4-Star Review for As the Crowe Dies

The first review of my latest mystery, As the Crowe Dies, has been posted at Amazon. It’s a 4-star, and I am thrilled. A good review makes the work that goes into writing a novel so worth it.

Read the review from Lisa reviewer at Haven’t Got a Clue here.

Hetty Fox Bounding Through Latest Adventure

“You weren’t supposed to come.” So says Hetty Fox to poor. long-suffering Andrew. Hetty has just arrived in Chicago to visit an old friend. She’s been looking forward to being free of her ghost and the endless warfare that goes on between him and her cat. But Blackie is being cared for by her daughter. If only Hetty could have found someone to corral Andrew, her vacation might have been perfect. That is if that danged corpse hadn’t turned up.

Of course, Andrew is all for Hetty jumping into the murder investigation. It seems even in a big city, the skills of a small-town sleuth can be helpful.

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Am hoping to release this latest book sometime before June 15th. Follow this blog to learn exact publication date or sign up with one of the other methods listed on my home page.

Thanks for reading.

Anna Drake

As the Crowe Dies Is Now Available

The much anticipated publication of As the Crowe Dies is now final. The third book in the Melanie Hart cozy mystery series went live on Amazon Sunday. In this book evil stalks the halls of the Cloverton High School, where both Melanie and her friend, Ginger Black, attended classes as teenaged girls.

Now, they’re all grown up and find themselves hard pressed to figure out what has gone wrong in their once peaceful school.

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Available to buy or free to read on Kindle Unlimited at Amazon.

Thanks for visiting and happy reading!

Anna Drake

Coming Right Up


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Melanie Hart and Ginger Black are close to galloping off into a new adventure. Hope to publish As the Crowe Dies sometime within the next two weeks. Fingers crossed.

In this tale Melanie and Ginger tackle the murder of a high school math teacher. But who did this woman know who’d want to kill her? No one seems to have any idea. Yet as the two dig deeper, they discover all sorts of possibilities. Who dreamed high school could be so complicated?

What’s Melanie Up To?

Melanie Hart and friend, Ginger Black, are chasing another killer in As the Crowe Dies. In  this book the murderer has struck at the  high school. Father catches word of the death when police put out radio calls for help. Maybe, with dear old dad sending her off to the chase, this time he won’t pull Melanie off the news story.

But Melanie faces even stiffer challenges as there is a new reporter in town. Dirk Weir has moved here from Chicago. He says he’s come to live nearer his daughter. But all Melanie sees is a competitor, the likes of which she’s never faced before.

Meanwhile the killer keeps playing his murderous games, and Melanie and Ginger have their hands full trying to catch up.


Progress with Next Hetty Fox Book

Yay, I can almost see he end of my current book. It’s another Hetty Fox tale. After I finish this work, I’ll start on the third novel in the Melanie Hart series. I’m looking forward to putting Melanie and Ginger back on the road again. In the meantime, here’s an advanced look at the cover for the Hetty book. Hope you like it.