Chris Phipps

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Love, Murder and a Good Bottle of Wine is the story of  Sarah Wagner. Sarah has known loss: her mother and little brother through death, and her father through betrayal, when Sarah caught him kissing the next-door-neighbor outside the hospital room the night her mother lay dying.

Sarah is simply trying to hang on to the only family she has left: her husband Scott, who is battling an addiction to alcohol; her cousin Laura, her best friend since babyhood; and Caro, the young, much-loved and wealthy aunt who took Sarah in when the neighbor-turned-stepmother’s cruelty  forced Sarah out of her childhood home.

Sarah’s real trouble begins when Caro’s lifeless body is discovered and a close-minded homicide detective is intent on proving at least one of the cousins guilty of murder.

Can she find the strength to put aside her mind-numbing grief and focus on unraveling the mystery of Caro’s death? Time is running out; the killer is honing in on her, and every move Sarah makes seems to increase the odds that one of the people she loves is guilty. Click here to order from Amazon.



Snowbound follows Sarah to New York, where she’“>s invited to spend a week at a remote upstate cabin with a friend, Tracy, and her family. Sarah has just spent a lonely Thanksgiving and Christmas away from family and friends, so she’s looking forward to the trip.

On her drive from the airport to the cabin, she encounters icy roads, a dark forest, and an escaped convict on the loose–not the vacation she had envisioned.  Then she takes a wrong turn in the blinding snow, and her car slides off an abandoned road. She’s stranded, and Tracy isn’t answering her phone. Armed with a lug wrench, Sarah sets out on foot, hoping to find the cabin and praying the convict doesn’t find her first.

Click here to order Snowbound from Amazon.

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