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Samantha Parker is not a cop or a private investigator. She is a nosy young paralegal with a talent for snooping, so when a handsome stranger walks into her office and gives her twenty-five thousand dollars to have her find out who is following him, she can’t resist taking his case, even if she doesn’t believe him.

Malicious Intent: A Sam Parker Mystery

A background check proves that Ronald Gregory has been in trouble with the cops before and this fact has Sam thinking seriously about re-evaluating her decision to help, but when he suddenly disappears, Sam is determined to find out what happened to him. She just never imagined it would lead her to the mob, murder, and into the arms of the crime boss himself.


We all love to read about that familiar place we call home, don’t we? Reading about the places we go and the roads we travel is exciting, and seeing the name of our town in a book is well, very cool.

Temecula resident and author, Maria Pease has given us another reason to be proud to live in Temecula. Her book, Malicious Intent is the first of five in the Sam Parker Mystery series, and all of them are to be based right here, in Temecula.

MALICIOUS INTENT is about an amateur detective who is honest and clever. Her ambitious nature outweighs her lack of experience. Although she is technically a paralegal, she specializes in research and does a bit of snooping as well. Somehow, she seems to find herself in trouble on a regular basis, due to her intolerance for unfairness and injustice. Basically though, she just gets too engrossed in things she has no business being involved in, and will freely admit, she doesn’t know her boundaries.

Samantha Parker is a very likable character. She is fun and witty and has a few quirks that everyone can relate to and laugh at. She absolutely loves Temecula and since she lives and works here, you find yourself visualizing her route as she moves about town.


Maria Pease also works as a freelance copywriter, writing SEO web content, brochures, newsletters, articles and other business communications.

For further information, contact Maria Pease at



Malicious Intent: A Sam Parker Mystery

Pages: 264

ISBN: 978-0-9774515-3-1 (Paperback)

Malicious Secrets: A Sam Parker Mystery

Pages: 371

ISBN: 978-0-9774515-4-8 (Paperback)


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