Terry Ambrose



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  • Thanks for reading my bio. I’m Terry Ambrose, a one-time skip tracer and bill collector turned writer. I write mysteries that have plenty of plot twists and characters who will surprise you at every turn. I like to call them Mysteries with Character.

    I’m going to give you two stories about me, the long one and the short one. So, here’s my short version and, as the saying goes, I’m sticking to it.

    I started out skip tracing and collecting money from deadbeats and quickly learned that liars come from all walks of life. I never actually stole a car, but sometimes hired big guys with tow trucks and a penchant for working in the dark to “help” when negotiations failed.

    As you might have figured out by now, the skip tracer part is how McKenna, my protagonist in the Trouble in Paradise McKenna Mysteries came about. Ultimately, it led to the two main characters in my License to Lie thriller series. How I ended up writing the Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast Mystery series is…well, frankly, a mystery to me, too.

    Here’s more conflict in my life. I’m a resident of Southern California, but love spending time in Hawaii, especially on the Garden Island of Kauai, where I get to invent lies for the unsuspecting to read. My years of chasing deadbeats taught me many valuable life lessons such as—always keep your car in the garage.

    Don’t forget to visit my author page on Facebook or follow me on Twitter. You can also send me a message using the contact form on this page.

    The Long bio is really rather boring, but if you’re a glutton for punishment or doing a story on me, you might be interested.


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  • Thanks for reading my bio. I’m Terry Ambrose, a one-time skip tracer and bill collector turned writer. I write mysteries that have plenty of plot twists and characters who will surprise you at every turn. I like to call them Mysteries with Character.

    I’m going to give you two stories about me, the long one and the short one. So, here’s my short version and, as the saying goes, I’m sticking to it.

    I started out skip tracing and collecting money from deadbeats and quickly learned that liars come from all walks of life. I never actually stole a car, but sometimes hired big guys with tow trucks and a penchant for working in the dark to “help” when negotiations failed.

    As you might have figured out by now, the skip tracer part is how McKenna, my protagonist in the Trouble in Paradise McKenna Mysteries came about. Ultimately, it led to the two main characters in my License to Lie thriller series. How I ended up writing the Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast Mystery series is…well, frankly, a mystery to me, too.

    Here’s more conflict in my life. I’m a resident of Southern California, but love spending time in Hawaii, especially on the Garden Island of Kauai, where I get to invent lies for the unsuspecting to read. My years of chasing deadbeats taught me many valuable life lessons such as—always keep your car in the garage.

    Don’t forget to visit my author page on Facebook or follow me on Twitter. You can also send me a message using the contact form on this page.

    The Long bio is really rather boring, but if you’re a glutton for punishment or doing a story on me, you might be interested.




Featured Book

    Lies, Spies, and the Baker’s Surprise

    The wedding of Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast owner Rick Atwood and Marquetta Weiss is only days away and the B&B is abuzz with excitement. But the mood changes when Rick’s daughter Alex does a little snooping. She overhears Henry Nicholas on his cellphone with his wife, and it’s not Tara, the woman who checked in as Mrs. Nicholas.

    When Alex outs Henry at breakfast, Tara explodes. She demands Henry leave immediately. He checks into the town’s motel. But the next morning, Henry is found dead in his room. Rick and Police Chief Adam Cunningham investigate the death, focusing on Tara, who was seen outside the room at the time of the murder.

    Alex is convinced Tara is innocent and starts investigating. The trail leads her to a rocky bluff over the ocean and a deadly showdown with a sociopath. There, the truth, and Alex’s life, hang in the balance.

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    The wedding of Seaside Cove Bed & Breakfast owner Rick Atwood and Marquetta Weiss is only days away and the B&B is abuzz with excitement. But the mood changes when Rick’s daughter Alex does a little snooping. She overhears Henry Nicholas on his cellphone with his wife, and it’s not Tara, the woman who checked in as Mrs. Nicholas.

    When Alex outs Henry at breakfast, Tara explodes. She demands Henry leave immediately. He checks into the town’s motel. But the next morning, Henry is found dead in his room. Rick and Police Chief Adam Cunningham investigate the death, focusing on Tara, who was seen outside the room at the time of the murder.

    Alex is convinced Tara is innocent and starts investigating. The trail leads her to a rocky bluff over the ocean and a deadly showdown with a sociopath. There, the truth, and Alex’s life, hang in the balance.

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Author Booklist

Lies, Spies, and the Baker’s Surprise
Mystery Of The Eight Islands
On the Take in Waikiki
Treasure Most Deadly