With COVID-19 so much on my mind, I have made my story "The Children," first published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (Sept/Oct 2011), available to read here. It is set at the height of the Spanish flu epidemic. Its sequel, the novella Champawat (EQMM, Sept/Oct 2012), continues the story, opening three days laster. It is available in Kindle, Nook, and Apple stores in an edition that includes "The Children." I had no notion when I wrote them that in less than a decade we would find ourselves in the middle of another worldwide pandemic.
You'll also find information here about my novels, previously in print from Bantam, Simon & Schuster, Ballantine, and Pocket/Pocket Star Books. They are all in ebook stores now, in new editions with new covers. The buttons at right and the pull-down menu above will take you to more about them, including plot descriptions, reviews, and the opening page of each.
When I'm asked which of my novels I'd recommend as introductions to my series, I usually say Prior Convictions (Willa Jansson) and The Good Fight (Laura Di Palma). So I've put them together in an omnibus edition titled -- given the theme of both -- Politics is Murder. You can find it in Kindle, Nook, and Apple ebook stores.
In addition to "The Children," a few of my other short stories are here in full, too. “Dead Drunk” was first published in Scott Turow's anthology Guilty As Charged. It won the Shamus Award for Best P.I. Story of 1996. "The River Mouth" was originally in Tony Hillerman's The Mysterious West, and "Destroying Angel" was in Marilyn Wallace's Sisters in Crime 2.
Best wishes, Lia