Bernadine Fagan has written short stories for "Woman's World" and other magazines. She's a former science teacher who has taught biology, physical science and earth science. Yes, she misses it, but she enjoys her new writing career, too.
She particularly enjoys writing the humorous sections of her books and has been known to laugh out loud (loudly, it must be noted) while in front of her computer.
Sometimes writing is fun.
If ever a woman was not cut out for life in a backwoods town in Maine it's chic city woman Nora Lassiter. If ever there was a misunderstanding about what a woman does for a living, the very idea that Nora could be a "hotshot New York detective" takes the cake. But when she stumbles upon a body in the woods, and her uncle becomes a suspect, her plans to return to the city are put on hold.
Death By A Dark Horse
on Feb. 12, 2011
This is a must-read for anyone who loves a good mystery, one that is well written and maintains suspense until the end. There’s a chance you’ll recognize people you know in the assortment of well-drawn characters in this story -- Thea, the horse owner, who sets out to prove her horse didn’t kill the victim, and who then becomes a person of interest in the case; Thea’s loving aunt and uncle; her unpredictibe sister; her accounting business clients; the boyfriend she wants to break up with; the man she’s attracted to. There are moments when absolutely nothing goes right for Thea, including her love life. This makes us root for her all the more.
The barns and paddocks in a small town in the state of Washington make up much of the setting and draw you into the world of horseback riding, especially dressage.
This is a mystery that relies on story, not gore or explicit sex, to keep the reader entertained. Well worth reading!!