Code for Murder

New Release

Cleveland Police Lieutenant Stacy Tavitt had always been an intuitive homicide detective, until an overzealous decision leads to a botched undercover investigation, and Stacy is attacked and her body dumped into the frigid Cuyahoga River. Six-months later, Stacy’s first case back from medical leave involves the murder of Cleveland Browns football player Devon Baker. With little forensic evidence connecting anyone to the crime, Stacy sets out to find the killer. However, this killer is unlike any Stacy has chased before. This killer anticipates her every move and decision and just may be more familiar to Stacy than she realizes.

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Fragile Brilliance

Fragile Brilliance

When off-duty Charleston police sergeant Ronan McCullough responds to the assault of a college student outside a downtown sports bar, he is brutally attacked and nearly killed by the assailants. As he struggles with the physical and emotional damage and doggedly pursues the perpetrators, his personal and professional relationships are strained to the limit; and what he uncovers in his investigation takes him to heart of a deadly drug ring threatening the very core of the city.

This book was a 2016 finalist for the Lords of Discipline Thriller Prize, which is affiliated with the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize.

Making Arrangements

Making Arrangements

The death of Colin Madsen’s beloved father brings Colin home to the small town of Concord, Massachusetts, facing a decision to keep or sell the family funeral home. Colin himself has no interest in the business, but he wants to make sure his father’s legacy is continued. As Colin struggles with the decision, he reconnects with Ava, his childhood neighbor and friend. Colin and Ava seem like an ideal match, but when Ava becomes unemployed and takes a corporate job in funeral home acquisitions, the seemingly innocent move sets off a chain reaction of problems that threaten their relationship and the existence of the funeral home Colin wants to protect.

This book was named a “Best Book of 2014” by USA BookNews.

Breakdown at Clear River

Breakdown at Clear River

Cullen Brewer, starting quarterback for the Clear River College Cougars, discovers that his senior year will be far more exciting than winning a few football games. He is suddenly shocked when the body of his favorite wide receiver, Dane Antonelli, is found in a dormitory stairwell. He links up with Serena Johnson, a student newspaper reporter, searching for the truth behind Dane’s death. As they explore ties to coaches and college administrators, Cullen and Serena find themselves facing perils more dangerous than they ever expected.

This book was a Weatherford Award nominee for Outstanding Fiction, sponsored by the Appalachian Studies Association.