Suzanne Chazin 

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     A body is discovered in a reservoir in upscale Lake Holly, NY. The victim is young, female and Hispanic. In her purse, police find a photo of a baby. Where is the child? Is she alive? And what about the disturbing note found at the scene? GO BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY. YOU DON'T BELONG HERE.

     Homicide Detective Jimmy Vega knows how hard it can be to walk the razor-thin line of acceptance in a place like Lake Holly. Reluctantly turning to Adele Figueroa, a passionate defender of immigrants' rights, Vega must confront a small town's darkest secrets before they savagely tear apart the world he's sworn to defend.


​  Land of Careful Shadows




"First rate and highly recommended."--Lee Child

"Engrossing, engaging, psychologically complex...builds to a shocking conclusion."

                                                                                                                 --Publishers Weekly

(Book 2 of the Jimmy Vega Mystery Series)

          Coming Oct. 27th!

Mysteries that hit the heart, not just the pulse.


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                       (Book 1 of the Jimmy Vega Mystery Series)

              Now in paperback!

  A Blossom of Bright Light

     A split-second decision thrusts Detective Jimmy Vega into the epicenter of a case when a body is found near a gathering place for immigrants in upscale Lake Holly, NY.  The innocence of the victim torments Vega. But so too, does the feeling he's to blame. Or is he?

     In a community gripped by fear of deportation, Vega needs the help of his girlfriend, activist Adele Figueroa, to gain people's trust. But Adele is consumed by a secret that threatens to tear them apart. To confront the killer and save their relationship, Vega and Adele must forge a new level of trust--in each other, and in their most deeply held beliefs.

"Captivating, smart, and impossible to put down." --Jacqueline Sheehan

"A compelling exploration of innocence, obligation, and the redeeming power of love." --Sophie Littlefield