New book ‘A Current Deception’ follows Darcy Farthing’s latest adventure

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Arleen Alleman crafts absorbing murder-mystery novel set in cruise ship around Australia.

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exciting fast-paced read with multiple plots and unique twists that is bound to keep readers absorbed from first page until last

A Current Deception” (published by Xlibris) is the fifth novel in author Arleen Alleman’s “Darcy Farthing” adventure series. It follows a 20-year-old crime as it causes a psychopath to invade a cruise ship to seek revenge. Investigative reporter, Darcy Farthing, with her friends and family are drawn into the murder-mystery plot and try to identify the killer.

Readers follow as Darcy boards a luxury cruise ship for a trip to beautiful Australian seaports with family and friends – a cruise where a baffling murder mystery challenges her investigative skills. The crimes begin when a small town woman is plagued by an attack of yellow crazy ants – a dangerous invasive species – as well as an illness caused by mysterious food-borne bacteria, and the odd cancellation of an onshore tour. These bizarre but relatively minor incidents escalate when the ants injure more passengers and crew members.

She turns her full attention to the crimes when evidence is found in her friend Brooks’ stateroom and the security chief names him as the sole suspect. Brooks is clearly innocent, but the chief is inexplicably reluctant to conduct a more thorough investigation to clear him. Then Darcy’s best friend, Sid, who is also Brooks’ fiancé, becomes the latest victim. Clue by clue, with husband Mick’s help Darcy uses her skills to reveal a homicidal master of disguise and world class computer hacker intent on exacting revenge related to a 20-year-old crime.

“A Current Deception” is an exciting fast-paced read with multiple plots and unique twists that is bound to keep readers absorbed from first page until last.

“A Current Deception”
By Arleen Alleman
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 340 pages | ISBN 9781503538993
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 340 pages | ISBN 9781503539006
E-Book | 340 pages | ISBN 9781503539013
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Arleen Alleman is a former senior analyst with the Government Accountability Office where she wrote extensively on many topics ranging from military satellite systems and highway technologies to endangered species and biotechnology. She has a science education, but also worked as a fashion model, teacher, insurance adjuster, jewelry designer and proprietor of a home décor shop. Her interests include reading, health and fitness, origin and history of world religions, and travel. Born in England and raised in New Hampshire and Nevada, she now lives in SW Florida with her husband, Tim. She is the author of five “Darcy Farthing” adventure novels. Readers can find out more at

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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