Praise for Hiding Gladys
Don't miss, Cleo Cooper, the sexy, funny, no-nonsense geologist and mother of two adults, who is balancing job and lovers, a rattlesnake and a deerhound named Tulip, not to mention a surprisingly-placed corpse, in this fast-paced, captivating debut novel, Hiding Gladys, by soon-to-be star, Lee Mims.
author of No Footprints
Mims’s solid debut introduces geologist Cleo Cooper, whose find of a huge, previously undiscovered granite deposit in coastal North Carolina can make her rich—if she and her drilling crew survive the exploration . . . . Both Cleo and Gladys must fight for their lives against a killer who's desperate to win. . . [R]eaders will want to get to know Cleo better in future installments.
Hiding Gladys is fast-paced, lively and hard to put down, with Cleo Cooper a smart, fearless heroine. Lee Mims brings this intrepid geologist's world to life as we watch Cleo chase her high-stakes mining dreams through the North Carolina backwoods, Smith & Wesson by her side.
author of No Safe Ground
Geologist Cleo Cooper is a whip-smart sleuth with a wit and mouth to match. Add greedy relatives, a conniving colleague, and a feisty would-be victim, plus a plot as twisty-turny as the North Carolina mountain roads, and you’ve got a rock-solid debut.
author of Books, Crooks & Counselors
My Latest Novel
Summary: Betting her life savings on a risky offshore natural gas enterprise, brilliant geologist Cleo Cooper has high hopes for a big payday. But a violent attack onboard the drillship darkens Cleo’s optimism. Days later, a man washes up on the coast near the drill site, but is it the man who assaulted Cleo? When Viktor, a promising young Russian geologist is hired as the dead man’s … Read more...
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Hi everyone! The second book in the Cleo Cooper mystery series, Trusting Viktor is out now. It is available in paperback and on the Kindle. If you have read the book, I would love your feedback. Please contact me to let me know what you think of the book, or you can leave a review at your … [Read More...]
I will be participating in a local author's panel at the Cameron Village Regional Library on September 25th at 6:30pm. During the panel we will discuss what it means to be a Southern writer, how living in the area has influenced our books and more. A question and answer session will … [Read More...]
UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway contest! Congratulations to the three winners. Enter for a chance to win one of three signed copies of my mystery novel, Hiding Gladys. To enter, simply login using Facebook or your email address and click the Answer a Question … [Read More...]
I will be attending the following events in July. Book signing and art show with Lee Mims - July 11, 2013 6:00-7:30pm Little Art Gallery 432 Daniels St, Raleigh, NC 27605 Phone:(919) 890-4111 Barnes & Noble Crabtree Mall - Author Signing - Monday, July 15 - 11:00am - … [Read More...]
Join Lee Mims, author and artist, on Thursday July 11th at 6pm at the Little Art Gallery in Cameron Village for a book signing and art show. There will also be a few small surprise giveaways. Event details are below. Book signing and art show with Lee Mims July 11, 2013 6:00-7:30pm Little Art … [Read More...]