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The Watson Manor Mystery Series:

Book 4 in the Series

WATSON MANOR My Journey Home

Watson Investigations is involved in a new case and Jenny Watson awakens in a hospital room following an auto accident as the woman she was three-and-a-half years before, Jenny Stevens. She is again that eight grade school teacher and just out of an abusive relationship with Paul. Jenny's journey home begins confused and in fear when she wakes to a stranger in her hospital room, Charlie Watson, her husband.





Book 3 in the Series 

Watson Manor Investigations


It's 1998 Watson Manor, a B&B in Marina, California opened its doors two years prior. Charlie and Jenny Watson converted a downstairs unit into Watson Investigations and were hired to find a missing newspaper reporter. Their investigation uncovers a chain of events, threats, lives taken and misdirection perpetrated to cover the criminal activity. The plot intensifies when Charlie's first love surfaces after fourteen years and is entangled in the investigative web with strings still attached to Charlie's heart.




Book 2 in the Series

Watson Manor Unfolding

Charlie and Jenny Watson are a month away from the grand opening of Watson Manor, their bed and breakfast. Everything is on track until evidence of a heinous crime rips their focus away from that dream. The heat is turned up to eliminate Charlie and Jenny as a threat as they continue, against warnings, to dig deeper into solving the crime. When their diligence finally exposes the criminal kingpin, Charlie and Jenny are forced to decide: Either to give up their Watson Manor dream in witness protection, shielding them from another contract hit or to track down the vial man responsible for both the reprehensible crimes and threats as he escapes beyond the reach of the FBI. 


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Book 1 in the Series

Watson Manor Eventually


Charlie Watson didn't realize his regular stop at the diner was going to turn his world upside down and change his life forever. As an independent cross country truck driver his desire to stay in an emotionally guarded life style was challenged when he offered to lead a stranger, Jenny Stevens on his run from Arkansas to California. Beyond the struggle of maintaining his emotional fortress, Jenny's abusive ex is not ready to let go of her without a fight. Charlie and Jenny find along the route a special connection and dream to build Watson Manor, a bed and breakfast hotel.

A used mobile home they purchased to live in during construction brought with it evidence of the possible abduction of a young girl. The local police didn't see enough to investigate and Charlie and Jenny could not let go if a young girl needed their help. As the foundation of Watson Manor was being poured, Charlie and Jenny get pulled into a murderous, greedy plot to take the lives and assets from Wentworth Software. They find themselves at the wrong end of a gun and escaping an exploding gas station to keep Gracie out of harms way.





Jenny Stevens is a dedicated teacher with a passion for nurturing young hearts and minds in a small town middle school.  She is caring, trusting and open to the world.  Too trusting, it turns out, as she is ultimately forced to leaving the teaching job she loves in order to escape an increasingly abusive boyfriend who won’t respect a restraining order.  Her trust shattered, she engineers a tenuous flight out of state.

Charlie Watson ("CW") is an enigma to strangers, but an open book to his few dear friends. Honest to a fault, ruggedly handsome and tough as nails on the outside, Charlie hides a deeply wounded heart.  Seven years into a bitter divorce, he has made a lifestyle escaping behind endless hours as a long-haul trucker, and copious one night stands – which leave him in an empty, quiet desperation.

But Fate ultimately draws these two battered souls together until try as they may, they cannot remain apart.  At first they rediscover their sense of humor, and then slowly, haltingly, their trust in true human kindness.  Love almost does not come to pass, but they soon realize they are truly soul mates whose 1 plus 1 ads up to much more than 2.

Their journey is not easy or straight.  Along the way, Charlie is forced to deal with the abusive ex-boyfriend, and makes short work of him.  But the challenges do not end there.  On the way to establish their new life at ‘Watson Manor’ fate keeps dealing them new cards.  Through a series of chance events and encounters, Jenny and Charlie are led on a new life of adventure and service rescuing souls in trouble and re-uniting families before they can even think of forming their own.

The deliciously complicated plot will have you alternately puzzled and perched on the edge of your seat.  It is filled with good guys and bad guys (and gals) and characters who muddle in the middle.  In the end Charlie and Jenny come to truly know whose side they are on – each other’s.

If you like a good romantic mystery, you will love and devour this book from cover to cover and be chomping at the bit for Ron Craig's sequel, Watson Manor Unfolding, soon to come!

Alex Smith