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Margaret of Greenwich

Book One in The Margaret of Greenwich® Series
by
R. L. Rhyse

Thirteen-year-old Margaret battles poverty, her school principal,
and a determined murderer in the richest town in America.


Pages: 300
ISBN: 978-0-9832326-2-9 (Print) - $9.95
eISBN: 978-0-9832326-3-6 (E-book) - $3.99
Publication Date: June 11, 2011

E-book Available: June 13, 2011 on Amazon.com, and B&N.com, and in the iBook store.
Print book available: July 15, 2011 through Internet and brick-and-mortar booksellers

 

As Margaret's unwanted menstrual celebration party approaches she seems a typical thirteen-year-old of a fourth generation Mormon family. Except that her innocent boyfriend is facing jail, her girlfriend is sleeping with the notorious art teacher, Mr. Cylinder, and she fears that the next body which the police discover will be hers.

But Margaret has allies too: wealthy respectable Aunt Lena, who had been expelled from high school for selling marijuana; a disabled lawyer, her father; the Orisha God, Babaluaiye, her husband; and thirteen-year-old Randy who is the love of her life.


 R. L. Rhyse is a former resident of Greenwich, Connecticut.


Margaret of Greenwich 

                  by                
R. L. Rhyse

 

 Introduction


This book is mostly about me and how I was nearly murdered. But it also tells of Hillary's fixation with former President Clinton who lives nearby; and about the art teacher, Mr. Cylinder, who Laurie was sleeping with.

Some events you may already know from Google News. But not the whole story since no one knows that except me and my husband, which no thirteen-year-old girl is supposed to have. Not even if she lives in one of those tiny Mormon towns along the Utah/Arizona border. And certainly not in Greenwich, Connecticut, the richest town in America where my family is one of the poorest.

We survive on food stamps, the Mormon food bank, and my father's Social Security Disability payments. I get my clothes from the Salvation Army store closest to us, the one across the New York State border in Port Chester. My best clothes are the hand-me-downs from my seventeen-year-old sister. These were bought before my family's bad luck began though I'm not complaining.

That my family wasn't always like this is also part of my story. And the rest, I must admit, will sound unbelievable but is true. Though if you won't believe me I can't imagine who you do trust since my family is fourth generation Mormon and we attend church religiously, to make a small pun.

This is why, in the interest of honesty, I must also state something else. That if you're a boy you probably won't like this book since it has a lot about romance but no actual sex, two murders without a car chase, and very little about the zombie killer video game which Randy, my boyfriend, loves. And I doubt that you'll be interested in the details of my menstrual celebration party which even I didn't want to attend.

Having said all this, like they say, it's time for me to raise the curtain and present the drama in which fate cast me a leading role. How a seventh grader from a dirt poor family battled poverty, her school principal, and a determined murderer in the richest town in America.

Which I'll begin by telling about two boys: Randy, who is the nicest boy imaginable and the love of my life; and Brian, who boys call “weird wheels,” which isn't nice at all.

Margaret and Erika

 

by
R. L. Rhyse

 

Two Fourteen-Year-Old Girls Battle Spies and Murderers in the Richest Town in America
Book Two in the Margaret of Greenwich® Series

 

Price: E-Book (US $3.99); Print: (US $9.95)
Pages: 314

To relieve a boring summer, Margaret and Erika volunteer to befriend Maureen, a mute, fourteen-year-old patient at Greenwich's Rillston Hospital. Her doctor knows only that she recently gave birth, and that her parents were murdered. Others believe that she has information about the spy who stole America's greatest secret: the plans for the Trident submarine's nuclear missile.

 

Moved by the sight of Maureen's suffering, Erika reveals her own: that her sister and mother had been raped and killed by an enemy of her billionaire father and that she expects to share their fate. "This monster destroys all who know of his crimes, which now includes you," Margaret is told.

 

This statement adds yet another to Margaret's pressing worries: her family's poverty; her father's illness; her boyfriend's fears; and whether, at fourteen, she is ready to have sex.

But the girls have allies too: Abram, Erika's devoted bodyguard, a former officer of Russia's elite anti-terrorist Vympel unit; Margaret's father, a lawyer; the Orisha God, Babaluaiye, Margaret's husband; and fourteen-year-old Randy who is the love of her life.

 

Margaret at War

 

by
R. L. Rhyse

Book Three in the Margaret of Greenwich®  Series

Print Book - $9.95  E-book - $3.99
Pages: 284

After a troubled summer, peace has returned to the wealthy town of Greenwich. Until Bethany's sister and parents are murdered and Erika's billionaire father meets Polly, a beautiful young woman who marries and murders older men for their fortunes.

Determined to defend her friends, Margaret goes to war but she has allies too: Hillary, an eighth grader who dreams of marrying "Bill," the former American president who lives nearby; Vladimir, a retired general of Russia's Presidential Security Service; a disabled lawyer, Margaret's father; and fourteen-year-old Randy who is the love of her life.



Margaret in Tokyo

 

An American Spy in Japan
by
R. L. Rhyse

Book Four in the Margaret of Greenwich® Series


Publication Date: June, 2012 - Print - $9.99
                              July, 2012 - E-book - $3.99
Pages: 334

Margaret searches in Tokyo for Maureen's kidnapped son. He is believed to live with Erich, the Russian Mafia leader who raped her, and Olga, his murderous wife.
   
“Remember that you're just an ordinary teenager on a cultural trip to Japan,” Margaret is instructed.

While working as the child's babysitter, Margaret learns of Erich's counterfeiting activities. Every spy who sought this information was brutally tortured and murdered and Margaret fears that she will meet their fate.
 
But Margaret has allies too: Vladimir, a former general in Russia's Presidential Security Service; Peter and “Joe,” American and Japanese intelligence officials; Ulrika, Margaret's firearms instructor; and fourteen-year-old Randy who is the love of her life. 

Margaret and Eve

 

 

by
R. L. Rhyse

Book Five in the Margaret of Greenwich® Series

 

 

Print: $9.99
E-book: $3.99
Pages: 282

Fleeing from her dangerous past, Eve finds work as a school nurse in the peaceful town of Greenwich. But terror quickly invades her life when three of her colleagues are murdered.

Determined to defend her, Margaret enters a war of shadows, battling the wealthy and powerful while uncovering secrets which, if publicized, would paralyze the nation.

But Margaret has allies too: Brenda, an eighth grader who carries a pistol on her nightly drives into Manhattan; Vladimir, a former general in Russia's Presidential Security Service; Hillary, the expectant mother of the world's most famous baby; and a disabled lawyer, Margaret's father, whose courage teaches her about life.


Margaret and Velda
by
R. L. Rhyse


Adults Ignore a Deadly Enemy as Teenagers Battle to Save America

 

Book Six in the Margaret of Greenwich® Series

 

Pages: 336 - Print ($10.99) - E-book ($4.99)
Available: June, 2013 (Print) - August, 2013 (E-book)

Margaret is confronted by a classmate during a charity event. "My stepfather is a vampire and you must help me to kill him," Velda begs. Sensing disbelief, Velda invites Margaret to visit her home and to see for herself.

Murders begin, these being described as "vampire deaths" because of their symptoms, and terror spreads from Greenwich across America. Margaret's fear increases when the brutally tortured body of Velda's mother is found.

But Margaret has allies too: Vladimir, a former general in Russia's Presidental Security Service; Erika, the only child of Greenwich's billionaire widower; wealthy, respectable Aunt Lena, whose stories educate Margaret about love; and a disabled lawyer, Margaret's father, whose courage sets the example for her life.

In Margaret and Velda, Margaret's saga continues:  "The events which I describe have unanswered questions. Mostly because I can’t say for sure when the invasion began though I was in the thick of it.
    "Still, even if you don’t like a story with loose ends you should read this book. Because what happened could have killed you and me, all of us.
   "We’ll be ready if they try again though they probably won’t for they have learned their lesson: that Americans are tough, and mean and hard-hitting when they get angry, and that attacking them is far too dangerous. Death and destruction is what they’ll get. Death and Destruction!"



Margaret and Emily

 

by
R. L. Rhyse


Book Seven in the Margaret of Greenwich® Series

 

 

Publication Date: March, 2014 (Print, $10.99), March, 2014 (E-book, $4.99)
Pages: 280

As Margaret's Sweet Sixteen party approaches, she is devastated by what she suddenly learns: the dangerous secret surrounding her birth; that her sister, to earn money for college, is working for an escort service; and that her childhood friend has been raped by the son of their high school principal.

Meanwhile Erika, the only child of Greenwich’s billionaire widower, becomes infatuated with the new but mysterious student, Malcolm; and Hillary will soon give birth to the world’s most publicized baby.

But Margaret has allies too: Vladimir, a former general in Russia’s Presidential Security Service, who considers her a daughter; wealthy, respectable Aunt Lena, whose stories educate Margaret about passion, and her origin; a disabled lawyer, Margaret’s father, whose actions exemplify courage; and her boyfriend, Randy, who is the love of her life.



Margaret and Hillary

by
R. L. Rhyse


Book Eight in the Margaret of Greenwich® Series

Publication Dates: August, 2014 (Print) - $10.99
                                September, 2014 (E-book) - $4.99
Pages: 284

Learning geometry becomes the least of Margaret’s worries as she helps to investigate a student’s murder plot. Her fears increase when Erika, the only child of Greenwich’s billionaire widower, accepts a date with the mysterious student, Malcolm; an attempt is made to assassinate Claudine, Margaret’s newly adopted sister; and Hillary’s baby is born prematurely.

But Margaret has allies too: Vladimir, a former general in Russia’s Presidential Security Service, who considers her a daughter; wealthy, respectable Aunt Lena, whose stories educate Margaret about passion, and her origin; a disabled lawyer, Margaret’s father, whose actions exemplify courage; and her boyfriend, Randy, who is the love of her life.

In Margaret and Hillary, Margaret's saga continues" "What can you say about a sixteen-year-old girl who tried to kill herself? Hillary hasn’t yet figured it out since what happened that day still doesn’t make sense.
   "The mystery is not why she attempted suicide since being the pregnant mistress of a married man gave her motive.
   "No, the mystery is why she wasn’t dead despite having held the loaded revolver to her head and pulling the trigger."

Margaret in London
by
R. L. Rhyse

Book Nine in the Margaret of Greenwich® Series


Publication Dates: January, 2015 - Print - $10.99
                               January, 2015 - E-book - $4.99
 Pages: 286

Margaret’s hope for a peaceful summer crumbles as events overturn her life: a mysterious note, written on a page from an antique Bible, arrives; a teenage neighbor considers her life after death; and Margaret is invited to “come out” as a debutante at Buckingham Palace.

But Margaret has allies too: Victoria, the wealthy, refined, London grandmother that she had never known; Vladimir, a former general in Russia’s Presidential Security Service, who considers her a daughter; a disabled lawyer, Margaret’s father, whose actions exemplify courage; and her boyfriend, Randy, who is the love of her life.

In Margaret in London, Margaret's saga continues: "After the bombing, when I closed my eyes, I heard the cries of the wounded and dying and saw the Prince’s tortured face. The foul stench of burnt flesh had permeated the room in this crime against Britain and humanity.

"Some of the survivors, though unscratched, were frozen in place by shock and unable to move. Body parts lay everywhere. I couldn’t keep my eyes off a severed arm. It lay palm up on the ground, perfect and relaxed. I felt nauseous and forced myself to swallow to keep from throwing up. From nowhere in the room could one escape the sight of what had happened.

"Tiny victims–a dark-haired baby boy in blue coveralls and a blond-haired girl in pink–lay still, their bodies torn and bloodied. They were later identified by small labels tied to their ankles.

"While describing the events to the detective, feelings had overwhelmed me. I felt as if I were recounting a battle that I was in the midst of fighting. My father held me but it was my mother that I needed. A mother’s binding love saves us from the reality of cruelty, I thought, but from the possibility of greatness too.

"These harsh memories had dimmed, as they do with the passage of time. Months later, while walking the streets of Greenwich, I suddenly realized that I had returned to where it all began and felt a new sensation: that I had survived and had power and could hope. Everything that was possible before remained possible—except for being the person that I had been. The innocent girl that existed was gone. Will I be her again? Was I ever her? I asked myself."


Margaret at Barnard
by
R. L. Rhyse


Book Ten in the Margaret of Greenwich® Series

Publication Dates: August, 2015 - Print - $10.99
                               August, 2015 - E-book - $4.99
Pages: 314

 

Margaret’s first year at Barnard is far from calm: “My brother disappeared ten years ago and only I believe him alive,” Margaret’s roommate says, and Margaret discovers a pistol hidden within a box of tampons; a murderous father seeks custody of his child; and rioting explodes against a pregnant student’s expulsion.

But Margaret has allies too: Vladimir, a former general in Russia’s Presidential Security Service, who considers her a daughter; Charlotte, the kindly, dedicated doctor for whom she babysits; a disabled lawyer, Margaret’s father, whose actions exemplify courage; and her boyfriend, Randy, who is the love of her life.

 

Margaret at Barnard/Part Two: Deliverance
by
R. L. Rhyse


Book Eleven in the Margaret of Greenwich® Series

Publication Dates: April, 2016 - Print - $13.99
                               May, 2016 - E-book - $4.99
Pages: 442

Two students have previously died in Margaret’s new dormitory room and more troubling events follow: a resident commits suicide, another is arrested for drug dealing and murder, and an explosion rocks the building; Margaret must negotiate with a notorious crime boss; and she discovers an abused wife and sex slavery tools at the home where she babysits.

But Margaret has allies too: Vladimir, a former general in Russia’s Presidential Security Service, who considers her a daughter; the Followers of DikÄ“, a computer hacker group at neighboring Columbia University; a disabled lawyer, Margaret’s father, whose actions exemplify courage; and her boyfriend, Randy, who is the love of her life.

 

Margaret in Berlin
by
R. L. Rhyse


Book Twelve in the Margaret of Greenwich® Series

Publication Dates: November, 2016 - Print - $13.99
                                    December, 2016 - E-book - $4.99
Pages: 320


Margaret’s study in Germany proves difficult for troubling memories overlay her mind: Pamela’s flight from her murderous husband; the kidnapping of the Texas Attorney General’s son; and Olga’s search for her stolen twins, the product of her forced conception by a baby selling gang.

But Margaret has allies too: Vladimir, a former general in Russia’s Presidential Security Service, who considers her a daughter; Cody, a retired Texas Ranger; a lawyer, Margaret’s father, whose actions exemplify courage; and her boyfriend, Randy, who is the love of her life.

Margaret in Manhattan
by
R. L. Rhyse


Book Thirteen in the Margaret of Greenwich® Series

Publication Dates: September, 2017 - Print - $14.99
                               October, 2017 - E-book - $4.99
Pages: 362

Margaret in Manhattan is Book Thirteen in the Margaret of Greenwich® Young Adult series by R. L. Rhyse. Returning home pregnant wasn’t what Margaret had expected after her study in Berlin. Nor could she have foreseen the startling family news that awaited her. Yet these events lose importance as a far greater issue arises: a looming attack on the United States, to murder an entire generation of its Army officers.

But Margaret has allies too: Vladimir, a former general of Russia’s Presidential Security Service, who considers her a daughter; Hedy, a shadowy figure in the Bundesnachrichtendienst, Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service; a lawyer, Margaret’s father, whose actions exemplify courage; and her boyfriend, Randy, who is the love of her life.

 

 

 



 

 






 

 

 


 

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