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A Deadly Affair at Bobtail Ridge


A Deadly Affair at Bobtail Ridge, book 4 in the series, is now available. It can be purchased at your favorite local bookstore or online here:
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In two weeks I'll be attending a fundraiser for Eastern Panhandle, West Virginia CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). West Virginia is the only state in the U.S. that doesn't have a state-sponsored budget for this vital program, so they have to raise money through fundraising efforts. To help them, I offered to name a character in my next book after the winner of a contest.

The winner may choose whether he or she want to be a villain or a hero—or a member of the community of Jarrett Creek. I promise to make it fun, so please help this worthy cause by entering now!

In conjunction with the release, I'll be doing many events, so check the Events page for more information. I'll be posting photos of events there as well.

The first book in the Samuel Craddock series, A Killing at Cotton Hill was awarded Mystery Readers International's Macavity Award for Best First Mystery. The award was announced in November at Bouchercon.

I was honored that Library Journal named The Last Death of Jack Harbin (January 2014) one of the top five mystery novels of 2014. Both BookPeople and the Toronto Star featured the book in their list of holiday books suggestions. And MysteryPeople named it one of the ten best mysteries of 2014.

Check out this terrific article in Killer Nashville Newsletter.


One feature of the new website is that I'll be posting a weekly blog, with the subject changing at my whim. That's why I'm calling it "Subject to Change." I'll be writing about everything from some new websites I discovered, to a snappy writing technique, to book reviews. I'll also host occasional guests. Hope you'll join me.