Velda Brotherton digs deep into the darkest side of human depravity in the latest chilling Twist of Poe Mystery… MASQUE OF THE RISING MOON.
Small town reporter Jessie West has a lot on her mind. A cult operating in the area is using children to steal supplies from grocery stores, and the closer Jessie’s investigation comes to unmasking them, the more anonymous threats she receives. Her old friend and mentor, Sheriff Mac Richards, is under suspicion for taking bribes, and Jessie is determined not only to prove him innocent, but to find out just who set him up. She’s distracted, though, by the fact that her on-again-off-again boyfriend, Deputy Sheriff Dallas Starr, is showing every sign of leaving her brokenhearted.
Between the threat from the cult and the ongoing investigation of the Sheriff, Dallas ends up in a reluctant partnership with Jessie to bring the wrongdoers to justice. But will they be able to handle their turbulent relationship? Or will the people threatening Jessie’s life succeed in silencing her before she has a chance to unmask the cult leaders?
About the Author
While known for her successful series work-the Twist of Poe romantic mysteries, as well as her signature Western Historical Romance Victorians and Montana series-her publishing resume also includes numerous standalone novels like Remembrance, Once There Were Sad Songs, A Savage Grace, Wolf Song, Stoneheart's Woman, and her magnum opus, Beyond the Moon.
She enjoys reading mysteries, but it never occurred to her she could write them until Dal Starr and Jessie West emerged from her background in the newspaper business, and the Twist of Poe mysteries were born.