Linda Hall

Biography

Linda Hall spent the early years of her writing career as a journalist and freelance writer. She also worked in the field of adult literacy and wrote curriculum materials for adults reading at basic reading levels. In 1990 Linda decided to do something she'd always dreamed of doing, she began working on her first novel. The book she wrote, The Josiah Files was published in 1992.

Since that time she's written eighteen more mystery and suspense novels.

Most of her novels have something to do with the sea. Linda grew up in New Jersey where her love of the ocean was born. When she was a little girl Linda remembers sitting on the shore and watching the waves and contemplating what was beyond. She could do that for hours.

Linda has roots in two countries. In 1971, she married a Canadian who loves the water just as much as she does. They moved to Canada and have lived there ever since. One of the things they enjoy is sailing. In the summer they basically move aboard their 34' sailboat aptly named - Mystery.

Both Linda's husband Rik and Linda have achieved the rank of Senior Navigator, the highest rank possible in CPS. The U.S. sister organization is the U.S.P.S. Linda's Senior Navigator diploma hangs proudly on her office wall. What this all means is that she knows how to use a sextant and can 'theoretically' find her way home by looking at the stars.

Rik and Linda have two grown children and five wonderful grandchildren.

Where to find Linda Hall online

Website: http://writerhall.com
Twitter: writerhall
Facebook: Facebook profile

Where to buy in print


Books

Strange Faces
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,520. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
From experienced and award winning author Linda Hall comes Strange Faces, a collection of seven stories that will take you to a place where killers can linger in your backyard but where magic can sometimes change everything. Hall’s writing has been described as “crisp, intense, filled with suspense and intriguing characters” and writing which has the ability to “keep you on the edge of your seat.
Island of Refuge
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Series: The Coast of Maine, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,580. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The lives of five homeless people living in a church on an island are shattered when one of them is murdered. Meanwhile, two states over, another investigation is begun, a seeming unrelated one. But what is discovered shatters the island dwellers to the very core and intertwines the lives of the island dwellers as they seek to make peace with themselves, their lives, and God.
Margaret's Peace
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Series: The Coast of Maine, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,000. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Christian » Suspense
When Margaret Collinwood inherits her childhood home in Coffins Reach, Maine, she returns to the seafront house hoping to rest, paint, and to find the peace she has lost after the death of her daughter and the subsequent breakup of her marriage. But Margaret's return to her family home forces her to face difficult childhood memories surrounding the fatal accident that took the life of her sister.
Sadie's Song
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Series: The Coast of Maine, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,000. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The disappearance of 9 year-old Ally Buckley is a circumstance which bears too much resemblance to another recent and chilling event. Fear spreads throughout Coffins Reach. When Sadie discovers a drawing done by Ally among her abusive husband's possessions, she suspects danger may be closer to home than she'd ever known possible.
Katheryn's Secret
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Series: The Coast of Maine, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,760. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Christian » Suspense
Mystery writer Sharon Colebrook finds herself the recipient of her deceased Aunt Katie's papers, and hopes to learn about a murder Katie had hinted at years before. As Sharon and her husband Jeff begin to investigate, the carefully kept facade of her strict religious family begins to crumble. Secrets, long buried, begin to surface, and only God's grace can put this family back together again.
April Operation
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Series: The Canadian Mountie, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,950. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Christian » Suspense
April Operation - Abortion doctor, Douglas Shanahan is shot dead at his home. On the same day the young daughter of Emma Knoll, the Shanahan Clinic manager disappears on her way home from school. Coincidence? Not in this business. With no evidence left behind in either case, Sergeant Roger Sheppard knows he is dealing with a premeditated, carefully planned homicide and kidnapping.
November Veil
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Series: The Canadian Mountie, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,390. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Christian » Suspense
Murders, puppets, stolen holy water, what next? Were these just coincidences? Were the bad things happening in good Chester part of a larger scheme? The homicide of Rev. Dr. Sterling Jonas, televangelist and founder of Disciples of Grace Church has stretched Corp. Roger Sheppard and the small town detachment of the RCMP to the limit. Was Jonas's death a church power struggle or something else?
August Gamble
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Series: The Canadian Mountie, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 69,960. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
August Gamble - He was known to the Chester detachment of the RCMP, as well as to many residents. Tom Anderchuk was the town's bad kid, drop out, drug taker and then drug dealer. No sympathy here over his death. Corp Roger Sheppard wondered, then, why this particular murder got to him? He was always the cool one, the one in control. Was it the August heat? Was there more to this death?
Chat Room
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,040. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
In Chat Room the dynamic sequel to Steal Away, PI Teri Blake-Addison is hired by a young woman to find her best friend who ran off with a man she met on the internet and hasn't been heard from since. The clues lead her from Maine to Texas to New Mexico and back again. While on her home front, she and husband Jack are packing to move into their newly built home which is anything but ready on time.
White Christmas Pansies
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Price: Free! Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.86 from 7 reviews)
A Christmas Story, a love story, An award winning story about a small Christmas miracle.
Amber Waves
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Price: Free! Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
A land locked farm wife longs for the ocean shores of her childhood.
Steal Away
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,730. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
What took Ellen away from her famous husband yearly, to the cold windy coast of Maine? Piecing together the life of an unhappy minister's wife, private investigator Teri Blake-Addison trails the wreckage to a remote Canadian island. When murder rocks the community, she realizes the puzzle may not be as simple as it had seemed. Book One in the Teri Blake-Addison private investigator series.

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  • What the F*ck is a Christian Anyway? on May 23, 2011

    Very interesting. Postmodern for sure, relevant, yes, gonna piss some people off - probably not, those people wouldn't even read it. And it they did, they would be so busy being appalled at her using the F word to notice themselves ignoring those in need around them. Good on ya! (Rik - not Linda)
  • Tooth for Tooth on Sep. 11, 2011
    (no rating)
    Kimberley Payne has done an admirable job of portraying a single mother's navigation through the difficult maze of doctors and social workers when she suspects that her baby daughter has been abused. She writes about this difficult subject with depth and grace.
  • Deadly Trust (Inspirational Romantic Suspense) on Sep. 14, 2011

    Barbara Phinney has crafted a tightly woven romantic suspense with enough suspects to keep me guessing until the end. An excellent read!
  • Shattered, Western Romantic Suspense on Sep. 30, 2011

    A great erotic romance with plenty of suspense to keep the reader guessing until the end. Very well done. Kate Kelly is an author to watch!
  • The Bestseller on Nov. 03, 2011

    The Bestseller is a bloody good read. As was once said, "... the writing was great. It really flowed. I couldn't put it down. It was if you were dragging me through the story by the scruff of my neck." Well done, Mr. Leather!
  • What She Doesn't Know on Feb. 09, 2012
    (no rating)
    I was intrigued by this novel from the beginning. Romantic suspense novels featuring a 'treasure hunt' are few and far between. Perhaps that's because there so difficult to get right. Well, Lina does get this one 'right.' Full of intrigue, secret societies and secret passageways, I found this book hard to put down. Recommended!
  • What She Doesn't Know on Feb. 09, 2012

    I was intrigued by this novel from the beginning. Romantic suspense novels featuring a 'treasure hunt' are few and far between. Perhaps that's because there so difficult to get right. Well, Lina does get this one 'right.' Full of intrigue, secret societies and secret passageways, I found this book hard to put down. Recommended!