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Here are a few selections offered by Foul Play Press:
When a convicted murderer,
Billy O’Brien, serving two consecutive life sentences, is suddenly released
from a maximum security prison due to a clerical error, a massive man-hunt
only are the BPD and Massachusetts State Police trying to find the escaped
convict — but so are the FBI and the CIA — and the Mob — each for entirely
different reasons. Chris Callahan is a retired Boston homicide detective,
who also happens to be O’Brien’s childhood friend… and the officer who put him
entire law enforcement community agrees on only one thing:
is the only one who can bring him in…alive.
“There’s Always Tomorrow
is a riveting read of mystery and adventure, very much recommended reading” Midwest
MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
Did the perfect company get away with the perfect crime?
They had the perfect business plan. The investors ponied up the
millions they needed. The company was humming along on all cylinders. And then one day they disappeared. Along with all their research, files and computers ... and a vial
of the deadly Ebola virus that no one knew they had.
Enter Stephen Blackman, a fifty-something burned-out lawyer
working his first case as a private investigator. Hired to try and find the
missing scientists, Blackman turns up a dead body instead. And when the FBI arrives on
the scene Blackman can’t be sure if they’re good guys or bad. But he’s caught
up in this high-stakes, high-risk and highly confusing case to find the missing
scientists before someone releases the deadly virus on an unsuspecting world. Blackman bounces against
the worlds of international espionage, national politics, and high technology
in the first of a series featuring a different kind of private eye.
"Simply stated, "Hot Tea...Cold Case" by D. G. Stern is a riveting mystery/suspense story that will seize and hold the reader's total attention from beginning to end. Superbly crafted twists and turns, all leading to an unexpected and climatic conclusion, "Hot Tea...Cold Case" is very highly recommended for mystery fan personal reading lists and will prove to be a popular addition to community library Mystery/Suspense collections." Midwest Book Review
"An impressive debut from a talented new writer." ME Magazine
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Spring in New York finds a group of seven friends
struggling to reunite a year after college. There’s the beautiful, yet
all-too-trusting Lana; David, the urbane womanizer; lost Aaron; Amanda, the
ambitious opportunist; and Hunter, the troubled pariah. Telling their story is
Will Harrison who, while trying to bring his friends together, begins to
explore a future with his childhood sweetheart, Emily. Dingy subways, towering
apartments, candlelit tables, white hospital rooms, and of course, Central
Park, are just some of the destinations in this story of relationships – both
strengthened and forgotten.
"The novel, a work of literary fiction, is the story of seven friends in New York City struggling to reconnect a year after graduating from college.
The narrator, Will Harrison, works to form, maintain and explore the relationship dynamics (both romantic and platonic) within his group of friends while also endeavoring to find an identity for himself in the unfamiliar world of post-grad life." The Fordham Observer
Auto racing is a dangerous sport. Everyone knows that.
Sometimes people are even killed-usually drivers...So the death of driver, Charles William Tyler Ill wasn't totally unexpected, except that he was stabbed in the back-in bed-in his motor home-at the Citrus Grove Raceway.
"D.G. captured every bit of the vintage world of racing world. It's a
vivid picture with believable personalities and great cars, and one "who dun it" that will keep you guessing to the very
Jeanette Veitenheimer Lime Rock Park Historic Festival Executive Administrator
"You have a great understanding of the characters
that have passion for the sport and the cars that they race. I enjoyed the book immensely. Great story."
Stephen Page Founder, Chairman and CEO Vintage Racing League
"Stern's sense of dialog and breezy style as well as his occasional spot on observations of the vintage racing scene make for a tough book to put down," Vintage Sports Car
is almost nothing quite as magnificent as a sunrise, standing
seventeenth tee at the Indian Whisper Golf Course, on
Little Loggerhead Island,
off the coast of Savannah, Georgia.
By noon tomorrow the vista will radically
change when the 35th
annual Concours d' Elegance at Loggerhead opens its doors
about six hundred of the world's most glorious and glamorous
But when a body is found in the trunk of a
beautiful red Mercedes everything
comes apart and there's
"Well-conceived and written. The Bentley Gang were in fine form. Many, many thanks for sharing your passion for all that is “collector cars” with me."
Stephen J. L. Page,Founder & CEO, Racing and Cars
"D. G. Stern masterfully shares with the reader the complicated inner workings of Ballard's thinking, revealing how he determined the motives for the murders and the evidence that led to a conclusion of what happened. It is obvious that Stern is a lover of vintage vehicles; he even has Ballard often residing in a vintage 1955 Airstream Flying Cloud travel trailer. Chaos at the Concours is fast-paced, exciting, and full of D. G. Stern’s red herrings. If you like murder mysteries, you will appreciate Stern’s work." AuthorsReading.com
"Stern's breezy and almost (but not quite) glib style is simply great fun and we recommend this one to any and all looking for a light novel with a motoring background to the story. It is assuredly a keeper." Vintage Sports Car
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The fact that Cosmo Costello, a well-known Central Florida
mobster, is killed doesn’t send seismic waves through the law enforcement
community except when it is discovered that a rather significant amount of
cocaine is missing
Full time automotive journalist and part time special deputy
sheriff Thomas Ballard and his significant other, full time Orange County
Florida Sheriff’s detective Olivia Nederfield get called into headquarters to
identify Costello’s remains. The only apparent clue is a photograph dedicated
to the deceased by an aspiring young stock car driver and a calendar with
entries coinciding with car races in which he is racing, together with
what appears to be payments of significant amounts of money
The next race is at the iconic Daytona Speedway and Olivia and
Thomas set off to try and connect the
dots…find the killer and find the drugs in the fast paced world of automobile
"Let's cut right to the chase, Stern's third Thomas Ballard novel, Panic in the Pits, is even better than his first two-and we loved the first two." Victory Lane
Many think that Formula One is the apogee of motor racing, although a lot of NASCAR fans and drivers might disagree. The selection of the Cedar Grove Raceway as host track for this year's event was a feather in the cap of car racing in Central Florida.
When a member of the track owner's staff is found near the sweeping right hander at the end of the back straightaway, the racing community is shaken up because the cause of death was obviously the result of the bullet hole in his chest.
"We expect to be reading Thomas Ballard's adventures for a very long time."
Foul Play Press will be releasing these following titles over the next few months:
Technically, twins are two children born
about the same time from the same mother.
Twins are more common than you’d think–about once in every ninety
births. Twins can be either fraternal or
identical. The former develop when two
separate eggs are fertilized at about the same time. Identical twins are produced as the result of
a single fertilized egg splitting in two. Each half develops as a separate fetus, but with identical genes.
There are several additional twin anomalies:
including so-called mirror image twins, who are identical, but in reverse. Ryan
was the yang to Sean’s ying. Even though
they were identical, they were opposite.
Ryan was right-handed, but Sean was left-handed. Ryan was an excellent student-not so with
Sean. They were, however, inextricably
bound together which is not surprising. There was nothing one wouldn’t do for
and Browne is one of the oldest, largest, and most diversified auction houses
in the world. They sell everything from antiquities to mansions, from designer jewelry to corporate jets.
sell antique, vintage, and classic cars at their annual event
at the 2,000,000
square foot Orange County (Florida) Convention Center. Since Orlando is the
home of Disneyworld, Universal Studios, and a myriad of other attractions, the
Sheriff’s office is used to handling large crowds.
auction is being touted as the biggest assemblage of cars ever-over 5,000
vehicles are planned to be offered for sale. The logistics of moving over
70,000 spectators in, out and around the convention center is routine. Basically,
this should be a very relaxing seven-day event for automobile journalist and
special deputy, Thomas Ballard, but when a priceless Bugatti and its owner are
missing, his plans change in a hurry.
A vacation is supposed to be relaxing-sun, sand and gentle zephyrs stirring, not stories of lost luggage, rental cars without air conditioning and long lines at the best restaurants.
That’s what I had intended, but as with all things, that is not what happened. It’s called the Stephen Blackman curse.
walking along the pier one beautiful August morning,
admiring the gorgeous yachts and beautiful
people, sipping a delicious cup of iced tea
from Annie’s Café, Kristen and I notice an older
man sitting in the “fighting chair” of a 50 foot
something offshore fishing boat-obviously dead.
When is less-more? When you are investigating what seems
like corporate intellectual property theft, and two very prime participants:
the developer of the IP software and president of Surram Technologies; and its
chief competitor and most likely culprit in the heist, each turn up dead.
Are the two deaths related or is the timing coincidental?
Stephen Blackman does not believe in coincidences, however since each man was
locked in vicious domestics disputes with spouses who each owned a significant
share in the respective high-tech companies, outside forces may be at work. The
fact that the decedents are siblings, also adds another dimension to the
There are simply too many people who would benefit from the
demise of either or both men, including a disgruntled former employee of
Surram, who claims the software was stolen from him. The investigation is further
hampered by security issues relating to the application of the software to a
critical defense program.
All the unravelling may lead to the conclusion that Humpty
Dumpty may never be put back together again.
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