The Searcher

by Myrtle Nord

5.5 x 8.5, 218 pg, hard cover

ISBN 0-9778829-1-8

Price $20.00

Can small town Vicki Harbison, a Karate expert and former drug slueth, now with Quad City Detective Agency, assigned to locate the murderer of Laralee Van Am, killed on her wedding day at the Church of the New Faith, really succeed? Can she follow her vow to crush every criminal to assuage the hurt that led her into detective work?

It’s in doubt when she dreams of a home and family as three eligible men capture her attention, stirring her passion for love.
Can the murder of Laralee, a successful recording artist, lead Vicki to Brazil, and orphan boy, his dog, the race track, gambling and a pickup truck? Is she more interested in finding love than in tracking down criminals. Who and what new source of interest will beckon her?

She is the searcher. Searching to find criminals, love, and the reasons for both. Can she choose between glamour and romance, a foreign land, or someone from her home town, and still keep her career? Yes, she realizes, she is facing a woman’s dilemma.


Writing mysteries for juveniles introduced Myrtle Nord to publication.

She wrote for children’s magazines, gravitating into adult fiction, nonfiction and stage plays. Recognized in Los Angeles Reference Library for two award-winning dramas, she has had seven musicals staged.

Included in anthologies on writing subjects by Harpers, Multicultural Texts, Houghton-Mifflin, and in Writers Journal, she instructed writing at College level.

Alone, she lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Her essays, poetry and mysteries are appearing locally and nationally, all laced with humor and romance.


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