Country Blood


Book #2 in the Vega & Middleton Series

Killer Nashville Silver Falchion Award Finalist 2020 for BEST THRILLER.

Hinkin hits the ground running in her second novel, Low Country Blood.

--Colorado Book Review

Hinkin’s second Vega and Middleton Mystery...successfully blends multiple ingredients: fast pacing, romance, danger, humor, and a crazy wild ending. --Kirkus Reviews


Author Sue Hinkin’s compelling work, Low Country Blood: A Vega & Middleton Novel, embodies an exciting story with memorable characters – not to be missed!
--Readers Favorites

Praise for Deadly Focus

Vega & Middleton Debut Novel-Book #1

Finalist in the Fiction: Thriller/Adventure category of the 2018 International Book Awards

“Hinkin, a former TV news photographer, skillfully portrays irredeemable characters as well as likable but flawed ones in this first installment of the Vega and Middleton Mystery series. There’s a healthy mix of ethnicities, ages, and religions (at the news station’s holiday party, the executive playing Santa alternates his red cap with a blue yarmulke). Descriptions are vivid; a line of taillights becomes “a blood red trail creeping east.” An exciting series opener that delivers murder, drugs, and romance.”
--Kirkus Review

4 out of 4 stars

"Deadly Focus: A Vega and Middleton Mystery by Sue Hinkin is a compelling, fast-paced thriller that takes readers on a treacherous journey in search of truth and justice. It is the first book in its intended series and the author’s debut novel…One of my favorite aspects of the narrative is the strong, smart female protagonist. Right from the first chapter, the narrative had me in its grips as I was fascinated by the plot and wondered what would happen next."



“I was bowled over! It's fantastic!!! Gripping. Gritty. Instant and vivid characterizations. Suspenseful. Surprising twists! Holy cow!”

--Sonja Massie is the author of more than 60 published works including the highly acclaimed Savannah Reid Mysteries under the pseudonym G.A. McKevett and the bestselling novel Far and Away adapted from the movie by Ron Howard starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.


“Lucy and her wild, page-turning exploits will definitely satisfy those looking for a story chock-full of adventure and chicanery with a tough, tenacious, and tender heroine at its heart.”

--Colorado Book Review






Book 3 in the Vega & Middleton Series

Disabled and disfigured by severe burns resulting from a failed attempt to murder Lucy, her former nemesis, Gary Mercer, is back wreaking destruction and needs a new face. Will it be Lucy’s?




This is a fast-paced, intelligently plotted, and deftly written story that will have readers on the edge of their seats.

--People's Choice 5-Star

Hinkin proves she is more than just a writer of thrillers, her writing is a thrill to read as well.--Colorado Book Review

It was gripping from the first page, and the breathless suspense was maintained throughout the story.  There was nothing I did not like about the book.


Low Country Blood
Laurel Grove South and Bonaventure Cemeteries in Savannah


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