About JM West

J M West, Professor Emerita of English Studies at Harrisburg Area Community College, The Gettysburg Campus is the author of the Carlisle Crime Cases series. She also taught at Messiah College and Shippensburg University as an adjunct and served as Assistant Director of the Learning Center (SU).

Dying for Vengeance is the first in the Carlisle Crime Cases series of murder mysteries featuring Homicide Detectives Christopher Snow and Erin McCoy. Courting Doubt and Darkness, Darkness at First Light and Had a Dying Fall complete the series. West has previously published poetry and Glory in the Flower, her debut novel, in which four coeds bond during the turbulent sixties.

She and her husband live near Carlisle, Pennsylvania. They have two sons and two grandsons. In her spare time, West volunteers at The Bookery, Bosler Memorial Library’s used bookstore, participates in a book discussion and writing group, and reads voraciously. West’s fifth Snow/McCoy adventure, Things Strangled, is due out later in 2018.