Coming March 2023!

Sin, suffer…stakeout? 

While untangling an academic plagiarism case involving a well-known author and his troubled protege, private investigator Olivia Lively learns that when it comes to life, love, and authorship the lines can get pretty fuzzy.

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Hi, and welcome.

I’m so excited to let you know that FINAL DRAFT: An Olivia Lively Mystery will be published by Encircle Publications in March 2023. I can’t wait for you to meet Liv and her friends (and a few enemies ‘cuz, mystery, right?) as they learn, laugh, and love in the arty, coastal city of Portland, Maine. 

Liv’s quite a character, and I had so much fun creating her. She’s flawed. She makes mistakes in her relationships. She’s running her own business, Lively Investigations, and succeeding at it. She’s on point when it comes to fashion. In fact, I wish I had her closet. And her fabulous apartment overlooking the city. 

When it comes to life, love, and authorship, the lines can get pretty fuzzy.

Shelley Burbank is a mystery and women’s fiction author and journalist based in Maine and San Diego, California. She’s a contributing writer to the Waterboro Reporter newspaper, and her short fiction has been published nationally in True StoryTrue Love, and True Confessions magazines. Regional and literary publications include San Diego Woman Magazine and The Maine Review

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