In The Dark Cabin Murders, Frank L. Gertcher weaves an exquisitely crafted Civil War era murder-mystery. The story includes good detective work by Jeremiah and James, romance between key characters and insight with regard to the battle of good and evil within the human soul. Frank uses vivid dialogue between characters and emotional first person thoughts to let readers vicariously experience love and hate, rage and remorse, ecstasy and fear, joy and sadness. Yet always, accurate descriptions of historical events and scenes are there, and the reader is immersed in time and place, just like the characters.
“Readers of murder mysteries looking for a range of insights into motivations cemented by strong descriptions of place and time will relish the many facets of The Dark Cabin Murders, which is anything but singular, involving readers in probes of inner being as well as mysteries and events that ultimately examine wider issues of the impact of life choices.” –Diane Donovan 05-06-2018, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
“An imaginative morality tale about free will, crime, punishment, and the possibility of redemption.” — Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Frank Gertcher is the current Storyteller of Wind Grass Hill. His hill is a place of spirits, of reflection, of insight. All seekers of wisdom have such a place; whether or not it is called a “hill” is not important. For Frank, while on the hill, the myriad details of daily life fade from view. On the distant horizon, the sky does not quite meet the earth, and there are moving shapes in the gray mist. Past, present and future mix and swirl around him.