Tag Archives: Fiction

Tangled Roots has a new cover!

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try,  again. . . Tangled Roots, my mystery novel, hasn’t been selling very well as an ebook. Many of my wonderful friends, relatives, and neighbors bought the paperback edition, and some of you … Continue reading

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The body – a snippet from Sanity of Strawberries

The county hospital was a low, sprawling building over on the west side, but in a town of 12,000, nothing is very far away, and I was there in less than five minutes. I pulled around back to the emergency … Continue reading

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Inside Biggs – a snippet from Sanity of Strawberries

The hallway was mostly empty now, the heavy scent of hamburger and cooked onions hung in the hot humid air.  That must be where they were all heading before, to an early supper.  When I came around the corner at … Continue reading

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New Novel – murder mystery set at FSH

My new novel begins with a murder that takes place in the Biggs Building, the only high security facility in Missouri for the treatment of the  criminally insane.  It’s set a few years in the past, during a sweltering summer. … Continue reading

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All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda My rating: 5 of 5 stars Different! A page-turning psychological thriller with so many twists you can’t look up for a moment, and, at the same time, an in depth look at love, … Continue reading

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An Instant Classic

News of the World: A Novel by Paulette Jiles My rating: 5 of 5 stars News of the World is a rare find, a novel I need to own, because I know I’ll want to read it again. And again. … Continue reading

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The Necessary Murder of Nonie Blake

The Necessary Murder of Nonie Blake by Terry Shames My rating: 5 of 5 stars Samuel Craddock is an older man, a widower, who is chief of police in a small Texas town. A young woman, Nonie Blake, is found … Continue reading

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The Husband’s Secret

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Husband’s Secret. With a title like that, you’re trying to guess the secret from the very first page. Is he having an affair? Is he gay? Transgender? … Continue reading

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What Was Mine

What Was Mine by Helen Klein Ross My rating: 5 of 5 stars What Was Mine is not like any kidnapping story you have read before. Instead of seeing just one side of the story, the chapters are told from … Continue reading

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Mrs. John Doe

Mrs. John Doe by Tom Savage My rating: 5 of 5 stars Mrs. John Doe is a fast paced thriller/mystery about an American actress who gets a phone call that her husband has been killed in an car crash. She … Continue reading

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