A Tulare County Supervisor, with both Native American and Mexican roots, dies under suspicious circumstances. Because of Deputy Tempe Crabtree’s own ties to the Bear Creek Indian Reservation, she’s asked to help with the investigation. To complicate matters, besides the supervisor’s husband, several others had reason to want the woman dead.
Tempe has unsettling dreams, dreams that may predict the future and bring back memories of her grandmother’s stories about the legend of the Hairy Man. Once again, Tempe’s life is threatened and this time, she fears no one will come to her rescue in time.
“Filled with suspense, mystery and legends, you'll keep turning pages until you reach a satisfying conclusion.”—The Book Connection
Marilyn Meredith is the author of over twenty-five published novels, including the award winning Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery series, the latest Dispel the Mist from Mundania Press. Under the name of F. M. Meredith she writes the Rocky Bluff P.D. crime series. No Sanctuary is the newest from Oak Tree Press.
She is a member of EPIC, four chapters of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, WOK, and on the board of the Public Safety Writers of America. She was an instructor for Writer’s Digest School for ten years, served as an instructor at the Maui Writer’s Retreat and many other writer’s conferences. She makes her home in Springville CA, much like Bear Creek where Deputy Tempe Crabtree lives. Visit her at FictionForYou.com and at her blog - MarilynMeredith.blogspot.com.
BH: What or who most influenced your writing?
MM: This is a wonderful site and I’m happy to be stopping here again. First and foremost I believe all the books I’ve read over the years had a great influence on my writing. I try to write the kind of books that I most enjoy reading. I love mysteries and especially those with characters who are in law enforcement—so that’s what I enjoy writing about.
BH: What is the one thing you want readers to know about your book(s) and/or writing?
MM: In my Deputy Tempe Crabtree books there is always something to do with Native American legends or mysticism. My books don’t have unnecessary sex or gore but definitely have unusual mysteries.
BH: What is your next project and when can we expect to read it?
MM: My latest book is out now, Dispel the Mist. My heroine, Deputy Tempe Crabtree, investigates the murder of a popular county supervisor and has an encounter with the Hairy Man. The Hairy Man is a Tule River Indian legend similar to Big Foot.
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