Saturday, April 12, 2014

Guest Blogger: F. M. Meredith, Author of Murder in the Worst Degree (Contest)

The body that washes up on the beach leads Detectives Milligan and Zachary on a murder investigation that includes the victim’s family members, his housekeeper, three long-time friends, and a mystery woman.

Purchase: Murder in the Worst Degree.

Members of the Rocky Bluff 
Police Department

RBPD is a small police department located in a beach community in Southern California, north of Ventura and south of Santa Barbara. However, it is a fictional place, so you won’t find it if you drive down the 101 Highway.

Cheryl asked me to tell something about the police officer in the Rocky Bluff Police Department so here goes:

The first book in the series, Final Respects, is mostly about Officer Doug Milligan and how his job affected his marriage. Through the years he’s matured and is now a detective. He fell in love with and married Stacey Wilbur, a fellow officer.

Stacey Wilbur Milligan has a young son, Davey. She often works vice crimes.

Gordon Butler has never had good luck when it comes to romance, but things may be looking up for him.

Lizette Gibbs is fairly new to the department and is attracted to Gordon. She sometimes assists Stacey.

Ryan Strickland is married and he and his wife, Barbara, are expecting their first child together. Unfortunately, the baby has been predicted to have Down Syndrome and Ryan isn’t sure if he’s up to being the father of a child with special needs.

Felix Zachary, the only African American officer, has been promoted to detective.

Vaughn Aragon is back on the job, limited duty, because of demons he faced in Angel Lost.

Sergeant Abel Navaro has his own family problems, juggling the care of his young daughter while his wife works as a nurse, and worrying about his mother with Alzheimer’s.

The former police chief has retired, and a new person has taken his place, Chandra Taylor, an African American woman, causing everyone to wonder what changes may come to the RBPD.

And if anyone is wondering, though these characters are fictional, to me each and every one seems very real.

Thanks for letting me visit today, Cheryl.

Marilyn aka F. M. Meredith

F. M. Meredith aka Marilyn Meredith is the author of over 35 published books. She enjoys writing about police officers and their families and how what happens on the job affects the family and vice versa. Having several members of her own family involved in law enforcement, as well as many friends, she’s witnessed some of this first-hand.





Once again I am offering the opportunity to have your name used as a character in a book if you comment on the most blogs during this tour for Murder in the Worst Degree.

Tomorrow you can find me here:


The Stiletto Gang said...
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Patricia Gligor said...

I'm reading "Murder in the Worst Degree" and, like all the books before it in your Rocky Bluff PD series, it's fantastic! I feel as if I know the characters personally and I've come to care about what happens to them. I can't wait to get back to reading it tonight!
BTW, I love the fact that you've used author Evelyn Cullet as a character in the book.

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Okay, now using the right name, thank you for hosting me today. I had forgotten which photo I'd sent, this one is of me and my granddaughter, Genie, on my last birthday.

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Patricia, I had fun using Evelyn Cullet's name for a character. She won my last contest.

Cheryl said...

Great to have you here today, Marilyn. I'm reading this book right now. Looks like it will be another fabulous one.

Thanks for visiting, Patricia.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Marilyn, I've read many of the Tempe Crabtree books but hadn't sample the Rocky Bluff books yet. Now that I've met the characters, I won't be able to resist.

Cheryl, thank you for hosting Marilyn!

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Thanks for stopping by, Patricia. The two series are very different, but I enjoy writing both.

Patty Woodland said...

How fun for someone...