Buried at Tumble Lake
"Murder, She Wrote" meets "Criminal Minds"
While Louise and Ben, her black Labrador retriever, are out on their morning walk around the lake, Ben discovers a severed hand. He leads Louise to the rest of the body, but they cross paths with the masked killer. Assaulted and left for dead, the body is nowhere to be found when Louise regains consciousness.
Could the killer be a member of the Guns, Poisons, and Daggers group of mystery writers who booked cabins for the upcoming weekend? Perhaps a writer taking novel research a bit too far? As the hunt for the killer and the missing body escalates, Louise must convince police she knows the murderer’s identity before she becomes the next body in the name of the killer’s twisted novel research.
Introducing Louise Tumble, a saucy senior widow with a knack for crossing paths with killers. Lou, as she prefers, is the town’s mayor and co-owner of the Tumble Lake Trading Post. Her trademark waist-long silver hair is usually streaked bright pink, purple, or green. Strong-willed and outspoken, yet often generous to a fault, beneath her spunky personality dwells the torturous hell of her husband’s unsolved murder.
Over twenty years ago, Tom Tumble, the town’s police chief, was gunned down. Literally had his head blown off. His killer never found. Though the case has gone cold, Louise clings to the hope her husband’s killer will be brought to justice. She never relents in search of clues that might lead to the capture of Tom’s murderer. Through years of asking, digging, and following her gut feelings, Louise developed a sixth sense many bona fide detectives would envy. That intuition leaped to the next level when she adopted Ben, her canine companion. Together, they’re a force to be reckoned with; a force that will combine to solve Tom’s case. Someday. At least that’s her hope.