Henrietta Ford's Southern Mysteries

Scenes from the Outer Banks


Angels in the Snow

The Grave House Guest

Seaboard Pictures

The Hessian Link

Murder on the OBX

Scenes from the OBX

When Sleeping Dogs Lie

James City Scenes

About Me

Galatia Road


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Excerpts from Murder on the OBX.


"The Bladen Street Access parking lot was empty, and the beach that stretched in front of the sunken ships was deserted.  Surfers and divers had surrendered to nightfall, and after dinner walkers had gone home to their television sets."



"They climbed to the top of the dune and looked out over a scene so beautiful as to be sacred."



"Then the sleeping ocean awoke.  They heard the thunderous cadence of the waves as swell upon swell crashed salty foam upon the beach."




"A slight rustling caused them to stare intently in its direction, but they soon relaxed remembering how wind and mist play tricks on the beach at night.   Then they heard it again.  It was the crackle of dry oats under foot..."