Lowcountry Bribe – Book 1 in the Carolina Slade Mysteries
A bribery case gone wrong leads a woman into the deep, dank Carolina Lowcountry on a manhunt.
Carolina Slade, a by-the-book federal county manager in the coastal Lowcountry of South Carolina, reports an attempted bribe only to find herself a key player in a sting operation run by Resident Agent-In-Charge Wayne Largo from the Feds' IG Office in Atlanta. However, the IG isn't telling Slade everything about this case or the disappearance-presumed-murder of Slade's boss the year before. When the sting blows up, both cases are put on hold and Wayne is yanked back to Atlanta, leaving Slade to fear not only for her life and job, but for her childrens' safety. Suddenly, operating by the book is no longer an option.
With a story that moves so fast you are sure to get a case of literary whiplash, LOWCOUNTRY BRIBE is almost impossible to put down. Southernisms dot the landscape of the page like so much Spanish moss, as Carolina Slade carries us along for the ride through rough and righteous terrain. Written with grace and ferocity, Clark promises us more installments of the Carolina Slade Mystery series and I for one can hardly wait for a second helping of this unpredictably un-pretentious and hard-scrabble down-home gal. – Rachel Gladstone, Dish Magazine
About C. Hope Clark (Columbia, South Carolina Author)
C. Hope Clark is the award-winning author of the Carolina Slade Mysteries and The Edisto Island Mysteries, both destination mysteries set in her beloved state of South Carolina. Author of a dozen books, she travels the state and country making appearances, teaching at conferences, and idolizing book clubs. In her alter ego, she is founder of FundsforWriters.com, a website and newsletter that has reached 35,000 writers each and every Friday for 20 years, where she teaches writers how to keep their chins up in the profession, empowering them in how to earn a living and love the craft. She lives on the banks of Lake Murray in central SC when she isn't signing and vacationing on Edisto Beach.