Musical Murders: A cozy mystery series

For those of you who have asked for updates: I am so excited to announce that the first book, Music is Murder, is available from, Paperback | Barnes & Noble® (,, or any independent bookstore through Ingram Book Company. It was released June 8, 2021!. 

Emily Wilson, second flutist of Colorado's Monroe Symphony, has a quiet, normal life.  That all changes when she is forced to become a sleuth in defense of herself, her friends, and her relatives.  The mysteries are set in the dysfunctional world of the orchestra - its personalities, rehearsals, and performances.   

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Music Is Murder
Ballistics at the Ballet

When a symphony bassoonist is killed - bludgeoned to death with her own bassoon - divorced, disillusioned second flute player Emily Wilson becomes the prime suspect and must evade police to find the true killer and save herself. Camel Press. Release Date June 8, 2021.

Nobody is truly surprised when temperamental conductor Felix Underhayes is killed before a Nutcracker ballet rehearsal.  Emily's nephew is accused of the murder. She must find a way to prove he was framed while juggling family dynamics, performances, and a demented killer who wants to silence her.  Camel Press. Release date TBA.

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Fireworks on the Fourth

The Symphony's annual Fourth of July extravaganza in the park  features cannons, liberty bells, and fireworks. When a shifty Board member collecting donations is killed, Emily Wilson's friend, KC, is the prime suspect in the murder. Emily believes in KC's innocence, but faces personal danger when she sets out to find the true killer. Camel Press. Release Date TBA.