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Dead in the Water

Late-in-life Adventure

IN THE July 7 ISSUE

FROM THE 2021 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze
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by S.C. Merritt


Hello. My name is Sarah, and I have no idea what I’m doing.
Sometimes I feel like I need a support group for clueless indie authors. At the age of fifty-seven, I “accidentally” wrote my first book, and for the last two years, I’ve been on a mission to learn all there is to know about the industry. It’s been a roller-coaster ride, but a late-in-life adventure I never saw coming.

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by Sandra Murphy



Scumble River is in Illinois, in the path of tornadoes. Usually, they’re not bad, but this year, that’s different. Sky Dennison is married, pregnant, and ready to train a replacement school counselor who can handle things while Skye’s on maternity leave. Everything is going smoothly.

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by Cynthia Chow


It is finally happening. Despite suspecting one another of murder, problematic exes, unknown children, and an unplanned pregnancy, Sorenson, Wisconsin’s medico-legal death investigator Mattie Winston and Detective Steve Hurley are finally getting married. That’s not to say that Mattie is gracefully walking down the aisle just yet, as more than one debacle has her thinking that perhaps the Fates are sending a message.

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by Sunny Frazier



We cannot get enough of those thriller heroes, so Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, Jeffrey Deaver and 20 other writers of the genre got together to produce 11 stories for the anthology, Faceoff. Each story contains two characters from different authors solving crimes. Double the reading pleasure!

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