These fast-paced CSI diving mysteries feature Hannah Sampson, a cop, an expert scuba diver, and a homicide detective who investigates crime scenes that lie on the ocean floor. Hannah dives deep into tropical Caribbean waters where danger is only a breath away from the beauty of her surroundings. Though the ocean itself can turn violent, Hannah’s real foes are the human kind—those who murder for profit, ambition, and out of passion, often exploiting the ocean itself—the coral reef, sea turtles, mangrove colonies, even shark populations, an environment she has learned to treasure.
Kathy Brandt is “A terrific writer. The scene with the sharks inside the aircraft was enough to cause nightmares. Well done!” —Clive Cussler
“A fast-paced thriller…explodes onto the opening page. By the end of the first chapter, Brandt’s heroine is breathless and the reader is hooked.”—Diver Magazine
“You think being a detective on terra firma is tough? Try doing it underwater—it’s all in a day’s work for spunky British Virgin Islands police diver Hannah Sampson….vivid descriptions of the mysterious world that bubbles beneath the deep blue sea.”—Strand Magazine
‘Whether she’s diving through the dark innards of a shipwreck or chasing a killer on the docks of a deserted marina in the dead of night, this heroine never loses her cool.”—Islands Magazine
“In the tradition of Kinsey Millhone and V.I. Warshawski. It’s about time a feisty female investigator leaves the cold behind … for the islands.”—American Eagle Latitudes
“White-hot writing, a charismatic heroine, and crackling tension flawlessly merge…as satisfying as finding buried treasure.”—Romantic Times
“A lush, atmospheric look at the British Virgin Islands….Assuredly plunges you into a sordid tale…an exciting, well-crafted beach read.”—South Florida Sun-Sentinel
“Smooth writing, great island characters, a spunky heroine, and a complex plot!”—Mystery News
“Armchair travelers beware! Once you read this book, you’ll want to jump on a plane to the unspoiled British Virgin Islands.”—Midwest Book Review
“Brandt offers a compelling whodunit while crafting character development, scientific knowledge, and psychological insight that transcend the genre.”—Colorado Springs Gazette
“A plunge into intrigue. Brandt is in her element as an underwater sleuth.”—The Denver Post
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About the Author
WALKS ON THE MARGINS: A STORY OF BIPOLAR ILLNESS Author Bios Kathy Brandt is a published author who taught writing at the University of Colorado for ten years. After her son, Max, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she became active in mental health issues. She was on the Board of Directors of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Colorado Springs (NAMI-CS) for six years, and served as President. In 2012 she received the NAMI National Award for her outstanding service to the organization. She is currently the NAMI-CS liaison to the Mental Health Court in Colorado Springs. Kathy has published four novels with the Penguin Group. She has a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Rhetoric. She lives in the mountains of Colorado. Max Maddox has a BA in philosophy from Grinnell College and an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, where he was nominated for the Joan Mitchell Award and received the Fellowship Trust Award. He has exhibited his work in galleries including The Slought Foundation, The Print Center of Philadelphia, and the Ellen Powell Tiberino Memorial Museum. He was the preparator, photographer, and curator at the Sun King Gallery and Pyramid Museum in Philadelphia and also assistant to artist and curator Richard Torchia, Director of Arcadia University Gallery. He now lives in Colorado where he teaches and continues to pursue his career in art.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
He comes in.
fantastic read, the author picks you up and whisk you away to the b.v.i.. this series has everything, well written, great mystery, susprises, an a little romance. I would recommend reading in order as the characters and their relationships to each other could be a spoiler otherwise. Hoping there will be more to come in this series.
I have spent time sailing and diving in BVI, and the author's description of both are spot on! The references to Foxy's and Willie T's brought back fantastic memories. The story line is great, the local flavor is well captured, and I cannot wait for more. Soon please!