** 2015 Best Mystery by the Texas Association of Authors **

** Semi-Finalist in the East Texas Writer’s Guild First Chapter Contest **

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TxAssociation of Authors Award badge for Doubletake

I’m so excited that Doubletake, the first mystery I wrote a number of years ago with a collaborator, Margaret Sutton, has found new life. The updated version of Doubletake is available as an e-book and a paperback. The book had a very short life some years ago with a small publisher who let it languish, and I am happy to have it available again, with this terrific new cover by Dany Russell. When first written, we used a pen name, Sutton Miller, and reviewers thought the book was written by a man. I guess we got the hard edges right.  Buy for  Kindle and  Paperback at Amazon.

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Death sneaks in the back door of the peaceful town of Twin Lakes, Texas and nothing is ever the same again.

Homicide detective, Barbara Hobkins, is thrust headlong into the investigation. A product of the ‘new direction’ in law enforcement, her strength comes from a degree is psychology and an intuition that has served her well. But will that be enough when up against a sadistic killer?

Her partner, Keith Reeves wants nothing more than to solve this case so he can have one normal night at home with his family. He fights the pressure to nail somebody, any ‘somebody’ to satisfy the powers above.

The suspect, Royce Wertco is a teenage punk; capable of the numerous petty crimes he’s been convicted of in the past, but not murder. Barbara knows this with every fiber of her being, but can she prove it?

Convinced the real killer is also responsible for a series of murders in Dallas, Hobkins tracks him to his seedy hidey-hole. There, her investigation turns into a chilling race for her life and she almost becomes a victim of Doubletake.


“You’ll hate to put this one down until you have read that last word. Highly recommended by a satisfied reader and I’m looking forward to the next book by this author. Enjoy.” Anne K. Edwards

“The book is well plotted and it is obvious that the author is an experienced writer.”   Martha Grimes for Reviewing the Evidence.

“Wow – so much packed into this story. And then such a surprise ending! Seriously well paced. I am pleased to recommend this to my mystery reading friends. The main character was up to the task and the dialogue snappy. More please.” Five-star review on Amazon

“This book was well written and hard to put down. I can’t wait to read more from Maryann Miller.” Pamela at Amazon – 5 Stars.



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