Bio: Judith R. Parker is the author of numerous short stories as well as the novels The House Sitter, Winter Kill, Twist of Terror and Missing. She is a retired teacher and CFO. Prior to her retirement, her published writing consisted of "boring stuff" such as articles on accounting. She used to love to travel, go camping, hike, and horseback ride, but she is currently into more sedentary pursuits; just reading and writing. Parker makes her home on five acres on the side of a ridge in the central Cascades of Washington State with her husband, two dogs and six cats. She is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and Sisters-in-Crime.
A KIND OF JUSTICE is an anthology of mystery, suspense and horror that takes the reader from Southern California to the Caribbean, from Tennessee to Mexico and points in between. Justice can have many faces.
I was leading my mule, Roscoe, into town to be shod, uncertain what I was going to do after, when I saw the wagons. I knew where they were headed--west. West to Oregon. They weren't the first to come through and I'd probably have paid them no mind, except for three things. First, it was one of those fine early April days that starts the sap to running and just naturally makes a man's foot start to itch. Second, Pa and me had a fair-sized argument that morning and I was still feeling rankled. The... more info>>
Just when Karen Gunderson thinks that she and her six year old daughter, Melanie, have no other way to escape their shadowed past and her abusive ex-husband, she responds to an ad for a house sitter that seems to be a perfect opportunity. Karen finally plans on relaxing and enjoying time with Melanie without fear for the first time in years. The two join Lake Serenity's Community in Oregon's Cascade Mountains, but as the days pass at the Bromann cabin, Karen begins to sense that something is sti... more info>>
Intelligence has Mustafa Barenji, an elusive terrorist, intent on causing destruction in the United States. Only an ex-Mossad agent has ever seen Barenji and lived and Zephyr is now retired and hates all clandestine services. Richard Royer, violinist and composer, is mistakenly identified as Zephyr. His wife, Rachel, is kidnapped to assure Royer's cooperation. But Richard has his own problems. Only a lot of luck or the real Zephyr can prevent global catastrophe. From Seattle to Zimbabwe, Frankfo... more info>>
For Jason Locke, the ranch on the Green River is the realization of a dream, a chance to hang up his guns and build a new life. For Wiley Carr, it is the home he never had. For Avram and Sarah Kleinfeld, escaping the atrocities of Eastern Europe, it is a sanctuary and a place of renewed hope. For Wes and Dorinda Corning it represents a chance to steal a stake to further their ambitions. And for John Drayton, it is a time of soul-searching and decision. To add to the struggle, all of them must fa... more info>>