Meet Debbie Burke, crime novelist

Debbie Burke writes suspense and mystery novels. Her thriller Instrument of the Devil won the Kindle Scout contest and the 2016 Zebulon contest sponsored by Pikes Peak Writers Conference. Stalking Midas, the second Tawny Lindholm thriller, is now available here.

Her nonfiction articles appear in national and international

Photo by Constance See

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

publications and she is a regular blogger at The Kill Zone. 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.



Now available!

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.


Now Available!

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.


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