"You project just the tone and attitude I love to read." Chris Roerden, Author of the Agatha, Award-winning Don't Murder Your Mystery.
"The characters’ varied backgrounds blend into a story you won’t want to put down until you find out who the killer is." Amazon review.
In YESTERDAY'S BODY , Jo Durbin knows one down-side of acting the homeless bag lady. The police will never suspect one of those beautiful people she works with. Nor will they believe that Jo just happened to find the very dead Francine.
Jo Durbin, embedded reporter, covers a reenactment of America’s forgotten War of 1812. Piece of cake. Action, faux dead bodies, pretend battles, and everyday lives of the RVers (Workampers)—all fodder for her pen. Except there’s a real body, forgotten in the grass.
With the victim’s checkered past, suspects multiply. When children are endangered, Jo follows a figment of her imagination despite any help or hindrance from her sister, a friend, and the man who wants to be more than a friend.
"This who-dunnit will keep you amused and interested all the way through."
"WOW! Great read. Love Cyd. Love the world Norma created for this mystery on the Chesapeake. Could NOT solve the mystery. BRAVA Norma." Goodreads review
DEATH OF A HOT CHICK is the story of a young widow trying to survive, a ghost with an agenda, and the boat they share.
"Find my killer," the ghost of Nicole demands even before Cyd finds her employer's body. But that isn't so easy with overly helpful family and friends, an annoyingly helpful ex-boyfriend, and suspects who try their best to forestall her efforts. Even worse, that nagging ghost has still more questions, but absolutely no answers.
Jo Durbin, frustrated business writer, cat believer, and accidental amateur sleuth wants to up her game—parlaying temporary lifestyle into a bestseller. She tries real estate promotion, the baglady life, and reenacting an 1813 woman at war. But the byline she scores, instead of “a killer caught,” might be “DOA.”
This collection includes the complete series: Hidden Body, a prequel novelette, Yesterday’s Body, Book 1, and Forgotten Body, Book 2. Jo is helped, or hindered, by her sister, by Mel who wants to be more than a friend, and other characters, not the least of which are the police who seem to always be on her case.