"Loved the characters and the plot. Engrossing. The author has woven a tapestry of the best in people and the worst in people and shows us how strangers can help each other. And, oh, the sweetness of revenge when it is well deserved. The characters will stay with me even though I've finished the last page." ~ Claudia Heller
From the Author
"WHITE DUNES" is a fast-paced murder mystery for enthusiasts of noir, with snappy dialog and a female sleuth. Fans of Elmore Leonard books and TV shows "Better Call Saul" and "Breaking Bad" will find plenty of action, dark humor, and quirky characters to satisfy cravings of evil criminals you'll love and hate. Detective Viola Hendricks finds herself pitted against gangsters in collusion with a corrupt judge, creating an evil atmosphere of crime and violence overtaking the desert city of White Dunes, California. Kidnapping, murder, depravity, and domestic violence are gritty themes to keep you reading until 2 a.m. Kidnapped at 12 but now a woman, Serenity Bower still longs for her lost mother. Handsome and heartless con man and gambler, Bill Mann lacks a conscience. Barista Sissy is greedy, bossy, and sexy. Detective Manny Santos is attracted to Sissy, but he's too straight for her. Judge Dement is dangerous and immoral. Irish housekeeper, Elaine finds her life threatened by Judge Dement and turns to boyfriend, gangster Mole for protection. Hit-man Shoes Sullivan loves killing for crime boss, Blade. Abused wife, Laurie Chambers takes on a new identity and flees to safety. Read "WHITE DUNES" and discover how all these lives and others intertwine to uncover hidden secrets. This book departs from my first two that aren't crime novels. As a huge fan of Elmore Leonard, I thoroughly enjoyed writing it. Different as this one is, like my other novels it contains messages of hope while facing challenges. Not for the faint of heart. Enjoy the read!