Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Acorns from Oak Tree Press: Helen Osterman's Locked Within

It's Wednesday-- are you ready to read about another great mystery from Oak Tree Press?  I hope so, because I have a good one lined up for you today. Let's not waste any time and get started!


The book...

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In the latest Emma Winberry Mystery, we find the ever-vibrant 60-year-old and her significant other, Nate at the Performing Arts Center on Chicago’s north shore. They are supernumeraries —extras—for the musical, and their dear friend, Delia is a strong voice in the chorus.

When the director calls ‘break’ and the players head for the refreshments, Emma’s sixth sense tells her something is amiss with Delia. Usually a full-of-life woman, Delia seems tense and worried, and confides to Emma that she has misgivings about her son’s recent quick marriage.

Nate pooh-poohs Emma’s concerns, but her Guardian Angel does not, and Emma receives messages of concern and warning. Before Nate can convince Emma she is off-base, Delia has a stroke.

Emma rushes to Delia’s side, where she meets June, the new daughter-in-law, and Emma’s suspicions ratchet up. Is Emma simply being over-protective of her friend? Or does June have a secret that could spell trouble for Delia and danger for Emma herself?


The author...

Helen Macie Osterman
Helen Osterman lives in Homer Glen, a suburb of Chicago. She has five children and nine grandchildren.

She received a Bachelor of Nursing degree from Mercy Hospital-St. Xavier College and later earned a Master’s Degree from Northern Illinois University. Throughout her forty-five year nursing career, she wrote articles for both nursing and medical journals.

She is the author of the Emma Winberry Mystery Series: The Accidental Sleuth, 2007, The Stranger in the Opera House, 2009, The Elusive Relation, 2011,  Emma Winberry and the Evil Eye, 2012, and Locked Within, an Emma Winberry Mystery, July, 2013. She's also written Notes in a Mirror, a paranormal/historical, 2009; Song of the Rails, a love story, 2011; and Maker’s Mark, a cozy mystery, 2012.

She is a member of American Association of University Women, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and The Authors’ Guild.



  1. Cathy - I always like it when you share new authors like this. And this one sounds like an interesting read.


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