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If you’re here, you must be a mystery fan, which means you have something in common with several U.S. presidents and, of course, me. Problem solvers at heart, we can’t resist the challenge of a tricky plot.

“Escapism for the control freak,” (Craig Fehrman*) is another way of describing my favorite genre—and me again, I’m afraid. Real life seldom turns out how I think it should, so I've resorted to writing mysteries that do. Eleven so far...

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Both Lauren Beck crime novels won Honorable Mention in genre fiction from Writer's Digest. FOR BETTER OR WORSE was a Finalist for the National Indie Excellence Award in Mysteries,  and two Gin Barnes cozies attained #1 and #2 spots on Amazon's lists for Mystery and Female Sleuths

You'll find that both series characters take crime very seriously but never themselves.

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THE MAIN LINE IS MURDER’s Second Edition

One updated cozy mystery: Twice the fun!

 

To distract me from worrying about everything that's going on, I revisited Ginger Barnes’s first crime solving experience, THE MAIN LINE IS MURDER

Yes, an attorney still gets bashed in Bryn Derwyn Academy’s Community Room, the very spot Gin needed to be, but now there are two new endings and you’re invited to vote on your favorite.

 

It's now available as both an ebook and paperback, and an audio version is currently in production. Please enjoy this one minute sample:

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Please stay safe!

    Donna

Also once again in paperback:

Final Arrangements, No Bones About It. Coming soon--A Score to Settle and 1st time ever, Dying for a Vacation.

"I could kick myself for not noticing this series until it reached the eighth installment...I enjoyed every page and greedily want to read all her words." Top 1% Amazon Reviewer DJ Sakata re For Better or Worse
 

*Craig Fehrman wrote an upcoming book about presidents and their books. 

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