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BarbaraHelene Smith

BarbaraHelene Smith discovered storytelling after enrolling in a summer creative writing course. Fiction set her imagination free and she was hooked! An avid fan of mysteries, she can usually guess the outcome long before the book or television show ends. Inspired by intrigue, she uses her experiences from academia, government and private industry to plot her own suspense stories.

Death by Dysfunction is the first in the Connie Murphy Mystery series. Connie is an FDA investigator, who is dedicated to protecting public safety. While conducting seemingly routine inspections, intrigue and danger intervene. In Death by Dysfunction, Connie investigates a pharmaceutical-related death that takes her to Puerto Rico, where the drug was manufactured. There she teams with Tex Marshall, another investigator with whom she had a previous romantic encounter. Together they discover evidence of an illegal Internet operation. It will take Connie’s investigative training to locate the cartel’s headquarters and her athletic prowess to escape death.

Assume Nothing, incorporates four short mysteries about ordinary women who find themselves in extraordinary situations. Each story can be read in a couple of hours while on a beach, an airplane, by the pool, next to a fire on a cold winter afternoon or sitting in a comfy chair with a steaming cup of coffee, tea or a glass of your favorite wine.

BarbaraHelene belongs to several writing groups: Lilac City Rochester Writers, Wild About Writing, WordCrafters and Poway Pen and Ink. Her short stories and poetry have been published in IdeaGems, The Storyteller, Adventures of the Average Woman, Howling Halloween Anthology and Crusin’ Style Magazine.

When not writing, BarbaraHelene can be found hiking with friends, working on genealogy or volunteering at the local humane society.

Assume Nothing and Death by Dysfunction are available at Amazon.com.

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