Penny Goetjen


National award winning author Penny Goetjen writes murder mysteries where the milieu play as prominent a role as the engaging characters. A self-proclaimed eccentric known for writing late into the night, transfixed by the allure of flickering candlelight, Ms. Goetjen embraces the writing process, unaware what will confront her at the next turn. She rides the journey with her characters, often as surprised as her readers to see how the story unfolds. Fascinated with the paranormal, she usually weaves a subtle, unexpected twist into her stories. When her husband is asked how he feels about his wife writing murder mysteries, he answers with a wink, “I sleep with one eye open.”

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Murder beyond the Precipice
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 65,770. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
The Livingston family is no stranger to tragedy. Losing both parents at a young age in what authorities ruled an accident, Lucretia Livingston, the sole heir to the estate, is left to pick up the pieces. But many locals question the circumstances surrounding their deaths and if the family’s wealth was an irresistibly seductive motive for crossing the line.
The Empty Chair ~ Murder in the Caribbean
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 99,750. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A riveting mystery of a young woman’s terrifying search for her photographer mother who disappeared on the tropical island of St. Thomas during a covert assignment. Facing the heartache of settling a parent’s affairs, her search for answers ensnares her in a sinister web of crime amidst a breathtaking Caribbean backdrop.
Murder on the Precipice
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 73,890. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
National award-winning mystery author Penny Goetjen delivers another captivating escapade. Set in a deceptively warm and cozy inn on the rocky coast of Maine, Murder on the Precipice depicts the story of a missing female guest with eerie similarities to an unsolved disappearance from an all-girls school on the property years earlier.

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