Author of the Susan Wren Series

“Weir continues to entertain with her crisp, easygoing style, some intriguing characters, and a complex scenario that still holds up to close inspection.”
Kirkus Reviews

It all began…

LightningLightning forked through the night sky, rain pounded against the roof, fierce gusts of wind rattled the window panes.  He pulled out a chair and gestured for me to sit.  I hesitated, then did as I was told.  He slapped a yellow legal pad on the table and held out a pencil.

I looked up, hoping this was only a joke.

He tapped the pencil twice against the pad.

Even knowing this could lead to serious consequences, I closed my fingers around the pencil.  A horrendous rending cracking crash shook the house.

On that dark and stormy night, just as lightning ripped through the tree outside the window, I entered a life of crime.*

Dealing in crime requires me to sit at my computer and worry.  I’m working on a new character, Maddie Martin, a detective with the sheriff’s department in southern California.  She felt harassed by her boss, her partner, a persistent headache, her sixteen-year-old niece showing up unexpectedly, her current case getting cold, and a surprising phone call.

He ex-husband has just taken a job with a company doing stem cell research, and he claimed he needed her help.

Her instinct was to say no.

* What is writing, but telling lies?