Gae-Lynn Woods is a native-born Texan who has traveled the world, lived overseas, and come back home. She and her husband, British jazz guitarist Martyn Popey, live on a ranch in East Texas with a small herd of Black Angus cattle and one very cranky donkey.
THE DEVIL OF LIGHT and AVENGERS OF BLOOD are the first two books in the Cass Elliot Crime Series. Gae-Lynn is currently working on the third book in the series.
When Maxine Leverman pleads her way into a job at family run Lost and Found Investigations, her only goal is to gain the concealed carry license and PI skills she needs to find the man who attacked her. But when she secretly takes a missing husband case on her first day at the agency, she stumbles into a high-stakes game of blackmail and murder.
Detective Cass Elliot is still on suspension for killing a fellow officer when four people are murdered in one night, one with the exceptional brutality of a lynching, three by the same killer. The ME sidesteps the Sheriff and hires Cass, but nothing links the victims until she discovers the true identity of the man who was lynched, and uncovers an unpunished crime committed nearly 50 years ago.
Small towns bury their secrets deep...
When young Detective Cass Elliot responds to a report of domestic violence at the home of a prominent businessman, she discovers his body and graphic, violent photographs. Cass and her partner Mitch Stone delve into a hidden world of blackmail and violence. Their investigation triggers a brutal response from men who will protect their identities at any cost.