DR. ERICA MERRILL SERIESMedical mysteries with a twist.
Till Hell Freezes Over
There is one set of tracks leading to and from the snowbound cabin of Eugene Pettijohn, dead of a gunshot wound.These tracks were made by Herb Shultz, the unpopular deadbeat neighbour who discovered the body.
Shultz is arrested but Dr. Erica Merrill, a young veterinarian trying to establish a practice in her hometown, doesn't think Shultz committed the murder. Her boyfriend, deputy sheriff Clay Caldwell, is skeptical; her powerful father interfering; and citizens of the small Northern Idaho county seat, antagonistic.
Her fledgling veterinary practice threatened, Dr. Merrill decides that she must solve the mystery herself and win acceptance as a person in her own right.
A Switch In Time
Dr. Erica Merrill, a young vet trying to establish her veterinary practice in her hometown, a small Northern Idaho county seat, gets involved in a murder investigation when a drug she has dispensed for a family dog is used to poison a wealthy widow. A battle over inheritance means that everyone involved with the household has a motive. But only the nine-year-old granddaughter has both means and opportunity.
Neither Erica nor her deputy sheriff boyfriend, Clay Caldwell, want to believe that a child would murder her grandmother, but they wonder if her father could have persuaded her to do it.
Cat And Mouse
A woman is shot dead while looking for her dog in a woodlot below her house. But local vet, Dr. Erica Merrill, who heard the shot, and her boyfriend Clay Caldwell, a deputy sheriff, don't think the killing was an accident, but that the wrong person was accidentally shot.
When another attempt at murder is made, the police have two crimes with no suspects, and with no idea who was supposed to be murdered.
The killer is furious at having shot the wrong person, the first episode in a grisly game of cat and mouse, where one player tries to trap the other, who succeeds in evading the deadly traps until the final resolution, which Erica tries to prevent.