Scott Drayco

Created by B.V. Lawson

Former classical piano whiz and FBI agent SCOTT DRAYCO never dreamed he'd end up in the private sector as a "crime consultant," but then he never expected to inherit a falling down Opera House, either.

But that's what's happened. A grateful client bequeaths Scott the building, located in Cape Unity, Virginia, a once-charming seaside village that's seen better days, and he's not quite sure what to do with the once-majestic eyesore. Unloading it proves to be a more difficult task than Scott ever imagined, especially when a potantial buyer turns up dead on center stage in Played to Death (2014), Scott's first full-length adventure. Naturally, Scott decides to get to the bottom of it all, but while doing it, he becomes friendly with local Sheriff Sailor and Deputy Nelia Tyler, not to mention the lovely (and soon-to-be divorced) town councilman's wife, Darcie Squier. Subsequent entires in the independently published series find Scott increasingly draswn to the former resort.

Not that that was Scott's debut -- he had already appeared in several digital short stories.

Poet, author, blogger, and journalist BV Lawson is a three-time Derringer Award finalist and 2012 winner for her short stories She was also honored by the American Independent Writers and Maryland Writers Association for her Scott Drayco series, and Played to Death was a Shamus finalist for Best Indie P.I. Novel in 2015. She currently lives in Arlington, Virginia, with her husband and enjoys flying above the Chesapeake Bay in a little Cessna.



  • "The Devil to Pay"
  • "Blood Antiphon"
  • "The Clue Room"
  • "Valley of the Shadow of Death"
  • "Terror of the Mind Bandit"
  • "The Fine Art of Justice"
  • "The Tradition Thief"
  • "Out of the Clouds"
  • "Hear No Evil"
  • "Ter-LUCK-en"
  • "The Least of These"
  • "With Sweet Lavender"
  • "FM is for Murder"
  • "Ill-Gotten Games" (February 2012, digital)...Kindle it!
  • "Vengeance is Blind" (November 2013, digital)...Kindle it!
  • "The Maltese Moon Rock" (November 2016, digital)...Kindle it!


  • False Shadows: Eight Scott Drayco Mysteries (2012)...Kindle it!
  • Grave Madness: Three Scott Drayco Mysteries (2013)...Kindle it!
  • Hear No Evil: Scott Drayco Mystery Stories (2016)...Kindle it!

Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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