With its seven-foot snakes and nasty horses, Florida ranch country can be as dangerous as the mean streets of any big city. Sherri Travis does t do country. She likes it even less when she meets Clay Adams psychotic neighbors and finds a dead man in the back of her pickup. With fairy lights dancing through the Spanish moss and violent men closing in, the surprise birthday party Sherri plans for Clay turns deadly. And while it isn't the party Sherri hoped for, it's a good one just the same.
Phyllis Smallman was the first ever recipient of the Arthur Ellis Award for Unhanged Arthur from Crime Writers of Canada. She was short listed for the Debut Dagger by the Crime Writers of the UK, and nominated for the Malice Domestic Award in the U.S.A. Margarita Nights was short listed for Best first Novel by the Crime Writers of Canada. An Accidental Death won the Royal Palm Literary Award for Flash Fiction from the Florida Writers Association. Highball Exit won the 2013 Bronze medal award for best mystery/thriller eBook from the Independent Publishers Association Currently, Champagne For Buzzards is short listed for the best Mystery/Thriller in 2013 by the Florida Writers Association. Depending on the time of year Phyllis can be found on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia Canada or on a beach in Florida.