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Award Winning Author of Mysteries in Crime Time

Bare Trees in Fog

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When detective Scott Drayco is kidnapped and given a mysterious puzzle to solve, his predicament is bizarre enough. But after he's released and one of his kidnappers is killed—a man who allegedly died five years ago—what began as a puzzling situation turns into an even stranger quest to get to the bottom of one of the oddest cases of Drayco's career.

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“This labyrinthine novel is great for those who love to be as intellectually frenzied as the detectives in the stories they read. They’ll be eagerly flipping back to look for Lawson’s strategically placed clues.”

Library Journal

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“Lawson's protagonist is greatly compelling; Lawson also excels at crafting seemingly minor figures whose roles in the story may be more significant than they seem.”

Publishers Weekly Book Prize

“BV Lawson is a wonderful storyteller. Trust me and pick up one of her books.”

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Winner of the 2022 Dillydoun Flash Fiction Prize; Chosen for Bouchercon anthology; Finalist for the Writer’s Digest short-short story competition


About BV Lawson

BV Lawson’s short fiction has appeared in dozens of publications, been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, honored by Derringer, Golden Fedora, and Gemini Magazine Awards, and BV was also a contributor to the Anthony Award-winning Blood on the Bayou. BV’s Scott Drayco crime novels have also been named Best Mystery in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, chosen as a Featured Library Journal Pick, and been a finalist for Shamus, Silver Falchion, Daphne, and Foreword Book Reviews Awards.

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