Where history and mystery meet
As far back as I can remember, I have loved stories. When I was little, I started making them up, and I still am! Along the way, I studied both English and social studies as an undergrad. After grad school, I went on to teach at the junior high, high school and college levels. I’ve also worked as a program coordinator, golf shop manager and online tutor.
Now, I spend much of my time reading, researching and writing. Most recently, I’ve delved into the Great War (World War I) era and the years immediately after it, so–for those of you who love history as much as I do–I’ll be sharing details here.
In my spare time, I enjoy walking my dog, listening to music and swimming (weather permitting!)
A Precarious Homecoming-An Arabella Stewart Historical Mystery-Book One
What happens when an U.S. Army Signal Corps operator returns home from serving in the Great War? She finds her family resort, her hometown, and her brother’s best friend all in precarious circumstances. Those circumstances become more complicated when Bella gets involved in a murder investigation. Helping solve the crime is crucial, but working with Constable Jackson Hastings proves to be challenging. Once part of her life, Jax turned his back on Bella after her brother died in the trenches. His cold attitude hasn’t thawed, but she can’t let that stop her. Both her hometown and family resort, once popular tourist destinations, may not survive if the crime isn’t solved quickly.
Working together is the only way to solve the crime and offer hope—to their community and for themselves. Will their efforts succeed, or will it be a precarious homecoming?
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A Lingering Shadow-An Arabella Stewart Historical Mystery-Book Two
Several months after arriving home from her service as a United States Army Signal Corps operator in the Great War, Arabella Stewart is focused on saving her family’s resort. The first day of the season starts with excitement and anticipation but ends with a murdered guest. Once again, Bella wants to help Constable Jax Hastings, her brother’s best friend and comrade-in-arms, investigate. Jax resists her involvement. Not only did he promise her brother Matt to watch over Bella, he is still coping with war wounds—both physical and emotional. As they pursue clues, Bella and Jax deal with the war’s lingering shadows, shadows that fall on themselves, the victim, and the suspects.
After returning home from her service as a United States Army Signal Corps operator in the Great War, Arabella Stewart’s goal, to save her family’s resort, seems within reach as the summer season progresses. She and her business partner, Mac MacLendon, look forward to re-establishing a successful championship golf tournament, once the signature event of the resort’s year. Problems arise when one of the contestants, an overbearing snob who has created problems at other competitions, clashes with more than one person. When he is found dead, the victim of a suspicious automobile crash, Bella once again helps Jax Hastings, the town constable and her childhood friend, investigate. As they pursue answers, Bella and Jax find several suspects who might have wanted to make the victim suffer for his lethal arrogance.
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