M. E. May – Purged

This week, I’m pleased to host talented author, M. E. May.

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Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, M. E. (Michele) May has lived in the Chicago area with her husband, Paul, for the past thirteen years. She has two children and four grandsons living in central Indiana. Michele recently retired from her day job to dedicate all of her work time to writing.

She studied Social and Behavioral Sciences at Indiana University, discovering what influences human behavior and finding her talent for writing.

Michele created the Circle City Mystery Series to showcase her hometown in a set of great crime thrillers. The first novel in the series, Perfidy won the 2013 Lovey Award for Best First Novel in Chicago and she has since added three more novels—Inconspicuous . Ensconced, and Purged. The series was picked up in 2014 by Harlequin’s Worldwide Mystery imprint for mass paperback production releasing Perfidy July 2015 and Inconspicuous in October 2015. One of Michele’s short stories, “Uncle Vito and the Cheerleader,” was published in the Speed City Sisters in Crime Chapter’s anthology, Hoosier Hoops and Hijinks.

Currently, Michele is Vice President and Program Chair for the Sisters in Crime Chicagoland Chapter, as well as a member of the Speed City Sisters in Crime Chapter. She also is a member of Mystery Writers of America (Midwest Chapter), the Chicago Writers Association and Indiana Writers Center.


Indianapolis Homicide Detective, Chennelle Kendall, faces the greatest challenge of her career when an avenging angel decides to force members of a Wiccan coven to confess their sins by torturing and murdering them. The killer believes them to be a group of devil worshippers and uses this belief to justify his acts of cruelty.

Chennelle and her partner, Detective Erica Barnes, discover a church whose members have been opposing this group of Wiccans for several months. Soon the detectives have a large pool of suspects, but no evidence to back up their suspicions. Meanwhile, the avenging angel continues to claim more victims.

Soon, Chennelle finds herself struggling to maintain her objectivity and respect for all parties involved and their rights to worship as they see fit. When she discovers the long held secrets of the angel’s origin, will it help Chennelle stop this killer before he strikes again, or will this recent revelation give him the opportunity to purge the sins of his past?

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You can communicate with Michele by going to her website: www.memay-mysteries.com . The Circle City Mysteries can be purchased in trade paperback from Amazon.com or by ordering them from your favorite bookstore, Kindle e-books can be purchased at www.amazon.com and the mass paperback can be purchased through www.harlequin.com.

Michele and I would love to hear from you, so please feel free to leave a comment.

About Evelyn Cullet

I write mystery romance and romantic suspense novels. I'm an avid organic gardener, and I play the piano. I have a spoiled Black Lab mix., Bailey, whom I adore. Visit my blog every Monday to discover new authors and their novels at: http://evelyncullet.com/blog/
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6 Responses to M. E. May – Purged

  1. 財布のコピー 時間を発表しますとても長くてとても長い前、人類はすべて更に赤く双足は歩いています。1人の国王はある辺鄙で遠い田舎の旅行に着いて、路面がでこぼこなため、とても多くてばらばらな石があって、刺すのは彼の足を得ます痛くてしびれます。王宮に帰った後に、彼はおりていっしょに命令して、国内のすべての道はすべて一層のほらに敷きます。彼はこのようにすると思って、自分になって、また彼の人民に幸福をもたらすことができて、みんなを歩かせます時もう受けて痛い苦しみを刺しません。たとえしかし最も国内のすべての牛を殺しますとしても、十分な皮革をも調達しきれないで、費やした金銭、使用する人力、更にはかりしれません。まったくできないが、甚だしきに至ってはまたかなり愚かで、しかし国王の命令なため、みんなも頭を振ってため息をつくことしかできません。1人の聡明な召使いは大胆に国王に提案を出しています:「国王!どうしてあなたは大勢の人を動員して、そんなに多い牛に命を捧げて、そんなに多い金銭を費やしますか?あなたは何は両の小さいほらであなたの足をしっかり包むだけではありませんか?」国王が聞いたのはとても驚いて、しかしもすぐ悟って、そこですぐに命令を取り消して、この提案を新たに採用します。聞くところによると、これは「革靴」の由来です。世界を変えたくて、難しいです;自分を変えて、比較的容易です。全世界を変えるよりも、先に自分の–「自分の双足を包みます」を変えるほうがいいです。自分のいくつかの観念と方法を変えて、外来の侵略を防ぎ止めますで。自分で変えた後に、目の中の世界の自然はすぐ引き続き変えました。

  2. Marja McGraw says:

    This sounds fascinating, and kind of ties in with the recent college shootings in Oregon. I heard this morning that according to his manifesto, he was a satanist. Don’t know if it’s true or not, but sometimes it helps to have a real life tie in. I’ll have to add this to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thank you for being a guest on my blog this week, Michele. Your new novel looks like a great read.

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