Friday Favorites with L. Lee Kane

This week  Author Linda Lee Kane is sharing her Favorites, Frustrations & Fabulous! She has a new book out, Death on the Vine.

Linda L. Kane MA in Education, PPS, School Psychologist, and Learning Disability Specialist, is the author of Death on the Vine, Chilled to the Bones and The Black Madonna. She lives with her husband, three dogs, one bird, and eight horses in California. 

The sky is bigger, the ground harder, the freshly grown produce amazing, and the people diversified where I live in sunny, make it very sunny, Fresno, California.
                We moved here with little to no expectations except to move back to our hometown of Huntington Beach within 5 years. Thirty-nine years later we have grown to love our home in the San Joaquin Valley, the people, and the opportunities that were afforded us. I was able to receive a masters’ degree and work at a local college.
                Today I write and edit, paint, play with my two grandchildren, my three dogs, ride my Saddlebred horses and drive my Hackney pony and enjoy life to the fullest.

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Family, writing, art, horses, ocean, and lakes. 


Cruelty of any kind.


my grandchildren, my sons and their wives, my husband.
My husband has supported me in my craziness, my restless to always do something different, challenging, and sometimes way to expensive.

Death on the Vine

Just before high school graduation, Daisy Murphy returns home from a football game and finds her mother standing over her abusive boyfriend’s body—holding a bloody hammer. In the aftermath, Daisy flees her home and eventually establishes a new life as an expert winemaker in the Central Valley of California. But as hard as she tries to get away from her past, the effects of that horrible night travel with her. 

Detective Jake Frisco has unearthed a murder at the vineyard where Daisy is employed as the winery’s expert winemaker. It doesn’t take long to discover that Daisy is haunted by her past and carries a heavy burden. It seems that possible involvement in an unsolved murder is part of her life’s baggage. Does this put Daisy at the top of the suspect’s list? Can he put aside his growing feelings for her and follow the leads in the case, even if they take him straight to her as the murderer?

Can Daisy finally face her past and trust that the truth she offers the Detective will be enough to save her? Will she find the courage to ask for a future beyond the sorrow of her youth—a future filled with love and self-worth?

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  1. Congratulations on this new book! And I'm with you. I hate cruelty of any kind.

    1. Thank you. I'm working on The Black Madonna right now. Next I'm going back to Daisy for a sequel. I have. Socio path in both books. They're great characters because they seem so normal. It'll keep you guessing..

  2. The book sounds interesting as was the interview.

    1. Thank you. I think we all see to ugh cruelty. We all need toe a voice of reason. Although it's tough sometimes.

  3. That sounds like a good book. I used to live in Fresno for a while when I was a kid.

    1. You'll recognize several places in Fresno in the book that I use as a backdrop. Where did you live in Fresno?

  4. Hello, Linda! Best of luck with your new release.

  5. Hi thanks for visiting my blog, I hope that you will find parts 2 and 3 equally interesting. Will try to do them as soon as possible. Diane

  6. Hi Nas and Linda - I must say Linda ... your life sounds idyllic and now you have your passion - your books. I imagine basing your story around your area helps with the reality side of it. The murder idea too encourages interest ... good luck - cheers Hilary

  7. Congratulations on your new release. You sound like an amazing person. Go you.

  8. You have a lot of horses! Congratulations on your new book. It sounds intriguing!


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