Anna Drake


Anna Drake writes mysteries with a touch of romance and a bit of suspense. She says her fascination with crime and its consequences began when she discovered a stash of Nancy Drew books in her parents' attic. Her devotion to the genre remained even as her tastes expanded. And to this day, when Anna isn't writing, she's most at home with her nose buried in a book. When not writing or reading, she enjoys quilting, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.

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Death Among the Roses
Series: Melanie Hart Cozy Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,530. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
An inquiring reporter. A handsome stranger. Life is good for Melanie Hart. She doesn’t even mind much having her father as a boss. But when she’s pulled off the news coverage of the only murder investigation to come along in Cloverton since she started work there, she dives into her first murder investigation.
Bones & Boxes
Series: Hetty Fox Cozy Mysteries. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,140. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Hetty Fox has recently moved to a small town. The recent widow had expected life to be slower there, but things haven't gone quite that way. First there's the ghost of her college sweetheart who seems to hate her cat. Then there's the corpse. Hetty hadn't expected that. Now caught up in a murder investigation, Hetty discovers she rather likes the role in this lighthearted mystery.
A Rainy Day Murder
Series: Hetty Fox Cozy Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,730. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
In A Rainy Day Murder, Hetty Fox returns to visit an old Chicago chum when murder raises its ugly head. But nothing has gone quite to plan on this trip. Her ghost, Andrew, who Hetty douibts is real, has followed her on the journey, while her cat, Blackie, remains at home giving his babysitters fits.
The Baying Witness
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
In this short story, a missing man, a distraught sister, and a baying hound combine to send Sheriff Delton Ross on a hunt for a killer.
The Imp
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,860. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
The Imp waits and watches. But Geraldine Love is too busy rebuilding her tattered life to notice. All either of them wants is to find a someone to care about in this lonely world. But that's easier said than done in this dark novella.

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Anna Drake's favorite authors on Smashwords

Emma Lee Bole
Latest book: Widowmere. Published December 26, 2016. (4.33 from 3 reviews)
Peter Menadue
Latest book: Hard Landing. Published April 5, 2017. (4.00 from 1 review)

Smashwords book reviews by Anna Drake

  • Outworlder on Sep. 26, 2013
    (no rating)
    Science fiction with told with a wonderful love story. Great read!
  • Olympus Rises (Book One of the Code of War) on April 10, 2014

    This book lies outside my usual mystery genre, but the cover drew me in. I'm glad it did. I enjoyed the read.
  • The Last Violin on March 31, 2017

    Two men missing. A woman who cares about their fate.. The Last Violin, by J. M. Davis, is a touching short story perfect for a quick lunchtime read. I enjoyed reading it very much.
  • Mud Pie on April 07, 2017

    This book is set in England, near Manchester, and features a young cook, Lannie Herron, being chased by an evil bunch of young thugs. They want to kill her for exposing their drug dealing. She is fleeing in hopes of escaping their retribution. (Mud Pie, by the way, is a dessert, although I can’t really describe it since I’ve never had it. But needless to say, Lannie makes a great one.) So there she is working in some small pub, praying to escape detection and death. Who said survival was easy? The e-book is an engaging read full of rugby players, flirtations, and narrow escapes. I truly enjoyed it, and since it ended with her future not fully spelled out, I suggest Dole use this as the first book in a series of Lannie adventures. I’d certainly read them for whatever that’s worth.
  • Widowmere on April 07, 2017

    Widowmere features an artist as its protagonist, As such she sees things in colors and shapes as any good artist will do. The previous reviewer spoke out against the excessive descriptions in this book, which I believe fits the nature of this main character, and while they bothered the first reviewer, they bothered me not a whit. In fact I see Emma Lee Dole’s use of language in this novel as remarkable and thoroughly enjoyable. It’s an astounding, intricate novel full of highly satisfying twists, turns, and deceptions.