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A Deadly Affair at Bobtail Ridge

I'm so pleased with my new website design. Hope you like it, too.

To celebrate the new look, I'm holding a contest! All those who sign up for my newsletter between now and April 1 (yeah, April Fool's Day) will be entered into a drawing for one of FIVE copies of my latest Samuel Craddock novel, A Deadly Affair at Bobtail Ridge. Or, if a winner prefers to receive one of the earlier books, that's okay, too. Sign up below!


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." The first post will be Wednesday, February 18. 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.


And now for book news:

Saturday, April 11, 4-6 PM
Wine Thieves
2926 Domingo Ave
Berkeley, CA
Wine Tasting and Cheese

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.

Book 4 in the series, A Deadly Affair at Bobtail Ridge, comes out on April 7. It is available for pre-order at your bookstore or here:

Indiebound Amazon Barnes & Noble Books-A-Million Kobo

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.