Welcome to the online home of Rhonda Blackhurst, author of The Inheritance, the Whispering Pines mysteries and the Melanie Hogan cozy mystery series.

Melanie Hogan, salon owner of A Cut Above, leads a mundane and predictable life. When she becomes bored and wishes for some spontaneity in her life, trouble begins to pop up all around her. She soon learns there’s something to be said for predictable. Check out Shear Madness, Shear Deception, Shear Malice, Shear Murder, Shear Holiday Mayhem, Shear Fear, and Shear Camping Caper.

Now Available!

Shear Camping Caper, a Melanie Hogan Mystery Short Story 

Melanie, Claire, and Rubie’s Fourth of July camping excursion explodes and fizzles when Rubie stumbles upon a body. But when the investigation zeroes in on Melanie, clearing her name must come before clearing the campground.

Available on Amazon for $.99!


Praise for Rhonda’s Previous Works…

The Inheritance

“I really enjoyed this book! Rhonda has created some highly relate-able characters and I found it easy to hear the different voices as she switched perspectives. Very worthwhile purchase!”

The Inheritance

“What an awesome book…because it really makes you understand what’s really important in life, the love of family.”

The Inheritance

“I rarely review a book but this one hit home for me. Each character spoke to me and had a purpose. Thank you Rhonda for writing this book. It is now one of my favorites!”

The Inheritance

“Loved this book! What a wonderful debut for this newly published author. Can’t wait to see what else she writes.”

Shear Madness

“Great story – Took a twist at the end that I hadn’t anticipated! Rhonda writes in a way that helps the reader visualize the scene – makes it a very fun read and even more suspenseful. I’m ready for the next one in the series!”

Shear Madness

“It was an excellent read, caught your attention at the beginning and held it to the end. Likable characters that are well developed. Rhonda Blackhurst has a way of writing that is very visual.”

Shear Madness

“Loved this cozy mystery and can’t wait for the next one in the series. Melanie is a charming character, the dialogue is witty and funny, and the mystery has a twist I didn’t guess.”

Shear Deception

“Wonderfully written, kept me in suspense!”