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Hopelessly in love and desperately fearful!
Zara and Buzz are products of vastly different upbringings. Their chance meeting ignites attraction they must explore. Even with lies and omissions, they find themselves falling in love. For them its good thing love is blind.
A defining incident offers the opportunity to explore a future together. They move away from everything for a fresh start. They optimize their experiences to build a life they never imagined in the Caribbean. Then their demons’ surface.
Zara distrusts love because of her past. She’s afraid to commit anyone. Buzz wants love, better than what he’d lost.
Will Zara slip through his fingers? Can they honestly bury their past? If those secrets are shared, will their love be destroyed?
Charles holds a master’s degree and works for a high-tech manufacturer as a solution architect, functioning in hybrid data/telecom environments. A long-time technology geek, Charles enjoys writing, studying World War II history, travel, and cultural exchanges. He’s also a fan of wine-tastings, riding his Harley, and continues developing his woodworking skills. Now included in people on the move in Dallas Business Journal.Learn more about Charles through Executive’s Diary.
Rox has two passions – working with technology and writing. She enjoys working to drive optimized customer experiences with technology in her role with a high-tech manufacturer. Texas is home for her and her family. When time permits Rox likes gardening, hiking, sewing, refinishing antiques, exploring, wine-tasting, and traveling. She loves to listen to people which often results in odd treasures that come to life in her stories. Now included in people on the move in Dallas Business Journal.
The brilliantly conceived historical mystery will forever change the way you look at those who endured and survived hard times when the discovery of oil breathed hope into communities that were dying from burnt crops and wilted cotton stalks.
As one reviewer said the award-winning Boom Town Saga, “Combine The Grapes of Wrath and maybe a little Huck Finn and perhaps you will understand the magnitude of this story set in a small town in East Texas in the Great Depression. It should go down as a classic in American literature.”
An oil boom has broken the back of the Great Depression. A small East Texas town is awash with new names and new faces, and no one knows whose eyes belong to the man who carried a lovely fancy dancer from the ballroom of a Sporting House into the darkness of a rainy night and killed her.
Was it a crime of passion? Did she reject him?
Was it someone from her past?
Or was he as unfamiliar as the next roustabout or drifter walking the streets?
A preacher has set up the tent for his traveling Love and Salvation Show on the road beside the courthouse. A strange hunchback with a voice of doom casts an uneasy shadow across the town. Where did he come from? Nobody knows.
Men are spending their hard-earned money with dime-a-dance girls, looking for love, a wife, or something more sinister. Everyone has a secret. Whose secret sent the lovely Louise Fontaine to a muddy grave?
And who is the small boy who stepped off the train with a paper note attached to his coat that said: My name is Ollie Porter. My daddy is Oliver Porter. He works in the oilfields. Does anyone know where he is? Is the boy connected to the fancy dancer or, perhaps, the killer? Or is he just a waif in search of a home?
Ashland is a town without law. It is threatening to explode from the mass of humanity crowding into the oilfield. Is the death of the fancy dancer only the first? And can Doc, the charming and lovable con man, and Eudora, the beautiful widow, catch a killer before they find out who’s the next to die?
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Caleb and Linda Pirtle are a couple who love to write. They have found a deep love for the art of storytelling and have developed Here Comes A Mystery to showcase, promote, and market their mystery and thriller novels. While Caleb prefers writing noir and psychological thrillers, Linda focuses her work on cozy mysteries. He finds suspense wrapped primarily in historical fiction, and she investigates the gentle side of death. Both genres can produce haunting and disturbing results whether the story takes place on the war-torn landscape of Europe or along the calm, peaceful waters of Caddo Lake, decorated with Spanish Moss in the oaks and wrapped in mystery. Their novels all have one thing in common. Nothing is ever as it seem to be.
Pirtle is former travel editor for Southern Living Magazine and served for twenty-five years as editorial director of a custom book and magazine publishing company. He is a screenwriter with three motion picture and TV movie credits, and he is the author of more than seventy published books.
Many of his books were nonfiction, dealing with historical and travel. His full-color, coffee-table book, XIT: The American Cowboy, became the third best-selling art book of all time when it was published.
Educator and former English teacher Linda Pirtle, has written and published her first two cozy mysteries, The Mah Jongg Murders and Deadly Dominoes. The novels form the cornerstone of her series on “The Games We Play.” She is presently researching and writing her third novel, Tarot Terror, set in the red rock country of Sedona, Arizona. The Mah Jongg Murders was named Book of the Month by a marketing and promotional firm in Great Britain.
Although Here Comes A Mystery will focus on mysteries, thrillers, and romantic suspense, both Caleb and Linda believe that every successful novel has a mystery woven into its fabric, regardless of the genre. As a result, Here Comes A Mystery will continue to assist authors around the world by providing a venue in which they can market and promote their own novels.
As the Pirtles firmly believe, “Writing is not a competitive business. It is a cooperative venture. Authors have a much better opportunity to succeed when we all strive to help each other reach book buyers in a difficult marketplace.”