Red Tape

Red Tape cartoon cover-02Red Tape was awarded an Honorable Mention at the 2013 Beach Book Festival in June, won the Indie Book of the Day Award in August 2013 and was a finalist in the 2013 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards Contest.

Check out the video trailer for Red Tape on youtube!

The book cover for Red Tape was updated in 2016 in order to more accurately reflect its cozy mystery genre.

Red Tape is the first book in the Jersey Shore Mystery Series.  This cozy mystery is a tale about a single mom, Chelsey Alton, who is trying to balance her family and career when things start to go haywire at her job in a quirky little town named Sunshine, located at the Jersey shore. She encounters an irate resident, corruption in the government, and destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy. When Chelsey starts to figure out the truth behind the mayhem, she finds herself framed for a crime she did not commit. She narrowly escapes several attempts at her demise, only to find herself in a much more precarious situation.

Shweta Shankar for Readers’ Favorite says, “The author’s style is fast and riveting and holds the reader’s interest throughout the book. The plot develops well, building up the suspense until the reader is hooked! It is a gripping, gritty novel that leads the reader through a maze of events and emotions, electrifying drama in one page to love and compassion in the next! This book is a compelling page turner.”

Red Tape is available in paperback and kindle on and in paperback from We sincerely apologize that the nook version of Red Tape is not currently available.

To order from Barnes and Noble, click here:

To order from Amazon, click the icon below:
Red Tape cartoon cover-02


2 thoughts on “Red Tape

  1. I loved this book. Chelsey and Bonnie are great characters. I love their location also. Owning a home on the island of Wildwood, New Jersey. I will be looking forward to reading Tax Cut next.

  2. Hi Pat! I’m thrilled to hear you liked it! You truly made my day! Let me know what you think about Tax Cut too! xo

Leave a Reply to Pat Caniz Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s