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Meet Debbie Burke, crime novelist

I write Montana thrillers infused with psychological suspense.

Quirky characters, witty dialogue, and breakneck plot twists are hallmarks of the Tawny Lindholm Thrillers with Passion series.

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Deep Fake Double Down

FINALIST FOR 2023 BOOKLIFE PRIZE!!!

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What you see with your own eyes can be the greatest lie of all.

 In the sinister world of deep fake videos, even the innocent appear guilty. Investigator Tawny Lindholm and her attorney-husband Tillman Rosenbaum fight to protect an unjustly accused woman convicted by social media. They learn video can be faked but death is real…and now they’re in the crosshairs.

“A truly unique work with a distinctive, all-too-plausible premise and memorable characters.” – BookLife Prize

 

 

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Listen to Debbie Burke’s interview about deep fakes with Mike Briggs, Briggs on Books TV talk show.

Take a deep dive into Deep Fakes and AI during my recent radio interview on KGEZ.

 

 

Tawny Lindholm Thrillers with Passion – Books in order

Instrument of the Devil – Tawny Lindholm Thriller #1

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. Buy at major online retailers.

For paperbacks, please support your favorite independent bookstore by asking them to order the above titles for you. 

In Kalispell, visit The BookShelf. 

In Columbia Falls, visit Bad Rock Books.

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Stalking Midas  – Tawny Lindholm Thriller #2

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.

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For paperbacks, please support your favorite independent bookstore by asking them to order the above titles for you. 

In Kalispell, visit The BookShelf. 

In Columbia Falls, visit Bad Rock Books.

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Eyes in the Sky  – Tawny Lindholm Thriller #3

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?

Buy at major online retailers.

For paperbacks, please support your favorite independent bookstore by asking them to order the above titles for you. 

In Kalispell, visit The BookShelf. 

In Columbia Falls, visit Bad Rock Books. 

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Dead Man’s Bluff  – Tawny Lindholm Thriller #4

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.

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For paperbacks, please support your favorite independent bookstore by asking them to order the above titles for you. 

In Kalispell, visit The BookShelf. 

In Columbia Falls, visit Bad Rock Books

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Crowded Hearts – A Novella – Tawny Lindholm Thriller #5

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?

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Flight to Forever – Tawny Lindholm Thriller #6

***FINALIST for the ERIC HOFFER BOOK AWARD***

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.

Buy at major online retailers.

For paperbacks, please support your favorite independent bookstore by asking them to order the above titles for you. 

In Kalispell, visit The BookShelf. 

In Columbia Falls, visit Bad Rock Books. 

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Until Proven Guilty – Tawny Lindholm Thriller #7

***2022 FINALIST BESTTHRILLERS.COM*** 

When the law prevents justice…When DNA isn’t proof…When a lie is the truth.

Investigator Tawny Lindholm and her attorney-husband Tillman Rosenbaum juggle three baffling cases where DNA is supposed to prove guilt or innocence. Instead, it reveals deception and betrayal, triggering a crisis in their marriage and an unimaginable threat to their family.

Buy at all major online retailers.

For paperbacks, please support your favorite independent bookstore by asking them to order the above titles for you. 

In Kalispell, visit The BookShelf.  In Columbia Falls, visit Bad Rock Books. 

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Deep Fake Double Down – Tawny Lindholm Thriller #8

*****FINALIST 2023 BOOKLIFE PRIZE*****

You can’t trust your eyes.

Video captures a daring prison break by a young Native American inmate and his lover, Lucille Ellwine, a middle-aged, biracial corrections officer. The videos go viral on social media and every cop in Montana is hunting them down.

Lucille begs for help from investigator Tawny Lindholm and her high-powered attorney husband Tillman Rosenbaum. Lucille swears the escape never happened, denies the romance, and claims the inmate was murdered.

Then she disappears, fleeing a brutal killer who wants to silence her and the cops who are ready to shoot first and ask questions later.

Nothing Lucille says makes sense until Tillman’s son Judah suggests the videos are frauds. Judah (who’s 18 going on 13) knows enough about deep fakes to get into deep trouble.  

Between rescuing Judah and trying to help Lucille, Tawny and Tillman plunge into a sinister alternate reality where videos are illusions, but death is real.

SNEAK PEEK AT THE OPENING

Buy at major online booksellers.

For paperbacks, please support your favorite independent bookstore by asking them to order the above titles for you. 

In Kalispell, visit The BookShelf. 

In Columbia Falls, visit Bad Rock Books. 

 

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