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Can you UNRAVEL the crimes?

Mystery, who done it, suspense, thriller, intrigue, revenge, and the ones who got away … short reads to tantalize and tease.

Come join the seasoned chief inspector as they train a junior constable facing her first gruesome double murder in “No Leftovers” or the taciturn detective who has lost hope in “Unspoken”.

I am excited that my latest mysteries are released in time for Halloween. A collection of short stories ( 100 word puzzlers) collected from the best authors across the globe make up this anthology. 

Published by Black Hare Press of Australia, this is my first international release. Actually first and second I suppose, as two of my stories were accepted into the curated collection. 

Some crimes are worse than murder…  Can you UNRAVEL the mysteries? 


Available for a limited time free through an Amazon Unlimited subscription or $ 2.99 for direct e-book purchase. Also available in paperback and hardcover.

Unravel Anthology from Black Hare Press. Book Covers shows police car lights  behind a  DO NOT CROSS CRIME SCENE  tape barrier

These short stories are called drabbles. They are one hundred words- not ninety nine words, nor one hundred and one words – exactly precisely one hundred word stories. Very tricky to tell a story in one hundred words, some I rewrote a number of times, others the story was just too big to do it justice in one hundred words and I had to abandon it for later.

Like a blend of flash fiction and poetry – every word is selected for precision, carefully chosen for fully building the tone and mood.

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Lunch Can Be Murder

Come on over for lunch. We are having murder and mayhem with a side of mystery.

Atlanta Chapter of Sisters in Crime in partnering with the Smyrna Library to host the annual Lunch Can be Murder luncheon at the Smyrna Community Center. We are delighted to have joining us as guest speaker Karen White,  NYT best-selling author of the Tradd Street mysteries.



Mix and mingle with Karen White, NY Times best-selling author of the Tradd Street Mysteries, and local mystery authors while enjoying a three-course meal catered by Buckhead Chefs.  Adding to the fun are door prize drawings and a mystery puzzle contest. Bring your novels from home or buy new ones at the event to get signed and personalized by the authors.

Southern living meets the Southern unliving in Karen’s paranormal, historical mystery series with a dose of small-town romance. The seven-book series stars Melanie Middleton, an OCD realtor with psychic abilities, true crime mystery writer, Jack Trenholm, a growing cast of quirky characters, and a host of ghosts haunting Charleston’s historic homes. The first book in the series, The House on Tradd Street (2008), won rave reviews for crafting a “powerfully emotional blend of family secrets, Low Country lore, and love.” The sixth book in the seven-book series will be released in Fall 2018.

Publisher’s Weekly: “…Charming and complex living characters, combined with unsettled ghosts that balance uncanny creepiness with very human motivations, keep this story warm, real, and exciting.”



After playing hooky one day in the seventh grade to read Gone With the Wind, Karen White knew she wanted to be a writer or become Scarlett O’Hara. In spite of these aspirations, Karen pursued a degree in business and graduated cum laude with a BS in Management from Tulane University. Ten years later, after leaving the business world, she fulfilled her dream of becoming a writer and wrote her first book. In the Shadow of the Moon was published in August 2000. Her books have since been nominated for numerous national contests including the SIBA (Southeastern Booksellers Alliance) Fiction Book of the Year, and has twice won the National Readers’ Choice Award. When not writing, she spends her time reading, scrapbooking, playing piano, and avoiding cooking. She currently lives near Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and two children, and two spoiled Havanese dogs.

If you are in the area, this is an event not to miss. https://www.sincatlanta.com/lunch-can-be-murder


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