Now Available! The second Camelia Belmont mystery…

Death At The Crossroads

When hotshot litigator Aaron Anders’ wife, Suzanne, goes looking for a divorce attorney, every lawyer in town turns her down. Except one. What was Camelia Belmont thinking?

Desperate to make partner, Camelia takes Suzanne’s case, despite Aaron’s notorious scorched earth tactics. But when another high profile client kills himself, and her chances of making partner fizzle, Camelia barely manages to hold her anxiety and the vodka bottle at bay. To complicate matters, Suzanne’s health is failing, and all she wants is to die divorced. But the Paradise Valley socialite’s life gets complicated when sexy senior associate Kaitlyn Fischer is killed on her way to a midnight tryst … in Suzanne’s car.

Was Suzanne’s car used as a murder weapon? And was Suzanne the real target? Camelia’s boss, criminal defense attorney Byron McCaffrey, doesn’t want any part of it, but when she discovers a link to a product liability case Anders won on appeal, Camelia is convinced the “accident” was intended for Suzanne. But she’ll have to come up with more than circumstantial evidence against Aaron Anders, especially since the cops and the prosecutor’s office decide the case was accidental. Camelia can’t help but defy Byron’s demand to leave the criminal investigation alone, even if it means getting fired.


All Suzanne wants is a divorce, but her clock is ticking. Finally, Camelia gets a break from an unlikely ally, but is it too late? Can she discover what really happened or will someone get away with murder?

Death At The Crossroads is the second book in the suspenseful Camelia Belmont Murder Mystery series. If you like soft-boiled whodunnits with a smart female sleuth, true-to-life characters, and dark insights into the legal profession, you’ll love PJ Donison’s second literary mystery in the series. Now available in both e-book and paperback versions!

What readers say about Death Comes For Christmas:

Finished in one sitting—could not put it down.

I finished the book in one sitting. Read it straight through. Could not put it down. I will just say here that the things that pull me into a novel and keep me reading are all there: kickass beginning, vivid characters, an irresistiblly unfolding story thread, tantalizing hints of untold substories that create that desire to know more (a series!), and a protagonist that you begin to care about/develop an attachment for. Altogether a win!


News Flash!

Pamela has been elected as President to the board of Sisters In Crime – Canada West for 2024. She took office Jan. 1, 2024 and will continue to participate in moving the organization forward.

In The Media

Pamela has been interviewed twice by author and artist Joanna Vandervlugt. The ‘Meet the Author’ interview is posted on YouTube and the link is to the right. The second was a joint audio interview with author and attorney Susan Jane Wright. The topic is Lawyers As Protagonists – click this and give it a listen!