The Dead Ringer

When Susanna Kepner meets Lucy Yates at their university campus in a small city in Oregon, she feels as though there is something familiar about her that she just can’t put her finger on. She also meets Lucy’s mother, Jillian, whose intense reaction to meeting Susanna sets off alarm bells. As she gets to know Lucy, she learns of her sister Kendra Yates who has been missing for almost two decades. The name stirs the same sense of familiarity in Susanna that Lucy does, and she resolves to find out more. After an online search, Susanna finds a picture of the missing girl and realizes that she’s a dead ringer for Susanna as a child. Jillian is convinced that Susanna is her daughter Kendra and resolves to get her back, turning the lives of the Kepner and Yates families upside down. Is Susanna who she thinks she is, or has she been living a lie her entire life? The Dead Ringer is a suspenseful thriller that will keep you guessing right up to the last page

Meet Dena Crawford-Nibler

Dena Crawford-Nibler is a mystery/suspense/horror writer who grew up near Salem, Oregon and went to Dallas High School. She obtained a B.S. in Chemistry at Oregon State University and began working in medical testing directly after. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and cat.

Don’t Kill Me Because I’m Beautiful

Brooklyn Petitjean is young, hot, rich, and hunted in post-pandemic Los Angeles, 2023, a city that’s cracking with tension, tent cities, roving Neo-Nazis, and a nasty gang of unemployed salesgirls. In this helter-skelter landscape, Brooklyn clashes with her fading movie star mother, finds love with a celibate ex-child star, and glimpses a terrifying future through a young psychic who tells her, “Something’s chasing you and it’s not done with you yet.” 

Reader’s Favorite Book Reviews ***** 
“What an excellent read for psychological thriller fans who are also curious about what goes on behind the beautiful faces and places, the glitz, gloom, and glamour of Hollywood… Readers follow Brooklyn’s thoughts and movements with increasing tension, and when she comes face to face with the real monsters of her childhood, she can barely breathe, and neither can we!… The complex plot is thoroughly engaging and full of twists.”

IndieReader—
“Gewirtz writes with an enjoyable poison-pen tone… “…an engrossing story with a dizzying array of complicated plot lines, many of which speak to timely topics like ageism, cancel culture, and even… the Coronavirus pandemic. It’s a thrilling, engaging read that will keep readers in suspense until the last page.” 

Foreword/Clarion Reviews— 
“Fascinating descriptions of the machinations of the movie industry also come through… Ending on a note of grace, Don’t Kill Me Because I’m Beautiful is a dark thriller in which Hollywood’s beauty belies its true evil.” 

Online Book Club —
“Don’t Kill Me Because I’m Beautiful is an intriguing story with an array of complicated plots and twists in a storyline that examines human behavior.” 


“The book is a page-turner, full of terrors and compassion, with the sense that some of the events happened or came damned near close to happening.” —Amazon Customer

“Every plot twist (and there are many) had me guessing — and then surprised. Perfect, escapist entertainment…”
— Amazon Customer 

“An array of fascinating, funny, and freaky characters. I highly recommend.” — Amazon Customer


Meet H. Gewirtz

H. Gewirtz is a twice Emmy-nominated and three-time Writer’s Guild of America Award nominee for such television shows as The Simpsons, The Larry Sanders Show, Everybody Hates Chris, and many more. DON’T KILL ME BECAUSE I’M BEAUTIFUL is his debut novel and he says it’s the best and most satisfying writing he’s ever done. H. Gewirtz lives in Los Angeles with his artist wife, Karen. His son Connor, a RISD graduate created the cover art for the novel.

Moonlight Kisses and MugShots

Moonlight Kisses and MugShots (Saddle Creek Book 4) - ASIN B08964Q92V

Veronica (Ronnie) Travis, Miami policewoman, now a Saddle Creek, WY Sheriff’s Deputy and the new owner of Travis B&B, thanks to her Aunt Sally, who leads her on a scavenger hunt to discover her illegal activities.

Sheriff Mitch Rogers, a permanent non-paying guest at Travis B&B is convinced the late owner of the B&B had secrets; big ones. And hopes to find out what it is from his new deputy, Ronnie, If he can only keep it professional between them.

After Rosie’s Diner becomes a crime scene with an ensuing investigation, Ronnie has to sacrifice everything she’s come to love and treasure, but is Mitch included? Or is Ronnie leading Mitch on a wild goose chase just like her Aunt Sally?

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Sunny’s Dream

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Sunny Kast spends her week fighting cyber-crime, and dreaming of her prince charming.

When a man walks into Celestial Investigations, and introduces himself as Trouble, she’s sure he’s not her prince, and positive that he lives up to his name.

After Max Trouble finds an important document his life gets complicated with the know-it-all P.I. hired to track down its owner.

Sunny and Max’s relationship grows. She’s optimistic that he may be her prince charming, but after her car is sabotaged, and she’s almost killed Max’s chauvinist ideas of a female investigator surface.

Will she see God’s perfect plan, or a not-so-perfect relationship?

“Sunny’s Dream,” Celestial Investigation, book one. A Christian romantic suspense based on three sisters. Their P.I. skills come in handy in the quaint town of Mercy, North Carolina, a place where romance and mystery unite.

Serenade

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Teenage heiress Kaya experiences her first taste of freedom when she’s kidnapped from her sheltered life. But as she forms an unlikely connection with her abductor, Luke, her adventure takes a strange turn. Now, as her father’s men and her devoted bodyguard scour the woods to find her, she wonders if staying in the arms of her abductor is the safer place to be. At least, that’s what her heart is saying—her head is saying run

There is nothing magical about growing up in a mountainside castle, when it’s your prison. Kaya’s ruthless and powerful father keeps her under lock and key, watched every second of the day–and Kaya’s not really sure why. She’s just a normal girl…no one special. She doesn’t understand her father’s obsession with her safety – until she is kidnapped.

Dragged through a brutal wilderness, Kaya’s captor shows her the devastating truth, and even though he has dark secrets of his own, she is inexplicably drawn to him–when the stars are in your eyes, sometimes the line between right and wrong gets blurred. Passion obliterates common sense. Love… makes you reckless.

Dangerously passionate and darkly romantic, SERENADE is a page-turning thriller and seductive love story.

The Little Spanish Girl

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Spain, the fifties. Detective Emmanuel Klauder travels north to answer the plea of an infamous local gangster for help in the disappearance of his daughter. The detective is joined by a local senior police inspector but before the two can even begin to unravel the case, a series of mysterious occurrences ensues involving several apparently ritualistic murders. What started as an investigation into a simple kidnapping quickly balloons into a struggle for the investigators’ very survival.