Leeann Betts writes Stories to Brighten Your Day

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By the Numbers series: Follow Carly Turnquist, forensics accountant, as she investigates one mystery after another, as she brings her world into balance.

Book 1: No Accounting for Murder -- Carly is hard at work solving the mysteries of a disreputable company trying to move into her small hometown of Bear Cove, Maine, a missing mayor, and embezzled money -- before someone makes sure her career and her life are over! Click here for free preview!

Book 2: There was a Crooked Man -- Carly joins husband Mike on what is to be a vacation for her on a dude ranch in New Mexico, but she's soon involved in solving the mysteries of a missing eagle's feather, a mysterious note in a Bible, and a murdered foreman. When the snow storm of the century traps all the suspects on the ranch, can she ferret out the killer before he--or she--puts Carly on ice forever? Click here for free preview!


Book 3: Unbalanced -- Carly is planning her son's wedding when she witnesses a bank robbery that everybody else denies happened -- but she knows what she saw. Then her husband's long-lost brother shows up but soon disappears, leaving his young son behind. When the news story hits the regional news, Carly's credibility is called into question, and with it, her career as she is a star witness at an upcoming trial. Can Carly figure out what's going on before her career is ruined? Click here for free preview!

Book 4 -- Five and Twenty Blackbirds -- Carly and Mike attend his 25th college reunion, but before the first day is over, Mike's college professor is murdered, a teaching assistant is arrested, and Carly is up to her ears in trying to do a favor for a mob-connected school chum. Can Mike and Carly figure out who is behind the killing, or will they end up wearing cement boots--permanently? Click here for free preview!



Book 5 -- Broke, Busted, and Disgusted -- When Carly's best friend is courted by a shady character and husband Mike goes missing, she knows "the game is afoot" as her hero Sherlock Holmes would say. Then when her friend changes her will and is spirited off for a romantic weekend, and Carly discovers their bank accounts drained and credit cards maxed out, and still no Mike, she is hot on the trail. Is this all coincidence, or is somebody out to destroy her family and her credibility?


Book 6 -- Hidden Assets -- Carly Turnquist, forensic accountant, responds to a call from her friend, Anne, who is in the middle of a nasty divorce, and travels to Wyoming to help find assets Anne thinks her husband has stolen. But the mystery begins before Carly even arrives when she sees a man thrown off a train. Except there’s no body. Husband Mike uncovers an illegal scam in a computer program he has been asked to upgrade, and then Anne is arrested for her ex’s murder. Can Carly figure out what’s going on, and why a strange couple is digging in Anne’s basement? Or will she disappear along with the artwork, coins, and money?



Nuggets of Writing Gold-- a compilation of essays and articles on the writing life and craft, including conferences, research, editing, and many other topics. Click here for free preview!


Counting the Days -- a 31-day devotional written by an accountant for accountants, bookkeepers, and financial folk. Click here for free preview!