Meet Debbie Burke, crime novelist


Debbie Burke writes Thrillers with a Heart.

Photo by Constance See

Debbie Burke doesn’t play the piano, but it makes a nice backdrop.

The debut book in her Tawny Lindholm Thriller series Instrument of the Devil won the Kindle Scout contest and the 2016 Zebulon contest sponsored by Pikes Peak Writers Conference. Available here.

Stalking Midas, book 2 in the series, is available here.

Eyes in the Sky, book 3 in the series, is available here.

Dead Man’s Bluff, book 4 in the series, is coming June 23, 2020. Special pre-order price $.99. 

Debbie is a regular blogger at The Kill Zone. Her nonfiction articles appear in international publications. She is a founding member of Authors of the Flathead and helps to plan the annual Flathead River Writers Conference in Kalispell, Montana. Her greatest joy is mentoring young writers.

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Instrument of the Devil


A dashing terrorist targets the electrical grid, framing a small-town widow. Tawny Lindholm only wants to live a quiet life in Montana, recovering from the death of her husband, and hoping to find solace with a handsome widower she just met. But nothing is as it appears when she receives a new smartphone that does everything except make a call.
Mysterious cash appears in her bank account and surveillance video shows her making deposits she knows she didn’t make. While the feds suspect her of illegal activity, her son, a soldier serving in Afghanistan, is kidnapped and held for ransom.

Can Tawny save him? Or will unseen tentacles of a terrorist plot destroy her?

INSTRUMENT OF THE DEVIL won the 2016 Zebulon Contest in the mystery/suspense/thriller category. It’s available here.


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Stalking Midas



A predator stealthier than a mountain lion is stalking the residents of a Montana golf community. Investigator Tawny Lindholm suspects her boss’s estranged father is the victim of elder fraud. But cranky Moe Rosenbaum refuses to cooperate. While digging into his secrets, Tawny uncovers a cruel scam reaching deep into the pockets of his neighbors. Is Moe the victim or the villain? The closer Tawny gets to the truth, the greater her risk, because this predator won’t hesitate to kill.

Stalking Midas is available here.




Now available!

Eyes in the Sky


Investigator Tawny Lindholm loves her boss, renowned criminal attorney Tillman Rosenbaum, but his troubled teenage children scare her. Her resolve to keep her distance goes out the window when she saves his daughter from a suicide attempt. She can’t turn away from his family and soon becomes a target for treacherous enemies determined to destroy Tillman. Will Tawny pay the ultimate price to save him and his children?

Available in ebook or paperback here.




Dead Man’s Bluff COMING JUNE 23!

Investigator Tawny Lindholm’s plans for a romantic Florida vacation with attorney Tillman Rosenbaum vanish when they’re caught up in Hurricane Irma. Tillman’s beloved coach, Smoky, disappears into the storm, along with a priceless baseball card. Is he dead or on the run from a shady sports memorabilia dealer with a murderous grudge? During a desperate search in snake-infested floodwaters, Tawny becomes the bargaining chip in a high-stakes gamble. The winner lives, the loser dies.

Special pre-order price $.99 available here.


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