Today is an exciting day. Writers AMuse Me Publishing released my second mystery! Today was release day for two other books: Emma Eden Ramos’ Young Adult Literary story Still, At Your Door, and Tom Bryde’s mystery Changing Partners; The Gallagher Files.
What my mystery is about: Bones have been discovered in the art studio kiln at Wyoming’s Colter State College. Campus police dismiss the discovery as a prank but Lariat reporter Jennifer Roby isn’t convinced. Haunted by memories of her mother, guided by the experienced voices of her father and grandfather, and hampered by just about everyone on campus, she continues to look into the tasteless joke for the college newspaper. Disappearing students and freak accidents add to her determination to prove that there is more to the story – then the local coroner confirms Jenn’s suspicions about the bones. An impending visit from the President of the United States makes it that much more difficult to get the answers she needs. She must find someone who will believe her as she puts the pieces together, she needs to work quickly before the paper is shut down in an effort to silence her, and she has to make sure she doesn’t become the next victim in the conspiracy and cover-up. How high up on the college administrative ladder will Jenn have to look in order to expose a killer?
The trade paperback is $12.99, and the ebook is $6.99. You can purchase the book at WAMM, or we can make arrangements for me to send it to you, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.
The remaining decision is do I celebrate with a dram of Bowmore 18 year old, or Glenmorangie Extremely Rare 18 year old, or with the big smoke of Lagavulin 12? Hmm, perhaps I’ll have to sample all three to help me decide!
Welcome to these three talented writers to my blog and a hearty thank you for reading Clear and Convincing Evidence and writing a blurb! CACE will be released on February 22. These published authors have their own books available for purchase.
In these pages, you will meet gutsy Wyoming people you will admire and enjoy spending time with. But watch out! You will also encounter some despicable folks you can’t turn your back on. Nor will you want to. The murder on the mythical campus engrosses the reader from the opening page until the end as timeless themes of greed and power compete with integrity and honor. I only hope that this will not be the last Jennifer Roby mystery we see from the author.
– Marjane Ambler, Yellowstone Has Teeth, a memoir about living year round in the world’s first national park
The only thing more fun than a Western cozy mystery is one set on a college campus, a small world where anything can happen. In Clear and Convincing Evidence, Barbara Townsend sends her savvy young heroine to solve a campus murder then ensnares the campus art community, campus police, and even the top administration. All this, with only the First Amendment, her dad and grandpa, and the spirit of Walter Cronkite to light her way.
– Julianne Couch, Traveling the Power Line
Clear and Convincing Evidence by Barbara Townsend is a compelling and suspenseful read. It is a must for anyone interested in the integrity of information that is furnished to the public and the journalists that struggle to provide the truth.
– Susan Layman, South Pass City and the Sweetwater Mines