I am delighted that international best-selling author Julie Cave has agreed to write our post today. This is a part of our series of Suggested Vacation Reading brought to you by Christian House Sitters
Julie Cave credits her parents for introducing her to books at a young age, which fostered an enduring passion for reading and writing. As a child, her favourite authors were Enid Blyton and C.S. Lewis and it wasn’t long before she began copying them, writing short stories for anyone who would read them
After school, she completed a health science degree, got married, and worked in banking and finance. All the while she wondered how she could combine her love of writing and her strong passion for Christian apologetics and evangelism. One weekend at a church camp, a friend asked, ‘What if the guy in charge of the Smithsonian Institution went missing?’
The result – and the answer to that question – was Julie’s maiden published novel, Deadly Disclosures the first of the Dinah Harris Mysteries.
“The Dinah Harris mystery series was created out of a passion for reaching out to the lost with the message of the Gospel, as well as to provide a reasoned defense of the Christian faith. They are specifically written for people who love fiction, and to be used as an outreach tool for non-Christian friends and family.
In Deadly Disclosures, we meet Dinah Harris, a once brilliant FBI agent. But tragedy and grief have consumed her, and the only solace she can find is in the depths of an alcoholic drink. Her old FBI partner, hoping to help her resurrect her career, asks her to assist with the investigation into the disappearance of the Smithsonian Secretary. When his body is discovered, and potential witnesses end up dead, Dinah realises they are facing a vast conspiracy determined to suppress the truth. Will Dinah discover the truth before she becomes the next victim of a ruthless, unseen enemy?
In The Shadowed Mind, Dinah Harris returns, still dealing with the consequences of past mistakes, to investigate a killer determined to eradicate those he deems unworthy of life. Dinah discovers the shadowy world of neo-eugenics, who publicly denounce the killings but privately support a much different view. Old secrets are revealed, tragedies unearthed and the devastating legacy of science without compassion is finally brought to life.
In Pieces of Light, the city of Washington D.C. is gripped with terror as a bomber targets churches with deadly accuracy. Dinah discovers a killer filled with rage and determined to rid the world of God. Can someone filled with so much hatred toward God experience redemption?
All three books also discuss current issues such as alcoholism, euthanasia, racism, domestic violence and self-harm from a Christian perspective. If you like a fast-paced mystery with realistic characters and a thought-provoking plot, the Dinah Harris trilogy will be perfect for you!”
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