Twisted Cedars Mysteries Anthology
Book of the Twisted Cedars Mysteries
The complete trilogy in one collection
In the coastal town of Twisted Cedars, Oregon an ugly secret from the past has been festering for over thirty years when five librarians were targeted by a serial killer. Now an anonymous emailer wants true crime writer Dougal Lachlan to tell the story. To uncover the truth Dougal enlists the help of local Twisted Cedar librarian Charlotte Hammond.
Buried (Book 1)
Someone with inside knowledge is feeding clues to true crime writer Dougal Lachlan, promising him the best story of his career. Pursuing the story means returning to Twisted Cedars, where he teams up with local librarian Charlotte Hammond. Since the disappearance of her older sister, Daisy, eight years ago, Charlotte has led a quiet, sheltered life. But as Dougal’s investigation proceeds she realizes there is no safe zone. Not even in libraries. And especially not in Twisted Cedars.
Forgotten (Book 2)
After a shocking secret is uncovered in Twisted Cedars, Oregon, fresh trouble surfaces when a cargo truck crashes leaving the driver dead and the sole passenger, a woman in her early thirties, unconscious with a severe head injury. When she awakens the next day at the hospital, she is suffering from amnesia. Since she carries no ID, there is no clue as to her identity. Judging by the woman’s bruises, which pre-date the accident, the Sheriff suspects she was running from danger when she hitched a ride with the truck driver. But how can he protect her, when he doesn’t even know who she is? An unexpected connection to a serial killer soon has true crime writer, Dougal Lachlan, and local librarian Charlotte Hammond, trying to solve the puzzle…and prevent further death.
Exposed (Book 3)
When a young boy goes missing the residents of Twisted Cedars are in a panic. They would be even more fearful if they knew a serial murderer has secretly moved back to town. True crime writer Dougal Lachlan and the local librarian Charlotte Hammond must work together with the Sheriff in order to finally expose the killer responsible for decades of unsolved murders.
Many of you have told me you wish the three Twisted Cedar Mysteries were available in one place. Well now they are! We decided to release this complete Anthology so that you could have a reading experience that flows seamlessly from Buried to Forgotten and finally to Exposed, where the last loose end is finally wrapped up.
Welcome to Twisted Cedars Mysteries. I hope you enjoy the journey!
C. J. Carmichael
Book Discussion for Mysteries
Some questions for your next book discussion…
1). Discuss the mystery aspect of the plot line. How effective is the author’s use of plot twists and red herrings? Were you able to predict certain things before they happened, or did the author keep you guessing until the end of the story? Did you find that the novel held your interest throughout the story, or were there times when it failed to totally engross?
2). Did you enjoy the setting of the book? How important is this setting to the story?
3). What is the most important part of a mystery or thriller to you—characterization, action, dialogue, or setting? How does this book rate in each of these areas?
4). Is the author equally invested in both character and plot? Or did the author put more effort into developing the story than in creating compelling and believable characters? Were the motivations of the characters believable, or did their actions feel like a means to further the plot?
5). Agatha Christie wrote in her autobiography about her dislike of mysteries having a romantic subplot. Do you agree or disagree with her views? Do you feel the love aspect enhanced or detracted from the story?