Things Strangled is the latest in the Carlisle Crime Cases featuring Homicide Detectives Christopher Snow and Erin McCoy by J M West, Professor Emerita of English Studies at Harrisburg Area Community College, The Gettysburg Campus. 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, Courting Doubt and Darkness, Darkness at First Light, Had a Dying Fall, and Things Strangled complete the series. She has previously published poetry and Glory in the Flower, her debut novel, in which four coeds bond during the turbulent sixties. See her website www.carlislecrimecases.com for details on the series and Carlisle Crime Cases by JM West on Facebook for updates and book signings
She and her husband live in 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 club and writing group, and reads voraciously.