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THE 5 MANNERS OF DEATH. After a construction worker unearths a human skull on the campus of the University of Mississippi dating to the 1960s, an older woman’s desperate attempt to erase history counts down the five ways to die in the thriller, The Five Manners of Death. The woman is the niece of Dr. Diana Bratton, a surgeon surrounded by bodies after the discovery of her Aunt Phoebe’s 50-year-old note detailing the manners of death. Suicide, accident, natural causes, and one death classified undetermined are soon crossed off this list—leaving Diana to believe that only homicide remains. Yet the police prove her wrong. Murder is Diana’s family secret.
WIGGLE ROOM. A captivating thriller set against the backdrop of the Iraqi war and the Deep South, Wiggle Room blends treachery and romance with murder. While serving as an Air Force surgeon, Major Brad Cummins fails to save an injured American soldier yet must mend the Iraqi maimed in the same roadside blast. Enduring criticism from his peers, Cummins is unaware that the wounded college student now wants him dead and has tracked him back to Mississippi. When loved ones die around him, Brad Cummins’ new love interest and fellow surgeon, Dr. Diana Bratton, forces him to uncover the truth.
FRESH FROZEN. Someone wants to steal a movie star’s frozen embryos as boundaries blur between good and evil medicine and reality replaces science fiction. Under the eye of an Internet voyeur, a naïve policeman and his tormented wife discover that human reproductive tissue can become a fatal commodity. Fresh Frozen is in film development by Frank Vitolo and Scott Alvarez and was recognized in Regional Fiction by the National Indie Awards where the novel also won Best Cover Design.
POINTS OF ORIGIN. Set in a contemporary southern town, the death of patient Flowers Ridley costs Dr. Dan Foxworth his plastic surgery dynasty and his own life. While several families are consumed with retribution against the overly ambitious doctor, they are also after Cordell Pixler, the community's conniving trial lawyer. Yet, an arsonist plans the ultimate revenge … racing against an unknown who seeks the same. Points of Origin received a national IPPY award in Southern Fiction.
HOUSE CALL. A police investigation into the murder of a young hospital nurse weaves through a southern community rife with self-indulgence, reverse sexual discrimination, cut-throat medical politics, and miserable souls. Before a psychopath can be stopped, another conflicted character will die. House Call was a Finalist in Mystery/Suspense in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.