Go truckin’ with Dawna!

FBI Special Agent Dawna Shepherd teams up with a long haul trucker to nail a rogue Department of Transportation safety inspector. Buy “Hazmat Heel-and-Toe: A Dawna Shepherd Short Story” and take a suspenseful trip to New Jersey in a gleaming Peterbilt hauling a tanker full of dangerously corrosive liquid.

Truckin’ virtually, that is, with FBI Special Agent Dawna Shepherd riding shotgun. Just released as an ebook short story, in “Hazmat Heel-and-Toe”, Dawna teams up with a long haul trucker to nail a rogue Department of Transportation safety inspector.

The crooked government employee extorts money from drivers of Middle Eastern appearance who haul hazardous materials through New Jersey.

Under cover as the trucker’s big-haired flashy wife, Dawna has her ears on alert when the inspector leads up to his payoff demand.

Until beribboned Precious, the third member of the team loses her cool.

Will Dawna get her partner under control fast enough to save the op?

A Derringer and Macavity Award finalist acclaimed for “sharp storytelling” (Publishers Weekly), Diana draws on her four years as a trucker to explore the problems that arise when a driver doesn’t “look like the rest of the guys out there.”

Buy “Hazmat Heel-and-Toe: A Dawna Shepherd Short Story” and take a suspenseful trip to New Jersey in a gleaming Peterbilt hauling a tanker full of dangerously corrosive liquid.

Click on the cover above or follow this universal link to your favorite online ebook retailer to get your copy!

Released at last- LATIN GROOVE: A Dawna Shepherd Short story

I wrote this tale for my collection of Dawna’s adventures and it was published only in that collection. Now, I’ve released “Latin Groove” as an ebook short story.

I send FBI Special Agent Dawna Shepherd to her hometown in the northern Chihuahuan Desert. “Latin Groove” takes Dawna back to FBI basics. She’s standing in line at her Texas bank inside Wal-Mart when a robbery happens right in front of her.

And she discovers quickly that the bad girl robbing her bank is sharp as a pistol. And packing one, too.

Dawna’s in Texas to recruit top-notch female and minority agents but she can’t keep her nose out of the crime that’s happening in front of her.

The female FBI agent and woman criminal are each on their own turf. Can good old girl Dawna win a battle with bad young Bandita when they share a home court?

My short story sprawls across West Texas and tests Dawna’s crime-solving power.

If you want to spend time in the Lone Star State with Texas cops and down-home crime, buy your copy of “Latin Groove: A Dawna Shepherd Short Story” by clicking on the cover or following this universal link to your favorite ebook retailer.

Celebrate Short Story Month!

Celebrate

 

Celebrate International Short Story Month with the Short Mystery Fiction Society! Each day in May, you can read a mystery story by one of our members online. A new link will appear daily on our blog.

May Day’s story is “Family Man” by award-winning novelist and Derringer finalist Patricia Dusenbury. My contribution, “Texas Two-Step”, appears on May 3rd.

Enjoy a story every day on us!