Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) March 18, 2009
Murders, Mysteries, and a Depression-Era Love Affair the Focus in Recent Dorrance Publishing Book Releases
Dorrance Publishing recently released the following titles: The Anchorman Murders; Presumed Faithful; and The Light of the Rising Sun. They are available for purchase at http://www.dorrancebookstore.com, brick and mortar bookstores, on-line bookstores or by calling (800) 788-7654. Media review copies are available by calling (800) 788-7654.
The Anchorman Murders
($9.00) ISBN: 978-0-8059-7177-4, paperback
Two stories of family drama, faith, and social commentary blend together to create this fast-paced and engaging novel.
Prejudice. Discrimination. Stereotyping. Unfortunately, these were all acknowledged facts in America fifty years ago. In The Anchorman Murders, they all play a distinct role in the dramatic turn of events for John Brower and the tragedy that occurs as he tries to lift himself above his humble beginnings.
Growing up in the South, Ella, John Brower's niece, knew how special it was that John had attended college and was planning to move north to work as an anchorman. When he arrived, however, he was denied the job because he was an African American. Eventually John, apparently driven by depression and anger, killed those responsible for discriminating against him, then committed suicide.
Ella's experiences a few years later stand in contrast to those of John as she works to support herself and later build a happy and successful life with her husband and children despite the visual impairment that had hampered her early education. The two sections are tied together in their common conclusions focusing on "the end of a new beginning." The Anchorman Murders blends elements of family drama, faith, and social commentary to create a fast-paced and engaging novel.
About the Author
Ethel grew up in North Carolina during the era of segregation but now resides in New York.
She has a high school education and she and her husband John have five children: Annette, Deborah, John, William, and Mark. She loves to write as a hobby, and this is her first published novel.
($9.00) ISBN: 978-1-4349-0042-5, paperback
A murder investigation becomes personal for a detective in this thrilling novel.
Detective Boske finds herself in the midst of a failing marriage while investigating a series of murders. When her best friend's daughter, Jennifer, becomes the next murder victim, Boske vows to avenge the murderer. As Detective Boske persistently tries to find Jennifer's murderer, she finds that her husband had been having an affair with Jennifer.
Detective Boske needs to find the truth of what happened to Jennifer, but the investigation becomes increasingly personal since it involves her best friend and her husband. Will Detective Boske solve the mystery of Jennifer's death?
About the Author
Kelly Watterson has enjoyed writing short stories since she was fourteen. Now, in addition to writing, she enjoys reading crime novels, taking walks, and swimming. She has two children, Kallynn and Kamryn. She has earned bachelor's degrees in management information systems and counseling and also holds associate degrees in business administration and crime scene technology. She now resides in Kittanning, Pennsylvania.
The Light of the Rising Sun
($20.00) ISBN: 978-0-8059-7743-1, paperback
The exciting journey of a stern-wheel steamboat during the great depression is portrayed through the heart-wrenching story of an unrequited love
Cole Hamilton is a young girl marked for tragedy. After losing her parents at a very young age, she boards a stern-wheel steamboat to work as a cabin maid at the age of seventeen. Little does she know her world is about to become a whirlwind of hope, longing, and despair when she falls in love with the captain's dashing young son, Brant Mitchell.
The two engage in a love affair regardless of the glaring class differences between them. Brant has future plans to become the captain of his own steamboat; Cole is nothing but a simple country girl with deeply complex emotions. Regardless of their efforts to hide their affair from Brant's father, they quickly draw the attention of fellow crew members--especially the underhanded and crude deckhand, Durand deVoss, who will stop at nothing to make Cole his latest conquest. Festering in a jealous rage, deVoss takes matters into his own hands to ensure that Cole and Brant's illicit affair doesn't outlast the steamboat's perilous journey up the Ohio River.
But when disaster strikes, Brant is forced to make a decision that will change their lives forever. Will he realize his destiny before it's too late?
About the Author
Frank Methven is a native of Covington, Kentucky. He is a member of the Redmond Historical Society and enjoys reading and writing in his spare time. He rode in a stern-wheel steamboat during the Great Depression and was inspired to write this book by a story he heard from a crew member during that voyage.
His previously published books include A Call to Arms and The Sound of Hills.
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