CWG Book Blast, “End of the Road: A Black Horse Campground Mystery (Book 1),” by Amy M. Bennett

This month, the Catholic Writers’ Guild is touring Guildie AMY M. BENNETT’S book, End of the Road: A Black Horse Campground Mystery (Book 1),  It is a Catholic Writer’s Guild Seal of Approval winner.


Murder and mayhem in a campground in New Mexico. Romance, humor, and engaging characters in a Catholic-flavored debut cozy mystery novel.


Corrie Black, owner of the Black Horse Campground, hopes for a successful start to her summer season. The discovery of Marvin Landry, a long-time guest, shot dead in his own RV, along with $50,000 in cash missing, does not herald a good beginning. This is  especially  true since the victim’s handicapped wife and angry stepson seem to have little interest in discovering who murdered him. Was Marvin’s murder planned or just convenient? And is the appearance of a mysterious biker with a shadowy past that includes a recently deceased wife merely a coincidence? Despite opposition from former flame, Sheriff Rick Sutton, Corrie is determined to find out who murdered her guest. But will she find out who is friend or foe before the murderer decides it’s the end of the road for Corrie?

Special Note:

A portion of the royalties of all my books is donated to the Carmelite Sisters of Santa Fe, NM:



He pulled off the highway onto the clearly marked, paved side road and shut the engine off, letting the Harley coast past the well-lit sign to Black Horse Campground. He pulled his helmet off to let the spring night breeze cool his sweat-soaked brow, shook his head to clear it of the drone of the highway, and looked down into the hollow between the road and the river.

The campground slept below him, dotted with pools of brightness from the safety lights and the outdoor lights of the pool and the dozen or so RVs parked in the pull-through spots. A dim light glowed from the second floor of the main office building. The owners of the campground no doubt lived on site; hopefully without a dog. Or a night watchman.

He dismounted and secured the helmet to the back of the seat then walked the Harley down the gentle asphalt incline. The road was free of gravel and sand and he managed to wend his way to a vacant tent site, situated halfway between the RV sites and the office building, in relative silence. He set down the kickstand and paused a few moments. Except for the breeze stirring in the pines and the babbling of the nearby river, nothing moved or made a sound. He would have preferred a more secluded site, away from the campground office, but his primary concern at the moment was that his arrival didn’t wake any other campers. As long as no one was making a nighttime trip to the bathroom, it was unlikely that he’d be noticed by the other guests. Quickly he set about putting up his tent. He was done in ten minutes; he’d gotten good and fast at setting up camp in the dark. He unrolled his sleeping bag and apart from removing his boots, chaps and jacket he didn’t bother to undress. He checked his watch; it was twenty to two. He allowed a grim smile. At least three or four hours of sleep before he was noticed. Then it would start all over again.


Amy M. Bennett was born and raised in El Paso, TX. She is a 1985 graduate of Father Yermo High School and attended the University of Texas–El Paso. In 1988, she married her husband, Paul, and moved to Alamogordo, New Mexico, where she attended New Mexico State University–Alamogordo, and, except for a six-month stint in Mt. Kisco, New York, has been a resident of New Mexico ever since. She currently works as a cake decorator with Walmart in Alamogordo, NM after twelve years in the Ruidoso Downs store (this is her seventeenth year with Walmart) and a “vino slinger” with Noisy Water Winery in Ruidoso, NM for the last four years. She has been a “closet” novelist for over twenty years and has an impressive collection of rejection letters to show for it! “End of the Road” started as a project for National Novel Writing Month in 2009; it won the Oak Tree Press 2012 Dark Oak Mystery contest. Her first and second books in the series, “End of the Road” and “No Lifeguard on Duty”, were both awarded The Catholic Writers Guild Seal of Approval. She and Paul currently reside in Bent, New Mexico, with their son, Paul Michael, who grew up believing that having a mother who writes mystery novels is normal.

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Murder and mayhem in a campground in New Mexico. Romance & humor in a Catholic-flavored debut cozy mystery novel.

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