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Running on Empty

A Wine Country Cold Case

An unsolved murder. A Ponzi scheme. And a heist that has ex-FBI agent Anne McCormack racing throughout the wine country.

Northern California. It’s been sixteen years since socialite Dinah Pardini’s body was found dumped in the backroads of Northern California’s wine country. But is her murder linked to the diabolical Ponzi scheme that now engulfs Santa Rosa, nearly bankrupting many citizens Anne knows and loves?

The ex-FBI agent-turned-estate liquidator certainly believes so and starts putting the clues together—which drives her into dangerous territory, both of the body and spirit. Anne will have to keep her wits about her if she plans on outracing thieves and solving Dinah’s murder without becoming a victim herself, for dark forces are working against her at every turn and she’s running out of people to trust.

The Last Thing Claire Wanted

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The Last Thing Claire Wanted

A Wine Country Cold Case

An ex-FBI agent. A dying matriarch. A family secret that keeps killing.

Northern California. Anne McCormack has plenty of her own problems—a vile ex-husband, a rocky exit from the FBI, and a struggling new estate-sales business. But when finding a watch leads her to a prominent Wine Country matriarch, she can’t say no to the dying woman’s plea to solve her young son's decades-old murder.

Teaming up with her retired-cop uncle, Anne convinces the DA to reopen the cold case and is sworn in as a temp-hire detective. But as she wades through suspects, witnesses, and shocking evidence implicating those closest to the dead child, she fears it’s too late for justice.

The Last Thing Claire Wanted

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Check out Karin's guest blog at:
Jungle Red Writers

Karin Fitz Sanford was born in Nyack, New York, but grew up in Northern California’s Wine Country, the setting for her two mysteries, Running on Empty and The Last Thing Claire Wanted.

After studying at University of Portland, she worked as an advertising copywriter for various Northern California ad agencies before starting her own award-winning agency in Walnut Creek. Having run her agency for over twenty years, she now devotes herself full time to writing. When she isn’t writing or reading, Karin can be found hiking, home remodeling, planning trips, or binge watching Schitt’s Creek. Karin lives in Santa Rosa, California, with her husband, and is currently at work on her third novel.

“I always want the audience to out-guess me, and then I double-cross them.”

To contact Karin, please use this form or phone (707) 791-6442.

Karin Sanford