This week I’m pleased to host prolific mystery author, Marilyn Meredith.
Marilyn Meredith is the author of over thirty published novels, including the award winning Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery series. She borrows a lot from where she lives in the Southern Sierra for the town of Bear Creek and the surrounding area, including the nearby Tule River Indian Reservation. She does like to remind everyone that she is writing fiction. Marilyn is a member of EPIC, three chapters of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and on the board of the Public Safety Writers of America.
Ghost hunters stumble upon a murdered teen in a haunted house. Deputy Tempe Crabtree’s investigation pulls her into a whirlwind of restless spirits, good and evil, intertwined with the past and the present, and demons and angels at war.
The icy atmosphere settled over Lorna Collins like a shroud; the spirits already making themselves known before they even stopped inside. She shivered but smiled. The haunts in this place, the Wilkinson House, should please her group of ghost hunters. The last two places she’d guided these enthusiasts had been a bust.
Here is an excerpt from Spirit Shapes
The evening began perfectly. Everyone arrived a few minutes before nine. Low clouds settled over the mountains. Looming up from atop a hillock, the two-story structure peered at them through darkened windows. The only light came from flashlight beams as the ghost hunters approached and climbed the rustic steps created from railroad ties.
Lorna gathered the group on the porch to give her instructions. Each person who came on this ghost hunt had been required to read and sign an agreement. The first rule was to keep an open mind. Participants could bring cameras and audio or visual taping devices. Phones could be on, since many used the cameras in their cells, as long as the ring tones were silenced. There were other rules such as carrying proper identification in case someone noticed the lights in what was known to be an unoccupied structure and sent law enforcement to investigate. Since all other houses were located at least a half mile away, Lorna wasn’t worried about that kind of interruption.
Visit Marilyn at http://fictionforyou.com and follow her blog at http://marilynmeredith.
We have two contest going on this blog. Someone will win a copy of the previous Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery Raging Water.
The person who comments on the most blogs on this blog tour will have the opportunity to have a character named after him or her in the next Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery. Evelyn won the last contest I had and the character named for her has a starring role in my next Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery coming out in 2014.
Spirit Shapes and all of Marilyn’s novels can be purchased directly from the publisher in all formats at:: http://mundania.com/book.php?
title=Spirit+Shapes, also from Amazon.
Tomorrow she’ll be visiting at: http://theladykillers.typepad.com/