The peace of the town of Bear Creek in the Southern Sierra is disrupted by the unusual death of the owner of the local inn. Though resident Deputy Tempe Crabtree’s job is not to investigate a murder case, she feels compelled to get involved when her friend Nick Two John is arrested. She realizes there are several people who wanted the victim dead, including his wife. As she continues to discover clues she puts her job, her wedding planning, and herself in danger.
A page-turning debut in the tradition of David Baldacci & Lee Child. Marked is an all-out action thriller that will keep you up at night.
Take a journey with the unlikeliest of characters as they band together to search for a missing teenager. Learn how a Native American, a New Jersey mafia capo, and an FBI agent come together and try to find the missing teenager, who also has ties to the mafia capo and FBI agent.
The ensuing search will take you to the most questionable of places and characters that lead this story to a dramatic and brutal ending!
Targeted Age Group:: 18 and over
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I'm a lover of mystery and thriller books. The only issue I've had with this genre is the fact that authors always include two to three chapters of unnecessary information. At times I think it's to increase the amount of words in the overall story. So I decided that I was going to write a book that had no "fluff" chapters in it. Just an all out ride of words that would keep the reader up at night and late for work or school the next day.
Deputy Tempe Crabtree arrests fellow Native American Nick Two John at a protest against logging. He berates her for her lack of knowledge of her Indian heritage. When he becomes the major suspect in the murder of the owner of the local inn, she feels sure he is not the guilty one and she begins her own investigation. When someone tried to kill her, she knows she’s on the right track.
Tempe Crabtree is the resident deputy of the mountain community of Bear Creek. Volunteering to help find a missing hiker in the high Sierra leads to a murder investigation, an unhappy ghost, and a threat to her life.
Book one of the Shandra Higheagle Native American Mystery Series
On the eve of the biggest art event at Huckleberry Mountain Resort, potter Shandra Higheagle finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation. She’s ruled out as a suspect, but now it’s up to her to prove the friend she witnessed fleeing the scene was just as innocent. With help from her recently deceased Nez Perce grandmother, Shandra becomes more confused than ever but just as determined to discover the truth. While Shandra is hesitant to trust her dreams, Detective Ryan Greer believes in them and believes in her.
Can the pair uncover enough clues for Ryan to make an arrest before one of them becomes the next victim?