Introduction to the Sheridan Hendley Series

Sheridan Hendley is the protagonist in the 5-book Cold Creek Series. Sheridan and Brett's marriage meant Sheridan moved to his place in a suburb of Appomattox - a fictitious unincorporated town of Clover Leaf. Book 1, A NEW PLACE, ANOTHER MURDER, was released on July 18, 2018. Sheridan continues to connect with some of her friends from Cold Creek, while she also makes new connections and friends in Clover Leaf. 

With the 2nd in the series, released March 24, 2019, DOGS AND MORE DOGS, ANOTHER MURDER, Sheridan's settled in with a job and her volunteer work at Pets and Paws, and involved in another murder.  OLD FRIENDS AND NEW, ANOTHER MURDER released December 14, 2019 with Sheridan returning to Cold Creek to help her friend Max.  For the holidays, Sheridan is active working with Pets & Paws to raise money to help the shelter in HOLLY AND HOLIDAYS, ANOTHER MURDER, released September 14, 2020.  The most recent addition, released December 16, 2020, is WINE AND DEAD, ANOTHER MURDER.  Sheridan, Brett, and their friends enjoy exploring part of the Virginia wine trail in search for a killer and good wine.  In 2021, LOVE AND MONEY, ANOTHER MURDER released.

A Sheridan Hendley Mystery #1

Sometimes you need to be careful what you wish for.

Pretty much settled into her new home in Appomattox with Brett and his daughter, Sheridan longs for something to keep her busy. That is, until Maddie and her new friend are framed for theft and murder. Not quite the distraction she had hoped for, but she’ll turn over every rock to prove their innocence. In the process, she learns about the powerful Buchanan family and the history of the local community. Will the truth come out before the person calling the shots takes Sheridan and Maddie out of the picture? 

“Nardi brought along the characters I loved from Cold Creek (Sheridan, Brett, Maddie, and Charlie, Sheridan’s Sheltie) put them in new situations, bring new life to the characters. I also liked that Sheridan keeps in contact with former colleagues at Cold Creek College. This made Sheridan seem even more real to me.”

“A very down to earth read. A normal family that finds itself embroiled in murder and crime due to his job as detective and hers as nosy Nellie. Great characters that you could meet anywhere.”

A Sheridan Hendley Mystery #2


An abandoned house, an abundance of dogs. And a dead body or two. 

Sheridan Hendley’s volunteer position at Pets and Paws takes a new turn when more than twenty malnourished dogs are found at a rundown house on the outskirts of town. When the body of an elderly woman is found amidst mountains of clutter in the house, a search of the property leads to startling revelations. And another body. While Herman Stoneham’s death is deemed natural causes, his wife’s is not. Where did all the dogs come from and who’s responsible for Justine’s untimely death? Are the two connected? With dogs and murder at stake, Sheridan can't help but get involved in the investigation.

A Sheridan Hendley Mystery #3


A touch of nostalgia, a murder, and good friends.

When a former colleague is implicated in his neighbor’s demise, Sheridan Hendley returns to Cold Creek to try to prove his innocence. Annoying as Max can be, she can’t imagine the quirky professor is capable of murder. Unfortunately, not everyone shares her opinion. Of course, it doesn’t help that Max threatened his neighbor in a public place soon before the man was murdered. Or that the victim’s drug shipments had a habit of turning up on Max’s doorstep.   AMAZON

Holly and Holidays, Another Murder
A Sheridan Hendley Christmas Novella 


Everyone’s dancin’ and prancin’ at the Pets & Paws Holiday Gala, that is, until chaos breaks out. 

 Dinner, dancing, dogs, and murder. A festive fundraiser to help the dog rescue turns sinister when somebody salts the tempting spread with something toxic. Food poisoning used to mask a murder, Sheridan agrees to help the victim’s daughter find the killer. As Sheridan and Rachel investigate the prominent accountant’s records, a possible motive emerges and the game is on – with a happy ending for all, except the killer. Join Sheridan and her family and friends for this holiday cozy mystery novella with a dose of holiday cheer and a favorite biscotti recipe.

  A Sheridan Hendley Mystery #5


Wine tasting, murder, and more. 

 A murder and a toxic substance in a vineyard would spell doom for the manager of any winery. And when that manager is a woman, a rarity in the wine industry, people are quick to place the blame on her shoulders. Even though Sheridan's husband, Brett, and his partner are already on the case, the amateur sleuth, is quick to jump in. In her search for clues, Sheridan and her friends explore the offerings at several nearby vineyards, where they discover more than great wine.