Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Oncoming Storm Series Spotlight & Character Bios

The Five Santas
The Oncoming Storm Series Book #1
By- Jay Mims
Genre- Mystery, Detective, Cozy

Dan Landis is a private investigator who makes his living peeping in windows and taking compromising photos to make a quick buck. But, even adultery has an off-season, and to make some quick cash, Dan’s been hired by a department store to work as a loss prevention agent.

Then he finds Santa stuffed behind a dumpster. One Santa leads to another, and before he knows it, Dan’s up to his sugar plums in murder, intrigue and holiday cheer. It’s up to Dan to save Christmas, find the Kringle Killer and choose the perfect gift for the quirky blonde in his life.


The Cult of Koo Kway
The Oncoming Storm Series Book #2
By- Jay Mims
Genre- Mystery, Detective, Cozy

When Dan Landis wakes up handcuffed and threatened by a colander wielding high-heeled beauty, he knows it’s Tuesday. And when a hapless blonde is in danger of being mugged, his best friend shows up poisoned in his kitchen, and his sister wants him to track down a cowboy named Tex, Dan knows he’s in trouble.

Dan and his faithful sidekick Abbey return for this new mystery, as college professors keep disappearing, students end up poisoned, and someone keeps trying to kill Dan. And all signs point to an obscure film called The Cult of Koo Kway. As the clock ticks, Abbey and Dan must work together to save the day.


The Gray Ghost Inn
The Oncoming Storm Series Book #3
By- Jay Mims
Genre- Mystery, Detective, Cozy

Dan Landis had a simple plan. Drive to a quaint bed and breakfast, spend New Year’s with his best friend Doc, and enjoy a much-needed vacation. Except, he didn’t account for everyone’s favorite klutzy genius Abbey.

Now there’s a body in the library, snow all around, and a mansion full of suspects. Dan must call on his best detective skills, and his worst Hercule Poirot impersonation, to solve this latest mystery. However, the awful truth looms overhead everyone, whatever the answer, nothing will ever be the same.


Racing the Storm
The Oncoming Storm Series Book #4
By- Jay Mims
Genre- Mystery, Adventure, Detective, Cozy

The storm is here. Dan Landis, private investigator, has been hired by his defense attorney sister to do the impossible. In order to create a miracle, Dan must call on his friends and family, endangering them and putting a target on his own back. 

Dan is on the run, his home is in flames, and the bad guys have murder on their minds. The skies reddened in The Five Santas, the clouds began to darken in Cult of Koo Kway, and the thunder rumbled in The Gray Ghost Inn. At last, the storm is here. And everything is about to change.


Character Bios- The Oncoming Storm Series

My Grandmother has read all my books, and the one complaint she always has is “There are just too many characters.” So, fair warning.

Dan Landis - Dan’s a sarcastic and charming private investigator who will gladly deduce if your spouse is cheating on you, get incriminating evidence, and make you breakfast in bed. Sometimes in that order. He’s a lovable rogue with a tendency to run-off at the mouth. He also has the voice of his dead partner, Maggie, in his head.

Bernice Agnes “Abbey” Smith - Abbey’s the Girl Friday to Dan’s Cary Grant, has the situational awareness of a kiwi (the fruit not the bird) and a genius level I.Q. When not cracking cases and nabbing fugitive cowboy’s, Abbey is working on her PhD. in Art History. She will also own you in Disney Trivial Pursuit.

Julianne “Boom-Boom” Jones - Jules is Dan’s sister, and the only woman he admits to being afraid of. She’s a defense attorney and the terror of the courtroom. She was the legal representative of a major drug lord until he got an aneurysm. Now, she’s hired her idiot brother to help her clean up the mess. She’s also married to a homicide detective.

Gary Jones - If you ever get murdered, Gary’s who you want investigating. He’s careful, methodical, gentle and imperturbable. He’s also the one who usually has to bail Dan out of trouble. He met his wife, Jules, when he arrested Dan for murder. It’s complicated. His mustache is the stuff of legend.

Leroy “Doc” Brown, PhD. - Doc is Dan’s mentor, and the only person besides Mama Landis who calls him Daniel. Doc is an anthropology professor, drives an epic Fat Boy motorcycle and owns a Packard. Doc Brown may or may not also have built a Flux Capacitor in his garage. He despises the song “Bad Bad Leroy Brown”.

Bernadette Wilkins, M.D. - Bernie met Dan at the E.R. when he found out his partner, Maggie, had been shot. She’s smart, sassy, and British. She also does not put up with any of Dan’s nonsense. Bernie drives a Vespa, has a crush on Abbey, and looks better in Dan’s shirt then anyone has a right to.

Margaret “Maggie” O’Bryon - Maggie was the hardboiled private detective who taught Dan everything he knows about being a P.I. She was shot by a mugger, and now acts as Dan’s mentor, spiritual advisor, and conscience. She was also friends with Doc Brown. Dan’s most prized possession is a silver framed photo of Maggie that he keeps on his window sill.

About the Author- 
Jay Mims, better known as Mimsey, lives two miles past nowhere with The Mimsus. He also accidentally adopted his neighbor’s cat, Eartha Kitty, has a lizard named Bob hiding in his house, and has a passive-aggressive Dalek roommate named Steve. When not writing cozy mysteries, Jay teaches and is learning knitting. Jay is currently working on knitting a cape. Capes are cool.



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