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A Golden Bond is Angela Demetrious’ story. Her life as the daughter of Greek immigrants was normal, carefree and innocent – until she was suddenly forced to grow up. The tale begins with a backdrop from the mid-1950’s in Indianapolis, a city still being developed and still considered sleepy. Angie and her friends begin their senior year of high school. Angie, the daughter of Greek immigrants, was already looking ahead to its end when she will have earned the right to wear the class ring. A ring that was not so easy to attain or hold onto. Angie’s life is thrown off-course with events taking place outside of her control. Angie’s golden ring becomes a symbol of that independence and a motivation for her future. But just days after receiving her cherished ring, it is snatched from her grasp.
Bedlam at the Brickyard has stories involving bootleggers and the beginnings of stock car racing, drivers and fans. There are stories of revenge, cover-ups, memorabilia collecting, the paranormal, racing superstitions, and more. Each story is separated by a historical narrative or statistical chart to enlighten as well as entertain the reader.
Bleak Midwinter is a page-turning mystery perfect for for a Christmas read, perfect for a mid-winter read, it’s even perfect to start in the middle of a hot summer day when you need to an intriguing story to help get your mind off of the heat. Here is a little taste of what makes this a great read for anytime of the year.
It’s not every day you meet a female mortician, and especially one who’s strikingly beautiful. In Bleak Midwinter, the second book in the A Mary Christmas Mystery series, Mary finds herself at the center of a troubling double-homicide investigation while falling headlong into romance with police officer Lance Freeman. As Mary gets closer than ever to danger, she is aided by her dear friends, Silvia and David, who provide answers when she seems to need them most. But nothing is a bleak as it seems, even though Mary is forced to deal with an odd assortment of characters: the deceased’s grieving sister; a released convict who squats on the funeral home premises; a suspicious lawyer; and Rose Edgewater, her new secretary.
Gutsy reporter, Lark Chadwick always seems to find herself at the wrong place at the right time. In Bullet in the Chamber, she is front-row center when the executive mansion’s press briefing room is suddenly attacked. The president is missing, the first lady’s life is at risk, and Lark’s personal life is falling apart when the man she loves disappears. In Bullet in the Chamber, author John DeDakis draws on his own personal pain the sudden death of his twenty-two year-old son Stephen in what promises to be a true page-turner. DeDakis also draws on his forty-five year journalism career. He shows the daily struggles that go on behind the scenes in day-to-day, deadline-a-minute journalism.
It’s not every day you meet a female mortician, and especially not one who’s both beautiful and single. In Cold Snap, the third book in the A Mary Christmas Mystery series, Mary finds herself at the center of another strange murder investigation as she tries to navigate her budding romance with police officer, Lance Free man.
Fire in the Water tells about Paddy Quinn, the famous one-armed war correspondent. He is on what would be his final Civil War assignment: the funeral of the assassinated President Lincoln.
Quinn and his new bride Felice are aboard the steamboat Sultana going up the spring-flooded Mississippi River toward Illinois to meet the Funeral Train, when their honeymoon vessel stops at Vicksburg. The Sultana takes on a pathetic human cargo of 2,000 sick and ragged survivors of the hellish Andersonville prisoner-of-war camp. This motley group of prisoners are kept alive only by their desire to get home. Quinn’s lot is now thrown in with some of the unluckiest veterans of that awful war.
Little Jenny is asleep in her bedroom one night as the story, Hoo, Hoo, Hoo Hoosiers, begins and she is awakened by a sound coming from beyond her closed bedroom door. Hoo Hoo Hoo was the sound.
She and her mother explore their farm to see what could be making the noise, but none of the animals seem to be responsible. Likewise, no one in her family can guess what the source can be. Finally, the family realizes that the Hoo Hoo Hoo is coming from the living room. It is part of the cheer Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers! Jenny’s dad tells her that this is a sound she’s going to be hearing a lot as she grows up because of how much her family loves Indiana Basketball.
In Hoosier Hoops and Hijinks, the matters of the game can also turn deadly. This collection of seventeen mystery stories written by the Indiana Speed City Chapter of Sisters in Crime honors Indiana basketball and its rich tradition while weaving in the mischievous and sometimes lethal passions that can erupt when the state is gripped in b-ball fever. Tucked between the fictional stories are pages about real-life legendary Hoosier basketball players and coaches.