Part One: The Killings

Morgan Crew and his friend, Detective Bob Sommers, travel to Paris, France to attend the funeral of a college friend of theirs.  LeRoy Manns was a musician playing in a jazz band in a Paris Jazz Cellar.  His death was reported as an accident, but Morgan soon discovers that he was murdered.  Despite his better judgement – and that little voice in the back of Morgan’s head that tells him to run away from trouble – Morgan stays in Paris to find LeRoy’s murderer.

 

That seemingly simple task, at least simple for Morgan Crew, turns into an international incident involving terrorists and professional killers.  In Part One of this mystery, Morgan is successful in finding the killer, but the reader will have to wait for Part Two in order to find out if Morgan’s task is finished.

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The Top Secret Murders - Book 9 of the Morgan Crew Murder Mystery Series by Author and Investigator Art Lee.

Morgan Crew is hunting terrorists who have stolen a top secret file from one of the Crew Family businesses. And the terrorists are hunting Morgan Crew.  A small group of Communists and Arabs from Al Qaida have formed an alliance to get what they need and will kill anyone who gets in their way.  Federal Agents demand answers, but they leave Morgan and his family unprotected as he begins to piece the clues together.  Morgan goes a step too far and is kidnapped, and when the Agents seem indifferent, Sandy is left to put her own life in peril to find him.

This exciting spy novel takes the reader from Morgan's home in California to New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Texas, Colorado, the Mexican Chihuahuan Desert, and Cuba, through gripping action and suspense to a surprising conclusion.  And the young and beautiful terrorist, Tamara, will grab your heart.

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Semi Finalist

The Hawaiian Island Murders - Book 8 of the Morgan Crew Murder Mystery Series by Author and Investigator Art Lee.

It is the middle of winter, and it has been bitter cold and snowing in San Marcos, the Northern California home of Morgan and Sandy Crew. They decide to take Caroline on a warm, relaxing vacation to sun and sand of the Big Island of Hawai'i. Caroline's nanny, Betsy, a college student, chooses to stay home and study for upcoming exams.

The Crews have just settled into an elegant suite in their family owned beach-side resort, when an old friend asks for help. A young Hawaiian man who was unknowingly working for the Mafia, has been murdered, and a young, beautiful, and sensuous, pure Hawaiian woman, the mother of the dead man's child, needs to know how and why. Experience the true beauty of the Island and its people, along with the suspense and terror that Morgan goes through as he unravels the mysterious details of the man's death.

Meanwhile, Betsy becomes deeply involved in a search for a missing fellow student, a co-ed from a well-to-do family. Fearing that the young student is in trouble, Betsy defies the advice of Police Lt. Sommers, who tells her to leave the Missing Persons Investigation to him. But she has learned a great deal from Morgan. She perseveres, forcing herself to continue in spite of the fear she feels. She finds herself in one chilling and horrifying situation after another, which may finally cost Betsy her own life.

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Reviews:Bernyce on Barnes and Noble wrote:

Suspenseful mystery with great characters in a beautiful setting. I love to read books about Hawaii, and it is obvious that the author knows the islands and the people.

*****

Billie Jean White on Amazon wrote:

Fun, easy book to read

Haven't read first 4 but intend to now. Fun, easy book to read. Love to read about Hawaiin culture & landmarks.

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ELAINE R PAIGE on Amazon wrote:

4.0 out of 5 stars a good mystery book!

read this book if you like mysteries

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The West Texas Murders - Book 7 of the Morgan Crew Murder Mystery Series by Author and Investigator Art Lee.

Morgan and Sandy are trapped in the isolation of the West Texas desert along the border with Mexico, where they are again faced with danger and death. They confront the violent and hate filled Sheriff of a small desert border town, where murder is as ordinary as the desert heat. The locals all seem to be hiding something massive and grim. A giant of a bounty hunter and a woman, the Comanche Indian pilot of a scraped together biplane, may be their only friends.

They risk their lives to save their friend - their child's nanny - Betsy Concanon, who has been charged with murder. Killings, mystery and more danger than they have seen before lie ahead of each step they take. And, with an ever changing story, you will be surprised at virtually every turn of the page.

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Reviews:Anonymous on Barnes and Noble wrote:

Love each of the Morgan Crew books. Sure wish Arthur Lee would write more.

*****

Andrea M. Gerich on Amazon wrote:

Morgan Crew Mysteries

This is a great series, I hope tht Arthur Lee writes more in the series, always a surprise ending and just when you think you have figured it out... another twist comes your way.

*****


The Spy Who Would Not Speak - Book 6 of the Morgan Crew Murder Mystery Series by Author and Investigator Art Lee

A compelling, suspenseful drama, spy novel and murder mystery - you won't be able to put it down! Once again Morgan and Sandy Crew are thrown into life threatening danger. A web of intrigue is spun around them as spies, mercenaries, and a mysterious killer threaten Morgan and Sandy. Some of these dangerous people are hunting a traitor who is selling secrets, and some want to protect that traitor from being exposed. Morgan and Sandy are in the middle of this and must expose the traitor to save themselves.

The highest ranking people in American Intelligence seem to be depending on Morgan and Sandy to solve the mystery and stop the murders. The story takes the reader from a top secret CIA facility in New York State to California, to Virginia, to Colombia, to Seattle, and to Washington, DC. This fast paced espionage mystery takes you for a thrilling ride you will not forget.

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Reviews:Anonymous on Barnes and Noble wrote:

Love each of the Morgan Crew books. Hope Arthur Lee has plans to write more for the series.

*****

MarySue Topper on Amazon wrote:

An Excellent Descriptive and Detailed Spy Activity Novel Involving Govt Agencies

The synopsis printed on the back cover of this book reads; A compelling, suspenseful drama, spy novel and murder mystery - you won"t be able to put down! That's exactly what I experienced from the beginning of the first chapter. The thorough descriptive and detailed events captured during this "fiction" novel made me believe that yes there was perhaps some imagination by the author as in most fiction novels, but when you read this book you may have second thoughts as to what is and what isn't fiction. This is especially noted when various government agencies are involved during the complex operations involving spy activity.

Based on the authors descriptive background it seems very possible to tie his career experiences to many of the events published in this book. I have personally read most of the novels by this author and each is excellent but, The Spy Who Would Not Talk is at the top of my list for being the very best. The book is an excellent read. Mr Arthur Lee please continue the good work. Les Bunting

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The Hawaiian Sunset Murders - Book 5 of the Morgan Crew Murder Mystery Series by Author and Investigator Art Lee.

A powerful, suspenseful mystery, and one of Lee's best sellers! Morgan travels to the exotic Hawaiian Islands but not for pleasure. He is once again sent by his family, accountants, and lawyers to save a family investment. He is challenged by a Hawaiian family of power and influence who use murder as easily as they use political manipulation.

And he is forced to face the wrath of the ancient Hawaiian gods who will protect a centuries old altar of human sacrifice. Surrounded by death and mystery and the very real nightmares of demons and ghosts from centuries in the past, Morgan must also live with the fear of having lost his wife, Sandy. She has, for the first time, not traveled with him and Morgan cannot reach her by phone. She seems to have disappeared, but to where and for what purpose? This chilling mystery will hold the reader spellbound to the very end.

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Reviews:Anonymous on Barnes and Noble wrote:

Love each of the Morgan Crew books. I read each book in order and it left me wanting more.

*****

Piemaker on Amazon wrote:

My first Morgan Crew Mystery

Very enjoyable reading. Always enjoy the back ground of Hawaii. So good I bought another in the series right away.

*****

joni on Amazon wrote:

Everlasting Beauty

I enjoyed this book so much, I couldn't put it down. I was captured by the Hawaiian Island spirit. I could smell the ocean , feel the island breeze, visualize the colorful flowers as the story unfolded. I've lived on the islands and also have traveled to other islands . It never gets old it is always a welcome adventure. You will be drawn into the mystery and suspense as I was.Any one who enjoys Hawaii can appreciate this Island mystery.

*****

Andrea M. Gerich on Amazon wrote:

This is a great series, I hope that Arthur Lee writes more in the series, always a surprise ending and just when you think you have figured it out... another twist comes your way.

*****


The Four Seasons Murders - Book 4 of the Morgan Crew Murder Mystery Series by Author and Investigator Art Lee.

In a compilation of four murder mystery short stories, Morgan and Sandy Crew travel around the country chasing the seasons as the seasons change and face dangers as never before. In WINTER KILL they are snowed in at a Montana resort and must solve two murders. In SPRING KILL they are the hostages of Caribbean drug smugglers. In SUMMER KILL Morgan and Sandy must solve a series of murders in their home town, all the while trying to keep Federal Intelligence agencies at bay. In AUTUMN KILL they are trapped in a small New England town. They are accused of murder and are faced with blackmail and extortion.

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Reviews:Anonymous on Barnes and Noble wrote:

Love each of the Morgan Crew books. Sure wish Arthur Lee would write more.

*****

ELAINE R PAIGE on Amazon wrote:

read this book if you like mysteries!!!

another good mystery book!

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A Deadly London Fog - Book 3 of the Morgan Crew Murder Mystery Series by Author and Investigator Art Lee.

A Crew family friend, someone Morgan has thought of since childhood as an Uncle, has committed suicide at his family's ancestral home south of London. Once again Morgan's family sends him off, this time to attend the funeral and find out what drove the old man to kill himself.

A vicious criminal from London's underworld demands control of a bank owned by Morgan's 'Uncle'. A tempest of overwhelming mystery envelopes Morgan and his wife after they enlist the aid of an American expatriate to fight their fight. The scenes shift from the darkest criminal haunts of East London to the luxury of the Cote d'Zur in this spellbinding mystery that will keep you wondering just who is the bad guy and who isn't.

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Reviews:Anonymous on Barnes and Noble wrote:

superb

Great insight into criminal workings within exciting plot that keeps you reading

*****

Anonymous on Barnes and Noble wrote:

I read each book in the series in order and thoroughly enjoyed each one. Hoping Arthur Lee will write more.

*****

joni on Amazon wrote:

The Right Thing To Do

Once again Arthur Lee has spun a vivid tale of imagination. I very much enjoy reading his books and am excited to read another story. This cast of " Characters" had intrigue & Wild Adventures till the very end ! You want the good guys to win the underdogs. Just when it seems all is lost , Victory becomes very Real.

*****

Andrea M. Gerich on Amazon wrote:

This is a great series, I hope that Arthur Lee writes more in the series, always a surprise ending and just when you think you have figured it out... another twist comes your way.

*****


The Las Vegas Murders - Book 2 of the Morgan Crew Murder Mystery Series.

(Previously published as "A Hot Desert Moon") A series of murders at an exclusive High Rollers casino in Las Vegas has one of Morgan's cousins in jail, accused of one of the deaths. Morgan is sent by his family to help the boy. He discovers massive thefts from the casino which he and his family own.

At the turn of every page Morgan and his wife are drawn deeper into the morass, mystery and danger. The heat of the desert, throughout the day and dark nights, add to the environment of peril in a novel you won't want to put down until the very surprising and shocking ending.

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Reviews:Anonymous on Barnes and Noble wrote:

Great characters

Love the action and smart dialogue

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Anonymous on Barnes and Noble wrote:

Love each of the Morgan Crew books. Sure wish Arthur Lee would write more.

*****

Anonymous on Barnes and Noble wrote:

Well Written

I love all the twists and turns - some predictable - some not. Mr. Lee does a great job weaving them together in the end.

*****

Andrea M. Gerich on Amazon wrote:

This is a great series, I hope tht Arthur Lee writes more in the series, always a surprise ending and just when you think you have figured it out... another twist comes your way.

*****

J. Belcher on Amazon wrote:

A Roller Coaster of Twists and Turns

With each new book Morgan Crew welcomes you into his world of unbelievable wealth, exotic travel, true romance and deadly peril. The Morgan Crew mystery series pulls you into the fascinating lives of Morgan and his wife Sandy as they stumble into danger and excitement. The reader feels an instant bond with the likeable main characters. From the first page until the last you'll be an active participant trapped in the fantasy that is Morgan Crew. It's a great ride!


Book Cover: Three Families
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Three Families - Book One of the Art Lee Mystery and Adventure Series.  A Love Story within the Mafia.

"Three Families" is the suspenseful story of a handsome, tough, Italian teen, Tony Moretti, whose goal is to work his way up through the local Mafia in Northern New Jersey.  He begins his climb, and in the midst of the crime and killings, he falls in love with Teresa Falzone, the daughter of a Mafia Boss.  The passionate love affair must be kept secret to protect them both from deadly consequences.

As Teresa faces the brutality of an angry father, Tony forges a deadly path to try to make their love possible.  He encounters the lust for power and money among three levels of the Mafia Family and the will to kill anyone who gets in the way.  Will Tony and Teresa ever be able to be together, or will they both perish in the fight?

The mystery, suspense and surprises of this thrilling novel will keep you turning page after page to see what happens next.  The details of Mafia life and the crime family members in the 1950's and 1960's are surprisingly real in this crime thriller and are based on the author's own observations and experiences while growing up in a rough area of New Jersey.

In the "Mystery and Adventure Series," Lee explores the psyche of men who live in the world of crime.  These men, like Joseph Cross in "Wait Until The Dark Of Night" and Tony Moretti in "Three Families," do not run from danger; they run towards it without hesitation, relishing the fear and the rush that a near death experience provides.  This results in a constant sense of suspense and intrigue for the reader, who has to wonder what will happen on the next page.

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Reviews:Wisdom Seeker on Amazon wrote:

Saga of a Mafia Genius

This novel, which I received as a gift, is an entertaining departure from the author’s Morgan Crew mystery series. Although Three Families isn’t a mystery, it has plot twists that the most avid mystery readers will have a hard time predicting.

Tony, the hero of this saga, is extremely clever even in his teen years. In the face of threatening situations, dysfunctional family members, and personal setbacks, he manages to keep his wits about him and stay one step ahead of a terrible demise throughout his action-packed life.

Some people might think he is unrealistically smart for his age, but there are geniuses in every field of endeavor, and I was not put off by his intelligence and shrewdness just because he comes from a poor neighborhood. In any case, if you don’t insist on taking everything too literally, this is a fun easy read.

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Anonymous on Barnes and Noble wrote:

This book was so good I read it twice. It's another great Arthur Lee novel, just not a Morgan Crew Mystery. The characters are so real and colorful. The romance will grab your heart, and the suspense has you yelling, "No, don't do that - you'll get killed!" This is a must read for all the Morgan Crew fans.

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