The Vega & Middleton Novels

Welcome to the mystery-thriller series featuring TV news reporter Beatrice Middleton and photographer Lucy Vega along with their friends and families in Savannah and Los Angeles. These woman take on some of the toughest criminals and risk all.

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When you think you've figured the story out, the author releases new jaw-dropping twists that will leave you stunned.
--OnlineBookClub.org

Read excerpts in June 2022 issue of The Big Thrill, the International Thriller Writers magazine

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The Rx for Murder 
Book 5

 

TV Journalist Bea Middleton and photographer Lucy Vega, are called to cover the developing story of a military vet shot dead by police for throwing cement blocks off a freeway overpass. The man was supposedly off his meds. His parents swear it wasn’t true. No one believes them...

The Mermaid Broker
Book 4

 

Bea and Lucy navigate the dark net to find a young high school biology teacher before she falls victim to a disgraced ocean scientist’s sado-sexual mermaid fantasies which includes throwing her to the sharks, literally. 

 
Praise for this thriller:

Hinkin's deft storytelling will suck you in faster than a Malibu riptide and leave readers gasping for breath from the first page.

--BestThrillers.com

The Mermaid Brokers has made it clear that Sue Hinkin has the chops to become as big a fish as she wants in whatever waters she likes.

--Colorado Book Review

Read The Mermaid Broker interview with Sue Hinkin in The Big Thrill, the International Thriller Writers magazine.

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BEST THRILLER
2022
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The Burn Patient
Book 3
 

​Disabled and  disfigured as a result of his
attempt to destroy Lucy Vega, Mercer is back
and intent on revenge through Bea's beautiful
and vulnerable daughter.

Accolades:

WINNER FOREWORD INDIE AWARDS--BEST INDIE MYSTERY of 2020
 

WINNER COLORADO HUMANITIES BOOK AWARD FOR BEST THRILLER 2021

 

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Having just lost her job, Los Angeles news
reporter Bea Middleton returns to face
family secrets and murder in the lowcountry
of Savannah, Georgia.

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Low Country Blood
Book 2

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Deadly Focus
Book 1
 

During the worst El Nino season in decades, Lucy’s beloved uncle, who raised her from childhood, is killed in a car wreck. When a Los Angeles County homicide detective appears at the scene, Lucy and Bea suspect other terrifying possibilities. The trail leads to a heart-of-darkness scenario in the heroin trafficking foothills of central Mexico.   FINALIST International Book Awards

 

Audio Book Available now narrated by Sandra Murphy https://www.voicemama.com/