- Title: In the Spirit of Murder (Book #1 in The Claudia Hershey Mystery Series)
- Author: Laura Belgrave
- Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
- Length: 413 pages
- Publisher: The Fiction Works
- Publication Date: October 13, 2011
A dead psychic on Halloween night. Heroin filtering into the town’s schools. A sullen ex-con with a beef of his own, and a legislator with secrets to protect. Not what homicide detective Claudia Hershey expected when she moved to Indian Run, a smudge on Florida’s map. But there’s no turning back when the killer makes things personal.
About the Author
Laura Belgrave is the author of the Claudia Hershey mystery series, and a long-time writer and editor whose career background has taken her from the “murder and mayhem” side of the newspaper business to the editorial side of the book publishing business, and on to the business of web design, video and social media. Her staff positions have included everything from police reporter and then city editor of a major Florida daily to managing editor of a children’s book publishing house, and later, an award-winning skilled nursing facility in Florida.
Eventually, she struck out on her own as a freelance writer and editor, and prior to moving into social media and related online work provided services to numerous media clients. She abridged novels for an audio producer, wrote a pilot script and treatments for Mary Lou Retton’s PBS show, “The Flip-Flop Shop,” and has–in her words–“done just about everything in between.”
When she isn’t working, she’s drawn to anything that has to do with nature: birds, alligators, ducks . . . whatever she can observe and use to perfect her photography.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Laura now calls South Florida home, and has for more than twenty years. She is a journalism graduate of the University of South Florida and is married to a man she met when both served in the U.S. Air Force “moons ago.”