JOLLY SEASON TREAT FROM DAWNA!

Jolly is what we want to be during December and FBI Special Agent Dawna Shepherd is ready to help us get there.

From now through December 24th, her short mystery set during the holiday season is bargain-priced at less than a dollar. For only ninety-nine cents, you get “Boot Scoot: A Dawna Shepherd Short Story.”

Boot Scoot by Diana Deverell

Dawna Shepherd loves her family, working as an FBI Special Agent, and playing basketball.

She’s celebrating Christmas in her home town when a bounty hunter pursues her college student brother home from Lubbock.

Certain that Fugitive Team Leader Tommy O’Brien is chasing the wrong quarry, Dawna stops him cold at the Shepherd front door.

But she knows O’Brien won’t give up. And all her crime-fighter instincts are screaming that the bounty hunter is going to ruin this holiday for someone she loves.

Can law-abiding Dawna find a way to save Christmas?

“Boot Scoot” was a finalist for the 2003 Macavity Award for best mystery short story.

Click on the cover above or follow this universal link to your favorite online retailer to get your digital copy and let Dawna jolly up your season!

WANNABE MOMS, BIG PHARMA, AND THE FBI

Wannabe moms at risk of their pregnancies ending too early will do almost anything to stop preterm labor. FBI Special Agent Dawna Shepherd won’t allow a shady medical equipment manufacturer to profit from their dedication.

Dallas Hoedown

In this month’s ebook release, FBI Special Agent Dawna Shepherd works undercover as a new sales rep for the manufacturer.

The company’s premier infusion pump tested safe for home care of asthma patients. Not for women with histories of preterm labor. Though anecdotal evidence suggests it may help them.

Dawna has more anecdotes. About wannabe moms whose hearts are damaged forever by the infusions.

She fakes a passion for selling. Closes in on the smooth-talker who gulls unwitting staff into marketing the device illegally. A profit-driven practice that fails to warn pregnant woman they’re risking their own lives.

Dawna has only one more training session to catch the company’s wily marketing czar. But her cover is wearing thin.

Can she outsmart her prime suspect?

Or should she try to out-dumb him?

You’ll find the answer in a suspenseful tale about moms, big pharma, and the FBI, all happening under wintry sunshine in Dallas, Texas.

“Dallas Hoedown: A Dawna Shepherd Short Story” was originally published in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and is now available as a standalone ebook short story.

To buy your copy, follow this universal link to your favorite online bookseller.

INSPIRED!

Announcing the September 2020 release of "Dubstep: A Dawna Shepherd Short Story" as a standalone ebook.

Inspired by John Mortimer’s “Rumpole of the Bailey”, in this month’s ebook release, I send Dawna after a colorful clan of auto-accident-insurance scammers.

Fighting crime as a family affair is a new challenge for Dawna.

Can she outwit charming Clayton D. Cooper, the aging ringleader of a Northern Virginia gang made up exclusively of his close relatives?

Spoiler alert: A Waffle House breakfast is part of the story—virtual and non-fattening!

“Dubstep: A Dawna Shepherd Short Story” was originally published in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and is now available as a standalone ebook short story.

To buy your copy, follow this universal link to your favorite online bookseller.