Welcome! I not only write two mystery series for Berkley Prime Crime/Penguin Books; now I also write suspense. Read on!
I also write the French Bistro Mysteries, set in the fictional enclave of Nouvelle Vie, located in Napa Valley, California, featuring Mimi Rousseau. After suffering an emotional and financial blow, Mimi, formerly a chef in San Francisco, returns home to make a fresh start. With the help of a benefactor, she opens a French bistro and its neighboring bed-and-breakfast.
I also write stand-alone suspense novels. They feature strong protagonists facing gripping life challenges. FYI, many of my cozy readers are enjoying these books. There is very little bad language, very little sex on the page, and no gruesome violence—but the pace is definitely faster and the stakes greater!
You can click the series titles to read more about them, or read the latest excerpts on my books page.
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