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“Author Lynn Hesse takes you on a mystical and magical journey with the Roma…. Be warned, for this is the lyrical ride of a lifetime.”

— Jedwin Smith, author of Fatal Treasure and Our Brother’s Keeper

Lynn Hesse was first place winner in the  Public Safety Writers Association for her first novel Well of Rage.

She was a 2018 Silver Falcion finalist with her second novel Another Kind of Hero.

I write southern crime and mysteries where the female protagonist doesn’t always get it right the first time, but she wins in the end.


The Forty Knots Burn

A con artist trio are stuck in Atlanta without funds when the oldest member suddenly dies. Clara Shannesy Blythe must take over and pull off the risky heist of an Edward Hopper painting.

She falls in love for the first time but realizes too late that Hernando is the painting’s forger — and his brother is trying to kill her.

Published by Blue Room Books.

Another Kind of Hero

When a casket of drugs and money is found inside the Pick’n Pay in Forsyth, GA, it puts sisters Mavis and Helen at odds.  Then DEA Agent Dewey Blackmon roars into town. Is I-75 a drug pipeline?

Another Kind of Hero won the International Readers’ Favorite Chill Award in May, 2021.

Well of Rage

Carly Redmund, a Mobile, AL, police recruit is about to mess up her first crime scene. She’s found evidence of a murder — but her training officer orders her to hand it over. Then he pockets it.

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Well of Rage is dynamite! Fast-paced and action-packed, it probes the depths of racial hatred that still persists.

Jennie Helderman, award-winning author of “As the Sycamore Grows”


The forthcoming sequel to Well of Rage shows how race and mental illness within the prison system highlight inequality in dispensing justice.


Murderous Ink Press is a new crime fiction magazine in the United Kingdom with several anthologies each year. I was lucky to be included in the October 2021 issue, Crimeucopia, The I”s Have It.

My short story “Bitter Love” is about a female senior detective who is having a bad day starting with a triple homicide in Dunwoody, Georgia, and it gets worse after she arrives home to find her husband and mother-in-law hungry and waiting for her to cook dinner, but nothing prepares her for the next day.





What readers say

TAMMY RUGGLES / Readers’ Favorite

Hesse has crafted a well-paced suspense novel [in Well of Rage] … Her experience as a former officer lends to the authenticity.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

PIKASHO DEKA / Readers’ Favorite

[Well of Rage] captures both the essence of racism and misogyny as well as the willpower of honest, hard-working people driven by their desire to pursue justice. 

Rating: 5 out of 5.

MARLENE BUCHANAN

[Another Kind of Hero is] just a delightful read with enough intrigue, action and flirtation to keep you turning the pages. 

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Where to find my books

Find my books on Amazon or at scribblersweb.com.

Contact me

  • lynnhesse@aol.com

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