Author H.W. Gruchow Infuses Perplexity Into Readers’ Minds in His New Mystery Book

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“Unforeseen Fears” follows the story of two men who shared a common interest in solving crime, especially murders

Murder is always tragic, but not always what it appears to be. In author H. William Gruchow’s Unforeseen Fears, readers will follow the story of Armis and Jake, two men who played games solving murders at a distance. But when the mutilated body of a nine-year-old girl was discovered and Armis became directly involved in the investigation of the baffling Dunwright murders, he was drawn into a world where the game they played turned upside down.

Arminius Ambros and Jacob Werner played games with murders - harmless games, it seemed, piecing together details from news reports; imagining theories about how and why; and wagering each other on the outcomes. Their one ground rule was to never become directly involved in an investigation. However, the Dunwright murders were tragic - Dillon and Martha were killed, and Brianne was missing. Still, like the others, this game wasn’t supposed to be serious. But they were confused whether it was an execution or kidnapping, and why so little progress was being made toward solving the case. Their curiosities fired up, Armis and Jake broke the rules and did their own sleuthing. If the investigation was being subverted, who was doing it, and why?

The mystery deepened when nine-year-old Brianne’s dismembered remains were discovered weeks later and miles away - and Armis’ quest for her killer became an obsession. Yet, through encounters with corrupt lawmen, malevolent executives, and reticent family members, Armis was unable to find the answers he needed; until he met the mysterious Malwina. She insidiously drew him into her plan of personal vengeance, and closer to learning the reasons Brianne had to die. But as they intruded into a world where the bad guys seldom lose, the game turned dangerous...and deadly.

Packed with multiple surprises that bring qualm and perplexity to readers, Unforeseen Fears is a riveting read everyone will absolutely enjoy. It is available in trade paperback, trade hardback, and Ebook formats.

This book will be featured at the New York Library Association Book Exhibit in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. on November 2-5, 2011 and at the California School Library Book Exhibit in Pasadena, Calif. on November 11-14, 2011.
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About the Author
H.W. Gruchow began writing fiction after an academic career spanning nearly 40 years, during which he published numerous scientific papers, articles and books, and enjoyed teaching thousands of students. “Writing good fiction requires the same level of creative energy and attention to detail as good scientific writing and good teaching. At their best they are valuable learning experiences for the author, as well as being informative and entertaining learning experiences for the audience.”

Unforeseen Fears * by H. William Gruchow
An Armis Ambros Mystery
Publication Date: May 31, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 239 pages; 978-1-4628-6695-3
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 239 pages; 978-1-4628-6696-0
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4628-6697-7

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