I write cozy mysteries laced with heartwarming romance, family values, and sometimes a touch of light paranormal woven in for good measure. According to some sketchy family lore, I’m related to Wilkie Collins. True or not, I know that the books that drew me were always mysteries, starting with The Hardy Boys, and Nancy Drew. I learned the power of a well-placed clue by reading Agatha Christie. I discovered strong character development from Rex Stout, and Dick Francis, and romantic suspense from Mariah Stewart and Kay Hooper. And of course, like everyone else, I’ve learned so much about the art of storytelling from Nora Roberts / J. D. Robb! If you’re interested in what makes up the bare bones – pun intended – of a successful mystery, check out my post, Anatomy of a Murder.
As my own writing has evolved, I’ve become more of a genre-bender, but I’ve always got a cozy mystery running through my stories, and a hero and heroine who have to build a relationship of some kind to resolve the puzzle and reach their goals. Then I may weave in paranormal elements, or give it an old style detective twist, or wander into the international suspense thriller genre…wherever my imagination and mood takes me.
If you want to disappear into the world of fiction, join me. Pick up one of my books at an online bookstore or a library near you. The following are available now, and stayed tuned for more on the ones I have IN THE WORKS…
The Holly & The Ivy (Frost Family Christmas)
by B.C. Deeks
Heartwarming Holiday Reading Each is a complete story that can be read as a standalone.
Christmas brings rekindled romance and a brewing crime wave to the rural Vermont town of Carol Falls. But things really heat up for Officer Joey Frost when she has to uncover who abandoned an infant in the manger of the town’s nativity display and why. One of the heartwarming holiday-themed stories in the FROST FAMILY & FRIENDS SERIES
Book One: What Child Is This by CJ Carmichael
Book Two: Home For Christmas by Roxy Boroughs
Book Three: The Holly & The Ivy by B.C. Deeks
Book Four: More than a Feeling by CJ Carmichael
Book Five: The Greatest Gift by Roxy Boroughs
Stories of Chance Romance [with 3 new stories]
by B.C. Deeks et al.
Sweet Romantic Anthology
Anthology of sweet chance romance reflecting the hope that comes with the first bloom of romance, whether you find it in your youth, midlife, or the twilight years. Three women – desperate to do something about breast cancer. One suffered loss, one survived and one endures. Together, they released Stories of Chance Romance and donate 100% of their author profits. Help them beat breast cancer – one book at a time!