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Welcome to Ohnita Harbor

A small town with a long history and

big intrigue of murder and mystery….

The Secrets of Ohnita Harbor

By Patricia Crisafulli

The First Novel in the Ohnita Harbor Mystery Series
from Woodhall Press

Amid a mountain of rain-soaked donations to the Ohnita Harbor Public Library rummage sale, Gabriela Domenici finds a small box that contains an odd-looking cross. When the carved center turns out to be ivory and a clue links the cross to Catherine of Siena, a medieval saint, Gabriela turns to her expertise as an authenticator of historic documents to lead the quest to discover the truth about this mysterious object. But the cross isn’t the only secret in town: first, a beloved Ohnita Harbor resident is found floating in the harbor and then someone else is murdered on the library lawn. As Gabriela races to solve the mystery of the cross, she discerns between infatuation and what could be the start of true love. All the while, she must stay one step ahead of the danger that slowly encircles her.

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What People are Saying!

Patricia Crisafulli draws her characters with such empathy and compassion, they pull us into the story and make their concerns our own while she weaves a web of suspense around their world.

Anthony Flacco, New York Times bestseller and author of the Nightingale Detective Series

Who knew a rummage sale could be so interesting? Or so dangerous?  Crisafulli has given us the perfect cozy—an intriguing mystery, characters to root for, and a setting that is both familiar yet unique. And a bit more—the character complexity and exquisite writing of a literary novel.  A gem of a book.

Sam Hill, co-author of the bestseller Radical Marketing, and author of the critically acclaimed mysteries Buzz Monkey and Buzz Riff

As soon as I started reading The Secrets of Ohnita Harbor, I found myself neglecting the tasks on my to-do list: I had to find out what was behind the compelling mysteries at the heart of this story. Patricia Crisafulli has crafted an engrossing and erudite novel which was satisfying on many levels, perhaps especially for its well-drawn characters and finely wrought plot.

Christine Sneed, author of Little Known Facts and Please Be Advised: A Novel in Memos

In her latest, The Secrets of Ohnita Harbor, Patricia Crisafulli expertly creates a suspenseful and intriguing story of a small community and its library in upstate New York harboring a valuable Medieval cross in its complicated history. Centered on the evolving narrative of Gabriela and all she uncovers, the mystery draws in the reader with finely drawn characters, surprisingly brilliant twists and unexpected sharp turns highlighting the hidden truths of family, friendship, work, relationships, art, history and murder. I highly recommend this crisply written, satisfying escapade that will keep readers poised to discover what in life is truly valuable.  

Michele Weldon is an award-winning author of several books, including I Closed My Eyes, Escape Points and her latest, Act Like You’re Having A Good Time