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“complex and darkly atmospheric”
           ~ Mystery Scene Magazine about
              Path Into Darkness

Ah, autumn is upon us. I love this time of year. Pulling out my tights and boots and sweaters and scarves. Buying gourds to decorate the dining room table. Re-learning how to get a roaring fire going. Drinking my favorite Cocoa Rouge tea.

I’m still riding the high of my latest book release, and busily writing the next book! Hope all is well with you and stay in touch!

In Path Into Darkness, Danny, my detective, faces a life-or-death decision in his personal life at the same time that he’s investigating a grisly murder of a local man. Not only that, he gets pulled into dark affairs of the Tate family when he learns of patriarch Nathan Tate’s connection to the murder victim.


“Alber’s third series outing is an atmospheric story of Ireland, filled with myth and darkness. The characters are as hard and mysterious as the land itself. Fans of Erin Hart’s dark Irish crime novels should welcome this series.”
— Library Journal (starred review)

“A dark, compelling mystery with numerous plot twists and well-drawn characters interwoven with an involving portrait of life in a small insular Irish village.” ―Booklist

“Heartwrenching … engaging … A haunting tale rife with gruesome murders and secrets, Path into Darkness shines.”
Foreword Reviews


Meanwhile, what’s going on in my everyday life? I recently spent a long weekend on the Oregon coast with some writer friends. There were plenty of great writing spots to choose from.

The main goal of the weekend was to set words down on paper. A house full of quiet writers, the sound of fingers tap-tap-tapping away–it’s inspiring. Over 48 hours, I wrote twenty pages!