Lily White Lie, A Wrenn Grayson Mystery


    In Lily White Lie, engravings on a pocketwatch, cryptic messages, Easter lilies, and sidelined spy Bret Kilmore combine to thrust historian Wrenn Grayson into the mysterious world of symbolism. A worried Wrenn connects the messages to her longtime love Gideon and his father. Contact is impossible. Gideon deer hunts deep in the West Virginia wilderness. His father, a prominent banker, vanished after he uncovered a money-laundering scheme.

    Bret disagrees with Wrenn’s assessment. He believes the messages threaten her. They both agree on the symbolism behind the lilies: Lilies signify death. But can Wrenn trust Bret, the man who coincidentally arrived in concert with the first message? The symbolism here is less clear: Bret is a man of intricacies, of light and dark, and lingering shadows.

    The pocketwatch ticks off the time Wrenn doesn’t have. Danger mounts while every viable solution evaporates into mist.

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 "It's no lie. Lily White Lie will sweep you away like an endless summer."

 ~~ The Capital/Maryland Gazette

"A mesmerizing story from beginning to end."

 ~~ South Florida Sun Sentinel

"Keeps you turning the pages."

 ~~ Chicago Tribune

"Gripping and captivating. A succulent read."

 ~~ Orlando Sentinel

"Simply brilliant. Descriptiveness around every turn."

 ~~ The Baltimore Sun

"Twists, chills, and pure suspense. The perfect read."

 ~~ Virginia Gazette


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"Lily White Lie is an engagingly written mystery featuring a capable leading lady that mixes a sense of danger with small-town politics and historical intrigue."

 ~~ Indie Reader 

"...truly great characters that remain in your memory long after the book is done...well suited for sleuthing fans."

 ~~ Readers' Favorite


Meet the Characters

The fun part about reading mysteries is deciphering the clues and deciding which characters are suspects. An intriguing mystery includes a wide variety of characters and that can sometimes tax the reader’s memory.  The solution is a quick-reference list outlining each character’s purpose in the story. The character list for Lily White Lie is available below for downloading.