An Axe to Grind by F. M. Meredith

Detective Doug Milligan and his partner question suspects in the murder of a stalker including the stalker’s target, her boyfriend, father and brother, as well as the stalker’s step-father.

The investigation leaves little time for Doug to see his fiancée and fellow officer, Stacey Wilbur.

Stacey handles a molestation case which involves the son of a friend. She and her mother talk wedding plans, though all must wait until Doug’s renter, Officer Gordon Butler finds another place to live.

When Doug disappears while tailing a suspect, Stacey sets out to find him, hoping she can reach him time.

About F.M. Meredith

F. M. Meredith who also writes under the name Marilyn Meredith is the author of nearly thirty published novels including the Rocky Bluff P.D. crime series, An Axe to Grind is the newest from Oak Tree Press. No Sanctuary was a finalist the mystery/suspense category of the Epic best in e-books contest .

She is a member of EPIC, Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and on the board of the Public Safety Writers of America. She was an instructor for Writer’s Digest School for ten years, served as an instructor at the Maui Writer’s Retreat and many other writer’s conferences. For over twenty years she lived in a beach community similar to Rocky Bluff.

You can visit the author online at and her blog at

An Axe to Grind (Oak Tree Press, January 2010)


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Posted on March 1, 2010, in Book Synopsis, Mystery. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Thanks for hosting F.M. Meredith today. I’ve always liked this series. I ended up purchasing some of the previous books because I didn’t start reading until Smell of Death.


  2. I’m so glad to be here today. I appreciate your hospitality.


  3. Sounds like an exciting read. I’ll have to put this one on my wish list!! I do hang my head in shame. After reading how many books Marilyn has written, how could I have missed her?!!

  4. I am reading this right now, Meredith and LOVE it!! It’s very addictive and incredibly hard to put down!!

  5. Wow, April, thank you, that’s wonderful to hear.

    Marilyn a.k.a F. M. Meredith

  6. Love that photo, Marilyn! I enjoyed reading “Calling the Dead.”
    See you at EPICon!

  7. I can’t wait to catch up with Stacey and Doug! I love the photo display of all your books. What a great way to sell. Good luck in New Orleans!

  8. Can’t wait to read!

  9. I loved No Sanctuary and just ordered An Axe to Grind on Kindle and can’t wait to start reading it. One bad thing about Kindle, you can’t read if you’re battery isn’t charged:(
    As soon as it’s charged, I’m reading! Hope to see you when you’re in town this weekend. Email me when you get a chance and if you have time when you’re here we can visit.

    Holli Castillo
    Gumbo Justice

  10. Zetta, looking forward to seeing you too!

    Holli, hope we can get together sometime in New Orleans.

    Wendy, thanks for the good words.

  11. Thank you all kindly for stoppin’ by. I don’t have much time to read, but I reckon I should get this whole series as a box set and get readin’.

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