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Murder on the East China Sea

A thrilling mystery full of sexual betrayal, loyalty and redemption.
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Murder of the Prodigal Father

A Murder Mystery

He came home to bury his estranged father. Now he might end up just like him. Friendless. And Dead

Connor Pierce just wanted to come home, bury his father and leave. Now all the women in his life are angry with him. The wife he left alone halfway around the world with their two children. The mother who has never seen her grandchildren. The sister he abandoned to manage their playboy father's car dealership. The woman left at the altar twelve years before. 

As it becomes evident that his father's death was due to other than natural causes, Connor must play detective to find the killer. 

Can he find the culprit before they decide to stop him with a bullet? Or will his own entanglements with temptation and betrayal derail and destroy him?

If you like domestic suspense and domestic malice, the work of Ross Macdonald or stories by Agatha Christie, this is a must read. Full of mystery, murder, betrayal and redemption, it hammers home the dangers of drugs, sex and family trauma.


Mark Wm Smith

Author of Mystery & Suspense

An overeducated, blue-collar cowboy, I grew up on along the banks of the Yellowstone River in Eastern Montana. Raised by a long haul trucker and a bartending waitress, I learned the hard ways of the modern frontier, scraping life from the unforgiving high chaparral.


On occasion, I lived down the street from the last whorehouse in the West, spit dust from the end of a trail drive and stood beside the hardened lawmen facing down anarchist rebels. My stories are composites of people he knows, exaggerated by the thrills of a good tale.                                                                                     Read more...


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