J.M.M.Adams, Mystery Author

Kanani’s Golden Caves

Kanani’s Golden Caves

Free Sunday and Monday.

Sophia and Kanani are in a mess, will they get out alive?

Kanani’s Golden Caves

Kanani’s Golden Caves

Free Tomorrow and Monday! Enjoy Kanani’s first Hawaiian Adventure.

Sophia and The Dragon

Chapter 7

 

I screamed, but the hand over my mouth stopped me from making a noise. My sister turned around and they knocked her out. I was drug out of the Castle into the stable then thrown in a carriage. The carriage took off down the hill over the moat.

“What do you want?” I asked.

“We have your device and are trying to find the hole but can’t. You’re going to show us. There’s a man on the other end and he wants to meet us.” Answered Morgan Le Fay.

“What do you plan on doing on the other side?” I asked.

“Learning something to change history.” She snorted.

THE VIOLIN

A Sophia Anderson Mystery, soon to be released without the color photos to make the book more cost efficient.

The Hidden Door

 

A Sophia Anderson Mystery

THE VIOLIN

By Michele Makinson

CHAPTER 1

The blue sky turned dark, heavy rain came pouring down on my windows; I decided to close up my antique shop early before I heard the bell tinkle over my front door. I looked up and saw a drenched skinny woman, dressed in black dripping water all over my hardwood floors and carrying a music case.

“May I help you?” I asked the stranger as I walked past her closing the shop door from the wind and rain.

“Perhaps, I’m looking for a woman named Sophia Anderson. I was told she owns this shop, do you know her?” The skinny woman asked as she shook water off of her long coat.

“Why, that’s me,” I said looking puzzled.

“Good, I don’t have time to explain. I offered to bring tis violin to you from your grandfather. You will understand when you open it. I really must go!” She said as she walked up to my counter and placed the violin case on it. She then turned and ran out of my shop into the torrential rain.

“Wait! I don’t know your name!” I called out after her as I chased her into outside. I was instantly drenched and my hair was flying into my face. I fought the wind and caught up with her. “What’s your name?” I shouted again.

She turned around and said, “Rachael McFarland,” then turned the corner and disappeared.  I almost ran into someone running back to my shop. I turned to see who it was, it wasn’t anyone I recognized, but he was going in the same direction as Rachael.  I didn’t think much of it at the time because that was the way to the ferry and I just wanted to get back to my shop and dry off. I pushed the door shut against the rain and wind. Then went over to the counter grabbed a towel and dried my hair as I was reaching out for the violin. I opened the case up it was a pretty violin but didn’t look like anything special. I closed the lid, I needed to get home and I would look it over closer there. Kanani was waiting for me. She’s my pretty red and black German Shepherd. She usually comes to work with me but I left her home today.

I locked up my shop and slipped out the back door after putting on my raincoat. I walked through the alley and made a dash for my car parked in the lot at the end of the road. I was shivering by the time I got there; I got in and turned up the heat. I looked at my watch, it was too early to call John, my husband; he was in Hawaii and Washington State was 3 hours ahead in time. I decided to call him later.

RING, RING, I grabbed my cell phone out of my purse.

“Hello,” I said.

“Hi Sophie, it’s me, Susan. Do you want some company tonight? With the guys in Hawaii I thought I could grab a pizza, salad and some wine then bring them over and spend the evening with you and Kanani.”

“That’s a great idea, Susan!” I’m hungry, wet and cold. I’m on my way home now; I’ll see you there. I can’t wait for you to come over so I can tell you about my strange encounter this afternoon.”

“A strange encounter? You have my curiosity intrigued. I can’t wait to hear what happened, see you soon.” Susan said hanging up the phone.

I started driving but had a weird feeling about this violin. If it had not been raining so hard, I would have noticed a car following me.

 

[contact-form][contact-field class='zem_slink' title='Record label' href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Record_label' target='_blank' rel="wikipedia">label</a>='Name' type='name' required='1'/][contact-field label='Email' type='email' required='1'/][contact-field label='Website' type='url'/][contact-field label='Comment' type='textarea' required='1'/][/contact-form]

Sophia and The Dragon

Chapter 20

Casey Lane rolled out of bed and just about hit the floor hard. The phone was ringing, it was the middle of the night and Jackie Lee her GSD had taken over her whole queen bed, covers and all. She groped for the phone.

“Casey Lane and Jackie Lee GSD Detective Agency,” She mumbled into the phone.

Yes yes, hello, my name is Father Anderson, I want to hire you and your dog to go find my grand daughter, she is missing. I know where she is; but it’s awkward to explain over the phone. Can you fly to Luxembourg and meet me, and then I can explain.”

Casey lane turned on the light and looked at the clock, it was 5 am, time to get up soon anyway. She was listening with interest now. Jackie Lee was snoring and lying on his back. Really, he had to get up soon too.

“Well, we can fly to Luxembourg and meet you but I can’t promise we will accept the assignment.” She told him.

“I will have tickets for you at Sea Tec, can you go tonight?” He asked her.

Whew, tonight she thought!

“Umm, we just finished a big assignment so we could catch a flight out tonight. Will you pick us up?” She asked him.

“Yes, I will be there to get you.” He replied.

“Ok, let me call and make a reservation.” She told him.

“It’s already done, you leave at 8 pm tonight on Lufthansa. Have a safe flight and thank you.” He answered and hung up.

Casey looked at the dead phone in her hand. What was this all about? She put the phone down thinking about all she had to do.

“Jackie Lee, up and atom kid,” she said leaning over the bed giving him morning rubs.

“Arrrr,” He mumbled smiling at her with his big white teeth.

“You’re a character Jackie Lee, let’s go.” She said with a smirk.

They hit South Beach for a bit of exercise and by noon they were home and packed. Casey Lane notified her boyfriend of sorts that they would be out of town, to please keep an eye on her house. He was a State Trooper so she wasn’t sure where he was right now. He wouldn’t be happy she had left without saying goodbye, so that’s why she called him. Jackie Lee was wearing his doggie armor suit, Casey Lane had her suitcase packed very lightly and they caught the ferry from Friday Harbor, Washington, that’s where Jackie and Casey lived, to drive down to the airport in Seattle and wait for their flight.

The airline was very accommodating to Jackie Lee; he got a seat next to Casey Lane in first class.

“It was very nice of Mr. Anderson or Father Anderson to pay for our fare overseas.” Casey said to Jackie Lee.  Everyone one the flight thought Jackie Lee was so adorable; Casey did too.

They were greeted at the airport without a wait and driven to a beautiful estate. Father Anderson told Casey this was Sophia’s house, used to be his until he joined a monastery.

They walked in and Casey Lane was stunned at the very beauty of the place, off white marble floors in the entryway, a huge chandelier hanging overhead. There seemed to be many rooms, but were shown into the kitchen.

“This is where you and Jackie Lee can stay tonight, I have prepared a dinner for us and thought we could talk about my proposal during that time. Then if you agree, I will take you to the destination tomorrow, does that sound good to you?” Asked Father Anderson.

“Yes, yes, could I just take Jackie Lee out for a quick walk?” Casey Lane asked him.

“Perfect idea, then I will have dinner ready when you get back. What does Jackie Lee eat?” Asked Father Anderson.

“I have his food packed in dry ice, thank you for reminding me. I need to get it in the fridge right away.  Then we will go out Jackie Lee,” she looked at her dog; he was giving her big eyes when she mentioned his food. He got up and wagged his tail, then pawed her.

“In a minute, let me get your food unpacked. Go get your leash!” She told him. With that he trotted off to the front door and came back with the leash she had left there as they entered the house.

Everything was accomplished, Jackie Lee had his walk and dinner; he was now lying down at her feet. They were eating and Casey Lane was listening in disbelief at the tale of Sophie and Kanani.

“Well, what do you think? Would you go and take a look, then get back to me? My older grand daughter, Jennie is very worried about them. I think my great grand daughter went with Sophia and Kanani as well as Lamorack and Merlin, something must have happened or we would have heard from them by now. They have been gone 9 weeks!” He looked very worried indeed.

“I will go over and meet with Jennie, then see if I can be of any help. I don’t know much about finding dragons, I don’t even believe they ever really existed and I don’t believe I can go back in time. However, if this is true, Jackie Lee needs to stay here with you until I return. I don’t feel comfortable with him going through time. Is that a deal?” She asked.

Getting up to shake her hand Father Anderson said, “That is a deal, Jackie Lee will have to come back to the monastery with me and stay there until you return. Just tell me how to care for him and feed him. I will be anxious to hear your report. I will call Jennie now so she can meet you tomorrow when you arrive.” He got up and walked into another room.

Casey Lane scratched her dog on the head, “I don’t believe any of this Jackie Lee, but he seems like a sane person. You be a really good boy, ok?” I didn’t expect an answer, but he gave her a high five. Man was she going to miss him.

“Ok, it’s all set for tomorrow. We will leave here around 7am if that’s ok with you?” He asked.

“Yes, that’s fine. Where should Jackie Lee and I sleep tonight? I would like a shower too and I need to repack a smaller bag to take with me.” She added.

“Follow me, you can have this guest room, there’s a tub and shower attached to the room and fresh towels.” He said as Casey Lee got up from the table and followed him to a room off of the kitchen.

“Thank you and good night,” She said as he walked away.

“Thank you too,” he said turning around to look at her, “good night.”

With that they were alone. She didn’t know what she was getting herself into and why would anyone leave this beautiful house to go to the middle Ages? Strange! She needed sleep. Pretty soon Jackie Lee was snoring away next to her. If she hadn’t been so tired she would not have fallen asleep so fast.

Morning came all to fast, Jackie Lee was left in the car or no one could have stopped him from coming with her on her journey. She cried when they hugged goodbye.

She was talking to Father Anderson and before she knew it, she had stepped through an opening. Darkness flashed all around her, she was all-alone; it went by very fast, then she landed hard on the ground. She looked around and saw a carriage coming her way.

“I sure hope they were coming for me,” she said to herself. “Unbelievable, the old man was telling me the truth!”

Michele

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B007LO9SRE

http://www.amazon.com/author/Makinson

http://www.Facebook.com/Michele.Makinson.author

` [contact-form][contact-field label='Name' type='name' required='1'/][contact-field label='Email' type='email' required='1'/][contact-field label='Website' type='url'/][contact-field label='Comment' type='textarea' required='1'/][/contact-form]

THE VIOLIN

A Sophia Anderson Mystery, soon to be released without the color photos to make the book more cost efficient.

 

The Hidden Door

 

A Sophia Anderson Mystery

 

THE VIOLIN

By Michele Makinson

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER 1

 

 

 

The blue sky turned dark, heavy rain came pouring down on my windows; I decided to close up my antique shop early before I heard the bell tinkle over my front door. I looked up and saw a drenched skinny woman, dressed in black dripping water all over my hardwood floors and carrying a music case.

“May I help you?” I asked the stranger as I walked past her closing the shop door from the wind and rain.

“Perhaps, I’m looking for a woman named Sophia Anderson. I was told she owns this shop, do you know her?” The skinny woman asked as she shook water off of her long coat.

“Why, that’s me,” I said looking puzzled.

“Good, I don’t have time to explain. I offered to bring tis violin to you from your grandfather. You will understand when you open it. I really must go!” She said as she walked up to my counter and placed the violin case on it. She then turned and ran out of my shop into the torrential rain.

“Wait! I don’t know your name!” I called out after her as I chased her into outside. I was instantly drenched and my hair was flying into my face. I fought the wind and caught up with her. “What’s your name?” I shouted again.

She turned around and said, “Rachael McFarland,” then turned the corner and disappeared.  I almost ran into someone running back to my shop. I turned to see who it was, it wasn’t anyone I recognized, but he was going in the same direction as Rachael.  I didn’t think much of it at the time because that was the way to the ferry and I just wanted to get back to my shop and dry off. I pushed the door shut against the rain and wind. Then went over to the counter grabbed a towel and dried my hair as I was reaching out for the violin. I opened the case up it was a pretty violin but didn’t look like anything special. I closed the lid, I needed to get home and I would look it over closer there. Kanani was waiting for me. She’s my pretty red and black German Shepherd. She usually comes to work with me but I left her home today.

I locked up my shop and slipped out the back door after putting on my raincoat. I walked through the alley and made a dash for my car parked in the lot at the end of the road. I was shivering by the time I got there; I got in and turned up the heat. I looked at my watch, it was too early to call John, my husband; he was in Hawaii and Washington State was 3 hours ahead in time. I decided to call him later.

RING, RING, I grabbed my cell phone out of my purse.

“Hello,” I said.

“Hi Sophie, it’s me, Susan. Do you want some company tonight? With the guys in Hawaii I thought I could grab a pizza, salad and some wine then bring them over and spend the evening with you and Kanani.”

“That’s a great idea, Susan!” I’m hungry, wet and cold. I’m on my way home now; I’ll see you there. I can’t wait for you to come over so I can tell you about my strange encounter this afternoon.”

“A strange encounter? You have my curiosity intrigued. I can’t wait to hear what happened, see you soon.” Susan said hanging up the phone.

I started driving but had a weird feeling about this violin. If it had not been raining so hard, I would have noticed a car following me.

 

[contact-form][contact-field class='zem_slink' title='Record label' href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Record_label' target='_blank' rel="wikipedia">label</a>='Name' type='name' required='1'/][contact-field label='Email' type='email' required='1'/][contact-field label='Website' type='url'/][contact-field label='Comment' type='textarea' required='1'/][/contact-form]

Davy and Dad

Davy

Davies New Bike

Davy and Dad

“Look Dad, look,” said Davy to Dad. Davy pointed at the motorbike that Dad was going to buy Davy. They were at the motorbike store.

“Is that the one you want, Davy?” Asked Dad, taking little Davy’s hand and walking over to the bike.

“I want up,” pointed Davy taking the pacifier out of his mouth.

Dad picked up 2 year old Davy and put him on the bike. The salesman was shocked to see that a 2 year old was getting a motorized bike.

“Sir,” said the stern looking salesman. “Your son is too young to ride a bike, I am sure.”

Dad looked at the salesman and said, “You don’t know my son Mister. He is a better rider at 2 than I am at 47. Davy needs to try this bike out, can you take it out back to the track for us?”

Dad took Davy off of the bike and the salesman walked the bike to the back saying, “If you know what your doing, sir but you will have to sign a form.”

“No problem,” said Dad, “let me sign.”

Then the salesman took Dad to the front and he read the

Paper work and signed his name. Davy had his own helmet so Dad helped him put it on and they walked out back. Davy was so excited he kept jumping up and down as they walked.

Davy got on the bike with Dad’s help, his helmet was on and padding too for his elbows and knees.

“Davy, do a Brodie for the salesman.” Said Dad.

“Ok Dad,” said Davy.

Davy started the bike then stopped and asked, “Dad, is that a Brodie?”

“Yes Davy, that is a Brodie!” Dad was excited.

“Ok,” said Dad to the salesman, “I will buy the bike for Davy.”

“Yes sir,” said the salesman, “Your son rides very well, I am impressed. Let us all go inside and I will ring up the bike.”

Davy, Dad and the salesman went inside and Dad took out his wallet. He paid for the bike, in the meantime the bike was brought in and the salesman helped Dad put it in the trailer behind Dad’s truck.

On the way home, Davy kept looking back at his bike with a smile on his face. When they got home Mom met them. She was so happy to see Davy’s bike that she kissed Dad!

“Let us unload the bike, then go eat dinner.” Said Mom.

“Ok,” said Dad, “we will be right in for dinner.”

“Davy, help Dad put your bike in the garage,” said Mom.

Davy ran over to help his Dad wheel the bike into the garage. Dad had already taken it out of the trailer.

After dinner Mom and Dad took Davy out to sit on his new bike. He had already had his bath and was in his pajamas. Davy was smiling from ear to ear. He loved his new bike.

“Time for bed,” Dad said, as he walked over and took Davey off of his bike.

“Night night bike,” said Davy waving goodbye to his new bike.

That night Davy dreamed about his new bike.

Sophia and The Dragon

Chapter 20

Casey Lane rolled out of bed and just about hit the floor hard. The phone was ringing, it was the middle of the night and Jackie Lee her GSD had taken over her whole queen bed, covers and all. She groped for the phone.

“Casey Lane and Jackie Lee GSD Detective Agency,” She mumbled into the phone.

Yes yes, hello, my name is Father Anderson, I want to hire you and your dog to go find my grand daughter, she is missing. I know where she is; but it’s awkward to explain over the phone. Can you fly to Luxembourg and meet me, and then I can explain.”

Casey lane turned on the light and looked at the clock, it was 5 am, time to get up soon anyway. She was listening with interest now. Jackie Lee was snoring and lying on his back. Really, he had to get up soon too.

“Well, we can fly to Luxembourg and meet you but I can’t promise we will accept the assignment.” She told him.

“I will have tickets for you at Sea Tec, can you go tonight?” He asked her.

Whew, tonight she thought!

“Umm, we just finished a big assignment so we could catch a flight out tonight. Will you pick us up?” She asked him.

“Yes, I will be there to get you.” He replied.

“Ok, let me call and make a reservation.” She told him.

“It’s already done, you leave at 8 pm tonight on Lufthansa. Have a safe flight and thank you.” He answered and hung up.

Casey looked at the dead phone in her hand. What was this all about? She put the phone down thinking about all she had to do.

“Jackie Lee, up and atom kid,” she said leaning over the bed giving him morning rubs.

“Arrrr,” He mumbled smiling at her with his big white teeth.

“You’re a character Jackie Lee, let’s go.” She said with a smirk.

They hit South Beach for a bit of exercise and by noon they were home and packed. Casey Lane notified her boyfriend of sorts that they would be out of town, to please keep an eye on her house. He was a State Trooper so she wasn’t sure where he was right now. He wouldn’t be happy she had left without saying goodbye, so that’s why she called him. Jackie Lee was wearing his doggie armor suit, Casey Lane had her suitcase packed very lightly and they caught the ferry from Friday Harbor, Washington, that’s where Jackie and Casey lived, to drive down to the airport in Seattle and wait for their flight.

The airline was very accommodating to Jackie Lee; he got a seat next to Casey Lane in first class.

“It was very nice of Mr. Anderson or Father Anderson to pay for our fare overseas.” Casey said to Jackie Lee.  Everyone one the flight thought Jackie Lee was so adorable; Casey did too.

They were greeted at the airport without a wait and driven to a beautiful estate. Father Anderson told Casey this was Sophia’s house, used to be his until he joined a monastery.

They walked in and Casey Lane was stunned at the very beauty of the place, off white marble floors in the entryway, a huge chandelier hanging overhead. There seemed to be many rooms, but were shown into the kitchen.

“This is where you and Jackie Lee can stay tonight, I have prepared a dinner for us and thought we could talk about my proposal during that time. Then if you agree, I will take you to the destination tomorrow, does that sound good to you?” Asked Father Anderson.

“Yes, yes, could I just take Jackie Lee out for a quick walk?” Casey Lane asked him.

“Perfect idea, then I will have dinner ready when you get back. What does Jackie Lee eat?” Asked Father Anderson.

“I have his food packed in dry ice, thank you for reminding me. I need to get it in the fridge right away.  Then we will go out Jackie Lee,” she looked at her dog; he was giving her big eyes when she mentioned his food. He got up and wagged his tail, then pawed her.

“In a minute, let me get your food unpacked. Go get your leash!” She told him. With that he trotted off to the front door and came back with the leash she had left there as they entered the house.

Everything was accomplished, Jackie Lee had his walk and dinner; he was now lying down at her feet. They were eating and Casey Lane was listening in disbelief at the tale of Sophie and Kanani.

“Well, what do you think? Would you go and take a look, then get back to me? My older grand daughter, Jennie is very worried about them. I think my great grand daughter went with Sophia and Kanani as well as Lamorack and Merlin, something must have happened or we would have heard from them by now. They have been gone 9 weeks!” He looked very worried indeed.

“I will go over and meet with Jennie, then see if I can be of any help. I don’t know much about finding dragons, I don’t even believe they ever really existed and I don’t believe I can go back in time. However, if this is true, Jackie Lee needs to stay here with you until I return. I don’t feel comfortable with him going through time. Is that a deal?” She asked.

Getting up to shake her hand Father Anderson said, “That is a deal, Jackie Lee will have to come back to the monastery with me and stay there until you return. Just tell me how to care for him and feed him. I will be anxious to hear your report. I will call Jennie now so she can meet you tomorrow when you arrive.” He got up and walked into another room.

Casey Lane scratched her dog on the head, “I don’t believe any of this Jackie Lee, but he seems like a sane person. You be a really good boy, ok?” I didn’t expect an answer, but he gave her a high five. Man was she going to miss him.

“Ok, it’s all set for tomorrow. We will leave here around 7am if that’s ok with you?” He asked.

“Yes, that’s fine. Where should Jackie Lee and I sleep tonight? I would like a shower too and I need to repack a smaller bag to take with me.” She added.

“Follow me, you can have this guest room, there’s a tub and shower attached to the room and fresh towels.” He said as Casey Lee got up from the table and followed him to a room off of the kitchen.

“Thank you and good night,” She said as he walked away.

“Thank you too,” he said turning around to look at her, “good night.”

With that they were alone. She didn’t know what she was getting herself into and why would anyone leave this beautiful house to go to the middle Ages? Strange! She needed sleep. Pretty soon Jackie Lee was snoring away next to her. If she hadn’t been so tired she would not have fallen asleep so fast.

Morning came all to fast, Jackie Lee was left in the car or no one could have stopped him from coming with her on her journey. She cried when they hugged goodbye.

She was talking to Father Anderson and before she knew it, she had stepped through an opening. Darkness flashed all around her, she was all-alone; it went by very fast, then she landed hard on the ground. She looked around and saw a carriage coming her way.

“I sure hope they were coming for me,” she said to herself. “Unbelievable, the old man was telling me the truth!”

Michele

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B007LO9SRE

http://www.amazon.com/author/Makinson

http://www.Facebook.com/Michele.Makinson.author

` [contact-form][contact-field label='Name' type='name' required='1'/][contact-field label='Email' type='email' required='1'/][contact-field label='Website' type='url'/][contact-field label='Comment' type='textarea' required='1'/][/contact-form]

%d bloggers like this: