Dead In The Water

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Dead In The Water, a mystery novel by Glenda Carroll

Dead In The Water is the debut novel authored by Glenda Carroll.


It’s open season on open water swimmers in the fast-paced thriller. Set in the San Francisco Bay Area, protagonist Trisha Carson’s life is at an impasse. No money. No man. No mojo. That changes abruptly as she’s pulled into the competitive world of open water swimming. Baffling accidents keep her asking questions – to all the wrong people until she’s caught in a web of intrigue, revenge and danger. The exciting climax takes places at San Francisco’s Municipal Pier and Aquatic Park.

Dead in the Water is the first of three Trisha Carson mysteries. It is a debut novel by Glenda Carroll, former Pacific Masters open water swimming chairperson and Marin Independent sailing editor. Carroll lives in San Rafael, California. The paperback and EBook for Kindle are available on

Product Details

• Paperback: 338 pages
• Publisher: Beachbreak Press; Marin County, California; CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
• Format: Paperback, EBook for Kindle
• Language: English
• ISBN-10: 1482015978
• ISBN-13: 978-1482015973
• Available:; Createspace Estore


Richard Burns, a member of the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame, and a member of the Tamalpais Aquatic Masters, designed the cover.

Glenda Carroll

Glenda Carroll wrote a weekly sailing column for the Marin Independent Journal for 19 years. During that time, she also wrote for local, national and international sailing publications. She branched into travel writing and her features have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Travel & Leisure, Ford Times, Chevron USA, Defenders of Wildlife, and Bay & Delta Yachtsman., a surfing website, asked her to write a twice-weekly column, which she did for more than three years. Her debut mystery, Dead In The Water, is based on personal experience in open water swimming. She’s raced in more than 150 open water swimming competitions in Northern California, as well as Hawaii and Perth, Australia. She was the Open Water Swimming Chairperson for Pacific Masters Swimming for 5 years and was the point person for more than 25 open water swimming events each season ranging in length from 500 yards to 5K/10K.

Carroll is currently a member of the U.S. Masters Swimming Open Water Committee. She worked for Kaiser Permanente, Northern California Region as a Communication Manager. Now, she works for the San Francisco Giants in Guest Services, a baseball junkies dream job. She has an M.A. from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio and a B.A. from Indiana University. She is a member of Sisters in Crime.

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