The Trophy Exchange

Book One in the Lt. Lucinda Pierce Mystery Series

A thrilling new series featuring Homicide Investigator Lucinda Pierce

Life’s been rough for Lieutenant Lucinda Pierce. She lost an eye and disfigured her face responding to a domestic violence call.  She accidentally killed a small child in the middle of shoot-out with his father.  Now, she’s up against a serial killer and her main suspect is a highly respected doctor known for his international relief work.  It’s a good thing she doesn’t mind bending the rules.

THE TROPHY EXCHANGE, the first novel in the Lucinda Pierce series, explores the complexities of mental illness and pits the detective against her own personal demons as she tried to solve the case and heal the emotional scars of a young, innocent girl.


“Fanning (Bite the Moon, 2007, etc.) has produced an exciting, emotionally intense story with a complex heroine whose future adventures will be widely anticipated.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Though this near-perfect police procedural is not for the faint of heart, readers who like Kate Flora and Alex Kava will put it on their reserve lists. Highly recommended.”

The Library Journal Review

“Fanning’s true-crime writing experience gives the story added verisimilitude, and she has made great strides at tightening her storytelling. She is one to watch.”

Booklist Review

“Every now and then you encounter a book that just speaks to you. You can’t put it down, you run the gamut of emotions from anger to fear to elation so intensely that you feel as if you are riding in the front pocket of the narrator.”

Book Club Queen Review

“Just as she does in her true crime books, Fanning goes beyond the inexplicable whys of a killer’s mind to show how the human spirit will and must survive the horrible monsters that live among us.”

San Antonio Express News Review

“Your latest mystery, The Trophy Exchange, came out this month. I think the heroine, Lieutenant Lucinda Pierce, breaks the mold on protagonists. Unlike some lead characters who are “beautiful but don’t know it,” Lucinda has a “flaw” for all to see. She’s been in an accident and is blind in one eye and her face is scarred, yet she keeps going. Most leads have a flaw, but they can usually be kept under wraps. What made you decide to put Lucinda’s on constant display?”

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