Holly began her writing career in 2015. Her first book, A Letter for Hoot, was published in 2017 and became a finalist for the Indie Book Award by TopShelf Magazine. The sequel Hot Ice, Cold Blood was named Finalist for Thriller of the Year by Indie Brag, Finalist for the Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award for Best Thriller, and Finalist for Thriller of the Year by the Independent Author Network. The Even Game is the final novel in the Taylor–Tyson: A Decade of Danger trilogy.
Holly lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband John.
A Letter for Hoot
The murder of one of Cab Station’s own rocked the residents of the town, but the case soon goes cold and is apparently forgotten for decades. That is, until Nicholas Tucker Tyson—NT, for short—and his friend Daisy learn the identity of the victim. They start their own investigation, adamant that justice must be served. They track clues and interview people who knew the victim well, only to end up with more questions than answers. Along the way, they befriend Hoot, who unknowingly holds the key to solving the mystery. In between golf practice, basketball challenges, and trips to the ice cream parlor, NT and Daisy relentlessly search for the truth. In the end, their beloved town of Cab Station is rocked once again as deep secrets are finally revealed.
Hot Ice, Cold Blood
For Victor Sykes, business is good. HIs illegal diamond importing business is thriving, and circumstances require that he bring more people to his team. His niece and nephew, Rubi Lee and Zeke, are as dangerous as they are desperate, and they'll follow orders to make sure everything goes right. But when the shipment of diamonds-sewn into the inner lining of a sweatshirt-is mistakenly confiscated, the entire operation is put at risk, along with all of its players.
Ever since she moved to the heart of Washington, DC, Daisy's life has been fabulous. She enjoys new new job bartending at the Black LaSalle, gets along with her boss Erin, and reconnects with her childhood friend NT-now called Nick-after a chance encounter. But one cold night when Daisy wears a left-behind sweatshirt home from the bar, she sets in motion a domino effect that leaves some of her friends in danger and others dead.
As Daisy and Nick try to decode the mysterious events plaguing the Black LaSalle, they are thrust into an elaborate heist involving the highest echelons of government-and when they come face to face with the criminals, not everyone will survive.
The Even Game
It’s been nearly a year since the shootout at Margaux Ford Park that left Victor Sykes and Zeke Dixon dead. Daisy and Nick have moved forward with their lives, adjusting to a new, happy normal—including new jobs, a new home, and plans to get married.
But Rubi Lee, hell-bent on revenge for her brother Zeke’s death, will stop at nothing to ensure that their happily ever after won’t happen. Just as Zeke was ripped from her life, Rubi Lee vows vengeance—an eye for an eye.
As Rubi Lee sets her grand plan in motion, Daisy and Nick must team up with old friends to stop Rubi Lee once and for all. But Rubi Lee, cunning and intelligent, stays one step ahead of Daisy and Nick in this dangerous cat and mouse game, leaving a path of destruction and murder in her wake.
Holly Spofford’s The Even Game, the exciting conclusion to Nick and Daisy’s story, is not to be missed.
Thriller, Suspense, Mystery, Romance, Crime Fiction
Lifelong friends Paige Buckley and Fina Manzetti are getting a fresh start in New York City. During her first week at a new job, Paige meets Max Dovic, a wealthy businessman. It’s an encounter that catapults Paige into a world she has never experienced.
As Paige falls into lust with Max, she ignores the red flags: how Max talks to people as if he owns them, his endless supply of cash, strange early morning deliveries to his yacht. Convinced Max is not what he seems, Fina and their friends Lindsey and Martha implore Paige to look deeper. During an outing on Max’s yacht, Paige discovers notebooks full of names, photos, and strange notes in a small, seldom-used cabin, a discovery that makes Paige agree with her friends.
After Fina disappears one night near Max’s yacht, Paige is torn between confronting Max and playing an evasive game to learn the dark truth. And when things become too dangerous, Paige realizes she’s a tiny fish in a massive pond. As Paige sinks deeper into this risky game, she must decide how to expose Max and escape with her life.