I Write mysteries, having grown up on Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, then followed Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler and mainlined into today's commercial fiction.
I am writing a Billie Bly series now, about a hard-boiled P.I. of the feminine persuasion. You can buy Bleeding Blue at donwestonbooks.com. If you like short stories, I recommend "Death Fits like a Glove," where Billie takes on a neighborhood pet-napping case which turns out rather deadly. If you like twists, this is for you.
My Billie Bly stories can have a bit of humor, but can also turn a bit dark sometimes as in "Murder: A Love Story." But overall I try to combine keeping it light and yet, suspenseful in my Billie Bly Series.
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Death Fits Like A Glove
Someone is stealing pets in P.I. Billie Bly's Northwest Portland neighborhood and one of her critical neighbors begs her to find her lost dog.
A young boy with unruly red hair adopts her and asks to help solve her case. But he displays some disturbing behaviors and may be more hindrance than help.
And when she gets wind of something bigger, a sinister figure plans to put an end to Billie Bly.
P.I. Billie Bly’s psychic says she will stumble upon a murder, but doesn't mention she is to be the victim. Maybe her psychic doesn't want to give her more to worry about with a million dollar lawsuit looming and a missing person who doesn't want to be found.
Although Billie is fated to die, when her baby brother takes a bullet meant for her, she has to stay alive long enough to avenge his death.
Murder: A Love Story
A short Story about how emotional abandonment leads to murder. Jim, a stay at home writer, becomes disenchanted with his workaholic spouse, Sally, and falls hard for the wife of Sally's boss.
Sally looks for love at work and she and Jim begin plotting their way out of a loveless marriage. But their murderous intentions don't work out quite the way they plan and the result is not pretty.