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Explore the novels of James R. Lawrence

Portland Bound

“Without the journey, there is no destination.”

What would you do if the mother who neglected you showed up out of the blue, asked you to drive her cross-country for doctor-assisted suicide, and donate your kidney to your brother, who is awaiting an immediate transplant? Would you slam the door on her or be bound to an act of mercy?

Portland Bound tells the gut-wrenching story of Charles Caine traveling from Portland, ME, to Portland, OR, with his estranged Mother, his current girlfriend, and his high school sweetheart. Charlie’s hate, bitterness, and search for true love have his emotions on a roller-coaster in this raw and honest tale of toxic relationships.

Lake of Fire

Mission: Impossible meets Indiana Jones

My newest novel, Lake of Fire, follows the spy adventures of Evan Price, who is like Indiana Jones with a license to kill. He is hired to steal none other than the Holy Grail, which has been located in the Brazilian Pantanal. 

It's a non-stop rollercoaster thrilling adventure with lots of twists and turns. Get your copy today! Available on paperback and eBook. 

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Mr. REE in the Theatre

Book 4

Mr. REE and Reggie find themselves involved in a locked-room mystery in a newly renovated Boston theatre. A cloaked figure known as the Specter is murdering the cast and crew, all of whom were present when the original theatre burnt to the ground and four people perished. Time is running out for everyone when they become trapped inside without hope of escape. Is it a ghost returning from the grave to seek vengeance, or is the killer among them?

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Daisy Ingle's
Secret Circle

Three women who hated each other in high school must work together to solve the murder of their mentor. But can they get past their differences? 

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Two Wisconsin soldiers stationed in Kentucky escort a runaway girl to Ohio's underground railroad while ruthless slave catchers pursue them. Many people maintain that Jesse and Frank saved Soldier Boy’s life over those three days in September 1862. Still, I would argue that it was she who saved those soldier boys’ lives and changed them forever.


For decades, James R. Lawrence has written poetry and lyrics, creating a literary timeline of events in his life. Although many of his poems and songs were created out of his imagination, others such as his mother’s eulogy, “Home at Last,” reveal intimate thoughts and feelings at important times in his life.

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It is the Autumn of Terror, 1888, in London, England. Jack the Ripper is hard at work. So what better time is there for doctors Frankenstein, Jekyll, Griffin, and Moreau to bring a dead girl back to life?


No Rest for the Wicked

The Overlook property in Wellfleet, Mass., has witnessed unspeakable tragedies, from kidnapping to child murders. Some believe a trio of witches cursed the land now owned by Albert and Beatrice Miller. So, when a household member is crushed to death at the Town Clock, Reggie and Mr. REE take up the mysterious case while following clues to finding hidden pirate treasure.

Have a coven of witches cast a spell on the Millers, or is it just a clever blackmail scheme? 

Five Stars!

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A violent snowstorm strands fourteen strangers inside a depot waiting for the next train out. Tensions further rise when a mysterious man enters with a gun and reveals that one of them murdered his wife and stabbed him. But, before he can identify the suspect, he collapses in Reggie’s arms and whispers his last words. Who among them is the killer, and will any of them survive the night?

Will Mr. REE and Reggie solve the case before the train departs with the murderer on it?

Five Stars!

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It is post-Civil War America. Reggie Poole, a precocious teenage girl, must travel into the war-torn South. She finds violence is commonplace, and Northerners are unwelcome on her journey to find her biological father. He is not any man; he is R. Edwin Easley, the famous British detective known as Mr. REE.

When two men are murdered in an antebellum plantation, and Reggie is connected to both crimes, Mr. REE takes on the case with his assistant, Sally-Ann Primrose, who competes for his attention.

The more Reggie learns about her father, the more she realizes the enigmatic detective hides dark secrets involving his fragile mental state, a mysterious pocket watch, and a hidden room. If she can help him solve the mystery—and not be killed in the process—she just might win him over.



Loyalty and Rebellion

Three French patriots come out of retirement to stop a coup d’état &

clear the King’s Musketeers when Cardinal Richelieu blames them. 

"5 out of 5 Stars"

"This is a nice twist on a classic story. Well written & good read."

"Lots of action, easy read and keeps your interest"

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Melanie was born without a left arm and bears the scars of shame and embarrassment. Sam blames himself for his sister's childhood death, along with everyone else.

The greatest lies told in silence have altered their lives, possibly forever. Unless the truth be known, Melanie and Sam might not realize they have always been in love.

"5 out of 5 Stars"

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