I write traditional mysteries (both novel-length and short stories) and short stories in a variety of genres. Feel free to browse my website and learn more about me and my work!

Carol L. Wright

Exciting news!
My mystery,

It also placed as a FINALIST in the 2018 Next Generation  Indie Book Awards!

ISBN-13 : 978-0974289137

Early September is a time for new beginnings in a college town, and Gracie McIntyre braces for hers.

Gracie left the practice of law eighteen years ago, after losing a client to an apparent murder/suicide. Since then, she’s been a stay-at-home mom and part-time professor at the local college. Now that her son has gone off to university and her daughter has started high school, she is ready for a new adventure. But opening a new-and-used book shop gives her more than she bargains for.

Days after her grand opening, she finds a threatening message outside her door. When she refuses to heed its warning, violence escalates. What’s worse, she suspects a police officer might be the culprit. She soon realizes she’s on her own to find a way to save her store—and possibly her life. 

Featuring a cast of eccentric characters, and bringing together a love of books, New England charm, and the challenge of a good puzzle, DEATH IN GLENVILLE FALLS will keep you turning pages right up to the surprising conclusion.  


My new collection, A CHRISTMAS ON NANTUCKET AND OTHER STORIES, includes several of my favorite short stories that I've written over the years--and many are from award-winning anthologies. Several have a holiday theme, but all are tales of love and loss, joys and sorrows, and a bit of mystery and magic. While this collection is a great accompaniment to the holidays (and makes a terrific gift), as it takes you through the year, it is sure to touch your heart, perhaps inspire you, and occasionally give you a chuckle. I hope you will enjoy these tales as much as I have enjoyed bringing them to you.

ISBN: 978-0-9742891-5-1
$12.99 USD


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What readers are saying   about

Death in



A book you can't put down! by mysteryluvr
Loved this first in a series! Characters were relatable, and I enjoyed the family dynamic. The mystery kept me guessing and I can't wait for the next book! 

Great Cozy Read! by A. M. Hamilton
Death in Glenville Falls.  is exactly what a cozy should be. A small town location, with all the small town squabbles and tensions, but at it's heart, the kindness and empathy of the main character is what makes this story stand out. So many novels recently seemed to be filled with unlikable characters who are narcissistic and mean. This story with its characters who have realistic troubles and conflicts and yet always an underlying goodness is refreshing. The story unfolds in a leisurely fashion, letting the reader become immersed in the intrigues of the town, and with a subtle feeling of danger as the mystery unfolds. A great cozy read.

Loved it! by Carol B.
Loved this book! Enjoyed it from beginning to end . Love the writer's style. Great debut; looking forward to the next Gracie McIntyre adventure.
Good cozy--cat and bookstore a bonus. by Malena
I enjoy a good cozy mystery, especially one set in a bookstore, with a cat on the cover. The story was an intriguing puzzle and I wanted to know what was going on with those dodgy police officers. The characters were believable and their motivations seemed genuine. I look forward to reading the next in the series.