I write, study history, and work the reference desk at the public library. My home in the Missouri woods is shared with Richard, my husband of 50+ years, Cookie, a little white terrier, and Sunshine, a big yellow cat. After seven non-fiction books, I finally turned to the writing I always wanted to do: mystery novels. TANGLED ROOTS, a tale of secrets, lies, and murder along the Missouri River, was published January, 2017. My next novel, THE SANITY OF STRAWBERRIES, a murder set inside a state mental hospital, will be published in 2018.
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Tag Archives: Fiction
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
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
On Scarlett’s 15th birthday a deadly plague begins. Within a few days her whole family and all of her friends are dead. At first, she expects to die with them, but she has immunity and is left alone to fend … Continue reading
A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn My rating: 5 of 5 stars Celebrate! A Curious Beginning is the FIRST Veronica Speedwell mystery! That means we have more to look forward to. Miss Speedwell is a most improper Victorian spinster. She … Continue reading
This story is for a challenge on the Terrible Minds website: a 1,000 word flash fiction that begins with a dead body.
My father didn’t really sell me, or trade me off like some folks say. Pa just sort of threw me in to sweeten the deal when he was selling a string of green-broke horses to J.D. Branch. We brought 25 … Continue reading
Every house was dark when she passed through town at 3:30 a.m. This was the quietest time of the night, a little too late for partiers, a little too early for day shift workers and just right for Sarah Henderson. … Continue reading
The Bookseller by Cynthia Swanson My rating: 5 of 5 stars Cynthia Swanson’s debut novel brings a new twist, deftly written, to a well worn familiar theme: What would my life be like if I had made a different choice? … Continue reading
I, Anna by Elsa Lewin My rating: 5 of 5 stars I, Anna, recently released as an ebook, was originally written in 1984. It paints a grim picture, laced with dark humor, of a fifty year-old woman trying to make … Continue reading