Holly L. Lewitas


Holly Lewitas grew up in Bay Shore, Long Island in the 1950s as the middle daughter of two World War II veterans. She had an idyllic childhood just like the old commercial – as American as apple pie and Chevrolet, until she went to college in the 1960s, when, as she puts it, “all the influences came to bear.” The 60’s expanded her world, her view of life and taught her to stand up for her beliefs even in difficult times.
Holly Lewitas has always been an animal lover by nature. She’s a registered nurse by training, and an avid mystery reader. Little did she know that her years of work in psychiatry and animal rescue would all come into play when she created the well-received Spunky Murder Mystery series.
Years ago, while living in Chicago, she rescued a terrier mutt puppy, and it quickly became obvious that Spunky was no ordinary dog. Years later after surviving the death of her beloved husband, she transplanted her-Yankee-self to Alabama to be nearer to her family. It was then that Holly felt it was time for the world to know this smart, classy, charming, lovable canine. She began to put words to Spunky’s personality and the unique voice of Spunky took shape. It was no stretch of the imagination that Holly saw this determined terrier as a solver of mysteries. With Spunky’s curious personality and terrier tenacity, it was the perfect match. Before long the need for alternative points of view became obvious and Holly’s rescued felines provided a plethora of potential characters.
Holly has learned that one can see the whimsical in even the mundane, ordinary things if keep your mind open to the possibility. Her animals have always helped her view the world in the simplest and best way. She set out to write suspenseful tales that would enthrall the reader, give them a smile or two, and make them feel sorry when the story ends.
According to the reviews, she certainly has done just that.
She invites you to meet the wise, clever, and whimsical Spunky. She believes you too will fall in love with her.

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The Nose Knows
Series: Spunky Murder Mystery Third Book, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 79,250. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Spunky is a sassy, classy terrier mutt with a nose for detecting the truth. Here she teams up with her human and her feline buddies. The Nose Knows is a suspenseful, heartwarming, funny, romantic cozy mystery that deals with crippling grief, the profound effect of animals on the human soul, and the power of love. Once you look at the world through Spunky’s eyes, your view will never be the same.
The Nose Sees All
Series: Spunky Murder Mystery Third Book, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 66,510. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Their escapades begin when Spunky and Fearless accompany Dr. Hannah Richards, to greet the elderly residents at Lakeland Manor. One special patient, Kenneth Boyd, is forms a unique attachment to Spunky. When a sudden death changes everything, Spunky and her tomcats must get the humans to see the truth and find a killer.. Good thing Spunky’s a terrier — she loves a challenge!
An Army of Noses
Series: Spunky Murder Mystery Third Book, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,950. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
An Army of Noses is the engrossing third book in the well-received Spunky Murder Mystery series. Spunky, the adorable crime-solving terrier-mutt and her feline cohorts are up to their cute little noses in a disturbing and dangerous mystery. . While containing serious adult themes, it is not graphically violent. An adult cozy mystery that relies on brains, humor and instinct to highly entertain!

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