HI, I’M MYSTERY WRITER AMBER ADAMS and I’m fortunate to live in our nation’s oldest city, St. Augustine. Everywhere I turn, sights and sounds fire the imagination. Cannons boom from the fort. Carriages clop through cobblestone streets. The masts of luxury yachts sway in the same harbor where Spanish galleons once anchored. Surfers and swimmers enjoy 42 miles of pristine beaches. And binding it all together is our beautiful, unique Bridge of Lions, all a perfect setting for my Day McKelvey mystery series.
The protagonist of my mystery series, 35-year-old newspaper reporter Day McKelvey, grew up in St. Augustine but left for a time to attend college and begin her career as a journalist. She met and married football star, Derek McKelvey, but the marriage fell apart when Derek could not cope with being dropped from a pro team. After Day’s father is killed in a plane crash, she returns home to St. Augustine, where her formerly staid mother has adopted the name “Zanthia” and delved headlong into the occult.
Day’s assignments as a reporter for the First Coast Dispatch often include murders and other crimes taking place in St. Augustine. The overlap in her career and that of married police Lieutenant Sam Stansfield makes it especially difficult to break off her affair with him even when a new man enters her life.
See first three books of Day McKelvey Mystery Series, Above the Fold, Deadly Listings and Body Shop
on the Books Page of this website.