Claire A Murray


Claire Murray has been a community advocate for more than 30 years.She is currently Regional Manager for Operation ABLE, which helps older workers get back into the workforce. Her profile is at

Claire's seventh published short story, Chains, appears in BUSTED! Arresting Stories from the Beat, published by Level Best Books and available from Amazon. Her fiction is focused on murder mysteries and crime stories, although she also writes scifi/fantasy. In addition to her two short stories--Tug-of-War and Mother's Mountain--here on Smashwords, she has four short stories at Kings River Life online magazine. Look for The Drop, Miss Aggie's Pigs, Cheating Death, and A Grave Development at and enter the search term, Claire Murray.

Claire is working on a 3-book medieval fantasy, is a member of Sisters in Crime and the SinC New England and SinC Guppy chapters, and is a member of the Salem Writers Group.

Where to find Claire A Murray online


Mother's Mountain: A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,360. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Promises can be hard to keep. But Kalen is a soldier who follows Lord Korn's orders, as she promised, despite her misgivings. She finds and returns with the sorceress who may be able to heal Korn's son and end the storms that have flooded the villages and now threaten the Keep. But can she keep the sorceress safe, even against Lord Korn himself? And why does he fear and hate her so?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
When therapist Marlana accepts a difficult case from her mentor, Dr. Whitney, she's faced with a possible dual personality: Robert/Carol. Marlana struggles with her feelings. What if, in helping Robert/Carol, she discovers one of them is the murderer? As Marlana helps Robert delve deeper into his memory, he reveals his goal: "I want my life back." She knows now that she must forge ahead.

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