​​​A Perfect Victim, Secrets, Lies & Homicide, and A House of Her Own are a trilogy. Each book stands alone as a mystery novel. Read in order, they describe a young widow’s journey from deep mourning to a daring new life. 

I hope you enjoy getting to know Claire and thank you for visiting,


​​​The Claire Marshall trilogy is three for three in the Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition's annual ebooks competition. A Perfect Victim was named Best Mystery for 2015; Secrets, Lies & Homicide was a Best Mystery finalist in 2016, and A House of Her Own was a finalist for 2017. 

Claire's story is set in pre-Katrina New Orleans and the surrounding countryside, bayou country and piney woods. Author's profits from these books go to theNew Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation, which every spring delights the world with Jazz Fest and uses the proceeds for youth education and economic development programs that keep the music alive. 

A Perfect Victim is available as an e-book from  Amazon and in paperback from Amazon and other standard retail outlets, The audiobook is sold on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes and is free with an Audible membership, which you can try for a 30-day free trial.  


Secrets, Lies & Homicide is available as an e-book from Amazon and in paperback  from Amazon and other standard retail outlets. The audiobook is a work in progress - stay tuned.


A House of Her Own is available as an e-book from Amazon and in paperback from Amazon and other standard retail outlets.

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           A Perfect Victim            Secrets, Lies & Homicide             A House of Her Own