"Her fiction includes the Mother-and-Me Mystery Series, being published by Black Opal Books. Dead Shrinks Don't Talk, book 1, was published in May 2018. Grave Expectations, book 2, came out in December, 2018. Death of a Nuisance, book 3, is scheduled for
2019. Her novella, "Halley and Me," won the 2012 Grassic Short Novel Prize and was published by Evening Street Press."
"At Halley’s funeral, Sara, now in her 40s, tries to come to grips with her feelings about her once-beloved cousin. She hasn't spoken to Halley in 30 years, after a family crisis tore the two apart and caused a death when they were teenagers in small-
I’m addicted to the Pendergast mysteries of Preston & Child. Reading #10, Fever Dream. Recently read Give Me Your Hand, by Megan Abbott. Wow! Amazing writer. Have read a number of her novels.
WHAT’S IN YOUR TBR PILE?
Too many to count, I’m afraid. For starters (in between Pendergast): Trust Me, Hank Phillippi Ryan; Death Warmed Over, Kate Flora; No News is Good News, Maureen Milliken; The Dying Hour, Nancy Hughes; Fools Rush In, Sunny Frazier; The Monsters of
Templeton, Lauren Groff; The Vanishing Box, Elly Griffiths; Murder and Madness, Susan P. Baker; Rattlesnake Hill, Leslie Wheeler; The Deadliest Lie, June Trop; Small Crimes, Dave Zeltserman; etc., etc., etc. Too many books, not enough time. We have
ceiling to floor bookshelves in our dining room, I have bookshelves all over my study, and I haunt (so to speak) my local library.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE DETECTIVE CHARACTER (BOOK, TV, OR MOVIE) AND WHY?
Miss Jane Marple. She’s delicious. I love the way she looks and acts the naïve, even kind of dotty, old lady, knitting away while she muses on the latest violent crime. She’s brilliant.
WRITINGS BY THE AUTHOR:
English Teacher's Companion, Scholastic, 1975.
Southeast Asia, Scholastic, 1976.
Mini-Mysteries, two volumes, Scholastic, 1976.
Six Who Dared, Messner, 1981.
Street Gangs, F. Watts, 1983, revised edition, 1992.
Teenage Suicide, foreword by Gary B. Rosenberg, Messner, 1985, 2nd edition, 1990.
Street Gangs in America , F. Watts (New York, NY), 1992.
Mythmaking (poetry), 2004.
Mother, Murder and Me, (re-titled Dead Shrinks Don't Talk) 2012;
Halley and Me, 2013.
Grave Expectations, 2018.