C. Jean Downer
C. Jean Downer writes traditional whodunits with a magical twist. She's a self-proclaimed expert in the field, with thousands of mystery books, television episodes, and movies to her reading and viewing credit. Even her family refuses to watch mysteries with her because of her gifts of deduction unless she zips it.
If she was younger and braver, she'd trade her Ph.D. for a PI in a heartbeat! C’est la vie.
Downer is the author of Lies Are Forever, the first book of the Sloane West Mysteries, and a published poet. She lives in White Rock, British Columbia, with her wife of twenty-plus years, their two fabulous daughters, two lazy dogs, and three chill cats.
Lies Are Forever
Sloane West is an ex-New York City cop turned private investigator needing a distraction. She’s grieving her secretive mother’s death, and her ex-best friend and ex-lover have just sent her an invitation to their upcoming nuptials.
When a stranger arrives seeking her help, she receives a deadly diversion to the quiet Canadian village of Denwick. There, Sloane learns she’s not the only target in a murderous plan—so is her long-lost cousin, the High Priestess of her family’s coven.
To find the killer, Sloane must solve a murder while accepting a crash course in witchcraft. The choice is hers. Will she embrace her power as a protector—or flee from the birthright she’s only beginning to understand?