Desert Dead – Book #3, the Mac 'n' Ivy Mysteries

Desert Dead
289 Pages
ISBN 978-0-578-59916-8

Seniors Ivy and Mac, recently married, are on the road, heading for their delayed honeymoon in Baja. They're eagerly anticipating beaches and sunshine, romance and shrimp tacos.

But a call from good friend Magnolia, changes their plans. Magnolia has found a dead body. Magnolia has, much to her shock, Iost that dead body. Ivy and Mac decide it won't take long to make a side trip to a ghost town in Arizona to help their friend.


Because in addition to a missing dead body, there's an old cowboy trying to revive a faded movie career, a question of blackmail, a two-million dollar insurance policy, an ex-model writing the Great American Novel, and her artist boyfriend, who is unhappy that his big success is coming from his paintings of roadrunners. There's also a hungry roadrunner named Harry. And a killer determined to put Ivy and Mac into the category of the missing dead.

Lorena McCourtney

About Lorena McCourtney (Grants Pass, Oregon Author)

Lorena McCourtney

Lorena McCourtney is the author of 48 books of mystery and romance. She began writing in grade school and submitted stories to various girls' magazines. Unimpressed with her youthful "talent," editors quickly returned the stories. She had better luck in high school with her first "professional" sale, an article published in an Alaskan magazine.

After graduation from Washington State with a degree in agriculture, she went to work for a Midwestern meat packing company. Where she quickly discovered she did not want to make a life's work of writing about raising hogs and making sausage. She then went on to write fiction - numerous children's short stories, confessions, and mass-market romance novels. After that it was Christian romances and finally the genre which she feels is her real home, lighthearted Christian mysteries.

Lorena has lived in the Grants Pass area for over 50 years. She and her husband Jim enjoy traveling, relaxing in their travel trailer on their Rogue River lot, and searching for treasures (and finding junk) with their metal detector.