"With an engaging heroine, fully fleshed supporting
characters, an intricate plot and a piercing view of the
sins, scandals, and secrets of Washington, 'Blow Up'
offers thoughtful, absorbing fiction."

                              —The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star



Photojournalist Sophie Medina must figure out how the death of a Supreme Court justice and the murder of a homeless man are related before she becomes an assailant's next target.


Praise for the Sophie Medina Series

"Crosby introduces photojournalist Sophie Medina in this assured tale of love, loss, and secret agendas, the first in a new series, [which]...offers a complex portrait of our nation's capital, with its historic beauty and roiling underbelly of deceit and danger."
—Publishers Weekly on Multiple Exposure.

Sophie is a tough, relatable heroine, and with her unconventional job-not to mention her ex-spy husband-this makes for a breezy read with just the right amount of thrills."
—Library Journal on Ghost Image

2023 Crosby author photo

About Ellen

For many years I worked as a freelance journalist in the US and while living overseas in London, Moscow, and Geneva, Switzerland before turning to writing fiction full time. My last job as a stringer was as a regional feature writer for The Washington Post, covering many of the places where my wine country mysteries are set.

. . . hard to put down. Crosby scores another compulsively readable vino-themed mystery.

Publishers Weekly


Latest News & Events


Where I've been on book tour and who I've talked to: Poisoned Pen Bookstore, Rogue Women Writers, Jungle Red Writers, CrimeReads, Dru's Book Musings, & Writers Who Kill--video links and links to articles on the News page.


10/29/23 Breaux Vineyards  Read Between the Vines Book Club, 11-1, free & open to the public

11/15/23 University Club of Washington, D.C. Annual Meet the Author & Book Fair, free & open to the public.

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