A Matter of Blood, the first in the Chiara Corelli Mystery series will be published in January 2018. Although I’ve published several mystery short stories, AMOB is my first full-length mystery and I’m really excited to share it with readers.
The book features NYPD Chiara Corelli and her partner/bodyguard Detective P.J. Parker. Corelli is being ostracized by the men and women in blue for exposing a ring of dirty cops. Parker, the daughter of a vocal critic of the NYPD, is shunned by her colleagues. Corelli doesn’t think she needs a bodyguard. Parker doesn’t want to work with the most hated member of the department. Neither of these two tough women wants anything to do with the other, but each makes a contract with the devil in order to get what she wants-homicides. They come out fighting – each other. But with Corelli in the lead and Parker watching her back they solve a brutal murder, keep Corelli alive and protect Corelli’s family from threats intended to shut her down.