In the early 1990s in Branson, Missouri, investigative reporter, Kate Starling, covers the murder of local businessman, Bill Pantell.
Combatting the authorities who want to quickly close the case, Kate is determined to solve it. When her father is accused of murder, Kate doubles her efforts to exonerate him. She believes that the key to identifying the murderer is hidden in Pantell’s past. But there are those who will do anything to keep the past in the past.
How much is she willing to risk to save her father?
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About the Author
Originally from Kansas City, Kansas, Beth moved to Florida when she was thirteen and graduated from high school in Tampa. After eight years in the United States Air Force, she went to work as a computer programmer for a Federal contractor in Washington, D.C. Sixteen years later, she sold everything, bought an RV, and hit the road with her mother. They decided to settle in Branson, Missouri, fifteen months after leaving D.C. and about a year shy of the 1991 CBS 60 Minutes broadcast that brought national attention to the small tourist town.
Branson's evolution to a major entertainment center surprised everyone. Famous-named enter-tainers built theaters. National-chain motels sprung up everywhere. The dynamics of that accelerated growth inspired Beth to write her Kate Starling Mysteries series.
As for most struggling authors, the road to publication was long and often discouraging. Although she actively pursued a career throughout the 1990s, her efforts decreased in this century. As her day job took over her life, beginning in 2003, her writing career took a back seat until her retirement in 2014.
In addition to writing Beth enjoys bowling, hiking, volunteering, and taking care of her Miniature Pinscher, Lilly, who shares her home in Branson.
Table of Contents
About the Author
Book Club Questions/Reader's Guide
Sneak Peek at Book Two: Connections
A Note from the Publisher