Old Bones Is Now Available

Old Bones (1)The latest Hetty Fox book is now live at Amazon! In this, the second book in the series, Hetty comes up against a new-to-her kind of corpse.

Mix in the usual challenges posed by her resident ghost and her cat, and Hetty is hard pressed to keep up. But our amateur sleuth likes her life in downstate Illinois, and she is determined to thrive here. To that end, Hetty grabs a deep breath, turns her thoughts to the killer, and throws herself into her work.

Read a sample:

I’d hate to know when trouble is headed my way. Being blissfully clueless protects me from experiencing life’s meaner moments until they actually arrive. And so it was on this day.

It was a Thursday. I was seated in my favorite chair with knitting in hand. Blackie, my cat, lay in his basket next to my feet. Andrew, my resident ghost, hovered near the window. He was watching the day’s heavy rainfall and rattling off ways to improve Blackie’s life.

Yeah like he cared diddly squat about my poor cat.

Andrew turned to me and started in again on his list of improvements. “You really must put Blackie out at night. It isn’t good for a cat to be locked up indoors all the time. Besides, he’d get more exercise that way. That would help with his weight.”

Blackie lifted his head and glared at Andrew.

I pulled more yarn free from the skein. “That’s sheer nonsense. Blackie isn’t the least bit fat.”

“Well… if you’d look at him objectively, you’d see he’s not exactly skinny, either.”

I shook my head. “The vet says cats should always be kept indoors. He claims it solves most of the problems people have with cats.”

Andrew scoffed. “I suspect your cat could stand up for himself quite well out in the wilds or anyplace else for that matter. He’s not nearly as helpless as you’d like to believe.”

Andrew was a recent addition to our household. He had appeared in my living room shortly after my move here. He was the ghostly remains of a young man I’d loved during my college days. I’d hoped to marry him some day, but he’d died in a tragic auto accident before that could happen.

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Bones & Boxes, Premier for Hetty Fox

B&BfinalFacing a ghost, a dead body, and a cat, Hetty Fox has her hands full. Recently widowed and new to to town, she also must find her place among a village of strangers. That effort is how she discovers her first dead body. It also launches her into her first murder investigation.

But her effort to track a killer gets muddled as ghost and cat compete for her attention. Then there’s her daughter, Megan. How is Hetty to track a killer without tipping her off? Finally, mix in a clever killer, and Hetty finds herself truly challenged in this lighthearted, mystery novella.

This is the first book in a new series for me. It’s available to buy or you may download it for free with Kindle Unlimited. The book’s been fun to write and, I’m looking forward to putting out many more of these cozy tales.

Thanks for reading!

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New Book Out

TElfhe second in my Melanie Hart mystery series went live at Amazon late yesterday afternoon. In this book Ginger Black is in charge of the Downtown Business Association’s Santa’s Cabin. But the elf who keeps things running smoothly there has come up missing. Under Association Bylaws, Ginger must take over his duties until a replacement can be found. That means babysitting children who have been dropped off at the cabin while their parents shop. Melanie Hart thinks having Ginger anywhere near raucous children and a laughing fat man could lead to murder. So Melanie takes it upon herself to track the missing man down.

Obviously, I’m excited. It’s available to buy at Amazon for borrow through Kindle Unlimited. Take a minute. Check it out.

Eight-hour Writing-Challenge Entry Now Live

capturescaledThe Capture

Sheriff Delton Ross believes in justice. He feels money, influence, and power should not matter when a person stands before the law. So when a fellow sheriff from a nearby county calls asking for help apprehending a criminal, Ross immediately pledges his hand. But no effort ever walks a smooth path and Ross soon finds himself in a pickle. Still, the man is nothing if not resourceful. When he sets out on an assignment, Ross generally likes to succeed.

This exciting short story was written in response to an eight-hour-fiction challenge. It’s available to buy or to read free though Kindle Unlimited. Download your copy today at Amazon

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