Deborah J. Ledford

Crime Writers of Color Coming Attractions: July – September 2024

by Elizabeth Wilkerson

I recently read an article in the New York Times that explored the question: why do people make music? Across time and across cultures, people have felt the urge to make music. But why?
It made me wonder, why do people write crime fiction? And why do people read it? Writing crime fiction is a creative process, but so is reading it. A reader becomes a co-creator, imagining and bringing to life the world the writer initially put on paper.

Crescendo By Deborah J. Ledford: Book Review/Interview/Giveaway

by Cynthia Chow

Even with five marksmanship commendations and the upcoming award of a Medal of Honor, Inola Walela knows that her status as both a Native American and a female on the Bryson City police force demand that she always operate on the highest level of performance and skill. The recent hire of the Police Chief’s niece puts her position at even greater risk, and even the reassurances of her fiancé Sheriff Steven Hawk cannot calm her fears.