Barbara E Brink is a multi-published author, supported financially by a loving husband who just happens to have a better paying job. She is the author of the Double Barrel Mysteries series: book #1 is ROADKILL, and book #2 is MUCH ADO ABOUT MURDER.
You can find other books by Barbara under the name Barbara Ellen Brink.
She grew up on a small farm in Washington State, but now lives in the mean “burbs” of Minnesota with her husband and their dogs, Rugby & Willow. With her kids now pushed out of the nest and encouraged to fly, Barbara spends much time writing, motorcycling with her husband in the summer, and hiking through the snow with the dogs in the winter.
Blake and Shelby Gunner, think they’re living the perfect life. He’s a hotshot homicide detective and she is doing what she loves best, small theatre acting. But after an arrest goes badly and Blake is shot and injured, they decide to leave the crime-ridden city for the quiet, quirky little hamlet where he grew up. Nestled along Lake Superior in the upper peninsula of Michigan, Port Scuttlebutt isn’t as calm and serene as they anticipated. Below an innocent Mayberry surface are secrets as dangerous as the great lake’s rip currents.
Blake and Shelby are settling in as co-owners of the Drunken Sailor Bed & Breakfast and have begun renovating the boathouse to be used as offices for Double Barrel Investigations. But with construction underway, another case is dropped into their laps. A local man is arrested for murder when his ex-wife is discovered buried beneath his woodpile, and the Gunner’s are hired to find the real killer.
A young Minneapolis detective and his wife visit the tiny Lake Superior port town where he grew up, and are caught up in their own investigation of an old unsolved hit-and-run. With quirky characters and suspects at every turn, Blake and Shelby Gunner are finding Port Scuttlebutt to be nearly as dangerous as the big city.