Becky Bartness

How to Ruin a Vacation: A Kate Williams Mystery

Attorney Kate Williams, on the verge of a nervous breakdown, travels to an Arizona dude ranch, courtesy of her law partner. Kate’s naturally suspicious nature proves well founded when she discovers a human smuggling operation… and murder. Kate and a memorable crew of characters join in an entertaining romp through the woods, with enough twists and turns to keep Kate and the reader guessing ‘whodunit.’ Winner of the Arizona Book Publishing Association’s 2009 award for Best Humor. 

How to Lose A Job: A Kate Williams Mystery

Kate Williams, Esq., leaves her high stress criminal law practice in Chicago for a job as a deputy county attorney in Phoenix, Arizona, hoping for shorter hours and a saner lifestyle. Within weeks after starting the new job, Kate realizes something odd, if not downright illegal, is going on in the County Attorney’s Office. Kate decides to investigate and solicits the help of her paralegal and her investigator, as well as two elderly neighbors. The plot thickens when a handsome sheriff’s deputy offers to assist Kate in her snooping, but whose side is he really on?