Nothing about cars is a mystery to Mary, but she’s only interested in one mystery anyway: who killed her mother?

Mary’s mother’s favorite possession was a 1972 SS Chevelle. Someone murdered her while driving Mary to school.
Ten years have gone by, and the police had no leads. 
When Mary learns the police aren’t actively trying to solve the case, she decides to take matters into her own hands a solve the murder herself. 

Detective Ryan offers his assistance. In high school, Gunner Ryan was the popular guy, the quarterback on the football team, and he didn’t give Mary the time of day– why was he willing to help now? 

Gunner had a thing for the beautiful Mary Kelly in high school but never acted on his attraction because of her age. When Mary comes into the police station ten years later to inquire about her mother’s death, he offers to help as a way to get to know her. He finds Mary knows more about the murder than she’s letting on and tries to get her to trust him.  

A trusted employee was involved in her mother’s murder. Mary follows him, hoping he will lead her to her mother’s murderer. 

Mary’s attempt for revenge backfires, and she barely escapes with her life. The murderer kidnaps her father and Gunner as a way to lure to into a trap. 

Mary takes the bait but doesn’t arrive alone. It seems the whole neighborhood is fed up with the murderer and his gang and join forces with Mary to bring them down. 

Planning Vengeance

Planning Vengeance is a action story with thrills, car chases, guns… and a little romance. It starts with a couple of teens that finally get their miscommunications behind them, but someone else doesn’t want that to happen. He spirals out of control and takes a dark, broken path.
From the book:

“Did you see that, he has a gun,” Amy exclaimed to Jack as she slammed on the brakes.
She downshifted and booted the gas pedal to the floor. The 302 under the hood was one of the smaller V-8s in Chevy’s lineup, but it was an engine built for speed. And the Z-28 launched forward while the engine screamed. She shot past Paul, who was still reacting to Amy have hit the brakes.
The car got light going over the second little bridge, as the road turned slightly in the middle of the hump, but Amy counter-steered just a little, instinctively, and kept it under control.
“Take a left on Hall Rd. Paul might not even know it’s there. We might lose him,” Jack said quickly.
Amy pushed hard on the brakes again, barely making the hard left on the narrow road as the tires gently squealed, on the edge of their ability.
Hall Rd was an old country road that ran between Beach and Silver Isles Blvd. There were a few ruins of old houses on it, but now it was hardly ever used.
Amy was flying along in second gear when she saw the little BMW behind her.

But Amy and Jack, the star-crossed teens, have powerful allies when Paul decides to go to war with them. He is a creative foe…
Will they prevail, or will Paul find the single crack in their armor. Follow along on the wild ride in Planning Vengeance.

The Car: a sonnet sequence with illustrations


An owner’s workshop manual for servicing your life.

Reading poetry may help you step back from the troubles of your life and understand your experiences. It can bring solace at difficult times by offering a fresh insight into life.
These poems of human experience can help you understand your problems by analogy. Sometimes we understand problems better when someone can say: you problems are like this, and put it in another form so that you can see the whole thing working in a different light.
Each poem is easily understandable, often witty and humorous, and each carries an illustration of a car component that mirrors the problems we face every day.
Stuart Larner worked for thirty-five years as a clinical psychologist in the health service, and was brilliant at developing fresh humorous and witty insights with his clients. This bibliotherapy volume carries those insights one step further into the realm of poetry by the symbolism of the motor car.
A sequence of twenty-eight illustrated Shakespearean sonnets describing the human condition in terms of each of the mechanical components of a motor car.