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Swimming intrigue featured in ‘Dead in the Water’

By From page A3 | September 27, 2013

Author and open water swimmer Glenda Carroll will be at The Avid Reader in downtown Davis at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, to read from and discuss her mystery novel, “Dead in the Water.” The bookstore is at 617 Second St.

In this new, fast-paced thriller set in Northern California, it is open season on open water swimmers. Protagonist Trisha Carson’s life is at an impasse. No money. No man. No mojo. That changes abruptly as she’s pulled into the competitive world of open water swimming. Baffling accidents keep her asking questions of all the wrong people until she’s caught in a web of intrigue, revenge and danger.

The page-turner takes place in San Francisco, the Sierra, Santa Cruz, Marin and Sonoma counties.

“Dead in the Water” is the first in a series of Trisha Carson mysteries. This debut whodunnit is based on Carroll’s personal experience in open water swimming; she’s raced in more than 150 open water events in Northern California, as well as Hawaii and Perth, Australia.

She was the open water chair for Pacific Masters Swimming for five years and was the point person for more than 25 open water swims each season ranging in length from 500 yards to 5K/10K.

Carroll also wrote a weekly sailing column for the Marin Independent Journal for 19 years and a twice-weekly column for PacificWaverider.com, a surfing website, for three years.

She lives in San Rafael.

Enterprise staff

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