Martha Reed is the award-winning crime and mystery fiction author of the John and Sarah Jarad Nantucket Mystery series.
Book One, THE CHOKING GAME, was a 2015 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion nominee for Best Novel/Traditional Mystery. Book Two, THE NATURE OF THE GRAVE, won an Independent Publisher IPPY Honorable Mention for Mid-Atlantic Best Regional Fiction. Book Three, NO REST FOR THE WICKED, was nominated for a 2017 Independent Publisher IPPY award in the Mystery/Cozy/Noir category.
Martha's short fiction and articles have appeared in Pearl, Spinetingler, Mysterical-e, and Mystery Readers Journal. Her story STRANGLER FIG appeared in LUCKY CHARMS: 12 Crime Tales, an anthology produced by the Pittsburgh chapter of Sisters in Crime, Inc. (SinC). Martha recently completed a 4-year term as the National Chapter Liaison for SinC. She adores travel, big jewelry, and simply great coffee, and delights in the antics of her family, fans, and friends, who she lovingly calls The Mutinous Crew.
You are invited to learn more at www.reedmenow, and to follow her on Facebook and Twitter @ReedMartha.
Nantucket police Lieutenant John Jarad is deeply rooted in the charming island home his family helped to settle. Sarah is a gifted painter from Pittsburgh, running from her blistered past and looking for a safe haven, a place of rest. Together, they forge their investigative talents to solve a sinister island conspiracy. Offering a riveting plot with a cast of colorful characters, this mystery series promises to be the perfect summer beach read.
When state archaeologists lift the lid on a suspicious trunk buried in Nantucket's landfill, Detective John Jarad's world explodes. DNA holds the key to the island's most notorious cold case crime, the Baby Alice Spenser kidnapping of 1921. Myriad family scandals emerge from the Spenser's privileged and gilded past. Events flare white-hot when a copycat kidnapper snatches a second child.
Sarah Hawthorne had no idea her life was going to change when she met Nantucket police Lieutenant John Jarad. As Sarah explores John's family history, she reactivates interest in his younger brother's cold case disappearance. A great-uncle's surprising bequest brings family tensions to the surface, and John and Sarah must forge their investigative talents to solve a sinister island conspiracy.
The Whistler, a seasonal stalker, is terrorizing the women of Nantucket. When the body of a missing nanny is found anchored to the bottom of Satan's Tub, police Lieutenant John Jarad fears that this year The Whistler is upping his twisted game. Mainland artist Sarah Hawthorne is fleeing her blistered past. She becomes the focus of a team of sexual predators. Is Sarah the fresh item on their menu?