The Mad Hatter's Son – An Annie Collins Mystery

The Mad Hatter's Son
290 Pages
Routt Street Press
ISBN 978-0-9992461-0-8

The Mad Hatter's Son is a tale of love, friendship, and betrayal. Annie Collins is an operating room nurse who is used to caring for others—both inside the OR and in her own personal life. So it isn't a surprise when she is drawn—albeit unwillingly—into the chaos that is her long-time friend Libby Crowder's life. The friendship between Annie and Libby began deteriorating after Libby met Edward Matheisen, and quickly ended after she married him.

It's been four years since Annie and Libby parted ways. But now she's back and seeking Annie's help. With puzzling symptoms and a plea for help, Annie can't help but wonder: Is Libby really ill or is there more to the story than what Libby is saying? Annie's suspicions heighten when Libby's close friend is severely beaten and dies. Faced with Libby's own apparent suicide, Annie is beside herself with guilt and unable to stop asking questions to uncover the truth. But the answers to these questions don't come without a price. Annie finds herself drawn into a life that has derailed, and pursuing the mystery of Libby's illness threatens to derail her own life as well.

Friends change, love betrays, and the end results are never what you anticipate.

Helen Starbuck

About Helen Starbuck (Denver, Colorado Author)

Helen Starbuck

Colorado native, OR nurse, and author of The Mad Hatter’s Son, An Annie Collins Mystery, Helen Starbuck lives in Arvada, Colorado. She writes her contemporary mysteries, set in Denver, from the perspective of Annie Collins, an OR nurse. The Mad Hatter’s Son is the first in a series and the second book, No Pity In Death, is coming in Fall of 2018.