Books by Catyana Skory Falsetti
Facing Death - The First Julia Rawson Mystery
From her multiracial background to her unique talents in the world of art, Julia Rawson has always felt like a bit of an outsider. Now, as the very first female investigator working just outside of Washington D.C., for the Virginia Medical Examiner’s office, she’s continuing to live her life outside the norm—but this time, in the brave new world of investigating death.
Just one year after the tragic events of 9/11, the twenty-seven-year-old finds herself navigating the incredible, often complex field of forensic science—lending her skills toward literally giving the deceased victims of crime a face.
Facing death isn’t always easy. And her latest case, an unidentified body found in the mountains of western Virginia, has everyone especially perplexed. But at least she has her best friend Lisa to turn to—not to mention a certain forensic anthropologist, Dr. Michael Cuezze, who seems to understand Julia in a way no one else can.
Written by a real-life forensic professional, this captivating mystery delves into Julia’s life as she struggles to adjust to her new profession—and works to bring justice to one of many faceless victims of homicide once and for all.
"Julia Rawson is a forensic death investigator. Her job is to help determine the cause and manner of death and make facial reconstructions. Facing Death provides a glimpse behind the curtains of her daily work routine. The author uses the first person narration, which is very intimate. Julia is the narrator of the story. With great sincerity and openness she shares her everyday life experiences with the reader. As the story unfolds we get to know her better as a person and get to know the complex death cases she is confronted with. The writing flows smoothly, is clear, easy to follow and engaging. The characters seem very real and are well developed. All those things make this book an intriguing read." - From Amazon
"This book does a great job of describing the medicolegal profession from the perspective of a death investigator and forensic artist, especially for anyone who might wonder exactly what those jobs entail. I found it informative but also really exciting! I look forward to reading more about Julia Rawson's adventures!" Terrie (from Amazon reviews)
The next installment of Julia Rawson's Adventures is halfway done! In the next book, "Saving Face" Julia will have to figure out how a hidden part of history ties in with a current death. Her adventures take her to the mountains of Santa Fe, New Mexico and to her home in the Washington, D.C. area. She learns more about the world of unidentified persons in the United States and more about Michael Cuezze. Will their romance survive the long distance? These and other questions will be answered. The book is scheduled for release in 2018!
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