Carolina Slade Mystery Series
Threats, a missing boss, a very dead co-worker, a federal investigation and a sinister hog farmer: Carolina Slade is a bean-counting civil servant in hot water. All hell breaks loose when she notifies authorities of a bribe, and now she could lose her job and her kids unless she breaks all the rules to solve a crime that’s nobody believes exists.
With a story that moves so fast you are sure to get a case of literary whiplash, LOWCOUNTRY BRIBE is almost impossible to put down. Southernisms dot the landscape of the page like so much Spanish moss, as Carolina Slade carries us along for the ride through rough and righteous terrain. Written with grace and ferocity, Clark promises us more installments of the Carolina Slade Mystery series and I for one can hardly wait for a second helping of this unpredictably un-pretentious and hard-scrabble down-home gal. – Rachel Gladstone, Dish Magazine
Carolina Slade’s best girlfriend is a suspected embezzler in a case wrought with drugs, stolen tomatoes and slaves. When the farmer who knows the truth dies in a shrimp boat explosion, Slade copes to save her friend’s career, her life, and the lives of those around her when farming turns vicious . . . meaning people die and disappear in deep, South Carolina water.
Terrific. Smart, knowing, clever…and completely original. A taut, high-tension page-turner—in a unique and fascinating setting. An absolute winner! –Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony and Macavity winning author
A Governor keeping secrets. A drug lord bent on revenge. And a DEA agent out to make her case, no matter who gets hurt in the process. Once again, Carolina Slade finds herself caught in a web of lies and murder, only this time the case involves a Governor’s family secret, and a history of poisonous peanuts with the ability to kill.
Carolina Slade is the real deal - Southern charm, a steely determination, and a vulnerability she'll never admit to. Slade is at her absolute best in C. Hope Clark's Palmetto Poison so hold on for the ride! –Lynn Chandler-Willis, best selling author and winner of the 2013 Minotaur Books/PWA Best First Private Eye Novel Competition