In the Spirit of Murder (2000) A dead psychic on Halloween night. Heroin filtering into the town's schools. A sullen ex-con with a beef of his own. A legislator with secrets to protect, and cops who bristle with resentment. That's not what Claudia Hershey expected when she moved from Cleveland to Indian Run, a tiny smudge on Florida's map. But there's no turning back for the veteran homicide detective when the killer makes things personal.
Quietly Dead(2001) No one is surprised when the friendless cat lady of Indian Run is found dead in the bathtub of her grubby trailer. Accidents happen. One happened to her. The police chief wants to move on, to get back to the simple business of keeping the peace in a sleepy Florida town where little else is expected. But Detective Claudia Hershey thinks the case merits another look. Inconsistencies scream for further investigation, not to mention a mean-spirited neighbor whose undisguised pleasure in the woman's death is too great to ignore. Reluctantly, the chief gives her the green light and she turns her full attention to the case--for a day. Because then another body surfaces, this one in a pond, this one that of a wealthy old man who shares nothing in common with the cat lady but the unfortunate manner of their deaths. Two quiet drownings, two tragic accidents. That's what everyone thinks and there's little reason not to, except for one thing: little reason is often reason enough for murder. So Hershey looks harder. What she doesn't know is that someone is looking back --someone who will stop at nothing to silence her from seeing what has been there all along . . ..
Deadly Associations (2003) When a hostage situation in a gated community turns deadly, detective Claudia Hershey is spun into an investigation where the only certainties are deceit and betrayal. Whether she can restore tranquillity to the quiet Florida town and salvage her career depends on the community's newest residents - and who among them stays alive.