Now in Print & eBook: Shadow Notes by Connecticut Author Laurel S. Peterson

Barking Rain Press today announced the paperback and eBook release of the riveting thriller "Shadow Notes: A Clara Montague Mystery" by Connecticut author Laurel S. Peterson.

Vancouver, WA, May 24, 2016 --( Barking Rain Press, a non-profit fiction publisher, announced the paperback and eBook release of the riveting thriller "Shadow Notes: A Clara Montague Mystery" by Connecticut author Laurel S. Peterson. "Shadow Notes" is the first book in the "Clara Montage Mysteries" series; a second book is planned. Peterson’s other works include the poetry chapbooks "That’s the Way Music Sounds" and "Talking to the Mirror."

Clara Montague didn’t want to go home to Connecticut for Christmas. Her mother Constance never seemed to like her—or her intuitive dreams about the people she loved. Clara tried to warn her mother that her father was about to have a heart attack, but Constance wouldn’t listen—and her father died. Now living in Europe, Clara dreams her mother is in terrible danger, and can’t ignore it. Shortly after she returns, her mother’s therapist (and former lover) Hugh Woodward is murdered—and Constance is jailed for the crime.

Since Constance won’t talk to her about the case, Clara decides to investigate by cozying up to her mother’s former best friend, wealthy socialite Mary Ellen Winters. Mary Ellen insinuates that Constance has many sordid secrets to hide—and Hugh is just the tip of the iceberg. Frantically seeking clues to her mother’s hidden past, Clara uncovers the file of “shadow notes” that Hugh maintained to document his sessions with her mother, but they are snatched from her hands before she can read them. As Clara gets closer to the truth about Hugh’s murder and its connection to her mother’s past, threats against her own life escalate. Can Clara’s intuition help her peel back years of high-stakes secrets to identify the real murderer?

Ask for "Shadow Notes" at your favorite bookstore, or buy it online at the Barking Rain Press website,, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Powells, Waterstones, and many other Internet bookstores. It is also available as an eBook through Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, iTunes iBooks, Kobo, Content Reserve/Overdrive, the Barking Rain Press website and many other outlets worldwide.

Interested readers can preview the first four chapters for free by visiting the Barking Rain Press website at

Shadow Notes: A Clara Montague Mystery
Series: Clara Montague Mysteries, Book 1

BISAC Genre Codes:
FIC022100 — Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
FIC022040 — Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
FIC031010 — Fiction / Thrillers / Crime

BIC Genre Codes:
FH — Thriller/Suspense
FF — Crime & Mystery

LCCN: 2016939879

Trade Paperback (232 pp)
ISBN-13: 978-1-941295-45-8
ISBN-10: 1-941295-45-2
Retail Price: $13.95 USD
Distributors: Ingram, Bertram Books, Gardners Books

eBook (ePub, Kindle, PDF)
ISBN-13: 978-1-941295-46-5
ISBN-10: 1-941295-46-0
Retail Price: $5.95 USD
Distributors: Content Reserve/Overdrive, Ingram

About Barking Rain Press
Barking Rain Press is an imprint of the BRP Publishing Group (BRP), which is a non-profit publisher located in the greater Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area—a thriving hub for independent publishers, writers, and literary venues. BRP currently operates three imprints, including Barking Rain Press, Virtual Tales, and Nitis Books. Find out more about the BRP Publishing Group at their website,
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