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HomepageheadGreetings,folks! Welcome to my web site! I’m a recent addition to the ranks of mystery writers.   I’m also a huge fan of  films and books created during the 1930s-50s, with their blend of sharp wit, humor, and dark suspense. That passion inspired me to write Bait and Switch, a mystery/romance set in 1943 published by Touchpoint Press in late 2015 and a finalist in the Mystery Category of the 10th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards. NIEAseal-2014-Finalist-XLMy novel features a sharp, witty, imaginative female lead who’s ripe for a little romance, even if it is mixed in with espionage, deception, and murder. Along the way, she’s helped as well as hindered by her sharp-tongued sister, an acerbic brother-in-law, her seemingly steady boyfriend, her wise-guy cat, and a mysterious stranger from England.

Exciting News!  The sequel to Bait and Switch, Letter from a Dead Man, has been accepted by Touchpoint Press.  More info will be forthcoming as the book moves along through production.

Click here for a sneak peek at Bait and Switch! front coverThe electronic book and the paperback can both be ordered direct from Touchpoint Press or Barnes and Noble.com or  Amazon.  Independent bookstores and shops that carry Bait and Switch include:

Annie’s Bookstop (65 James Street, Worcester, MA), Booklovers’ Gourmet (55 East Main Street, Webster, MA), Mystery on Main Street (119 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT),  Barrington Books (184 County Road, Barrington, RI), and Mrs. Bridges Pantry (292 Route 169, South Woodstock, CT).

Please have some fun checking out of my web site.  I don’t just talk about my novel; I have pages on the menu with some neat info on some of my favorite mystery writers and vintage-style screen thrillers. Those of you who like a good cuppa tea might enjoy My Cup of Tea.  The tea page is a work in progress, so be patient with me. And there’s also something here for educators, students, and people who just like history and literature:  Teaching and Academics.  So, please, explore and enjoy yourself.   If you find this page fun, interesting, helpful, please spread the word! Get in touch with me. I want to hear from you.  SONY DSCBut, remember, play nice.  Natasha is watching.

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