Look for her Short Story MURDER ON THE MISSISSIPPI in the new anthology from the Malice In Memphis Writers Group:
In this fifth anthology, members of the award-winning Malice in Memphis writers group relate tales about the Mississippi River and its denizens. The people who live and work and die on her banks or in her muddy current recognize she is nobody’s water park.
There is something for every reader. Meet characters whose lives are defined by secrets, by barbecue, blues, ghost, killer and rescuers, lovers and haters, crime and — sometimes — punishment. All are touched by the river for good or more frequently by evil.
The characters and the stories are fiction — the river is not!
(A Lacie Wingate Mystery) Kindle Edition *Update: soon will be available through Wild Rose Press
All she ever wanted was to be a cop…
Detective Lacie Wingate is haunted by the death of a young prostitute. She had promised the girl protection if she testified against her pimp in court, but then he was released on a technicality, and the young girl was killed.
Later, in a random encounter, Lacie kills that same pimp. Internal affairs rule the shooting, self-defense. Still, Lacie can’t convince herself. She unconsciously made the decision to go for the kill instead of just wounding him. Was it her training or revenge?
Lacie resigns from the St. Louis police force and escapes to the sanctuary of her hometown, Graves Point.
An old friend is murdered and Lacie is asked to investigate. She realizes that the evil she believes she left behind has followed her to her hometown. Reluctantly, she reveals her secret to her ex, in order to find who is determined to destroy everything and everyone she holds dear before it is too late.
A twisted tale of cat and mouse, hometown friends, and revenge.
I just finished Blinded Sight by Barbara Lipe. I loved it! Its twists and turns keep you in suspense right up until the very end. I was impressed by the detail and knowledge of Barbara as she led me through this riveting mystery. The visuals were excellent. I could see, hear, taste and feel where ever this author took me in this story. Great job Barbara, give us more books soon!
Author of Watch for the Whirlwinds