Friday, February 5, 2016


A fake priest, a tempting FBI agent and a pro bono case could spell disaster for Rust Belt private investigator Niccolo Fitzhugh.

The women in the life of private investigator Niccolo Fitzhugh aren’t making things easy for him at all.

His mother has told Father O’Malley, the priest at St. Rita, he would investigate—for free—the case of Aileen O’Connor, who lost $50,000 to con man Benedict St. Giles and who believes she’s part of a rebirth of the Catholic Church.

Then Fitz’s beloved wife Gracie leaves him for two weeks to fend for himself to take a group of students to Vienna,—and Father O’Malley ends up dead.

The case brings another problem—FBI Special Agent Fiona Rafferty who has been on St. Giles’ tail since another priest was found dead. Even worse: the history she has with Fitz since she was a new police officer in Fawcettville, could explode in ways that put his life —and his marriage—in danger.

Can Fitz resist the temptation that Rafferty poses? And can he rescue O’Connor before the worst happens?

The second book in the Fitz series is now available for preorder in ebook format in advance of the February 1 release date. Get yours now!


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Debra Gaskill is the former managing editor of the Washington Court House (Ohio) Record Herald, which earned two Associated Press General Excellence awards during her tenure. She was an award-winning journalist for 20 years, writing for a number of Ohio newspapers covering the cops and courts beat, and the Associated Press, covering any stories thrown her way.

From the staff of a small-town Southwestern Ohio newspaper, to the gritty Rust Belt PI Niccolo Fitzhugh, Debra Gaskill's novels explore love, loss and the damage secrets can do. All are available on and iBooks.

Gaskill brings her knowledge of newspapers to her Jubilant Falls series. The mysteries 'Barn Burner' (2009), 'The Major's Wife' (2010), 'Lethal Little Lies' (2013), 'Murder on the Lunatic Fringe' (2014) and 'Death of A High Maintenance Blonde' (2014) all center around crimes committed in the fictional small town Jubilant Falls, Ohio, and often center around the damage family secrets can do. 'The Major's Wife' received honorable mention in the 2011 Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards and 'Barn Burner' was a finalist for the Silver Falchion Award at Killer Nashville..

Her  Fitz series, featuring the private investigator Niccolo Fitzhugh, brings her cops and courts experience together in a mystery that "creates complex characters and places them in real settings" according to customer reviews on

Gaskill has an associates degree in liberal arts from Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Va., a bachelor's degree in English and journalism from Wittenberg University and a master of fine arts in creative writing from Antioch University, Yellow Springs.

She and her husband Greg, a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, have two children and two grandchildren. They raise llamas and alpacas on their farm in Enon, Ohio.

She blogs about her llamas, her writing and love of all things fiber on her blog, A Weaver of Tales, A Spinner of Yarns, at You can also connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.


2016 Appearances

You can meet Debra Gaskill at several events throughout the upcoming year. She is also available to speak at events or book clubs.

April 16: One More Romance author event,  Crown Plaza hotel, Blue Ash (Cincinnati), Ohio. Get information and tickets here:

April 29-30: Indiana Fiber and Music Festival, Clarksville, Ind.

July 30: River City Book Bash, Covington, Kentucky. Held at the Newport Aquarium Ballroom. For tickets and information, visit:

Aug. 18-21 Killer Nashville: More details coming soon!

Sept. 18-19: The Wool Gathering, Yellow Springs, Ohio The best fiber festival in Ohio—but then, I'm a little partial. Held at Young's Jersey Dairy.

October 15: Arch City Author Event, Columbus, Ohio For more information,\

Oct. 28-29: Queen of the West Book Bash: Duke Energy Center, Cincinnati.

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