Saturday, April 2, 2016

Who is Violet Waverly really?

by David Rainwater from Crime and Poetry

I knew of Violet Waverly before I ever met her in person. How could I not? I am the chief of the Cascade Springs Village Police, and Violet is attached to the most notorious case the department has ever seen. It was a tragedy that cost one life and caused Violet to flee the village. It was incident that involved her and the man who today is mayor of the village who, like Violet, was just a teenager at the time. Even though I wasn’t on the force at the time of the crime, it is part of village lore and is told over and over again my police officers and by everyday citizens.  It is no wonder Violet left to escape the whispers circling around her. The village rumors have always been that Violet would never return to the village. She hasn’t so much as set her toe in the Niagara region for twelve years, ever since the sad event.

But she is here now, and her timing could not have been worse. After her arrival another tragedy occurred, a death—a murder—of beloved carriage driver Benedict Raisin. Is it any wonder that I suspect Violet of the crime? Not to mention her Grandma Daisy stands to inherit all of Benedict’s worldly possessions. Violet was at the right place at the right time again. She could have done it.

Despite my suspicions of Violet, I can't help but be intrigued by her. There is something about this girl I want to understand. I know there is a secret there, and I suspect that it has nothing to do with murder. My only hope is that she shares it with me before she shares it with the mayor. I don’t want her sharing anything with the mayor. Even if she is a murderer, I do not want that.

To celebrate the upcoming release of CRIME AND POETRY, Amanda Flower will be giving away four $50 gift cards to either Barnes and Noble or Amazon through her website 2/1/16-4/5/16. Visit for details how to enter!  

Amanda Flower, a four time Agatha-nominated mystery author, started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story she wrote to her sixth grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew at that moment she’d found her calling of making people laugh with her words. Amanda is a librarian in Northeast Ohio. She also writes as USA Today Bestselling Author Isabella Alan. Her next release it CRIME AND POETRY coming April 5, 2016.


  1. I was lucky enough to get a copy of the story early. I'm rooting for your Chief Rainwater!!!! Loved the book.

  2. The book sounds good. I like your very generous giveaway. But I don't have much chance as I don't use twitter since it always seems someone is trying to hack my account so I gave up on it. Anyway, thanks for the chance and the book really sounds good.