There’s gonna be a bookshelf door to a secret room in my home someday.



Lost in the Museum

Joshua Gray wakes in a dilapidated museum exhibit and comes to believe he’s been kidnapped and abandoned. He isn’t the only one…

As Josh and four others come together and struggle to understand their new reality, they discover the museum boarded with no obvious exit. Who brought them in the museum and why? How can they escape? Their only link to each other is a mysterious woman named Blair, who they each encountered before blacking out.

When Josh unexpectedly finds himself drawn to one of the other captives, their attraction plunges the group into suspicion. Allegiances shift as pieces connect.

But is the real danger inside or outside of the museum?


The Silent Treatment

Twenty-eight year old Katrina Jaitley is rebuilding her life after escaping an abusive boyfriend. The last thing she needs is the mystery she stumbles on during a bout of retail therapy. But she can’t ignore the coil of film — a piece of movie history — she finds hidden inside her purchase. Unfortunately, Peter, the handsome host of the estate sale, disappears before Kat has a chance to return it to him. Curious, Kat watches the strip and is shocked to witness the brutal murder of a famous 1920’s silent film star by a fellow actor. When a news article cites Kat as the film’s owner, her already complicated life goes from bad to worse. Someone begins stalking her. Are they trying to silence her or what she has discovered?


Short Stories

The Morning After

When Jen and Rahul are tardy joining their friends for a weekend getaway in the woods, they’re shocked to find the cabin deserted except for Arjun, who has been stabbed. Rescue efforts lead to drama, heartbreak, and unexpected revelations in this short mystery.

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Melanie Surani is an author with a heart for international travel. She grew up in Memphis, Tennessee before taking extended trips to Toronto, Eichstätt, Philadelphia, and New York City. She lives with her husband in Edinburgh, Scotland.