Reader beware! Once you start reading the Allison Parker mysteries created by local author Adair Sanders you won’t be able to put them down.
As one fan wrote after finishing the first book in the series, “Unexpected plot twists filled this first in the series of Allison Parker books. It was one of those that I held on to the bottom of each page, not wanting to waste even a moment, as I turned to the next one. So glad I got the second one in the series, which I plan to start immediately. And in the wee small hours of the morning, I know I will be beseeching my weary eyes to remain open for just one more chapter.”
Adair Sanders, whose Western North Carolina roots on her paternal grandmother’s side reach as far back as the early 1700’s, spent over 30 years as a trial attorney before turning her hand to writing fiction.
“I thought I was tired of working,” Sanders explains, but what I was really tired of was practicing law. In 2013, I decided to take a writing class at the John C. Campbell Folk School over in Brasstown, N.C. The very first day of class Allison Parker, trial lawyer and amateur detective, made her presence known to me, and the rest is history. I’ve had a wonderful time telling the stories Allison relates to me through the Muse that directs my writing and I look forward to seeing where she leads me next.”
Since that time, Sanders has published two books in the mystery series. Book one, “As Sick As Our Secrets,” introduces the reader to Allison, her husband Judge Jim Kaufman, and private detective Frank Martin as the three find themselves caught up in a web of murder and intrigue that may, the reader fears, have a very bad ending for one or more of the characters.
Book two in the series, “What Comes Around,” finds Allison joining forces with her pal Frank Martin and F.B.I. Agent Jake Cleveland as they race against the clock to identify and capture a serial killer. Fraught with twists and turns, the surprise ending leaves the reader anxiously awaiting the next book in this thrilling mystery series.
An avid supporter of local authors, Highland Books will be hosting Adair Sanders for a reading, Q & A about the series’ characters, and book signing Saturday, March 12, at 1 p.m. In addition to the Allison Parker mysteries, Highland Books will have available for purchase Sanders’ nonfiction memoir “Biologically Bankrupt,” a compelling look at the generational effects of abuse and addiction in the author’s family of origin.
Adair Sanders is a founding member of The Brevard Authors Guild and a member of ncwriters.org.
This press release ran in the March 7, 2016, edition of the Transylvania Times.