Author of        A Mystery of Old San Francisco

                               A Bess Ellyott Mystery 

"A mystery gem!" 

    -- Kings River Life Magazine for No Refuge for the Grave


No Justice for the Deceived

Book 6 of 'A Mystery of Old San Francisco' 
Out April, 2023!!

​At an opulent masquerade ball no one is who they're pretending to be, but when the affair ends in death, Celia Davies and Detective Nick Greaves will have to unmask a killer...

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I have fronted a bar band, acted on stage, and worked in the tech industry as an engineer. Writing is my current and most long-lasting passion.

My work has won the Daphne du Maurier award, and Publishers Weekly says my ‘A Mystery of Old San Francisco’ series “…brings 1867 San Francisco to vivid life.” The latest release in that series is NO JUSTICE FOR THE DECEIVED. I am also the author of the Bess Ellyott Mystery series set in Tudor England and two stand-alone historical novels.

When not writing, I enjoy singing with various choral groups, gabbing about writing with friends, and eating dark chocolate. After two decades in Arizona, I now live in my home state of Ohio with my family.