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A Bear Collector’s Mystery Series

John J. Lamb
The Mournful Teddy by John J. Lamb
The Clockwork Teddy by John J. Lamb
The Treacherous Teddy by John J. Lamb

A Bear Collector’s Mystery Series : Titles in Order

Book 5
San Francisco cop Brad Lyon has retired from the force and is loving his new life in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, with his wife, Ashleigh. When not investigating murder, they collect and create adorable teddy bears, and even sometimes encounter real ones.
While Brad pieces together his latest “Claw and Order” bear for a local teddy bear show, his deputy wife finds a local farmer done in by an arrow through his heart. Ash’s investigative skills may be razor-sharp, but this case has stumped them both. Was it a hunting accident—or was the farmer being hunted?
Now Brad and Ash must assemble together the clues while organizing their first teddy bear jubilee in town. And with the suspect list growing, they’ll have to work fast to root out a killer before more innocents become endangered.
Book 4
Retired San Francisco cop Brad Lyon and his wife Ashleigh had been settling into a comfortable life in the Shenandoah Valley, collecting and creating adorable teddy bears. But when they take a return trip to California, things suddenly turn ugly.
Sometimes you shouldn’t go home again. When Brad and Ashleigh Lyon visit San Francisco for the first time since they moved to Virginia, they’re looking forward to catching up with friends and family. But instead, they first witness a robbery at a teddy bear show—and then when a cutting-edge robot teddy bear is found at a murder scene, Brad’s former partner enlists the bear-making couple as fur-ensic experts.
At least that’ll give them the opportunity to spend more time with their daughter Heather—an undercover detective on the force. But as Brad and Ash unravel the mystery, they run the risk of coming to a grizzly end.
Book 3
Retired San Francisco cop Brad Lyon is settling into a quieter life with his wife Ashleigh in Virginia’s mountain country, where they collect and create teddy bears. But even here, stuff happens.
The peace of the Shenandoah Valley is shattered when an intruder breaks into the Lyon home and makes off with their antique Farnell Alpha teddy bear—one of the most celebrated stuffed animals in history, and also Brad’s gift to Ash on their twentieth wedding anniversary.
Afterward, life seems to be getting back to normal—until a trio of Japanese gangsters inexplicably shows up in town, and then the local museum director is found dead. Even though it all seems a bit fur-fetched, Brad knows he’s got a 187 on his hands—that’s California penal code for murder.
Book 2
Former homicide detective Brad Lyon has happily settled into retirement with his wife, Ashleigh, and their new business: crafting artisan teddy bears. They even take their ‘Lyon’s Tigers and Bears’ on the road to Baltimore, site of a big-time bear show.
But ex-cop Brad senses something sinister when he witnesses a domestic dispute between the couple behind the hugely popular line of ‘Cheery Cherub Bears.’ And a second scuffle soon has the bear aficionados talking: Another designer has accused the award-winning couple of stealing ideas for their furry angel bears. The tension is enough to give one of the designers an asthma attack, but after using her inhaler, she clutches at her throat—and dies. Baltimore brass deems it a death by natural causes. But Brad and Ash’s suspicions have already taken wing…
Book 1
Retired San Francisco cop Brad Lyon is settling into a quieter life with his wife Ashleigh in Virginia’s mountain country, where they collect and create teddy bears. But even here, stuff happens…
The day is here—and Brad Lyon is helping his wife put the finishing touches on her best bears, just in time for the Shenandoah Valley Teddy Bear Extravaganza. The event will draw fur-ball fanatics from near and far—to buy, sell, or simply ogle the bears. But the main event will be the showing of the Mourning Bear, made to commemorate the sinking of the Titanic—and worth a hefty $150,000.
Then a local also meets a watery grave—and Brad Lyon spots the body floating in the Shenandoah. Old habits die hard, so Brad starts investigating like a homicide cop and finds that the deceased might have had a connection to the Mourning Bear. But the local law would prefer that Brad keep his mouth sewn shut…

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