is infiltrated with Santería practitioners. . . .
Brigadoon Moon sends Mex to the Western Isles of Scotland, near the Callanish Stone Circle, where her old friend Waverly King is conducting a production of Brigadoon. Mex tangles with the local aristocrat who harbors a secret identity and who is obscuring a triple murder by using the centuries-old battle between the witches and the Druids as a diversion. . . .
Butterfly Fan summons Mex to Kyoto, Japan, and to the healing of a deeply submerged secret in her own life: the death of her only son. A one-shot production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly commissioned by the okasan of the oldest geisha house in existence entwines Mex with the Japanese Yakuza and a businessman’s murder turned hara kiri. . . .
Chicago Valentine keeps Mex at home on Broadway. Six seemingly unrelated folk are dead all over town. Two things link them all: each victim had a single ticket stub to Chicago — The Musical and a mysterious playing card. Mex delves into her own Gypsy ancestry to unlock the mystery of the playing cards. . . .
Mattress Police finds Mex relaxing in the Hudson River Valley at her new (delightfully pink) Queen Anne Victorian house in the country. At the nearby summer theatre conservatory, a leading actor in a production of Once Upon A Mattress is murdered. As she investigates, Mex learns the lost secret of the four grail treasures. . . .
Gypsy Chicks sends Mex home to reclaim a piece of her long ago past: the shadowy figure of her long-absent father. Through a one-shot fundraiser by the social elite of the Big Apple for strippers who are single mothers, Mex finds out just what part of her heart still belongs to Daddy. Seraphim plays Momma Rose in the benefit, and the two learn how they might create the marriage of their dreams.. . . .