Crispin Leads Mystery Series

In this series we get to know Crispin Leads whose academic studies, family drama and personal demons lead her through danger to that lonely crossroads where new found truth and long-held beliefs collide.

Cover of Shrouded

 SHROUDED: A Crispin Leads Mystery

American grad student, Crispin Leads, is at the Vatican to study burial rituals and catch up with her friend, Sister Lew. Within hours of her arrival, Crispin witnesses a murder and is drawn into an investigation of multiple homicides. Meet ups with a young priest, Father Roberto Rossini, seem coincidental but she soon learns that little is left to happenstance in this palace of games. When Lew disappears, blame falls on Crispin and Roberto. Desperate to find Lew and prove their innocence, they make a run for it. In the days that follow they escape death and torture as they unravel the secrets of an unholy plot.



WLT LogoShrouded is a Finalist in the 2017 Writers’ League of Texas Manuscript Contest 







As any discerning reader of mystery novels knows, a character like Crispin Leads is a magnet for conspiracy and mayhem. Look for her next adventure, Digging up the Dead, out in paperback in 2018.







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*Cover art by Elizabeth Mackay