Adina Donati, Accidental Sleuth

Think Murder is my first novel, and the first installment in the Adina Donati, Accidental Sleuth mystery series. A second book, Dying for Data, was released in 2016, followed by Killer Reputation in 2018 and Fit for Murder in 2019.  Dead amid the Dogwoods released on December 1, 2021.

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About Dead amid the Dogwoods

Nothing disrupts a celebration quite like an uninvited corpse.

Adina already knows the city can be a dangerous place. That’s why she’s looking forward to spending a stress-free weekend in rural Pennsylvania with Jonathan. Maybe not all that stress-free. They are attending an engagement party and Adina will be meeting Jonathan’s family for the first time. With leading industrialists, a hard-core environmentalist, and a bevy of wealthy partygoers converging on the Riverfront Lodge, the holiday weekend takes a deadly turn when the couple stumbles upon yet another dead body. Adina is right there, in the thick of things, and meeting his parents becomes the least of her worries.

About Fit for Murder

fitformurder-KINDLEExercise is good for you, or so they said.
So why is the Pilates instructor dead?

Adina signed up for Pilates because she wanted to get some exercise, not to find another body. Initially ruled an accidental death, the victim’s business partner has her doubts, which are soon reinforced by a series of suspicious incidents. With no obvious motives or suspects, Adina sets out to identify the killer – with or without help from her favorite detective.

About Killer Reputation


Adina can’t resist snooping when someone she knows turns up dead. Again.

When a colleague at a prestigious think tank meets a violent death, Adina’s not convinced any of the obvious suspects disliked him enough to want him dead.
Can the young research assistant, her quirky neighbor, and a lovable rescue pup help the police put together the pieces of the puzzle?

About Dying for Data

DyingforData_NewVersionBad karma, a rival suitor, and a deadly attack are enough to put a damper on any date. 

Just when Adina’s social life is looking up, her night out is interrupted by the scream of police sirens. Afraid her bartender boyfriend might be accused of murder, Adina’s neighbor enlists her assistance, and in the process exposes her to the seamier side of illegal immigration and crime in the city. Hard as she tries to limit her involvement, the more Adina learns, the more she needs to know – until a case of mistaken identity lands her in hot water. Will she uncover the truth before it’s too late?

Dying for Data

ThinkMurderfinalAbout Think Murder

Good friends, wine and conversation… Great fun – until somebody turns up dead.

Adina Donati came to Washington D.C. to find excitement, not a dead body. When a friend is murdered, Adina is drawn into the middle of the police investigation. Tensions rise as the suspect list expands to include Adina, her friends, and colleagues at the prestigious think tank where she works. But every cloud has a silver lining. Between the nice detective, the hot new volunteer at the dog rescue center, and the newly available preppy ex-boyfriend, Adina’s dating dry spell appears near its end. That is, if she doesn’t become the next victim.

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So what have other people been saying about Think Murder?
5star-flat-webIt has been reviewed on numerous other blogs and websites since its release – check’em out!

 Think Murder received the
2015 Summer Book Award for Best in Category
.Think Murder is available from Amazon in print and Kindle versions.


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