Bleary-eyed and sleep deprived, solo sailor, Katrina Hunter, thinks the mermaid twenty behind her boat is nothing more than a sailor’s hallucination. But everything she knows about floaters convinces her to take another look.
Now, alone and isolated in Ensenada’s police station, she’s convinced that reporting a floater was a mistake.
Chief Inspector, Raul Vignaroli, is as surprised by the attractive solo-sailor as he is to discover that she’s a respected member of the SFPD, and now he’s sure that he’s found the perfect partner to help him solve a murder, if not the cure for his broken heart.
Targeted Age Group: adult
Book Price: $0.99
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
I love a good mystery! A Dangerous Harbor is part romance, part mystery. It’s also adventure, sailing and the story is set in a foreign port.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Write! Every. Single. Day!
Writer of the Dead Red Mystery series featuring a woman crop duster, and a sailing mystery trilogy. I’m a member of Sisters In Crime National and Tucson Chapter of Sisters in Crime.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
This series, starting with A Dangerous Harbor is the result of several years in Ensenada, Mexico aboard our cutter rigged Hylas 47 sailboat. Ensenada is, as most California sailors know, first port of call into Baja, Mexico after San Diego. Most of the town is clustered around the harbor where working marinas like Baja Naval still service American boaters.
I found this sleepy little town to be fascinating, full of endless stories, with a culture that was, and still is, struggling to gain a foothold in the 21st Century. The irony is that I started this book ten years ago, based on a local news story, which at the time was staggering in its brutality. This story is no longer unique as the Mexican Cartels daily murder with impunity. But, just as the cartels are not all that is Mexico, this story isn’t all about them, it’s about what happens when you try to run away from your problems and it’s about Americans, the ones passing through and the ones stuck in A Dangerous Harbor.
In preparation for the September release of Hurricane Hole, the 2nd in my romantic sailing mystery, I’m offering the 1st one, A Dangerous Harbor for only $0.99 on Kindle: