Meet Debbie Burke, crime novelist
Debbie Burke writes Thrillers with a Heart. She is a regular blogger at the award-winning website The Kill Zone and her nonfiction articles appear in international publications. As a founding member of Authors of the Flathead she helps to plan the annual Flathead River Writers Conference in Kalispell, Montana. Her greatest joy is mentoring young writers.
Tawny Lindholm Thrillers with a Heart – Books in order
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?
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.
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?
Dead Man’s Bluff
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.
Crowded Hearts – A Novella
The road to true love for investigator Tawny Lindholm and her boss, attorney Tillman Rosenbaum, has never run smooth. As they prepare to tie the knot, complications throw fresh curves at them: the blending of families, echoes from their past, and an unexpected death. But those problems pale in the face of the lovers’ own secret doubts. Will there be a wedding?
Flight to Forever
All his life, Lou Belmonte played by the rules…until the rules said he couldn’t hug his wife of fifty years. Restricted by pandemic regulations from visiting his beloved Cameo in a memory care lockdown, he busts her out, assaulting two employees who try to stop him. The couple flees to a remote fire lookout in Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness.
Their daughter Virgie begs for help from her best friend, investigator Tawny Lindholm and her high-powered attorney husband, Tillman Rosenbaum. They’re in a race to find the aging outlaws before the cops do because Vietnam veteran Lou won’t go down without a fight.