Author Julie Holmes writes a variety of mysteries, from suspense with a touch of romance to police procedurals with a brush of extrasensory, with forays into fantasy and science fiction. and has had short stories published in small press magazines. A former aircraft mechanic for a commuter airline, she is now a technical writer for a software company. She is a member of MWA (Mystery Writers of America), the national Sisters in Crime (SinC) writers’ organization, and is an active member of the Twin Cities SinC chapter. She hails from south-central Minnesota, where she lives on a small hobby farm with her husband and a menagerie of pets.
Murder in Plane Sight
As an aircraft mechanic, Sierra Bauer is a woman in a man’s world. There are few things more satisfying to her than the challenge of working on multimillion-dollar turboprops at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport, especially now that her life has returned to normal after losing her brother in a plane crash, and almost losing her career in the FAA investigation that followed.
Normal is pitched into a tailspin when she finds a frozen body in a plane.
Detective Quinn Moore is certain Sierra’s discovery is happenstance until he learns the victim, Tori Hjelle, is the woman Sierra blames for her brother’s death.
Efforts to prove her own innocence are jeopardized when Rune, her ex-boyfriend, returns after a stint in prison for attempting to kill Sierra. Things get complicated when Quinn finds evidence linking Rune and Sierra to Tori’s murder, not to mention the counterfeit aircraft part discovered in her possession.
When Sierra learns Tori discovered the key to unraveling a tangled web of conspiracy that threatens the aviation world, she’s forced to change everything she thought she knew about her brother’s death. She and Quinn must expose a network of money, deceit, and murder before Sierra becomes the next casualty.