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jacqueline pelham Stone River Press
Jackie Writes Wherever Her Heart Leads

In my writing journey, I aspire to go where my heart leads, so I don't adhere to one specific genre. Once I've researched a subject and delved into what makes a character tick, which is what I enjoy most, I get itchy and want to explore a whole new world. As I add to my pages I hope you will find my diverse works as exciting to read, as they were to compose. So please do visit with me often to see what's next.

After writing two historicals, one a thriller and the other a Texas Gulf Coast frontier novel, I needed a break from research. Thus A Promise to Die For, a contemporary cozy mystery which is a follow up to my World War II spy intrigue Under The Rose.

A Promise to Die For

A Promise To Die For

An Evangeline Raines Mystery

In a race with a killer to find a collection of Old Masters stolen from her family during World War II, novice P.I. Evangeline Raines realizes art theft is not merely big business . . . it's murder.

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"An art investigation turns into a dangerous personal quest for a woman resolved to fulfill a deathbed promise to her grandmother...charmingly drawn characters, with extra plot complications..."
   —Kirkus Reviews

"A masterpiece of a crime cozy—replete with a colorful cast of characters..."
   —Vanessa Leggett, former P.I., criminology professor and author of The Murder of the Bookie's Wife

"Bodies fall, secrets abound, and the pages fly by, full of high jinx and high hopes for Evangeline, an unforgettably quirky and determined heroine."
   —Keddy Ann Outlaw, book reviewer, Houston Public Library

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