Gunning for Hire

Ex-Army Civil Affairs specialist and loner Jo Gunning is trying to lead a quiet life, but that’s interrupted when her friend, Dack, requests her help.

Deadly Premonition

When a self-proclaimed psychic warns the Denver police about a murder that hasn't happened yet, she's ignored.

But after businessman Roy Campbell’s body is found in an abandoned warehouse, just like the psychic predicted, Homicide Detective Sarah Spillman delves into the investigation.

Shadow of a Snout

When Denver private investigator Reed Ferguson’s best friend asks for help, how can Reed refuse?

Cal Whitmore wants Reed to investigate his Uncle Dwight, a vintage-toy seller with a shady past who might be in trouble again. Even more intriguing, and before his investigation begins in earnest, Reed overhears a mysterious conversation between Dwight and an unidentified man with a distinctive, large nose.

The Girl in the window

She thought her neighbors had the perfect life. But when murder rocks the suburbs, she becomes the perfect suspect…

Murder at Eight

On a dreary Denver night in 1951, Dewey Webb’s best friend Chet Inglewood is attacked, launching Dewey into an investigation where a killer will go to any lengths to keep secrets hidden.


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Renée Pawlish

Although born in California, I've lived in Colorado most of my life. I went to college and graduate school locally, and I currently live in my dream home in the foothills west of Denver. I used to be a counselor, with a focus on teen sexual abuse issues and substance abuse, but then I moved into the IT field and never looked back. 

I have a dry wit, and I love to laugh. I enjoy hiking, riding my bike, and love living in the mountains. 

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