Follow the Crow

This is it. This is what I’ve been working on. The second series addition to my (extremely) modest catalogue: Follow the Crow (Vanished, #1) is here. Feel free to buy one hundred copies each at either of the following fine retailers:



The book should be available on Apple and Kobo shortly, and in paperback shortly as well.

I’m very proud of this book, and I think it is a great piece of work, but I want to be honest with you Tournament fans: This is no Tournament book. I mean this in the obvious way (that this isn’t literally the 4th installment of the Tournament series) and in the stylistic way as well: If you’re looking for pell-mell action, bullets flying, international intrigue, and a cast of hundreds…this may not be your book.

Follow the Crow is a paranormal suspense novel, and it’s more of a love story than a gunfight story, although there is a fair bit of action.

I hesitate to use the word “love” in conjunction with “paranormal suspense” because I know what it brings to your mind: vampires and werewolves doing it. I can say without a doubt that Follow the Crow is nothing like that. It’s too gritty for sexy monsters. It’s a delightfully spooky cop book. The men and women keep their shirts on almost the entire time.

Here’s the official blurb:

Ben Dejooli is a Navajo cop who can’t escape his past. Six years ago his little sister Ana vanished without a trace. His best friend saw what happened, but he refuses to speak of what he knows, and so was banished from the Navajo tribe. That was the day the crows started following Ben.

 Caroline Adams is a nurse with a special talent: she sees things others can’t see. She knows that Ben is more than he seems, and that the crows are trying to tell him something.

What the crows know could shed new light on the mystery of Ana’s disappearance, or it could place Ben and Caroline at risk of vanishing just like she did.

This is also the first of three in the Vanished series. I like writing things in threes. Three is a good number. I’d love if this book made me three zillion dollars, for instance. But if only three of you actually read it, I’ll still raise three glasses, one to each of you.

And finally, a book without a cover is just a bunch of pieces of paper glued together (and it’s probably stolen), so I present to you the cover for Follow the Crow. It was done by the fine people at Damonza, who produce excellent work.

Follow the Crow Cover












So why not give it a shot? If you do, here’s a pro-tip: Follow the Crow is best read by a window, with a glass of wine or a cup of coffee, when the sky is that creepy green before a summer storm, and the crows are waiting in the trees for the rain to hit.

Hope you enjoy.


Categories: Celebrating Writing


  • I love the first 2 installments of the Vanished series when will the 3rd be out seems like there may be more to tell on this story. Please keep me apprised. Sincerely your new fan Paula

    paula Hartley | August 4, 2015
  • Hi Paula! You’re right, there is quite a bit left to say! There will be a third Vanished novel. I’m finishing up a different novel in a new series right now, but Vanished #3 is next on my list. I hope to have it done early next year. Thanks for reading!

    B. B. Griffith | August 4, 2015

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