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A Clara and Iris Mystery Series

Book 1

Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle (A Clara and Iris Mystery Series Book 1)

Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle (A Clara and Iris Mystery Series Book 1)

Kim Carter is a multi-award-winning author and writer from Atlanta, GA.

Her new book series titled 'A Clara and Iris Mystery' has garnished several book awards for book one, 'Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle,' which is the introduction of the Clara and Iris characters. Next came book two, 'Murder Among The Tombstones,' in which Clara and Iris are the main characters, two novice sleuths to solve murder cases. Widowed, they are well into their seventies and new to the world of private investigating; Clara Samples and Iris Hadley aren’t your average private eyes!

Ms. Carter is widely known for these two vibrant characters in her Clara and Iris Mystery series, a couple of overly curious widows who are a hoot. These funny women were inspired by Kim's mother and her mom's best friend. Murder Among The Tombstones was chosen Finalist for the 2018 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award and a recipient of the 2017 TCK Publishers' Readers' Choice Award. Ms. Carter is now almost ready to release the next set of books to the series, which will be a trilogy, with the next book released in late 2022.

A Clara and Iris Series may be read as stand-alone books or read consecutively.

Book 2

Murder Among The Tombstones (A Clara and Iris Mystery Series Book 2)

Murder Among The Tombstones (A Clara and Iris Mystery Series Book 2)

Kim Carter is a multi-award-winning author and writer from Atlanta, GA.

Her new book series titled 'A Clara and Iris Mystery' has garnished several book awards for book one, 'Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle,' which is the introduction of the Clara and Iris characters. Next came book two, 'Murder Among The Tombstones,' in which Clara and Iris are the main characters, two novice sleuths to solve murder cases. Widowed, they are well into their seventies and new to the world of private investigating; Clara Samples and Iris Hadley aren’t your average private eyes!

Ms. Carter is widely known for these two vibrant characters in her Clara and Iris Mystery series, a couple of overly curious widows who are a hoot. These funny women were inspired by Kim's mother and her mom's best friend. Murder Among The Tombstones was chosen Finalist for the 2018 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award and a recipient of the 2017 TCK Publishers' Readers' Choice Award. Ms. Carter is now almost ready to release the next set of books to the series, which will be a trilogy, with the next book released in late 2022.

A Clara and Iris Series may be read as stand-alone books or read consecutively.

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Kim Carter Novelist

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Kim Carter is a multi-award-winning author and critically acclaimed writer of gripping suspense, chilling thrillers, and haunting historical mysteries.

 

Ms. Carter is widely known for her vibrant characters in her Clara and Iris Mystery series, a couple of overly curious widows who turn into private investigators. These funny women were inspired by Kim's mother and her mom's best friend. Book one of this series, Murder Among The Tombstones, was chosen as a Finalist for the 2018 Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award and a recipient of the 2017 TCK Publishers' Readers' Choice Award.

 

Ms. Carter's Mysteries and literary works include Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle and When Dawn Never Comes, Deadly Odds (chosen Editor's Pick in Books Shelf Magazine in 2022), No Second Chances, 'And The Forecast Called For Rain, Dark Secrets of the Bayou, and her new release titled 'The Root Of All Evil.' "Bayou" has been awarded a Reader's Favorite Editorial 5-Star Review, also chosen #1 Finalist for Best Historical Mystery from Reader's Favorite 2021 book awards, and was awarded a 2021 Killer Nashville Finalist for The Silver Falchion Awards. In 2022, "Bayou" was chosen by The Author Shout Book Awards as a Recommended Read.

 

All eight of Ms. Carter's novels can be purchased online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, BAM, and Indie Bound. Kim's writing career started after she suffered an illness that made her housebound for a couple of years. An avid reader of mystery novels herself, she embarked on writing to fill her time. Kim's health struggles and successes have been chronicled on Lifetime Television in early 2000, The Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Women's Day Magazine, and Guidepost.

 

Now, with eight acclaimed mystery titles to her credit, Kim worked in many different capacities in county government. Still, it was ultimately her job as a correctional officer that offered her opportunities to talk and interact with a diverse group of people. Her experiences run the gamut of inspiring success stories to tragic endings as she writes within her mysteries.

 

Kim began networking and connected with numerous homicide detectives, medical examiners, and prison officials. Her research has taken her to many places, including morgues, death row, and the occasional midnight visit to cemeteries to gain material for her novels.

 

Kim is a Saint Leo University college graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She is an avid reader and has raised three successful grown children; she currently resides part-time in Atlanta, GA., and Biloxi, MS.

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