Laura Cardinal is the main protagonist in a series of paranormal crime fiction novels by American author J. Carson Black. Laura is a detective who works for the Arizona Department of Public Safety and works out of the small towns in the state, troubleshooting homicide investigations. She sometimes experiences visitations from her dead partner.
J. Carson Black is an American author of crime fiction. After reading The Shining by Stephen King, Black became inspired to write her first novel, Darkscope. She is the author of the Laura Cardinal series. Black currently lives in Tucson, Arizona, where she was born and raised.