Free Books 28/05/2013 Mystery & Suspense

My novel, DOUBLEBACK,(October, 2009) features both Ellie Foreman and Georgia Davis as co-protagonists, and I’m often asked how they originally met. Georgia made an appearance in A PICTURE OF GUILT, and then more substantively in AN IMAGE OF DEATH, but they already had a passing acquaintance. How they met is explained in this short story. The Murder of Katie Boyle takes place when Georgia was still a police officer. The story was published in a limited numbered edition and can also be found on audio as part of the NICE GIRL DOES NOIR collection.Mystery & Suspense

 

 

The truth about what happened in 1949 went to Paul Fischer’s grave… Too bad his body didn’t! “A funny, fast-paced, clever, and unusual mystery that will have readers clamoring for more. Sheer delight.”–Carolyn Hart “A thoroughly delightful debut. Bright, breezy, and witty. I couldn’t put it down.”–Tamar Myers Advertising copywriter Leigh Koslow doesn’t pack heat–just a few extra pounds. And she doesn’t go looking for trouble. When she moved into her cousin Cara’s refurbished Victorian house, she wasn’t planning on discovering a corpse-certainly not one that had been embalmed ten years before. But as anyone in the small Pittsburgh borough of Avalon could tell her, her cousin’s house has a history attached. A history dating back to two mysterious deaths in the summer of 1949. Someone wants Leigh and Cara out of the house–someone who has something to hide. But that someone doesn’t know Leigh’s impetuous cousin, and when Cara digs her heels in, Leigh looks to her old college chum, local policewoman Maura Polanski, for help. But the answers the trio find only point to more questions. Were the scandalous deaths of fifty years ago really an accident and a suicide? Or were they murder? The nearer the women get to the truth, the more desperate someone becomes. Because some secrets are better off kept. Especially when they hit close to home! Originally published in mass market paperback by NAL/Penguin, Putnam, Inc. in 1999. Large-Print Edition published by Thorndike, 2002.Mystery & Suspense