I'm moving From reporting to fiction writing: Mars Hill Murder novel coming soon
Dear Mystery Fans,
My new mystery novel, Mars Hill Murder, will be published this fall!
It’s a story based in Flagstaff, Arizona, and follows two plot lines. One focuses on
people getting murder by an unknown killer wielding a knife. The other is about a woman,
30-something, fleeing from her past. But what—or who—in her past has her on the run?
A journalist, Miles Harper, is covering the murders when he meets that young woman, Madeline Sullivan, and they become fast friends. Could it be more? Madeline is traveling with her fuzzy pooch Daisy, who wins hearts wherever she wags.
Many other characters help tell the story, set in 2010. Why not read Mars Hill Murder to meet these other unique players in this mystery novel?
I’ll let you all know when the book hits the bookshelves and digital book world, so you can see what happens with Miles, Maddy, and the murders in this mountain town. (How ‘bout that for some serious alliteration?) Stay tuned.
While I am now focused on creating fiction rather than journalism, I still hold close to my heart all the gun-violence survivors I met and interviewed. Thank you.
Mary Tolan is a fiction writer and journalist. Her first published book Mars Hill Murder, a mystery set in Flagstaff, will be published by The Wild Rose Press in autumn of 2023.