Wednesday, July 12, 2017


Welcome to the very first blog on my brand new web site! After three mystery novels with Poisoned Pen Press, and a fourth due out on August 1, I thought it was time for new look, new bells and whistles and a fresh approach to a digital presence. I went with the team at to create it,  and am very happy I did. Your comments are welcome.

The books? Well, the lovely bridge photo in the header is a clue that that they are about Brooklyn.They highlight different neighborhoods, some quaint and some tough. Each has its own history, old and current issues, and, of course, crimes. There is a lot of history mixed in, some real-world problems and an amateur sleuth with a personal life. Not too cozy, not too bleak. I sometimes call them “soft boiled” or “urban cozies."

 Please feel free to look around here, learn more about the series, take a look at the book descriptions, read a story or two.  I hope you’ll enjoy it all, add your name to the mailing list and come back for a new blog post a few times a month.

 Happy reading!