Thanks for your interest in my writing! My crime fiction series features my sleuth Joel Williams, a former police officer turned professor of criminal justice. Williams lives and works in the fictional college town of Tilton, Pennsylvania where he teaches at Tilton University.
In a Word: Murder (2013)
In a Word: Murder is a collection of short stories about crime in the writing, editing, publishing, reviewing and blogging world. It’s a charity anthology in memory of Maxine Clarke and in aid of Princess Alice Hospice. The collection includes two of my stories: The Million Seller and The In-Box. I had the honour of editing the collection and working with some very talented authors on this project.
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Is anyone really safe? Not necessarily. At nineteen years old, Serena Brinkman, an undergraduate violin major at Tilton University, seems to have a very secure future; she’s got good looks, money, people who love her, and rare musical talent. She’s also got a coveted Amati violin, a musical rival, friends whose secrets she knows, and an obsessed fan. Serena’s dreams are shattered when she suddenly dies on the night of a major music competition. Serena’s partner, sure that her death was not an accident, asks for help from Dr. Joel Williams of Tilton’s Department of Criminal Justice. Williams, a former detective, becomes convinced that Serena was murdered, when he learns how unsafe her world really was. As he works with the Tilton Police Department to uncover the truth, Williams finds that Serena’s looks, money, and talent, far from securing her future, made her a target.