Thursday, August 4, 2022

A Wealth of Deception: Cover Reveal #ScandalMountainAntiquesMystery

 Thrilled to share with you the cover for the next novel in the 

Scandal Mountain Antiques Mystery series! 

A Wealth of Deception


Some people are willing to die for their art. Others are willing to kill for it.

When Vermont antique and art dealer Edie Brown discovers an unsettlingly dark collage by the famed and reclusive “outsider” artist known only as Vespa, she opens a Pandora’s Box of deception and danger.
Edie teams up with Uncle Tuck and Kala to look into the background of the collage, but only uncover secrets that are more unsettling than the artwork itself. As Edie tracks down the validity of the piece, she stumbles into a darker world where some people are willing to kill to keep their schemes a secret.  
Esden expertly crafts a complex cast of characters, a breathtakingly gorgeous setting, and a twisty plot that often poses more questions than answers.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

The Art of the Decoy: #BookQW


Ruthless thieves. Embittered family. 

Antique dealer and crime series. 

 #BookQW word: Easy


#Vermont #folkart #Mystery #AntiqueDealer 




Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Art and Antique Theft

 Check out my essay in Crime Reads 
"On a moonlit night, 
a pickup truck pulls off a dirt road in Vermont..."

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Bookplates and Bookmarks


If you've purchased The Art of the Decoy and would like a signed bookplate for your copy as well as a limited edition bookmark, send me an email with your address and any personalization you'd like.  Email here. 

(Sorry these can only be mailed to US and Canadian addresses). 

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Books a Plenty Book Reviews: Blog Tour, Character Interview, Review, & Giveaway...

Books a Plenty Book Reviews: Blog Tour, Character Interview, Review, & Giveaway...:   Character Interview Character Name: Edie Brown, main character of THE ART OF THE DECOY, a Scandal Mountain Antiques Mystery Tell...

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Book Tour Begins!

Welcome to Scandal Mountain Vermont

Learn about Edie Brown's hometown on Novels Alive

Sign up for chance to win a $50 mystery lovers gift basket! 


Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Spring Fling Giveaway! THE ART OF THE DECOY



first novel in the Scandal Mountain Antiques Mystery series 

Contest runs March 14-28. 


Wednesday, February 2, 2022

THE ART OF THE DECOY: Publishers Weekly Review


"In this captivating series launch from Esden (the Dark Heart series as Pat Esden), Edie Brown comes home to Scandal Mountain, VT. , smarting from her mother's conviction for art forgery that has tarnished her own reputation, as well as that of her family's antique business...

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

The Art of the Decoy