By jen blood
When a Sudanese refugee is killed in a bizarre ritual murder in Portland, Maine, reporter Daniel “Diggs” Diggins attempts to revive his flagging career by investigating the crime. The story becomes personal when a young African girl Diggs has befriended is targeted by the killer, and Diggs himself falls victim to a curse that brings to terrifying light the ghosts of his own past. Working with young protege Erin Solomon, soon the duo is immersed in a world of dark secrets, crooked politicians, and black magic.
Set during the summer of 2000, this prequel to the bestselling Erin Solomon Mysteries gives existing fans a front-row seat to those first tenuous days in the epic partnership between Diggs and Solomon, while providing the perfect introduction for newcomers to the series. A serpentine psychological thriller with elements of mystery and romance, this page turner will have you on the edge of your seat until the final stunning twist.
The Flint K-9 Series
The Darkest Thread
Two missing sisters, a forest infamous for its sinister history, and a sadistic killer with a twisted sense of right and wrong.
K-9 handler Jamie Flint and her dog Phantom battle the clock and the elements to find the girls before it’s too late.
Inside the Echo
Jamie is haunted by a voice from her past as she, Phantom, and the rest of the team search for a group of women who’ve gone missing during a dog sledding expedition for victims of domestic violence.
The Redemption Game
Jamie searches for the cognitively challenged son of a local animal hoarder, while recently licensed private investigator Jack Juarez looks into a murder related to the case.
“A fast-paced thriller featuring snappy dialogue, a well-developed sense of time and place, and a compelling pair of lead characters.”
– kirkus reviews
Available march 20, 2021
YA Paranormal Mystery/Romance
Seventeen-year-old Kaitlyn Martin inherits an old estate on a remote Maine island only to learn she’s also heir to a curse: in her family, any girl bearing the mark of the butterfly is fated to die before her eighteenth birthday. Now, allied with two mysterious boys inextricably linked to her family’s past, Kaitlyn must find a way to break the curse before she becomes another casualty of a war started long before she was born.
My Writing Blog
In this month's Maine Crime Writers post, I give a brief history (and plenty of pics and video) of Magnus the Cat and Marji the Puppy, the newest members of the family here in Phippsburg. Read it...
So... Remember those puppies I was shooting last week? Photos, people, just photos. Relax. Anyway... It turns out, those puppies needed a foster home for a couple of weeks. I applied to be a foster a couple of weeks ago, and had been asking about what they were doing...
Now that Ben and I are settled in our new Phippsburg home (you can read more about that in this post, at Maine Crime Writers), I've started volunteering at the Coastal Humane Society. On this very somber day of remembrance, I thought I would put a much-needed moment...