"In Harm's Way, by EJ Kindred, is a terrific read you won’t want to put down. Nice pacing with funny, nostalgic, tragic scenes, twists, and surprises. The cast of characters is somewhat large, but I had no trouble keeping track of who was who, and I cared about what happened to them. In particular, I loved the realism of the average, every day people, the settings, and the jobs portrayed. The conflict was well-written between Downton Abbey upper crust nasty and Americana rural life with working people who care about each other. Highly recommended." ~Sue Hardesty, author of the Loni Wagner Mystery Series
When her father dies in a fire and the suspected arsonist is later murdered, Annie Velasquez comes under suspicion. Though the police don’t have evidence to arrest her, in an effort to escape stress and rebuild her shattered life, Annie moves south of Portland, Oregon, and gets a housekeeping job. Peace of mind is short-lived when her employer is stabbed to death and a new police investigator is on this case. Who killed Dr. Wentworth? Is there a malevolent force dogging Annie's footsteps? And what happened to the house chef, Annie’s friend Mo? Will Annie live long enough to find out?
About the Author
She's been a writer from an early age, penning terrible stories and wretched poems with which to torment her family, friends, and teachers. She refuses to disclose how many Star Trek scripts she wrote. Other than a first place award in a short story contest long, long ago in a state far, far away, her first published work is the story "The Other Marie," which appears in the anthology, Time's Rainbow: Writing Ourselves Back Into American History. The subject of the story, Marie Equi, was one of Oregon's first women doctors, a crusader for humane working conditions, an anti-war activist who spent time in San Quentin for sedition, and an unabashed lesbian-all in the early 20th century.
In addition to enjoying retirement and writing, EJ makes quilts, occasionally donating them to the fundraising efforts of various groups, primarily cat rescues. She enjoys jigsaw puzzles, old movies, spending time with friends, and, of course, reading anything and everything. She lives near Portland, Oregon, with an undisclosed number of cats. Her website is found at www.EJKindred.com.