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I was born and raised in Northern Ireland, near Belfast. I emigrated to Canada in my mid 20’s and while there, started writing. My day time job was as a medical secretary to various health care professionals but my spare time was dedicated to my writing. I lived in Canada for 12 years and during that time had almost completed seven novels in a series. After living at home for a year, I moved to the United States and continued my career as a medical secretary. My writing was shelved for just a little while during my time in the States but, since my return to Northern Ireland upon my husband’s retirement five years ago, I have been able to resume my hobby and complete the seventh novel. I currently work full time within the Education Authority and dedicate as much time as possible to my family and my writing.


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Murder Is Just the Beginning

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Four murders of staff who work in the same seedy nightclub, a shady nightclub owner and no clues as to who the murderer is. Detective David Andrews and Detective Paul Cameron are thrust together with two recruits from the United Kingdom, Cathy Edwards and Krista Nolan, to solve the murders and bring to justice whoever was responsible for them. Personality clashes and strong physical attractions ensue between the four but they always maintain their strong professionalism. During the investigation, yet another member of staff is found murdered but the evidence is gathering and soon the guilty one is caught. But the case doesn’t end there. By the time the court hearing comes around, the accused has already devised a getaway plan. And the hunt is on….




What people are saying...

"Murder Is Just the Beginning by Carol Kravetz is a well-crafted crime and investigation novel with a very gripping plot and stellar writing. After four girls working in the same night club are murdered, Detectives David Andrews and Paul Cameron find themselves working feverishly and racing against time to apprehend a criminal who could be preparing to strike again. Joined by Cathy Edwards and Krista Nolan, this team has to overcome personal differences and emotional involvements to close a case that could be haunting. They succeed in getting the killer, but not before another staff member is murdered. Things could have gone back to normal after the arrest, but then there is a twist, one that no reader saw coming. Yes, murder was just the beginning of a complex plot.

Carol Kravetz writes beautifully. From the very beginning, the reader is gripped by the detailed description of a character and they sense that something is about to happen. I enjoyed the fact that the conflict and issues handled in this story are introduced at the very beginning. Readers will be thrilled to see how fast the conflict escalates as they follow the compelling characters weaving their way through the complex plot. The prose is very descriptive, and while the author offers great and vivid pictures of what is taking place, the pace isn’t hampered in any way. Murder Is Just the Beginning is a crime novel with a lot of entertainment for readers. I enjoyed the complex cast of characters, the exciting plot, and the great writing."

- By Romuald Dzemo for Readers’ Favorite

"A great thriller, Murder Is Just the Beginning by Carol Kravetz is one of the books that fans of crime fiction will love to have on their shelves. Employees working in the same night club are getting killed. The number has grown to four within a very short period of time. The community is getting anxious and two skilled detectives are working very hard to apprehend the murderer. Can they stop the killer before another employee gets killed, and who could be next on the list? Detectives David Andrews and Paul Cameron, together with Cathy Edwards and Krista Nolan, are able to catch the killer. At the time everything is set for trial, a new development takes place, a surprise no reader could have seen coming.

One of the things that gets me hooked is how a book begins and Carol Kravetz was able to work a powerful spell on me, pulling me in from the very beginning with compelling prose and vivid descriptions of characters and the setting. The characters are very interesting and it is entertaining to watch them work together. The author created characters that would surely clash with each other, but it is a marvel to see them attracted to each other, working under great emotional challenges, and managing to stay in control to enable teamwork. The plot is fast and filled with unexpected turns and twists. Murder Is Just the Beginning has huge potential to keep readers entertained throughout."

- By Arya Fomonyuy for Readers’ Favorite



  • Title: Murder Is Just the Beginning
  • Author: Carol Kravetz
  • Genre: Women's Fiction/Thriller/Drama
  • Length: 466 pages
  • Release Date: March 20, 2017
  • ISBN-13: 978-1542809917
  • Imprint: Sly Fox

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