Sharon Michalove writes romantic suspense and traditional mystery as well as being a published historian. After growing up in suburban Chicago, she spent most of her life in a medium-sized university town, working as an academic professional as well as teaching history. She was married to a composer and frequently uses her knowledge of music, history, and food to enrich her novels. A hockey fan, Sharon moved back to Chicago in 2017 so she could go to Blackhawks games and spend quality time at Eataly.
At First Sight (Global Security Unlimited 1)
Successful novelist Cress Taylor starts receiving anonymous threats that undermine her world. When a figure from her past turns up at a book signing and wants to renew their fleeting acquaintance, Cress wonders if the timing is coincidental or suspicious? Should she fall into his arms or run like hell?
A former spy now working for a global security company, Max Grant has always steered clear of relationships—until now. When he sees Cress in a TV interview, his curiosity ignites. Will the spark he felt twenty years ago burst into flame? Cress is a magnet he can’t resist. As threats escalate, Max feels driven to protect Cress but she’s not sure she can trust him. Can she overcome her fears and is he willing to give up his secrets so they can find their happy ending?
At the Crossroads (Global Security Unlimited 2)
Former MI6 operative, Max Grant, has created a new life in Chicago, heading up the cybersecurity arm of a global security company. He is also building a relationship with author Cress Taylor, the woman he has dreamed about for twenty years. But Max’s past is about to catch up with them both.
Ten years ago, Max was caught in ambush in an Istanbul alley, where most of his team died. Max’s testimony helped put the terrorist mastermind in prison. Now he’s escaped and word in the intelligence community is that he is targeting Max.
A planned trip to Europe turns deadly as Max is drawn inexorably toward an inevitable confrontation. He has to stop Faez, before he eliminates them—permanently.
Dead in the Alley
When Bay Bishop’s husband was found in the alley behind their Northern Michigan restaurant, she lost not only the partner in her dreams of establishing the best fine-dining establishment in the area but the man she thought was the love of her life. Then she finds out how he had betrayed her. Now she’s a suspect. The detective who shows up on her doorstep turns out to be the high-school boyfriend who broke her heart.
Faced with uncomfortable truths and new beginnings, Bay must chart a course to prove her innocence and create a new future as she also tries to unravel a family secret that may give her the key to who she really is.
The story features a setting in a small city in Northern Michigan on the shores of Lake Michigan in wine and cherry growing country, a charming inn, plenty of food, a former bike racer hero, and a lovable Portuguese Water Dog.