Thursday, July 12, 2012


My fourth novel, MURDER IN CYPRUS HOLLOW, the first in the Hattie Blitch Mystery Series, is finished and ready for publication. The book will be available for purchase in a few weeks. In the meantime, I've attached a copy of the book cover and would love to know what you think of it.


Professional blogger and amateur sleuth, Hattie Blitch along with her husband, Skyler, the sheriff of Cyprus Hollow, SC, investigate a body found floating in the waters of Carolina Carlyle’s nineteenth-century plantation. The couple returns to the plantation after Carolina’s employee finds a three hundred year old pirate flag and treasure map, then vanishes.

Carolina’s discovery of her employee’s body in the plantation woods, in addition to the first body having been found on her property, reignites the town’s rejection of her pirate ancestry.

The double murders compel Hattie to use her research savvy to discover the killer’s identity, and race to prevent Carolina from becoming the next victim.