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The Because Fiction Podcast

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Taking the pulse of Christian fiction, Because Fiction explores the lastest trends in Christian fiction, discusses genres, specific authors, new releases, and classics as well. If it's Christian fiction (or something readers love), we talk about it.


Episode 90: A Chat with Mystery/Suspense Author, Carole Brown

Carole Brown, prolific author in several subgenres of mystery and suspense, chats with me about her books, the books she loves to read, and her new Nursery Rhyme Suspense Series. You won't want to miss these books about a young woman determined to find out who murdered her brother years ago and the other cases she solves along the way. As one of Carole's reviewers said, "A girl's gotta eat!" (or something like that!).

If you like small-town mysteries... she's got them. If you like intense suspense, she's got one of those too.  Western?  Yep. WWII?  Oh, yeah.  Listen in to what she has for your TBR pile.

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If You Love Suspense or a Great Mystery, You'll Love This Author's Books

I was first introduced to Carole Brown through her book, Undiscovered Treasures (reviewed HERE). Since then, I've read most of the Appleton mysteries, but during our conversation, I was excited to learn that Carole also writes suspense and... not just contemporary. Brown writes western and historical (WWII... EEEP!) as well.

Her first book, The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman, won awards and finalized in multiple contests. Carole says that of all of her books, it is the most intense, which makes sense considering it focuses on a mother's quest to avenge her daughter's murder by a cult.

Her most recent release, Catch Me if You Can, is the first in a trilogy about a young woman on the hunt for her brother's murderer and the cases she solves along the way.

Catch Me if You Can by Carole Brown

The big cat sat on the oversized rock, ears pointed toward the sky, every muscle taut, every sense at the ready. “S-s-shut up and f-f-forget it! You’ve s-s-seen nothing and know nothing! I won’t warn you again. G-g-got it?”

His head swiveled, his ears twitching as if catching the hint of threat in the whisper. A soft hiss slid from his open mouth and reinforced the overtone of evil pressing in upon the scene…

Coaxed into finding the animal killer at Jamieson’s Outfitters, Tara Layne, with her sidekick, Boet, is welcomed by a threatening whisper and the unfriendly eyes of a gruff manager.

Within hours, lies and dark secrets are slithering all over the campground. Intermingled with her search, Tara deals with her own buried secrets when a strange old Native American probes into the recesses of her heart forcing her to face her bitter feelings.

And Wesley Clarke, manager/guide, both interesting and frustrating, holds an attraction for Tara that is primitive and exasperating. When Tara gets too close, she finds herself—and Boet—the target of someone who’s determined to keep from getting caught.

His theme: Run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me.

The question: Can Tara run fast enough to catch this real-life gingerbread boy before he decides to get rid of her and Boet?

You can learn more about Carole Brown on her BLOG where you can find links to her books and other social media.

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