Delve into a suspenseful mystery novel by Laura Belgrave, an author who knows that small towns harbor secrets.

February 03 05:00 2018

Feb 2, 2018 – Looking for a book so gripping that it will keep you awake at night? If so, you’ll find that story in crime author Laura Belgrave’s full-length mystery “In the Spirit of Murder.”

This fast-paced novel, now optioned for film rights by Misty Mountain Productions, opens with the murder of a psychic on Halloween night. But it doesn’t stop there. As the story unfolds readers learn about heroin filtering into the town’s school, a sullen ex-con with a beef of his own, and a legislator with secrets to protect. It’s not what homicide detective Claudia Hershey expected when she moved to Indian Run, a smudge of a town on Florida’s map. But there’s no turning back when the killer makes things personal.

Belgrave’s book is laced with realistic characters and tense situations written in well structured and straightforward English. With more n 70,000 downloads and 304 current reviews, readers will understand why so many others have favored it after moving through the novel’s 413 pages.

To get In the Spirit of Murder book — free for a limited time in its ebook version — please visit:

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You’ll find references in those links to Belgrave’s other books in the Claudia Hershey Mystery Series, Quietly Dead and Deadly Associations. Her fourth in the series is in progress now.

In addition to Amazon and other major online outlets, all can be found on her website at

About the author

The Claudia Hershey mysteries are police procedurals set in a small Central Florida town during the mid-2000s and beyond — long before cell phones were a routine feature of the general populace or backward police departments. They feature protagonist Claudia Hershey, a highly regarded Detective Lieutenant who previously worked homicides in Cleveland, Ohio while simultaneously raising a teenaged daughter on her own.

Much transpired in Belgrave’s career to bring her to writing novels. She’s a long-time writer and editor whose career background took her from the “murder and mayhem” side of the newspaper business to the editorial side of the book publishing business, and on to the business of web design, video, and social media. Her staff positions have included everything from police reporter and then city editor of a major Florida daily to managing editor of a children’s book publishing house, and later, as communications director for an award-winning skilled nursing facility in Florida.

Eventually, she struck out on her own as a freelance writer and editor, and prior to moving into social media and related online work provided services to numerous media clients. She abridged novels for audio producer Brilliance Audio, wrote a pilot script and treatments for Olympic Gold Medalist Mary Lou Retton’s PBS show, “The Flip-Flop Shop,” and has — in her words — “done just about everything in between.”

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Laura now calls South Florida home and has for more than twenty years. She is a journalism graduate of the University of South Florida and is married to a man she met when both served in the U.S. Air Force “moons ago.”

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