Shadow Ridge

Coming October 6, 2020 from Crooked Lane Books

An engaging premise, briskly paced through a labyrinth of mystery. There’s something to be said for good ole’ fashioned suspense. Enjoy this one.

Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of the Cotton Malone series

An impressive debut. M.E. Browning has created a real page turner, and a compelling series character with Jo Wyatt.

Chris Mooney, bestselling author of the Darby McCormick series

A first-rate mystery! M.E. Browning paints a convincing portrait of Detective Jo Wyatt, a second generation cop in an uphill battle for the truth. Compelling and fast-paced, Shadow Ridge will leave you wanting more.

Bruce Robert Coffin, bestselling author of the Detective Byron Mysteries

Micki Browning

M.E. Browning writes the Jo Wyatt Mysteries and the Agatha-nominated and award-winning Mer Cavallo Mysteries (as Micki Browning). An FBI National Academy graduate, Micki worked in municipal law enforcement for more than two decades and retired as a captain. Micki also writes short stories and nonfiction. Her work has appeared in dive magazines, anthologies, mystery magazines, and textbooks. She is a professional divemaster and owns a vast array of scuba equipment she uses for “research.”

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A Sense of Place

Setting is the literal bedrock of a story and Detective Jo Wyatt and Echo Valley are inextricably linked in Shadow Ridge. Find out why.

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