The Mer Cavallo Mysteries
The Mer Cavallo Mystery Series is a contemporary adventure mystery set in the Florida Keys, where marine scientist Mer Cavallo uses her analytical mind to solve confounding crimes. The first Mer Cavallo Mystery, Adrift, was published in 2017 and was an Agatha Award finalist for Best First Novel. Prior to publication, it garnered The Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence. Beached, released in 2018, earned the Royal Palm Literary Award for Book of the Year and Best Mystery.
After years of writing factual police reports, it seemed a natural progression to experiment with short stories and flash-fiction. It’s fun to make things up and have characters actually do what they’re told — at least some of the time.