What do hospitals, librarians, jujitsu and llamas, have in common?
Ask Aimee Machado, a hospital librarian who specializes in forensics, holds a black belt, and lives in her grandparents’ llama barn. She’s half Chinese, half Portuguese, and all about solving mysteries involving Timbergate Medical Center. Humor and romance are icing on the cake in these amateur sleuth stories.
WATCH FOR SPINE DAMAGE, BOOK FOUR IN THE AIMEE MACHADO MYSTERY SERIES, DUE TO BE RELEASED ON MAY 1, 2017.
A young Portuguese-speaking man turns up at Timbergate Medical Center with a
bullet lodged in his spine. Aimee Machado’s mother, a medical interpreter who is visiting Timbergate from the Azores, learns the patient’s name is Paulo Ferrera. He says he’s searching for his little sister, fifteen-year-old Liliana, who has gone missing from their home in the Azores. But why did his search bring him five thousand miles to a hospital in Northern California? Before he can say more, he is whisked away for emergency surgery. The bullet is removed, but he lapses into a coma and doctors are not sure he will survive. Aimee and her pilot boyfriend, Nick Alexander, fly Aimee’s parents home to the Azores, where they question Paulo’s parents. They are told that the missing girl sneaked away to a party on a mysterious superyacht that no one can locate or identify. The day after the party, the yacht was gone and so was Liliana. Now there are two crimes to solve, and they seem related. One is the shooting of Paulo Ferrera, the other is the apparent abduction of his little sister, Liliana. Nick and Aimee discover clues that take them from the Azores to the San Francisco Bay Area, but what is the connection to Timbergate Medical Center? When they discover the shocking truth about Liliana’s disappearance, their efforts to find her become a desperate race against time.
Breach of Ethics – Book 3 Released May 1, 2016
Ten-year-old piano prodigy Natasha Korba
survives a burst appendix thanks to the skill of her surgeon Dr. Gavin Lowe and the blood transfusion he ordered despite her parents’ objections. At a meeting of the Timbergate Medical Center’s Ethics Committee the following day, administrator Jared Quinn asks Lowe to justify ordering the transfusion. Angered by the request, Lowe takes a punch at Quinn. Meeting facilitator Aimee Machado uses jujitsu to take Lowe to the floor. When Lowe’s body is found shot to death in Quinn’s locked office the next morning, both Quinn and Aimee become suspects.
It takes Aimee’s brother, Harry, her sometimes boyfriend Nick Alexander, and a few friends with special talents to help police crack the case before Aimee becomes the next victim.
“Once again this author brings to life an enthralling mystery with a fine attention to detail and delightful background on the main character’s family members. The mystery itself is a fascinating series of twists and turns. The bit of insight into the training of llamas is enjoyable.”
” . . . I had no idea of what a forensic librarian did. Now, thanks to Ms. St. George, I know. Wow. And Aimee Machado is an even more interesting character so . . . watch out all your chores will go unattended because you will want to read. The characters are all unique and each claim your attention. “Breach of Ethics” is a clever murder mystery, loaded with twists and turns and red herrings that will leave you guessing all the while you are flipping pages to find out what happens next. Ms. St. George has provided us with an action-filled thriller which propels Aimee Machado, and us, to the end in this exciting mystery that leaves you wanting more. I am already looking forward to the next book in this series from this very talented author.”
–Vic’s Media Room
Another riveting mystery from the pen of Sharon St. George, “Breach of Ethics” clearly demonstrates the author’s total mastery of the genre. Very highly recommended for community library Mystery/Suspense collections, it should be noted for dedicated mystery buffs that “Breach of Ethics” is also available in a Kindle edition. Also very highly recommended are the first two Aimee Machado mystery novels: “Due for Discard” and “Checked Out.”
–Jack Mason, Reviewer ~ Midwest Book Review
Checked Out – Book 2 – Released October 1, 2015
Rodeo cowboy Cody O’Brien sneaks away from Timbergate Medical Center the night before his scheduled surgery. Before dawn, he is found fatally wounded in his horse trailer. Aimee’s colleague and friend, Cleo Cominoli, suspects the woman urologist scheduled to do Cody’s surgery is somehow mixed up in his death. Cleo’s fiancé is scheduled for surgery by the same woman. She pleads with Aimee to help her investigate before her intended becomes another victim. It soon becomes obvious there are many who benefit from the cowboy’s death, and Aimee once again needs the help of her ex-boyfriend Nick Alexander to discover the truth.
An exceptionally engaging mystery thriller from beginning to end . . . Checked Out is a deftly crafted novel that will prove to be an enduringly popular addition to community library Mystery/Suspense collections. – Mary Cowper for Midwest Book Review
Number two in a series is always a challenge for an author, especially after a successful launch. Sharon St. George shows that she can keep up the momentum established in Due for Discard with her enterprising amateur sleuth, Aimee Machado. – New York Review of Books
Sharon St. George has created an absorbing mystery of family betrayal, medical intrigue, and three highly interwoven mysteries. – Tracy Weber, Agatha Award nominated author of the Downward Dog Mysteries.
St. George’s latest Aimee Machado book is filled with twists and cleverly plotted. Her obvious knowledge of the medical world and human relations provides a satisfying page turner. – Sasscer Hill, Agatha and Macavity Award nominated author