Weaving Murderous Tales

WHERE JUSTICE PREVAILS

Hidden Pieces

A Misty Pines Mystery

Coming October 25, 2022

He has nothing left to lose but this case. Can he rescue a young victim before there's another death on his conscience?

Sheriff Jax Turner is staring down the barrel of his broken past. On the brink of ending it all, he feels like a failure following his daughter's tragic passing and his subsequent divorce. But when a schoolgirl vanishes and her backpack is found in a sex offender's backseat, the weary lawman drags himself into action and vows to nail one last sociopath.

“A multilayered psychological thriller…that is both poignant and engrossing” - Kirkus Reviews

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Mary Keliikoa

I’m the author of the Shamus Finalist and Lefty, Agatha & Anthony nominated PI Kelly Pruett mystery series which features a tenacious single mom who has inherited her father’s detective agency. My new series, set in the fictional coastal town of Misty Pines and featuring Portland Homicide Detective turned small town sheriff, Jax Turner, will be out September 2022. I’ve also had short stories appear in Woman’s World, and in the anthology Peace, Love and Crime: Crime Fiction Inspired by Songs of the ’60s.

For years, I worked as a legal secretary, giving me a front row seat on the legal maneuverings that took place every day. I loved the unfolding of a case from the first documents being run to the courthouse to preparing for trial. That love is one of many reasons I gravitated to writing mystery and suspense.

And yes, I’m that person that actually gets excited when called for jury duty.

The legal system is an incredible lens by which to see what makes people tick. This is what I infused into my novels, along with characters striving to overcome significant odds to find meaning and purpose in this crazy world. I mean, aren’t we all?

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