murder at the indian river

Jay Heavner

 A decaying body is found floating in the Indian River near Canaveral Flats, Florida. Once again, Roger Pyles, a forensic expert recovering from personal and professional failures, is called upon for help in the case. The discovery of an unusual item in the corpse points to lost treasure, but this is only the tip of the iceberg. Bedlam breaks loose, and more crime victims are found. Can Roger solve the case without becoming a casualty himself? 

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This is the second book in the Florida Murder Mystery series 


the dark side of town

D. Scott Dickinson

     Lake County, Florida, circa 1950. A land of vast lakes, haunting canals and timeless natural beauty. Citrona, a small town nestled among the County’s citrus groves. A boyhood Eden of endless wonder and adventure. The center of a nine-year-old’s bright new world. Until he is drawn into its shadows. Secrets hiding behind a bedroom door. Hatred spilling into the streets. A sadistic sheriff. And a burning cross. Revealing The Dark Side of Town. 


the long game

Nicholas Taylor

     Russian Intelligence Officers engaged in a training exercise decide to take advantage of a wealthy American businessman for their monetary gain. They bait him with a beautiful woman who eventually becomes his wife. Little did they know, the American had political aspiration and they now have one of their spies deeply embedded in the middle of American politics. Pillow talk anyone? 

     Turmoil ensues when a terrorist attack occurs that turns the political landscape between Russia and the United States into total chaos. The result is a story of outrageous fortune, political intrigue and a shift of world power never before contemplated. Who will win when the Russians play The Long Game?

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     Nicholas Taylor is a graduate of the University of Missouri and The George Washington University. He has worked in Aerospace, Military Contracting, and Academia. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East for work and pleasure. He is currently retired and lives with his wife beachside in Florida.


the artisan

Gene Luke

A powerful and true story comes from the testimony of 12 Serbian POWs. In the turbulence of World War II Germany, hunger for life turns a young POW into a traitor to his countrymen, but love and sacrifice makes him a hero in this elegant tale of defiance by two people in love in the time of horror.

"Everything chimerical that I have heard from a distance has become real, tangible, and so close. - And yet, still so distant. Imponderable. Immaterial. That is music. The heartbeat that nurtures us in our mothers’ wombs. The sounds of birth and death."

The Artisan presents itself as a fictional memoir written in the early 1990s by Timo Tomi to his American son, who has just joined Doctors Without Borders to assist during the conflict in Yugoslavia. Timo, a finish carpenter drafted into the Royal Yugoslav Army in May 1940, is taken prisoner when Yugoslavia collapses. Transported to Germany, he longs to return to his family farm, where his partially disabled father, mother, wife, and new daughter must struggle to manage without him. Only by accepting work - helping to build Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, painting a bread factory, and loading cannon shells onto train cars in a munitions factory - can he hope to get enough food to survive.

While rebuilding the village church’s bell tower, Timo falls in love with the voice of the young teacher, Hanna Gottfried, a former opera star married to an SS colonel serving on the Eastern Front. Surrounded by violence, atrocities, and war crimes, mutual feelings of respect and admiration begin to flourish between the two young people.

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