Iza Moreau

Biography

Iza Moreau is a Golden Crown Finalist and a 3-time Next Generation Indie Award finalist for her Small Town series of mysteries. She lives in the southern United States, where she rides dressage at the fourth level and shoots target archery using both recurves and horsebows. She counts Sarah Waters, Maggie Estep, and the Bronte sisters--Acton, Currer, and Ellis--among her literary influences.

THE NEWS IN SMALL TOWNS, the first novel in the Small Town series, was a Next Generation India Award finalist in both Mystery and Regional Fiction. The second, MADNESS IN SMALL TOWNS, was also an Indie finalist in Mystery. SECRETS IN SMALL TOWNS was a Goldie finalist in Lesbian Mystery as well as a Next Generation Indie finalist in the LGBT category. These, and the short story collection, MYSTERIES IN SMALL TOWNS, are available in both e-book and paperback formats.

Moreau is also the author of THE XYZ MYSTERIES--a series of novellas and short stories set in Miami in 1974. They feature the sister detectives Xande, Yolande, and Zoe Calhoun. Some of these stories can be found on this site.

If you like the books, please give them a rating, both on Smashwords, Goodreads, and any other of the major book retailers you do business with. That kilnd of word of mouth is really the only way that an indie author can succeed. You can reach Iza at iza@blackbayfarm.com

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Books

The XYZ Mysteries
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,890. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2016 by Black Bay Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Sisters Xande, Yolande, and Zoe Calhoun make up XYZ Investigations in 1974 Miami. The oldest, Xande, is a young hiippie with blonde dreadlocks, Yolande is a pistol-packing, curly-haired lesbian, and Zoe, well, Zoe is missing. These six connected stories are all lively murder mysteries, but they also tell the story of the three sisters within the context of a very odd time in our history.
The Small Town Series: Boxed Set of 4 Complete Books
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 359,890. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2015 by Black Bay Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
The complete Small Town Series is now available in a boxed set. Follow the adventures of Sue-Ann McKeown--newspaper editor, dressage rider, and national champion archer--as she struggles to make ends meet in the little north Florida town of Pine Oak. Included are all there novels in the series as well as the concluding book of short stories.
Mysteries in Small Towns
Series: Small Town Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,720. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2015 by Black Bay Books. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
These 8 stories feature lesbian newspaper editor Sue-Ann McKeown and her friends in Pine Oak, Florida. These are all mysteries--about horses, archery, writing, love, and murder. Find out what finally happens to the characters in the Small Town Trilogy of novels. This is the 4th and last book in the popular detective series. Includes the novella, "Indian Summer."
Secrets in Small Towns
Series: Small Town Series, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,960. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014 by Black Bay Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
It all starts when Sue-Ann finds a zonked-out teen near her farm. When it turns out that he has escaped from a juvenile detention center long rumored to abuse its charges, she decides to investigate. But the kid goes missing, and Sue-Ann has to find him--especially since Sgt. Joe Bickley of the local sheriff's office is threatening to "out" Sue-Ann and her girlfriend unless she produces the boy.
Madness in Small Towns
Series: Small Town Series, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,350. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013 by Black Bay Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
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Things are always a little wonky in Pine Oak, Florida. But lately reporter Sue-Ann McKeown, feels like every crazy thing is landing on her desk. For one thing, a former mental patient demands that Sue-Ann write his story—or else. And what is the meaning of the coded messages she hears on the local pirate radio station? And why has her new best friend quit her job and left town for places Unknown?
The News in Small Towns
Series: Small Town Series, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,130. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2012 by Black Bay Books. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
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Sue-Ann McKeown returns to her home town after a crushing six months of war reporting in Iraq. She has given up her high-profile job in Virginia and broken up with her boyfriend. Even her new job with a small-town newspaper seems almost too much to handle, especially since her old high school rival works there, too. But a dead goat is in her future, as well as voodoo, horses, and maybe even love.

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