Lisa Betz

email: lisa@lisaebetz.comphone: (484) 336-9987

READING, PA, – August 30, 2021 Debut novelists don’t often win top honors, so Lisa E. Betz was astonished to be awarded the Golden Scroll Novel of the Year award for Death and a Crocodile, a humorous mystery set in first-century Rome. The Golden Scroll Awards are sponsored by the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA), a national organization for professional female writers and speakers. Past winners of the Golden Scroll Novel of the Year include bestselling authors like DiAnn Mills, Eva Marie Everson, and Lynette Eason. Ms. Betz is honored to be included in such exalted company.“This award is proof that it’s possible to pursue big dreams at any age. Ten years ago I wouldn’t have believed I could become a published author, yet today I’ve won multiple awards for my writing. With hard work and wise mentors, you can accomplish great things.”

In Death and a Crocodile, Betz transports readers to first-century Rome, shortly after the time of Christ. In this era, sensible women don’t investigate murders, but spunky Livia Aemilia doesn’t let that stop her. When her father dies under suspicious circumstances, she sets out to find the killer before her innocent brother is convicted of the crime. Can she uncover the culprit before it’s too late, or will her snooping land her in deadly peril? A fast-paced read filled with humor, quirky characters, and an unrepentant, sausage-snatching cat.

Midwest Book Review calls Death and a Crocodile “A fun read from cover to cover.” Death and a Crocodile (ISBN 978-163573161 trade paperback $16.95, ISBN 978-1393089315
e-book $2.99) from CrossLink Publishing, is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and
wherever fine books are sold. More information can be found at https://crosslinkpublishing.com/shop/death-and-a-crocodile/.ABOUT THE AUTHOR Lisa E. Betz worked as an engineer, substitute teacher, and play director before becoming an award-winning mystery writer. She brings her analytical mind, quirky humor, and positive outlook to all she writes. She draws inspiration from thirty-five years of leading Bible studies to create entertaining mysteries set in the world of the early church. Visit https://lisaebetz.com to learn more.