M. E. May – Purged
This week, I’m pleased to host talented author, M. E. May.
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?
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.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized
. Bookmark the permalink