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)

3d In a Word CoverIn 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.
You can read more about In a Word: Murder right here.

Reviews of In a Word: Murder

Col’s Criminal Library
FictionFan’s Book Reviews
Clothes in Books
Mysteries in Paradise
The Game’s Afoot
Morgen Bailey’s Writing Blog
Cleopatra Loves Books


B – Very Flat (2010)

3D b very flatIs 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. 
Reviews of B-Very Flat

Dj’s Krimiblog
Reactions to Reading
Mysteries in Paradise  
Coffee Rings Everywhere 
The Game’s Afoot 
How Mysterious 
Crime Watch
Finding Time to Write
You can read the first chapter of B-Very Flat at Book Buzzr  


Interested? You can get a copy of B-Very Flat here.
Publish or Perish (2008)

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Nick Merrill, a graduate student at Tilton University, is working on his Ph.D. thesis, a study of some exciting new educational software he’s designed. Everything with school is going great, but his personal life is complicated. He’s having an affair with a faculty member and he’s dating another woman. His life gets even more stressful when the two women find out about each other. In the meantime, his thesis advisor has claimed authorship of the software Nick designed! Could life get any worse for Nick? Yes. One night, Nick is killed. When Joel Williams, former police officer, finds out about his death, he becomes curious about the circumstances and decides to find out who killed the student and why.With Williams’ help, the Tilton police discover evidence that links Nick’s death and the death of another person and subsequently, to the murderer.


Reviews of Publish or Perish
Melissa’s Bookshelf
Mysteries in Paradise
Reactions to Reading
Dj’s Krimiblog
Mysteries and More From Saskatechewan
Bitter Tea and Mystery

You can read the first chapter of Publish or Perish at Book Buzzr


Interested? You can get a copy of Publish or Perish here.


My Interview with Joanna Penn of The Creative Penn 
My 9mm interview with Craig at Crime Watch