Detective Mystery Book Released – The Brown Recluse

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New Book Follows a Detective’s Struggle to Find the Culprit behind the Gruesome Death of a Victim

The odds of becoming a victim are greater in larger communities than that in its counterpart. In smaller communities, where every person seems to know everyone, and who is who, wrongdoers run the risk of getting caught for their criminal endeavors. All the same, there definitely is no guarantee that justice would prevail regardless of its populace. These are the themes that drive an engaging detective story in The Brown Recluse: Murder in Green Hills, a new book authored by real-life law enforcer Ruben Mendoza and released through Xlibris.

The Brown Recluse begins when a woman calls the police department to report suspicious circumstances at the lower east side housing construction site. She informs the dispatcher that the door to the office-trailer had been ripped of its hinges and it is now lying at the bottom of the stairs. Two police officers are dispatched to the scene and find a victim dead on the sofa, belly-up, bound by the hands and ankles. The victim has a series of punctures around and about the heart. Other than the victim’s painful ordeal, the entire scene is gruesome.

There are no witnesses, or evidence readily available, to identify the one, or more of the perpetrators, who have committed this atrocious act. As such, Detective Sergeant Gilbert Roland arrives on the scene and unravels the three C’s to the murder with every tête-à-tête he’d encountered: complexity, collusion, and convolution. He then starts researching the victim’s background for further clues. Will Roland be able to find the culprit at large? The outcome awaits readers.

With its detailed narrative, The Brown Recluse: Murder in Green Hills is strongly recommended to mystery and detective story enthusiasts. Readers who wish to order a copy are encouraged to visit, call (888) 795-4274 or send an email to orders(at)xlibris(dot)com today.

About the Author
This Author, Ruben Mendoza, lives in the County of Madera, California, with his wife Lynette, and their two daughters Kamryn Callista, and Korina Rebeka. He graduated with an A.S., Rio Hondo College; B.A., California State University, Fullerton; and M.S., Chapman University. He is also an alumnus from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Academy. Ruben, now in his 23rd year, is a police sergeant, previously a detective sergeant.

The Brown Recluse * by Ruben Mendoza
Murder in Green Hills
Publication Date: March 8, 2010
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 241 pages; 978-1-4500-0447-3
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 241 pages; 978-1-4500-0448-0

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7479. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7876.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.

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