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Someone in the Water


  Amazon Spring Lewis knew death. As a nurse in the ICU, she had experienced more than her fair share of it. The difference was, unlike most people, she was acutely aware not everyone who died stayed in the afterlife, including the eight kids calling to her from the river.  Vince Roundtree had devoted his life to one thing, music. As the tuba professor at the University of Hedgeford, he spent his days shaping the lives of young people, and his nights walking along the river on a journey to find true peace.  On a rainy spring evening, in a darkened Hedgeford Park, their paths intersected in an unexpected way. Their chance meeting set them on a path of forgiveness, understanding, acceptance, a...
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© Northern Lake Publishing Katie Mettner

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Historical mystery set in the Boxers’ China

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Here’s something you might be interested in. I’m working on the translation of a very short mystery story by my friend Shanmei – that writes Oriental fantasies and mystery stories set in China. The story, that in Italian is called Un Gioco di Pazienza 1 is set in the aftermath of the Boxers’ Rebellion, and centres around an Italian army officer serving in China. The story is the first one in an ongoing series. The fun bit is, Shanmei 2 based the main character in her story about her grand-grandfather, who actually served in China after the Boxers’ Rebellion – and she was able to tap into the old man’s correspondence and papers for the documentation. So this is a proper historical mystery, wi...
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