DIE YOUNG. . .
Hilde Swenson is a beauty pageant queen with a face to die for and a body to kill for. But by the time Detective Claire Morgan finds her in a shower stall—posed like a grotesquely grinning doll—Hilde is anything but pretty. She’s the victim of a sick, deranged killer. And she won’t be the last…
DIE BEAUTIFUL. . .
Brianna Swenson is the beauty queen’s sister—and the girlfriend of Claire’s partner Bud. She tells Claire that Hilde had plenty of enemies, including a creepy stalker, an abusive ex-boyfriend, and a slew of jealous competitors. But what she doesn’t say is that they both shared a dark, disturbing secret. A secret that refuses to die…
DIE SMILING. . .
From the after-hours parties of a sinister funeral home to the underworld vendettas of the Miami mob, Claire follows the trail with her lover Nicholas Black, a psychiatrist with secrets of his own. But it's not until she uncovers evidence of unspeakable acts of depravity that Claire realizes she's just become a diabolical killer's next target.
PRAISE FOR DIE SMILING--
"If you enjoy reading thrillers that feature attractive heroines matched against deadly adversaries, this story will keep you riveted to your chair late into the evening. Start it on a weekend and you won't have to set it aside to go to work. I guarantee by Monday morning, you'll be finished with the 396 page novel!" . . . Midwest Book Review
Edgy, suspenseful, Die Smiling elevates Ladd from up-and-comer to a master in the genre. The author has a knack for creating compelling characters, unique twists, and intensely suspenseful reads that readers simply cannot put down. . . Angela Wilson @ PopSyndicate.com
"The talented Ms. Ladd has done it again--given readers a cannot-put-down thriller that's dark, edgy and intense. Claire Morgan and the supporting cast of characters are multifaceted and believable as they go about solving a twisted case of murder and bringing to justice an evil killer. Another great addition to this stunning series. . .FRESH FICTION