Welcome to the home of country gals who stumble into sleuthing. Like me, my protagonists choose to live their lives close to nature. From the deep, green river valleys and tree-covered mountains of upstate New York to the palm-treed pastures of the Big Lake Country in Florida, these women have found their homes and their hearts in rural America. These plucky snoops will soon be joined by a transplant from Connecticut, Eve Appel, who moves to rural Florida to set up a consignment shop with her best friend and partner, Madeleine Boudreau. The first in the Consignment Shop murders will appear in October from Camel Press.
All these amateur sleuths yearn for the simple, artless existence of hard work coupled with rustic pleasure. That’s why they live away from big cities, but murder and violence have a way of stalking us, even our plucky heroines, who think they’ve avoided life’s perils.
Untreed Reads has published my short story , “Murder with All the Trimmings," both as a stand-alone story and also as part of their Thanksgiving anthology, The Killer Wore Cranberry.
In 2012, they added a new anthology The Killer Wore Cranberry: A Second Helping including my short “Mashed in the Potatoes.” Another short story, “Mother Gets a Lift” shows what a determined woman can do when she boards a cruise ship featuring plastic surgery in its vacation package and murder at a discount.
All can be purchased at Untreed Reads.