2019 Semi-finalist Chanticleer International Book Awards (Unpublished Manuscript)
Description: What you pick up after a dog shouldn’t include dead bodies. Still grappling with the death of her husband, former cryptanalyst Katie Wilk takes a job teaching high school math in a town where Titanic trivia is more than just a game. So when her dog Maverick finds the body of the much-admired hometown moviemaker, and she stumbles on encoded messages luring her students to deadly drug parties, Katie realizes she is the only one who can stop the next murder from happening. Mixed in correct proportions, dogs, numbers, puzzles, and murder can be essential ingredients for intrigue.
Praise for the Katie and Maverick Cozy Mysteries:
“Immediately captivating! Katie and Maverick are destined to become a notable amateur sleuth team in the mystery world.” –Connie Shelton, USA Today bestselling author
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Ebook release date June 15, 2022
RESCUES, ROGUES, & RENEGADE
Abandoning a promising career in cryptanalysis, Katie finds a job teaching in a small Midwest town. Her husband bequeathed her a dog she can’t control and a dying wish that she leads a full life, but her dog Joey has a gift for delivering lacy lingerie into the hands of her male visitors, barking from the kitchen table, and dragging Katie around by the leash. However, it’s his ability to find bodies that makes her new close-knit community wary, but when Joey rescues the toddler next door, he’s applauded and Katie is encouraged to certify him as a search-and-rescue canine.
Description: Katie Wilk’s husband’s dying wish is that she leads a full life. She starts by taking a job teaching math in a small midwest town. But he also left her a dog and it’s Maverick’s ability to find bodies that makes her new close-knit community wary. But when Maverick rescues the toddler next door, he’s applauded and Katie is encouraged to certify him as a search-and-rescue canine. When high-school sisters disappear, Katie uses her problem-solving skills to decode a message left by one of the girls. She and Maverick search for answers she might not wish to hear: sex-trafficking can happen in her own backyard, and if she isn’t quick enough, she might never see the girls again.
TRIALS, TROUBLE, & TECHNOLOGY