|Dead of Winter, my second mystery, was published by
Five Star Books in 2007. It is what used to be called a
woman-in-jeopardy novel. The protagonist is a young woman who
returns to her remote home town after a disastrously failed marriage.
She resists pressure from her domineering mother to move back in,
instead taking up residence in a log cabin she inherited from an aunt.
But someone doesn't want her around.
This was originally a novelette that I wrote for the people who publish those little booklets you see at the checkout register in supermarkets. A few years back they wanted to do a set of Christmas related suspense stories, and I sold them the early, shorter version with a slightly different ending, but the project was cancelled and years later I decided to expand it into a novel.