THE WIDOW on sale in April!

The Widow is my first hardcover novel, a New York Times bestseller and a story I enjoyed writing. I often hear from new fans of the book and readers who’ve re-read it many times.

And now it’s on sale in e-book, through April, for just $1.99!

Here’s the original 2006 cover. It’s had several incarnations since then.

The photo at the top is from one of our trips to Acadia National Park. As always, we can’t wait to return.

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“Rock Point” now in audio

Audio lovers, I have great news. “Rock Point” will be in audio on April 19. You can pre-order your copy now. It’s the prequel novella that introduces Irish priest Finian Bracken, a beloved character who appears in every Sharpe and Donovan novel. (He plays a key role in the next story in the series, too. More on that soon.)

I’m delighted that Carol Monda is the narrator. She’s been the voice behind almost all my suspense novels, a remarkably talented artist and a favorite with audio listeners.

Many thanks to Recorded Books for making this happen.


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A new look for a favorite series

I have wonderful memories of each book in my popular Cold Ridge series (my informal title). Writing, researching everything from U.S. Marshals to hiking in the White Mountains and going on the road, meeting hundreds readers and doing countless media interviews.

What fun!

That readers are still discovering and loving these books thrills me no end.

I love this new digital look. It’s a great time to load up your e-reader with any titles you’ve missed or want to re-read. Here they are in order:

Cold RidgeNight’s Landing; The Rapids; Dark Sky; Breakwater; Abandon

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Popping in to let you know that COLD PURSUIT is on sale in eBook through February for just $1.99. Grab your copy today! Most of all, I hope you enjoy the story.

As it happens, COLD PURSUIT set in Vermont in winter. I was just outside enjoying the snow on my Vermont hilltop.

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THE RAPIDS Has A New Look!

The Rapids is out today with a fresh new digital look. I love it. It’s the third book in my bestselling Cold Ridge/US Marshals series but it can be read as a standalone.

We get to meet Rob Dunnemore, the twin brother of Night’s Landing heroine Sarah Dunnemore. They have an unusual background and were raised in my husband’s beautiful home state of Tennessee.

Interesting times for Maggie Spencer, a Diplomatic Security agent, and Rob, a deputy U.S. Marshal, as they chase the dangerous fugitive who almost killed Rob. Read more and buy your copy here.

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December News

Night’s Landing is now available in audio. One reader who waited for years for this book to come out in audio says in her 5-star review, “I loved the book and the performance.” Thank you.ere’s a handy link:

For readers who love an e-book deal, Cold Ridge is on sale in December for just $1.99 and Night’s Landing for $3.99. And check out the great new digital look for this bestselling series:

Book One: Cold Ridge

Book Two: Night’s Landing

Book Three: The Rapids

Book Four: Dark Sky

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Running, Writing and June Book Deals

May was a whirlwind and now it’s mid-June. Almost summer! It’s a great time to be on our hilltop in Vermont. I just chased a woodchuck out of the rose garden and watched a hummingbird flutter among the flowers. I was on a quick break from writing.

Yes, I’m writing!

I know it’s been longer than usual between book releases, and I appreciate the notes from readers wanting more books. It’s happening! I’ve been in “deep work” mode, as well as spending quality time with my ailing mother and my young grandchildren.

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April Flowers and April News

Happy April! I love these early spring days. Daffodils and tulips are popping up here on our hilltop in Vermont, near Quechee Gorge. Tulips are risky with the critters but fingers crossed. I’ll report back.

I’m writing, as always, and look forward to finally talking more about what I have in the works. Yay!

I do have some news. Print-lovers, Finding You will be back in paperback on October 26. It’s one of my early single-title romantic suspense novels. Jayne Ann Krentz called it “A delicious read. Bright, sassy and romantic.”  You can pre-order your copy toda… Read More

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A recipe for hot chocolate

When we were growing up in small-town New England, my six brothers and sisters and I would spend hours sledding on the hills behind our 18th-century house (a work-in-progress!). We’d come in pink-cheeked, usually with snow in our boots and cold, and inevitably our mother had a big pot of hot chocolate simmering on the wood stove. What a way to warm up!

I’ve made lots of hot chocolate since then, for adults as well as children. I’ve used mixes but prefer to make it from scratch. Since my father was Dutch, I’ve tended to use Droste cocoa. King Arthur Baking Company, its head… Read More

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Welcome, December!

December to me means family, friends, afternoon tea, reading by the fire and reflecting on the past year. And writing. Of course, writing! It’s rare a day that I don’t write. Right now I’m in “monk mode” with new projects, a great place to be on these short, chilly (cold!) days.

My granddaughter and I are planning St. Nicholas Day (December 6) festivities. She’s in the second grade and loves to draw and do art projects, especially ones involving glitter. I love her cheerful rendition of sunflowers, below, that she did for me last week. I can’t help … Read More

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