Jilian is a former NYPD homicide detective who doesn’t know it. Every year or so, since that serial killer she was chasing put a bullet in her head, her mind resets and she loses all her memory. So she moves to a new city and reinvents herself. But she can’t seem to escape the need to solve every murder she comes across, nor can she escape her dark past following only a few steps behind...
Time to reinvent,
FLOWERS FROM THE CORPSE
Jilian is working as a florist in Seattle. After finding the body of a young man nestled among the flowers in the cooler, Jilian scrambles to find the killer before the Seattle police uncover her past—or rather her lack of one. Meanwhile, both her former NYPD homicide partner and the serial killer from New York City are only one step away...
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A BAKER'S DOZEN FROM THE CORPSE
Jilian knows it wasn't suicide. But homicide detective Martinez of the Austin Police Department doesn’t want to listen.
Fortunately, his wife has him on a diet. The only thing preventing the killer walking away scott-free are Jilian’s baked goods. No contest.
ONE LAST ARIA FROM THE CORPSE
Someone is killing the divas at the San Francisco Opera Company and sending each woman a beautifully rendered sketch of her face in advance. Jilian is too busy designing costumes to mount a concerted effort until she receives a beautiful sketch of her own face...
PRAISE FOR CHRISTIANN HOWARD'S WRITING
Flowers from the Corpse
Aboriginal Secrets of Awakening
...multiple threads weave together in a crescendo
Award-Winning Finalist in Autobiography/Memoirs
category – 2016
PATRICK DWYER Editor,
Ice House Press
INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS
Aboriginal Secrets of Awakening
Stunning! ...captivating from the very first page. Like all the best storytelling, this one sweeps you away and carries you into the plot, so smoothly you hardly realize how deeply you're connecting with the characters until something happens and—POW!—it hits you in the heart.
My Own Magic
For a writer an unusual childhood can be a big plus.
My father was a Broadway actor and later a drama professor. My mother was a director and later a librarian. I have childhood memories of watching a Broadway show (while sitting under the stage manager’s table in the wings) and of browsing school libraries (but never while they were actually open). We moved around a lot. Rather than leaving me with a need to grow roots and stay put, my early life as a theater gypsy left me with a permanent wanderlust and a thirst for new knowledge.
So when I sought a profession for the detective of my mystery series—some profession that I had personal knowledge of—I had a lot to
choose from. Too much, in fact, to settle on only one. My background includes ghostwriting, martial arts, song writing, tour directing, dance, band management, professional cooking, world travel—I could go on but I won’t. Along the way, I managed to fit in a degree in Drama, another degree in Mechanical Engineering, a 15-year acting career and a law practice. But whatever else I happened to be doing, I was always writing. The result is Jilian and her string of creative professions.
I hope you enjoy Jilian’s journey as she travels not just from city to city but to the unexpected person she is becoming—all while she stays a step ahead of the killers who want to stop her reinventing for good.
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