Getting Closer to Launch!

Possible cover of my new book

What do you think of this picture for the cover? I had it made, now I’m considering one or two others. Let me know what you think. I’m getting more excited as we get closer to the launch of this, my third in the Gwen Harris Mystery Series. Some early readers think it’s the best.

The BookLife judge from Publishers Weekly had this to say among other things, “The the author offers up innovative twists and turns that breathe life into the setting. Her gift for storytelling manifests into a nail-biting mystery/thriller.” I can live with that!

‘Til next time,

Carol Sheldon


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Who Shot the Officer?

An officer fires at the bootleggers.

Did the right person get sentenced for killing an officer?


One of them fires back.

An officer is down.

One of the bootleggers is sent to prison.

But did they sentence the right one?

Read A SLEUTH IN THE HAVEN and find out. Learn about home-made stills, bootlegging, speak-easies, and the havoc this life-style plays on a retirement home thirty-five years later.

I had a lot of fun researching the era of prohibition, and the resulting crime it created. In my book, the crime continues thirty-five years later, when the person convicted is released from prison, determined to reek revenge on his partner.  What happens to our protagonist, Gwen Harris, when the ex-con captures her to facilitate his plan?

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Often laws prohibiting individual freedom create outlaws. Such was the case during prohibition in the twenties and early thirties of the last century. This is the case in our present day prohibition of drugs.

In my new book A SLEUTH IN THE HAVEN, taking place in the sixties, we flash back to the twenties and the period of speakeasies and bootleggers. An officer of the law is shot and someone has to pay. Does the right person go to prison? What will the incarcerated one do when he’s finally released? I hope you read A SLEUTH IN THE HAVEN to find out.

‘Til next time,



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