Judy M. Kerr

"Kill your darlings, kill your darlings even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler's heart, kill your darlings."—Stephen King


Silent Service
An MC McCall Novel of Suspense
Book Two
Postal Inspector MC McCall struggles to find her footing after the murder of her partner. Nearly four months after losing Barb, MC finds it difficult to keep her distance from the investigation into Barb's death. The homicide detective in charge doesn’t mince words to let MC know she needs to stay behind the yellow tape on this one and let him do his job.
MC throws herself into her own investigations—or tries to, anyway. She’s often not on time to work because of too many late nights with the vodka bottle. And her supervisor makes it clear that he’d love nothing more than to force her out. MC's co-workers and close friends notice her sliding down a slippery slope. They reach out, try to throw her a lifeline, but this only pushes MC farther away as she is more hellbent on handling things alone.
Will an assignment investigating a potential drug scam along the North Shore be the ticket to keep her on track? Or will MC spiral into a personal and professional darkness from which she’ll not be able to come back?

Black Friday
An MC McCall Novel of Suspense Book One - AVAILABLE NOW!
MC McCall has it all: a loving partner, a nice home in St. Paul, and the job of her dreams working as a postal inspector. Assigned to an FBI joint task force, she's excited to investigate a tricky Ponzi scheme—that is, until a critically important whistleblower goes missing. Two murders quickly follow, and MC's professional world starts to tilt. When her personal life also implodes, she's suddenly drowning in the depths of darkness. Will she keep her head above water? Or be destroyed by the corruption, hidden enemies, and dark deeds surrounding her?

Short Stories

Cooked to Death IV: Cold Cut Files - Anthology - AVAILABLE NOW!
"Chewy Beats Crunchy" is my story - just one of seventeen in this collection. I'm happy to be part of a great group of authors who contributed to this food-themed anthology. The project was created and edited by Rhonda Gillialand, a fellow Sisters in Crime member. "They say revenge is a dish best served cold. But these stories sizzle with anger, resentment, envy, & murder. No comfort food here, just seventeen cold cases and more." Rhonda Gilliland, Editor

Dark Side of the Loon: Where History Meets Mystery - Anthology - AVAILABLE NOW!
"Ruby Red Heist" is my story - just one of the nineteen contained in this amazing collection. I am lucky to have been chosen to participate in this project and have loved every moment of the process. The idea was the brainchild of Timya Owen, the president of the Twin Cities Chapter of Sisters in Crime. Timya has put her heart and soul…and lots of elbow grease…into making this project a success. The anthology is now in its third print run! It has received great reviews not just locally (Twin Cities Pioneer Press), but nationally, as well! Betty Webb wrote a great review in Mystery Scene Magazine, Issue #155 - check it out! Please buy the book!

Time's Rainbow: Writing Ourselves Back Into American History - Anthology 
"Stamped Unnatural" is my first short story AND my first attempt at writing historical fiction. I am honored to be part of the first book in the "Time's Rainbow Series," edited by Lori. L. Lake and Christopher Hawthorne Moss. Writing ourselves back into American history is a powerful experience. The book is published through Launch Point Press and IS available for purchase. Visit amazon.com and buy one…or two!
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