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In a small southern town where everyone knows each other’s business, veteran detective Larry Robbins must solve the disappearance of eighty-year-old widower George Beason.

When evidence arises that Beason may have left town on his own, it would be easy for Robbins to close the case, but his gut instinct tells him more’s at stake. As he uncovers clues about Beason’s deceased wife and his estranged daughter, Robbins must untangle conflicting motives and hidden agendas to bring Beason home alive.

Related to her recent release, THE PROFESSOR, award-winning author Cathy Perkins delivers a mystery novella: HONOR CODE, Amazon #1 bestseller in mystery/suspense, police procedural.

HONOR CODE is available from Amazon.


Cathy Perkin’s Honor Code is a tense police procedural whose hero is a taunt mix of weariness and optimism. The book begins with the kidnapping of the old man and as the mystery unravels the layered strands of family disfunction, fading communities and fractured marriages reveal a cop whose seen it all but still strives to make a difference. The crime and its solution are riveting, but not as compelling as the detective at the center of book. – Beachside Reviews

The opening scene is powerful in its imagery and emotion… the secondary characters added layers to the story that made me forget I was reading a novella – Renee Rearden

If you’re looking for a good mystery to curl up with on a Sunday afternoon, this is your book. Greta Gunselman

Honor Code is another multi-layered and intricately plotted story by Cathy Perkins; K Branfield, Book Reviews & More


Cathy Perkins is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. She writes predominantly financial-based mysteries but enjoys exploring the relationship aspect of her characters’ lives. Her suspense writing lurks behind a financial day-job, where she learned firsthand the camouflage, hide in plain sight, skills employed by her villains.

Born and raised in South Carolina, the setting for HONOR CODE and THE PROFESSOR, she now lives in Washington with her husband, children, a 75-pound Lab who thinks she’s still a lap-dog, and a German Wirehair puppy.