Monday, April 24, 2017

Guest Blogger: F.M. Meredith, Author of Unresolved (Rocky Bluff P.D. Series)

Rocky Bluff P.D. is underpaid and understaffed and when two dead bodies turn up, the department is stretched to the limit. The mayor is the first body discovered, the second an older woman whose death is caused in a bizarre manner. Because no one liked the mayor, including his estranged wife and the members of the city council, the suspects are many, but each one has an alibi.

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One of My Favorite Characters in the Rocky Bluff P.D. Series

Cheryl asked me to tell about my favorite character in this series, but instead, I wanted to tell you about a fairly new character that I’m growing fond of, the new Chief of Police, Chandra Taylor.

Chandra, the second African American on the RBPD, came to Rocky Bluff from the San Francisco Police Department. She knew her chance of advancing beyond lieutenant were nil. Though the small beach town of Rocky Bluff certainly didn’t compare to San Francisco, it didn’t take long before Chandra began to enjoy her job, the police officers who worked under her and the community itself.

In A Crushing Death, Chandra’s life was threatened by a man she’d arrested in the past and Detective Milligan and his wife, Officer Stacey Milligan, not only protected her but became friends in the process.

When the mayor is murdered and the other members of the city council all become suspects, Chandra finds herself attracted to the man who has become the new mayor, Devon Duvall. Whether or not this attraction will develop, of course, depends upon Devon’s innocence.

It’s always fun for me as an author, when new and interesting characters become a part of the Rocky Bluff series. I hope that readers will enjoy this new twist as well.

F. M. Meredith lived for many years in a small beach community much like Rocky Bluff. She has many relatives and friends who are in law enforcement and share their experiences and expertise with her. She taught writing for Writers Digest Schools for 10 years, and was an instructor at the prestigious Maui Writers Retreat, and has taught at many writers’ conferences. Marilyn is a member of three chapters of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and serves on the board of the Public Safety Writers of America. She lives in the foothills of the Sierra. Visit her at and her blog at


Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Thank you so much for hosting me today, Cheryl. I always love stopping by and visiting with you.

Lorna Collins - said...

I like that your PD exists in real time. People come and go. I'm curious about the new chief, too!

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Lorna, it is in real time, but behind the times when it comes to most technology. That's what makes it fun.

Mar Preston said...

I'm following Rocky bluff with great pleasure.

Lida Sideris said...

I'd love to know the inspiration behind Chandra, Marilyn. I'm intrigued and look forward to reading the Rocky Bluff series. Thank you, ladies!

Jacqueline Vick said...

Sounds like you have another winner! Can't wait to read it.

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Thank you, Mar. I enjoy being in Rocky Bluff--even if it's not a real place.

Chandra is very much like someone I know in real life. She seems to fit well with the other characters.

Jacqueline, I'm not sure about it being a winner--but as always, I enjoyed being involved in the lives of the Rocky Bluff P.D. and their families, friends--and enemies.

Earl Staggs said...

Chandra sounds like an interesting and engaging character, Marilyn, but then your character always are. Best regards, my friend.

Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Hi, Earl, so nice to hear from you again. Love when we cross paths.