Former journalist Deb Richardson-Moore, who writes murder mysteries that fall somewhere between dark cozies and domestic thrillers, is judging the Page Turner Book Award.
Her latest novel is Murder, Forgotten, a stand-alone set on the coast of her native South Carolina and on the eastern seaboard of Scotland. Her previous three novels make up the Branigan Powers mysteries: The Cantaloupe Thief, The Cover Story and Death of a Jester. Branigan is a reporter in Georgia and is aided in her investigations by a homeless man who glides unseen through their small town.
Deb’s first book was a 2012 memoir, The Weight of Mercy, which tells about her post-newspaper career as pastor of a non-denominational church that includes homeless parishioners in Greenville, South Carolina. Published by Lion Hudson of Oxford, England, the memoir has been used at Harvard and Duke Divinity Schools and was named to the Reading List for United Methodist Women worldwide.
She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2020 Humanitarian Award by United Housing Connections, the 2017 Leadership Greenville Distinguished Alumni Award, and the 2014 Women Making History Award by the Greenville Cultural Exchange Center. In 2013, she was named one of Greenville’s 50 most influential people by Greenville Business Magazine. A community center being built for homeless citizens by United Housing Connections will bear her name.
Deb and her husband, Vince, are the parents of three grown children. They continue to live in Greenville, SC.
I'm looking for characters and plots so compelling that I'll rush to my laptop before my first cup of coffee.