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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

Retired police captain M.E. Browning writes the forthcoming Jo Wyatt Mysteries and the Agatha-nominated and award-winning Mer Cavallo Mysteries (as Micki Browning) in addition to short stories and nonfiction. 

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Silverton Colorado draped in fog. Image by DL Bender

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.

Controlling Conflict with Words

Law enforcement officers often interact with people who don’t want to participate in polite conversation. It’s part of the job. So how do they do it?

Echo Valley Images ©2020 DL Bender

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