The legendary Detective Brad Sanders left the high-stress meat-grinder of the Philadelphia Police Department to fill the vacant lead detective job in the quiet ski town of Winter Haven high in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. It is another beautiful Christmas season in Winter Haven and sharing it with his wife Linda is magical. But Brad is about to find out that after three years of enjoying life in the slow lane, Winter Haven is not insulated from intrigue and crime. The peaceful resort town is shattered by a suspicious death on the Bobcat ski run high above the small town. Brad and his partner, John Lambert, follow clues to solve the mystery of why an out-of-state corporate VIP is found dead on the challenging ski slope. Available through Amazon.
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Charlie Avera is an avid skier living outside of Denver, Colorado. His skiing experiences provided the inspiration for the first novel in the Winter Haven series, Bobcat in the Trees. Charlie earned his business degree in 1986 and then began a 34-year career as a computer programmer. In 2006 he earned his master’s degree in Computer Information Technology.
In 1992 he moved his family from Michigan to Colorado where he still lives. When he was sixty years old his daughter asked him if he wanted to try skiing just once. From his first day on the slopes, Charlie’s love for this sport skyrocketed, and now his only regret is that he did not begin twenty years earlier. Throughout his career, Charlie wrote boring technical program documentation. Now he enjoys writing for a different audience, and has published a short book about learning to ski later in life, perseverance, and other events that helped shape his adult life. His book is called Miles on the Mountain: Skiing at Sixty-Four and Other Adventures.
Winter Haven: Bobcat in the Trees is his first full-length work.
Pam Shanahan is a life-long mystery reader and lover. She has read hundreds of cozy murder mysteries and understands what makes these novels a good read or a snoozer. Having spent forty years working as a respiratory therapist, business analyst, and software programmer, she has a keen knack for finding subtle mistakes in manuscripts and plots. Now that she is retired, she enjoys cooking, creating custom greeting cards, and teaching water aerobics. She also has a thirst for developing mystery plots and dreams of traveling to exotic places.