Charlotte Vale's New Book, "The Popsicle Man," Details a Gruesome Murder in the Shadow of the Controversial Priest, Charles E. Coughlin, aka "the father of hate radio."

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Recent release, "The Popsicle Man," from Page Publishing author Charlotte Vale, offers a unique combination of fiction and non-fiction centering around the insidious actions of a notorious priest driven to be the power behind the White House.

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Charlotte Vale, a retired Air Force colonel, Pentagon civil servant, and lifelong writer has completed a new book, "The Popsicle Man." Historically gripping, this who-done-it weaves a tale of crime and justice impelled by fear and loathing. Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Charlotte Vale's innovative, provocative work grabs the reader and doesn't let go.

Wednesday, January 1, 1958, Reverend Charles E. Coughlin delivered Mass to 3,000 worshippers at the Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak, Michigan. He titled his homily “The Red Menace”—the communists he lived to revile. The louder Coughlin shrieked, the more agitated the crowd became, and by the time the priest roared to a finish, his jugulars bulged, his saliva spewed, and the faithful was ready to fly. When the sanctus bells clanged, many were startled, especially the kid who jumped up and hollered, “The Popsicle Man.”

The child was Harlee von Eisenberg, who becomes a detective with the Royal Oak Police Department. He and a Detroit Free Press crime reporter, E.F. O’Dane, tell the story of a murder that takes place the day Coughlin died, October 27, 1979. As von Eisenberg and O’Dane solve the crime, SSgt. Marion Gallery, who works in intelligence at the Pentagon, accesses formerly classified documents that reveal the ugly truth about Coughlin. The priest was real, the murder plausible.

Readers who wish to experience this chilling work can purchase“The Popsicle Man” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

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