"Katelyn's Killer is a fast read with a likeable protagonist named Penny Summers. Set in Annapolis, Maryland, the former Naval officer becomes entangled in a murder investigation when she finds the body of a friend in a goldfish pond. Gordon's prose is smooth and clever, and he gives enough plot twists to keep armchair Sherlocks guessing. The Eastern Shore of Maryland is beautifully rendered, and the reader is given a vivid sense of the modern day U.S. Navy. This land-lubber learned a lot, and enjoyed it." --- Sallie Bissell, Author of the Mary Crow thrillers.
“John Gordon’s debut mystery novel, Katelyn’s Killer, provides an appealing portrait of (mostly) tranquil life in the shadow of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis Maryland and an engaging pair of sleuths to solve the murder that disrupts that tranquility, as he depicts the tragedy of war's unintended consequences, the mendacity of contemporary politics, and the rewards of dogged determination—a first-rate mystery.”
--- Con Lehane, Murder at the 42nd Street Library
“Penny Summers, ex-Navy turned gardener-for-hire is a charming but conflicted amateur sleuth, goaded by her own burden of guilt and supported by helpful whispers from her late grandfather. Cozy readers will enjoy the rich Maryland settings and the cast of quirky characters, as well as the moral dilemma and surprising resolution of this multi-faceted story.”
--- Vicki Lane, author of the Elizabeth Goodweather Appalachian Mysteries
“Choosing a mystery from a bevy of debut authors can cause trepidation. Let me assure you there is nothing to fear in choosing John Gordon's Katelyn's Killer. From the opening chapter to the final sentence, Gordon takes us on a fresh, invigorating ride with a clever plot, entertaining sleuth, and a knowledge of Annapolis, Maryland, only someone with Gordon's background can display. Buy this book, find the nearest comfy couch, and
have no fear.” --- David Schulman, The Past Is Never Dead
“Fans of Annapolis and traditional mysteries will love the intriguing debut in the Penny Summers Mystery series. This beautifully written story will touch your heart and grip your senses.”
--- Larissa Reinhart, author of the Cherry Tucker Mystery series.