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Persephone Cole Vintage Murder Mysteries

It's the 1940's. Persephone "Percy" Cole bucks the odds as one of Manhattan's first female private detectives. Joining the ranks of other gumshoes such as Sam Spade, Lew Archer, and Phillip Marlowe, this five-foot eleven, full-figured gal has the same hard-boiled, take-no-prisoners attitude, but with a wicked sense of humor.

Hi, I'm Heather. I write mysteries

Heather Haven The Alvarez Family Murder Mysteries are still under option by a major original programing production company (no names) for a series of television movies. This never loses its thrill! Once again, it's hard to say how these things go, but the fact that someone wants to turn my stories about the Alvarez family into movies for television makes me jump for joy. Finally finished the 8th book of the series, The Drop-Dead Temple of Doom, and it debuted on September 15th. Yayyy! Lee Alvarez, a PI who never goes anywhere she can't plug in her hot rollers, finds herself in the hot, steamy Guatemalan jungle of the ancient Mayans. You never know where life is going to take you! Check out the covers on the Alvarez Family Murder Mysteries page. They are just wonderful.

Am back to writing book 4 of the Persephone Cole Vintage Mysteries after a three-year hiatus. The working title is Hotshot Shamus. Percy Cole is one of the first female detectives in New York City's history, and a woman very comfortable in a man's world. It's a joy getting back to this series. Percy's my kinda gal. Sort of how I'd like to be if I had the nerve.

Lucky me. As Confucius once said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

While I love a funny mystery, I tend to read anything of interest to me, especially if it's well-written. Most of the time, though, when I read a book, I like it to be on the lighter side of life. If I want to cry, I only have to step on a scale. l tend to write about what I consider to be some of the important things in life: the recently immigrated, one of America’s natural resources, the family unit, relationships, and the seeking of justice.

They may be wrapped around a mystery and a laugh, but those subjects will always be there.

On my About page find out my favorite books, the first mystery I ever read, and what kickline was singing when I met my hubby.

Or visit my blog below where I muse upon occasion.



Lila Hamilton-Alvarez Has Her Say

Lila Hamilton-Alvarez Has Her Say
As the CEO of the family-run, Silicon Valley-based detective agency, Discretionary Inquiries, it is a rare day I am able to be a part of one of my daughter, Liana’s, cases. She is the in-house investigator for our business and is quite successful at what she does. Recently, in The Drop-Dead Temple of Doom, I had an opportunity to experience and share her day-to-day investigative protocols and procedures. It is something of which I will never, ever be a part of again, thank you. My daughter takes after her father,...

Lee Alvarez and The Drop-Dead Temple of Doom

Lee Alvarez and The Drop-Dead Temple of Doom
You never know where life is going to take you. I was reminded of that one Sunday morning quite recently, as I was sitting in a lounge chair on my back deck reading a Somerset Maugham novel on my ereader. That was when Life struck. You never know about proclamations, either. I like to say I’m never going anywhere I can’t plug in my hot rollers. Or where there don’t have a Starbucks. So, where do I wind up not eight hours later on that Sunday? The wild and steamy...