Spring Upon a Crime (A Seattle Wilderness Mystery)

 by ML Erdahl

Spring Upon a Crime (A Seattle Wilderness Mystery)
by ML Erdahl

About Spring Upon A Crime

Spring Upon a Crime (A Seattle Wilderness Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Publisher: Wild Rose Press (January 13, 2021)
Paperback: 294 pages
ISBN-10: 1509234608
ISBN-13: 978-1509234608
Digital ASIN: B08P87F6J1

Wilderness guide Crystal Rainey leads a group of college students to a private campground amidst the awe-inspiring Olympic Rain Forest. The excursion is ruined when the charming hostess Roxie is discovered standing over the land owner’s body, murder weapon in hand.


Enlisted to investigate the crime to absolve her friend, Crystal descends on the quiet city of Forks to find loggers, developers, and eco-protesters circling the property, intent on either exploiting or protecting the bastion of old-growth forest. The list of suspects is intimidating. Can Crystal find answers in a community determined to keep her in the dark?


About ML Erdahl

Award-winning author ML Erdahl lives amidst the trees of the Pacific Northwest, where he pens humorous cozy mystery novels set in the wilderness he has spent his lifetime exploring. The only thing slowing him down is when his adorable rescue dogs, Skip and Daisy, demand to be pet and cuddled on his lap while he types. When he’s not working away in front of a computer, you can find him gardening, hiking, or grumbling to his wife, Emily, about the perpetual Northwest winter rain that prevents him from going outside.

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Book 1 in this Series


February 22 – I’m All About Books – SPOTLIGHT

February 22 – Christa Reads and Writes – REVIEW

February 22 – Novels Alive – GUEST POST

February 23 – Cozy Up With Kathy – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

February 23 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

February 23 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW


February 24 – Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic – GUEST POST

February 24 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – REVIEW

February 24 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW

February 24 – The Ninja Librarian – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW

February 25 – Literary Gold – REVIEW

February 25 – Mysteries with Character – REVIEW

February 25 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

February 26 – I Read What You Write – SPOTLIGHT

February 26 – Novels Alive – REVIEW

February 26 – Here’s How It Happened – SPOTLIGHT

February 27 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW, GUEST POST

February 27 – Brooke Blogs – CHARACTER GUEST POST

February 27 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT

February 28 – A Blue Million Books – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

February 28 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT



1) “That’s why we have to go after the guy. He took the dress. It’s the proof we need to get the police here. Not the local ones. Real policemen, who want to get to the bottom of this. Ones who will want to solve Olivia’s mur…” Crystal couldn’t finish the word. Choking back the pain, she continued. “I think I’m ready to go after him.”

Sympathy radiated from Suzy’s tormented expression. “We can’t chase an armed murderer through the forest. You can barely stand.”

2) Behind them, the rumble of the truck’s diesel engine grew. Not focusing on the treacherous path in front of her, she risked a quick glance backward. The truck halted next to the job trailer. The door creaked open and Crystal stumbled over a blackberry vine, the beastly bush sliding up her leg and raking her shin with thorns. Seizing her arm, Conner steadied her. The sound of the truck door slamming urged them on.

“Hey! What the hell are you doing on my property?” The furious, raspy bellow startled them into redoubling their pace.

Another ill-advised glance showed Crystal they were almost to the tree line. “Keep going. We’re almost there.”

An ominous metallic click caught her attention, followed by another. A gunshot blasted through the serene wilderness and Conner fell, gasping and swearing.

3) The question died on Crystal’s lips. Roxie stood with a massive chef’s knife clutched in her hand over the still form of Frederic Baranhof. Blood stained the blade, and crimson pooled around the unmoving body.


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