New Release

Shades of Light and Darkness

"...fast-moving murder mystery that doubles as a travelogue for those visiting Northern Israel, particularly the area around Tiberius and the Sea of Galilee. It's a wonderful companion for a trip to the Holy Land, whether real or imagined!"

A vacation in Israel was supposed to be fun, not deadly.

But Betsy, a neophyte private investigator, and her husband Pete, a Boston Police Department detective, agreed to carry out a small mission. They would search for Lis, a runaway teenager, while they toured the Galilee with a new friend, a foreign diplomat.

They find Lis and she is mixed up in a brew of murder, drugs, prostitution, and terrorism. Their efforts will land them all on a killer’s hit list

The luminous churches of Bethlehem, the echoing halls of the crusaders in Acre, the eerie remains of the Jesus Boat, the warm blue water of the Sea of Galilee, and the green forests and hills of the North will be spiced with a premonition of peril and will make this book a delightful read.

This is a 55,000-word mystery novel, the second in the Betsy Connolly series and a continuation of the Rebecca Bauer Mysteries. A plot where tension builds, interesting characters meet, and we can visit fascinating tourist sites in Israel. The story is partially based on the true thrilling adventures of a European diplomat who is a friend of the author.

Every author is also a reader. I grew up in a home full of books and I read voraciously. I wrote the kind of stories that children write, but when I began to study at Radcliffe College, my direction veered off...