Penny Goetjen

Penny Goetjen is the author of murder mysteries where the milieu play as prominent a role as the engaging characters. Her love of travel inspires her writing as evidenced by her current titles. Although Connecticut has been her home longer than anywhere else, she also has a deep-rooted fondness for the Caribbean; Charleston, South Carolina; and the tumultuous coast of Maine (especially in the warmer months). A self-proclaimed eccentric, she loves writing by candlelight, particularly on dark, gray days or in the late hours of the night. Fascinated with the paranormal, she often weaves a subtle, unexpected twist into her stories. When her husband is asked how he feels about his wife writing murder mysteries, he answers with a wink, “I sleep with one eye open.”


The Precipice -        The Precipice is a captivating murder mystery set at an old New England inn on the rocky coast of Maine. This book is a must read for anyone who has visited Maine and has fallen in love with the breathtaking coastline and the enchanting inns there, or anyone who enjoys reading an exciting murder mystery.           Penny Goetjen tells the sto. . .

Ithaca Press - 2012-09-15

The Empty Chair: Murder in the Caribbean - Young Olivia travels to the Virgin Islands to settle affairs after receiving word her mother, a highly acclaimed photographer on St. Thomas, has perished in a boating accident, but island police have no record of her death or even the accident. Could her mother still be alive? Olivia desperately needs the truth, if she has to find it herself. A bar brawl. A break-in and robbery. Her mother’s. . .

Secret Harbor Press, LLC - 2016-11-15