"The Gail McCarthy books are among my very favorite contemporary mysteries and Crum is, for my money, the successor to mystery giant Dick Francis."

                                                            Ron Miller, author of  Mystery! A Celebration
Laura Crum is an author living in Santa Cruz, California.  She is best known for her mystery series featuring equine veterinarian Gail McCarthy.  Laura has spent twenty years training and showing western cowhorses and has used her background to create a unique blend of mystery and the modern west.
        Cutter, Hoofprints, Roughstock, Roped, Slickrock, Breakaway, Hayburner, and Forged, the first eight titles in the series, are available on Kindle. There will be regular promotional specials on these books... Cutter and Hoofprints are now priced at just 99 cents! Click on any of the book covers on the sidebar to read more about the book and to order.
 Moonblind,  Chasing Cans, Going, Gone, and Barnstorming, the last four titles in the series, are all available from Perseverance Press in trade paperback form. These books are also available as Kindle editions. Click on the book covers below to read more about the books and to order.  

Laura's newest book, Barnstorming, is now available.
A trail rider's nightmare becomes reality when veterinarian Gail McCarthy faces murder on the trail and must track down the killer before she becomes the next victim. Barnstorming, the 12th and final installment in the long running Gail McCarthy series, features all the elements that Laura Crum is known for: fine writing about beautiful landscapes and authentic western horse lore, as well as an exciting mystery. Don't miss this fine story set in the hills by California's Monterey Bay.
Barnstorming can be ordered directly from Perseverance Press in trade paperback format. Order by calling 800-662-8351 or go to www.danielpublishing.com
Come visit Equestrian Ink blogspot--a group of authors who write fiction about horses and have horses of their own--and read some great posts about both writing and life with horses. Laura writes the Wednesday post.
Visit Laura on Facebook and see photos of her horses and other critters.
The last four books in the series, Moonblind, Chasing Cans, Going Gone, and Barnstorming, are available in trade paperback from Perseverance Press and also as Kindle editions. Click on the book covers to read more about the books and to order.
Veterinarian Gail McCarthy thought cutting horse trainer Casey Brooks was being paranoid with his stories of poisoned horses and sabotage, but when his blue roan mare returns riderless and Casey is found dead, she isn’t so sure.
Gail McCarthy is a horse vet with a hectic schedule, not to mention a horse, a new boyfriend, and a house payment, and her life is more than a little disrupted when she finds two dead bodies in the course of a routine call to a well known reined cowhorse barn.
While attending the annual Winter Equine Seminar at Lake Tahoe, Gail finds one of her fellow horse vets dead, and another accused of his murder. The trail leads back to Gail’s hometown of Santa Cruz, California, and through the twists and turns of the team roping world, plunging Gail into a confrontation with an unlikely killer.
A stalker haunting the ranch of an old friend creates a harrowing personal drama for Gail as she struggles to sort out a mystery involving animal rights and a bitter feud--and win a team roping event at the same time.
Gail embarks on a solitary horse packing trip in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, with just her dog and her two horses for company. All too soon she stumbles upon a soon-to-be- dead man, and is drawn into the whirlwind of nefarious events that precipitated the tragedy.
Faced with a depression and some big life changes, Gail struggles to find the right path as she is confronted with the strangest mystery she has ever heard of.
Gail is called out to treat injured horses when the biggest boarding stable in the county catches fire. When a second barn fire occurs nearby, Gail  finds herself in the middle of the search to catch the arsonist--before any more horses or people die.
Gail’s horseshoer is shot in her barnyard while shoeing her horse, embroiling Gail in a dangerous attempt to capture an elusive killer.