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The Maxey Burnell series, set in Boulder, Colorado, began with Private Lies, which is out of print. The rest of the novels, in order, are:
If Two of Them Are Dead
Who Was Sylvia?
Death Kindly Stopped
Maxey and other characters are rich in description and delicious in memorable speech. Cail has a clever and quick wit that Maxey and her gang pull out of a never-ending bag of chuckles. -- Joyce Davis, Longmont Daily Times Call, reviewing Death Kindly Stopped.
An archeological dig in present-day Melissandra, Colorado, a string of unsolved late-19th century murders in the same town, two psychic women and a secret worth killing for--all accelerate the pace of Carol Cail's The Seeds of Time.
Nifty premise, atmospheric detailing, and uncanny characterization; recommended.
--Library Journal reviewing The Seeds of Time.
Carol Cail's earlier Maxey Burnell mystery, If Two of Them Are Dead, got my attention not only by being an interesting mystery (the lead character actually tries to find out the truth about her mother's murder some years back) but it also offered one of the more interesting secondary characters I'd encountered in quite a while. And secondary characters can make an otherwise pedestrian book worth reading. Luckily, Cail is not a pedestrian writer and Who Was Sylvia? is a worthwhile sequel.
--Andi Schecter for mysterybooks.about.com
There are more than a few hair-raising moments in this riveting wilderness adventure, as well as a highly satisfying romance.
--Romantic Times Magazine, reviewing Love At Second Sight
Cail mixes a host of intriguing possibilities together and manages to keep most of them open with the clever use of red herrings, for a topical, entertaining story. I like Maxey--I wish she, and the Blatant Regard, were keeping an eye on things in my hometown.
--Barbara Blunt of Mystery News, reviewing Unsafe Keeping.