To Kill a Bird

by Myrtle Nord

5.5 x 8.5, 80 pg, soft cover

ISBN 0-9778829-3-4

Price $17.00

Will Vicki Harbison, karate expert and Quad City Agency detective, keep her cool when murder and arson rankles her small town, erupting between a land developer and a mobile home park owner?

Can she deal with the insurance investigator, a ballpeen hammer, a parrot, corn cobs, rat poison and a trip to Los Angeles to question a suspect?

Will her karate expertise save her life or will a love interfere to bring her to her senses?

To Kill A Bird will startle and surprise you. It will give reassurance that good people do evil things when confounded by circumstances.


A versatile writer, Myrtle Nord’s writing career began as a child on a homestead farm in South Dakota. Her early poems were written in the dust on a loaned grand piano. From these she advanced to juvenile mysteries, then adult nonfiction, romance stories and award-winning stage plays.

She composed musicals for dinner theater including No Patsy Like a Dame, High Blonde Pressure and Katie’s Capers in the Mining Camp, all staged, acted and sung by retired persons exploring old desires and new alternatives.

As counterparts to this book, she takes Vicki Harbison through more homicides and romances as companions to the series with titles, Murder 101 and The Searcher.

Alone, she lives in Arizona after years of association in multi-lines of insurance with her husband. Presently her essays and memoirs, appearing locally and nationally, are filled with humor, history and sometimes horror.


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