What happened to Shari Grantner? One day the tall red-haired lawyer is running a successful open water swim clinic. Less than 24 hours later, her body washes up on a beach near San Francisco. Shari’s sister reaches out to Trisha Carson, an amateur sleuth, asking for her help. No need to ask twice. Trisha jumps into the investigation and soon discovers that the seemingly strait-laced barrister had a sizzling secret life.
Trisha begins to untangle an ever-growing list of suspects. There is Shari’s hot-headed younger brother who badgered her for money. Her good-looking boyfriend who the dead girl was about to dump. The mysterious man who shows up in compromising photographs. And the quiet unassuming sister who is now in charge of the family’s well-endowed trust.
As Trisha inches closer to the culprit and the motive, the trail circles back to a familiar location…where the killer is waiting.
Drop Dead Red takes place in the exciting San Francisco Bay area, from the quiet tree-lined neighborhoods of Marin County, to fan favorite AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants to the handsome state parks with their swimmable lakes in the East Bay.
About the Author
Glenda wrote a weekly sailing column for the Marin Independent Journal for 19 years. During that time, she also wrote for local, national and international sailing publications. She branched into travel writing and her features have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Travel & Leisure, Ford Times, Chevron USA, Defenders of Wildlife, and Bay & Delta Yachtsman.
PacificWaverider.com, a surfing website, asked her to write a twice-weekly column, which she did for more than three years.
Drop Dead Red (DDR) is the second mystery in the Trisha Carson series. Both DDR and her debut mystery, Dead in the Water, are based on personal experience in open water swimming. She's raced in more than 150 open water events in Northern California, as well as Hawaii and Perth, Australia. She was the Open Water Chair for Pacific Masters Swimming for five years and was the point person for more than 25 open water swims each season ranging in length from 500 yards to 5K/10K.
Glenda is listed in Openwaterpedia.com.
Although water sports are her passion, they don't pay the bills. She worked for Kaiser Permanente as a Communication Manager. Now, she works for the San Francisco Giants in Guest Services, a baseball junkies dream job.
She has an M.A. from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio and a B.A. from Indiana University. She is a member of Sisters in Crime and the Women's National Book Association.