What’s the hook? The Kate Swift Mysteries are set in Northern California: Big Sur, Monterrey, Silicon Valley, Sonoma County, and Mendocino. They involve U.S. Marshall Kate Swift and her lover, Tom Scott. The first Kate Swift mystery, Death is Potential, is a combination of “The Guest List” (Lucy Foley) and “Nine Perfect Strangers” (Liane Moriarty) with a touch of “Squeeze Me” (Carl Hiaasen). Mystery and romance with a dash of humor. Amuse-toi bien en lisant.