Author Jerald Ramsey releases a new book with realistic settings, intriguing characters, and a gripping storyline

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“The Fourth Key” Unlocks Murders and Mysteries for Fiction Fans

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Johnny Thunder is back. This time, he is not all about rock music. He is an intriguing character caught up in a web of murder and mystery in author Jerald Ramsey’s newly published book, titled The Fourth Key. While Ramsey’s characters and storyline are fictitious, some settings are closely based to existing locations in Ohio, hence, creating a more interesting setting, plot and scenarios for readers.

Ramsey’s story opens with the baffling circumstances surrounding John Funder’s family. John arrives in town as a caretaker of his bedridden grandmother, Letitia. Everyone notices him, including Brandon Summers, a fine looking young man with blond hair and blue eyes, who recognizes John as the gay movie star, Johnny Thunder. Bran’s fixation for John and connection with his grandmother entangles him within family secrets.

When Letitia gets a threatening phone call from a mysterious man asking for an unusual key and the location of a sum of money, she seeks Bran’s help. John and Bran are sent off to the family’s summer residence. When they return, they find that the old lady has been murdered. Meanwhile, John and Bran fall in love. Things get more complicated as John’s ex-partner comes to take him back and divorced policeman Chad falls for Bran. Furthermore, the murderer hopes to make Bran his next victim.

With a realistic setting, intriguing cast of characters, and mystifying storyline, The Fourth Key is a novel that will grip readers from beginning to end. Ramsey has cleverly crafted a story that will constantly compel readers to constantly find out how a mystery that grows darker by the minute is finally unlocked.

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About the Author
Jerald Ramsey is a former banker and is a genealogist. He has written articles and compiled books for publication, but this is his first novel. He resides in Dayton, Ohio.

The Fourth Key * by Jerald Ramsey
Publication Date: December 28, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 132 pages; 978-1-4797-6711-3
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 132 pages; 978-1-4797-6712-0
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-6713-7

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