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Janet Dawson

Life Provides Inspiration


FROM THE 2021 Articles,
andMysteryrat's Maze

by Janet Dawson

The phone rang on Mother’s Day. As the adult child of an elderly parent, it was the call we dread. The voice on the other end of the line, that of a dispatcher from an alert device company, said my elderly mother had activated her device. They had not been able to establish voice contact with her. The paramedics were on their way.

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by Cynthia Chow

Kay Dexter has seen the toll aging can take on an entire family. Her own father suffered from Alzheimer’s for years, with his denial making his care a stressful, emotionally draining experience. It also led her into becoming a geriatric care manager in Rocoso County, her hometown in northern Sierra Nevada. With a master’s degree in social welfare and a former Alameda County social worker, Kay coordinates with another social worker and an RN to manage long-term health care for seniors and their families.


by Cynthia Chow

A sister should never have to identify her brother’s body. Fortunately for private detective Jeri Howard, she doesn’t have to: the partially burned body discovered at the scene of a boat fire is not her brother Brian’s, despite the presence of his medic-alert bracelet in the dead man’s pocket. But why hasn’t anyone heard from Brian for a week?


by Sunny Frazier

We’re stuck in a drought but we can dream of oceans, can’t we? Author Luke Christodoulou brings us back once again to the Greek Isles in The Church Murders. On the island of Salamina, a reporter is stabbed to death while investigating a gospel written by Jesus. On Santorini, bodies are piling up. Seven Ionian islands, seven more bodies. A boy experiences stigmata on Kefallonia. Police Captain Papacosta and Lieutenant Cara have their hands full, and readers experience a visual vacation.


by Sunny Frazier

Getting excited about Left Coast Crime, Monterey? Well, here are some more authors attending and their books to get excited about!


by Gloria Feit
& Lorie Lewis Ham

Lindsey Page, first introduced to readers by this author as a friend of the protagonist PI Jeri Howard in Witness to Evil, one of ten books in that series, returns here as one of four women, friends since their college days in Berkeley, California, around whom the story revolves. Lindsey is a historian who usually writes about the 19th century American west, but whose current work-in-progress is a study of Latin American women who had emigrated to the US as a result of wars and upheavals in their native countries.


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