“Reminds me of To Kill a Mockingbird … finding your
books is like finding a rare jewel.” — J.M. Grayson

I started writing mysteries as a way to share amazing stories from my back-to-the-land experience in the North Carolina mountains. I've kept writing them because of my readers. They told me they loved the characters, especially Abit Bradshaw. He started in a supporting role, but I listened and gave him a starring role in the rest of the series. Then came Astrid Holt in Welcome the Little Children and more recently Wallis Harding in Murder Ballad Blues. Oh, really, there are just too many good characters to list, so you'll have to see for yourself!



I've pulled back the curtain on Abit's and Della's lives before they meet in Laurel Falls, N.C. Find out how Abit lost all hope of having a meaningful life and why Della had to leave Washington, D.C.​​


"The most satisfying mystery
I've read in ages."
—Joan Nienhuis

Della Kincaid tried to escape her past ... then she found the body. After decades as a crime reporter in Washington, D.C., she thinks she is settling in a quiet town in the mountains of North Carolina. A walk in the wilderness changes everything.


"I absolutely devoured this book!" —Cynthia Williams

Abit got what he'd always wanted ... then lost it. Trying to find it again could cost him everything. Will Abit find the courage to fight for the one thing that truly matters to him?


"What a great read!” —Lucy Grace

A mother disappears ... Is she lost in the woods? Kidnapped? Murdered? Abit Bradshaw and Della Kincaid join the search, but it's a slippery slope that takes them from the mountains of N.C. to the streets of Washington, D.C. ... and into dark places in their own hearts.

Can Della and Abit save a splintered family? Should they even try? Will their own families survive the search?

You'll love this suspenseful mystery because everyone longs to feel safe. 


"Readers will relish this story's superior tension."  
—Midwest Book Review

A mysterious death in the North Carolina mountains. Then another. By the third, the FBI finally gets involved. Trouble is, they’re looking in all the wrong places.

Abit Bradshaw has a theory, but of course the sheriff and FBI don’t take him seriously. When he teams up with musicologist Wallis Harding, bluegrass music becomes more than something to practice and perform. It's the key to finding the killer.

Want to know more about Abit Bradshaw and Della Kincaid from my
Appalachian Mountain Mysteries series?
Get your free copy of the prequel, Waiting for You.