Blood’s Echo is available in stores nationwide at Barnes & Noble, Target, and many local bookstores. Fans of e readers can download it on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Apple iBooks, and Google Play platforms. Click on the book cover graphic for purchase options.

For those who would like an autographed copy, the Poisoned Pen Bookstore can ship one directly to your door.


Here is a synopsis:


Sometimes, your greatest enemy is within.

Detective Veranda Cruz leads an elite task force on the Phoenix Police Drug Enforcement Bureau. Bartolo Villalobos is the ruthless heir apparent to the most powerful cartel in the world. No one on the department suspects the secret motive behind Veranda’s obsession with the cartel…until an operation goes horribly wrong.

Stalked by the increasingly unstable drug lord, Veranda discovers a lie that shakes her to the core. She must protect her loving, boisterous, sometimes interfering family from harm while she sets a trap for Bartolo. Her Homicide team, supervisors, and the Arson Investigator who kindles a flame are all drawn into a deadly gambit as she risks her life for justice.


My short stories are available in these anthologies:


Diablo Ranch

Diablo Ranch (featuring Veranda Cruz, from Blood’s Echo)

Veranda Cruz, Phoenix Police Homicide Detective, would love to take a relaxing vacation. Without the funds for a trip to Paris, she settles on a short excursion at a dude ranch in Wickenburg, Arizona. Unfortunately, murder follows her to the scenic desert washes and trails.







Cleanoritas, Inc.

Cleañoritas, Inc.

This dark comedy tells the story of a devious criminal mastermind. She has access to her victims, can scour the scene after the deed is done, and no one ever suspects her. She is…the cleaning lady! In addition to her regular housecleaning services, she offers a menu of options for clients who need to have a problem “scrubbed.” Her side business has become so lucrative that she’s had to hire more staff. In this tale, two of her crew are tasked with cleaning up a particularly sticky mess.






The Hand of Fate

The Hand of Fate (featuring Sam Stark, from Blood’s Echo)

Why would four respectable middle-aged ladies embark on a relentless campaign to torment a young man they have never met? While at their regular poker games, the women plot increasingly nasty forms of harassment. The young man runs to Phoenix Police Homicide Detective Sam Stark for help. When the man ends up dead under bizarre circumstances, Detective Stark realizes he may never solve the murder.