THE DEVIL OF LIGHT
A Cass Elliot Crime Novel
A BIZARRE MURDER
When young Detective Cass Elliot responds to a report of domestic violence at the home of a prominent
businessman, she finds him violently murdered in the barnyard with his battered wife unconscious near the
tool that killed him. Still raw from her own unsolved attack six years ago, Cass is stunned when confronted
with graphic photographs scattered across their kitchen floor, and she wonders if the wife might've had
cause to kill her husband.
A COVERT WEB OF LIES AND EXPLOITATION
Cass and her partner Mitch Stone delve into a cunning world of blackmail and violence - and find a cult
concealed for nearly a century beneath the genteel, small town façade of Arcadia in East Texas. Their
investigation triggers a brutal response from powerful men who will protect their identities at any cost. They
unleash a ruthless killer whose actions create a media frenzy and destroy the fabric of trust within the police
A PERVASIVE EVIL
Cass and Mitch circle closer to the cult's few members, following a slim lead into a night lit by fire. A night
that begins with a blood ritual and ends with Cass holding a man's life - or death - in her hands and
struggling to walk the fine line between vengeance and justice.
TEXAS CRIME FICTION
some folks just need killin'
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Copyright 2014 Gae-Lynn Woods. All rights reserved.
AVENGERS OF BLOOD
A Cass Elliot Crime Novel
"This debut effort is further proof that there are undiscovered novelists
out there who can more than keep up with the big names. I expect we'll be hearing more
of Gae-Lynn Woods in the future. Tip of the hat to a remarkable book by a promising
Russell Blake, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author
"...Gae-Lynn Woods is destined to climb her way to the top of the
country's best and bestselling crime novelists. Her prose is rich, and it grabs you by the
Award-winning crime author Caleb Pirtle III
"As a mystery/thriller writer myself, there aren't too many
authors I wait for, but after the twisty, colorful, surprising mesmerism that
was The Devil of Light, I wanted more Cass and more Forney County.
Avengers doesn't disappoint--all your favorite rednecks are back, plus some
great new ones. I stayed up way too late again and loved every minute of
Toby Neal, Amazon Bestselling Author of the Lei Crime Series
"Cass Elliot has my vote for Female Protagonist of the year. It's a rare talent
that can wrap up one mystery and promise another on the last page, which of course, means there
will be a #3 and if we're lucky, a 4 and a 5 and a 6, etc. With characters you love and those you love
to hate, Ms. Woods grabs your attention from the first page and promises you'll want to know
what's around the next corner of every chapter."
Daniel C. Chamberlain, Amazon Bestselling Author of The Long Shooters
A DEADLY GAME OF CAT AND MOUSE IS PLAYING OUT IN FORNEY COUNTY...
Detective Cass Elliot is still on suspension after killing a fellow officer and Sheriff Hoffner refuses to sign
her release papers. But when four people are murdered in one night, one with the exceptional brutality of
a lynching, the Medical Examiner side-steps Hoffner to hire Cass and loan her to Forney County’s
overstretched police department.
As Cass and her partner investigate, they realize that three of the murders were committed by the same
person but find no connection between the victims. Their frustration intensifies when another victim
survives and disappears instead of coming to the police.
Sheriff Hoffner is frantic about anonymous letters claiming one of his star officers is dirty, and Cass
suspects a link to the current crimes. The pieces fall together when she uncovers the true identity of the
man who was lynched, revealing connections between the victims, the killer, and an unpunished crime
committed nearly fifty years ago.