I'm USA TODAY Bestselling author Lee Strauss, known for the acclaimed GINGER GOLD MYSTERY series as well as other cozy mystery, sci-fi, sweet romance and young adult.

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Ginger's Journal is a fluid document that will cover her romance with her late husband Daniel, her time serving in the British secret service during World War One, and beyond. Includes a recipe for Dutch Dark Chocolate Cake!

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Ginger Gold Mysteries ... Jazz Age flair and pizzazz!

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"Lady Gold is Solid Gold! Ginger Gold is a true lady, in both manners and title. She owns her own boutique, and manages to find time to solve mysteries... The cast of characters is rich and each is different in the most fantastic way." Katie Thompson - Amazon reviewer
"Absolutely fabulous! I really could not enjoy a series any more than this one."  Terri Donaldson - Amazon reviewer

A Brand New 1950s Cozy Mystery

If you love early rock & roll, poodle skirts, clever who-dun-its, a charming cat and an even more charming detective, you're going to love this new series!

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"If you enjoy a mystery, a little romance and traveling back to the 1950's, this book has it all!" - Miss W Book Reviews

"I thoroughly enjoyed this story and read it in one sitting. I can’t wait to read the next book in this delightful new series! " Helen R. Drake - Amazon reviewer

"I was drawn into the story from the first chapter and didn't put it down until it was finished." J.M Varner - Amazon reviewer

A Higgins & Hawke Mystery ...1930s meets Rizzoli & Isles!

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A spin-off series from Ginger Gold. Join Haley and Samantha on their adventures during the depression years in Boston.

"Such a wonderful series and fabulous book. Sam and Haley are exciting, unique characters. Individually, they are smart and talented. Together, they are like a dynamic duo. This book kept me guessing until the end. The twist and turns held my interest from start to finish."  ~ Teri D.

Ginger Gold has opened her own private investigation office!

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This short story companion series to Ginger Gold Mysteries has the clever Mrs. Ginger Reed, aka Lady Gold, and her adventurous sister-in-law Felicia taking on clients who've got all sorts of troubles.  

Step Back in Crime!

Meet war-widow fashionista Ginger Gold! Readers say this 1920s cozy mystery series is "charming" and "addictive."

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