Books by Sasscer Hill
Pub Date 2-11-20, Pre-order now!
Born an Irish American Traveller gypsy, Quinn’s father and stepfamily raise her to be a con artist. Can she escape a binding marriage contract and a life of crime?
Jailed for theft, Quinn pays restitution working on a horse farm. Unfamiliar with horses, her love for them surprises her. They make her hope for a better world.
Until the farm’s owner is brutally murdered and Quinn is the prime suspect.
On the run, Quinn uses every scam and con she knows to save herself. Can she find the real killer before she’s imprisoned for life or murdered because she knows too much?
A mystery-thriller of deceit, murder, greed and hope, by multiple award-winning author, Sasscer Hill.
“A heart-stopping thriller of a murder mystery”– Charles Todd, Anthony, Edgar, and Barry Award winning author.
Includes bonus chapter of new Nikki Latrelle novel, SHOOTING STAR!
FLAMINGO ROAD, Winner of the 2018 $10,000 Dr. Tony Ryan Award for Best in Racing Literature
THE DARK SIDE OF TOWN
An Editors Pick, Toronto Star
Baltimore police officer Fia Mckee is suspended for excessive use of force. Given a second chance, she’s sent to work undercover for the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau (TRPB) at Gulfstream Park in Florida, where her assignment is to spy on two racetrack workers suspected of illegal activities and whose horses continue to outperform all expectations.
To complete her cover story, Fia moves in with her semi-estranged brother, Patrick, and his daughter, Jilly. Fia’s investigations become twofold when Jilly disappears after an off the grid Cuban gang steals her beloved pony for horsemeat. Along the way, Fia encounters, a (very handsome) do-gooder who’s close on their trail, and a cabal of super wealthy gamblers who will stop at nothing to ensure they always win.
Baltimore police officer Fia McKee is put on leave for
excessive use of force after a crime turns deadly.
Given a second chance, she is sent to work for the
Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau (TRPB) at
Gulfstream Park racetrack in Florida, where she works
undercover as an exercise rider. Her assignment is to
watch two trainers whose horses continue to
outperform all expectations, winning their owners
unseemly amounts of purse money.
But a new crime forces Fia to work two angles—to
find out what’s happening with the trainers who might
be gaming the system, but also tracking down an evil
gang that's killing local riding horses for black market
horse meat. Along the way, Fia encounters Cuban
gangs living off the grid, a (very handsome) do-gooder
who’s close on their trail, and a cabal of super-wealthy
gamblers who will stop at nothing to ensure they win.
Fleeing from her evil stepfather through the dark, frozen streets of Baltimore, orphaned Nikki Latrelle climbs the razor-wire fence into Pimlico Racetrack. It’s a place she feels safe, a place where she spent happy times with her mother. Nikki knows how to ride, and dreams of being a jockey.
But with the police and stepfather on her trail, how can a thirteen-year-old runaway with no ID, no family, and no income survive?
Jockey Nikki Latrelle gets the chance of a lifetime -- to ride the favorite in a stakes race -- only to have her dream destroyed when a mysterious intruder kills her mount the night before the race.
Evil is at work at Maryland’s Laurel Park race track, and when Nikki stumbles over the body of a gunshot victim, she quickly becomes the prime suspect in a murder case. Framed and facing a possible murder rap, Nikki is ruled-off the track.
Deprived of job and income, Nikki follows a deadly trail of insurance scam and betting fraud. Will she live long enough to clear her name?
Racing at Virginia's beautiful Colonial Downs turns into a nightmare for jockey Nikki Latrelle. A sociopath is selling diet cocktails...and killing jockeys who struggle to make racing weight.
A hidden meth lab, an old family secret, a body buried years ago in the woods, and a friend's disappearance pull Nikki into a race against death.
For the first time, the short stories of award winning author, Sasscer Hill, are available in paperback! GRIPPING TALES OF FACT AND FICTION contains four true stories, from the book, Rare Highs and Killer Lows. Additionally, this anthology contains five mystery fiction stories: the noir tale Steamroller, two cozy Janet Simpson mysteries, a bonus Nikki Latrelle story, and a traditional Sherlock Holmes mystery.
GAME is Sasscer Hill's first published work. It is a short story about gambling and deceit that appeared in an obscure journal in upstate New York in 2007. It is the story that launched the Nikki Latrelle Horse Racing series. It is the story that, rewritten, became chapter three of FULL MORTALITY.