New Review for No Sanctuary and Stuff

Received a new review for No Sanctuary.

A car accident or a murder? That is the question Officer Stacey Wilbur faces when she find a car smashed into a tree while working the night shift for the Rocky Bluffs Police Department. Stacey immediately phones Detective Doug Milligan who responds to the scene. It doesn’t take long to figure out that the victim had been shot in the head.

The victim is identified as Mallory Cookmeyer, wife of a prominent local minister. Rev. Paul Cookmeyer is shocked to hear of his wife’s death but can offer no suggestions as to who might want her dead. As Doug and Stacey and the other detectives work the case they find that there are a number of suspects including Paul Cookmeyer, his secretary, Ms Danfelt, the choir director, a minister of another church as well as that minister’s wife. When it is revealed that Mallory was pregnant, the case becomes even more complicated.

Stacey and Doug work together but are also romantically involved. Their relationship has not progressed rapidly since Stacey has a young son to rush home too and since they both work different shifts, their hours make dating difficult.

No Sanctuary is a good mystery with a bit of a surprise ending. Peeks into the lives of some of the other officers in the department make for interesting reading. Stacey leaves the investigation for a brief stint as an undercover officer, which adds another dimension to the story.


This is the hard part after sending out review copies, waiting to see what the reviewers have to say.

I enjoyed writing No Sanctuary and I've really had a good time promoting it. Right now I'm in the process of writing a new book in the series. It's been difficult. Besides losing the first eight chapters and regaining most of the first seven, I still had two missing scenes. I've now rewritten them.

Writing this book has not been easy. I'm in the midst of another remodeling project. This time my grandson and a friend are doing the work, much more pleasant than our last project with people I didn't know running in and out. However, it is distracting, plus grandson wants me to come and take a look every now and then.

A step-granddaughter and her two darling little babies are visiting with my d-i-l next door. They eat many of their meals over here with us. I think my husband would prefer if we were along, but I like having people around--that's the way it was when I was growing up. We always had family or friends over for dinner and raising five kids, it was the same through our younger married years.

The only thing, when I'm working, I wish everyone could be a tad more considerate.

Now it's time to cook dinner. I enjoy cooking and my d-i-l always cleans up, which is a win/win situation as far as I'm concerned. Tonight it's pineapple, green pepper chicken with rice. One of my made-up recipes.



Morgan Mandel said…
Great review.
Also, I like that name Mallory Cookmeyer. I don't know how you
thought that one up.

Morgan Mandel
I love thinking up names for characters. Think I'll write a blog about it.

a.k.a. F. M. Meredith

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