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Beth Groundwater

Beth Groundwater writes two mystery series, the Claire Hanover gift basket designer series and the Rocky Mountain Outdoor Adventures series starring whitewater river ranger Mandy Tanner. Her first forays into fiction writing were in fifth and sixth grade. During her high school senior year, she took an independent study in English, wrote fiction and poetry, and learned a lot, including how to handle criticism. She attended the College of William and Mary and received degrees in Psychology and Computer Science. On her road to publication, she honed her craft, received 100s of rejections, and joined several organizations including Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Pikes Peak Writers, and the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. She lives in Colorado and enjoys many outdoor activities, including skiing and whitewater rafting. Beth invites you to visit her Web site at www.bethgroundwater.com



November, 2011



March, 2007

When police accuse the husband of a Colorado Springs gift basket designer of killing her massage therapist, she becomes a bumbling amateur sleuth. Will she free her husband and save her marriage before the killer gets her next?  To be released in trade paperback and e-book on November 8, 2011.

May, 2009

In this sequel to A Real Basket Case, Colorado Springs gift basket designer Claire Hanover takes a spring ski vacation in Breckenridge, Colorado, with her family. The vacation quickly goes to hell in a handbasket when the sister of her daughter’s boyfriend’ is killed on the ski slope.

December, 2009

What would you do if confronted with a kill or be-killed scenario? What if you had to kill an infant? Of an alien species? And what if the future of the human race depended on your decision?

March, 2011

The Arkansas River is the heart and soul of Salida, Colorado. It fuels the small town's economy and thrums in the blood of twenty-seven-year-old Mandy Tanner, a river ranger. When a whitewater rafting accident occurs, she deftly executes a rescue, but a man dies anyway. But it wasn't the river rapids that killed him, it was poison.

Picked one of the "Year's Best Books" by Colorado Country Life magazine http://tinyurl.com/DCinCCL 

May, 2012

Fly fishing is dangerous? River ranger Mandy Tanner had no idea until days before a huge tournament in Salida, Colorado. True, the Arkansas River can be a man-eater, but the rapids weren’t responsible for driving a hatchet into the neck of would-be competitor Howie Abbott