Ex Cop's Insightful Detective Trilogy Is Now Available in eBook Formats

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Norman E. Edelen’s powerful novels "After a While You Wonder," "Tuesday After Next," and "It Don’t Matter" delve inside criminal investigation and race relations.

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“These books are not only a fascinating read but offer a continuing story about criminal drama." - Robert Fletcher, CEO of Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency

Written by an ex-Los Angeles cop, the intriguing crime series takes readers deep behind the scenes into how criminal investigations really unfold. In the first book, "After a While You Wonder", five former L.A. police officers reunite for lunch in 1977. They reminisce about the 77th Street Division, and talk about racism, riots, and their lives on LAPD’s strong blue line of silence during the 1960s. Two months before the 1965 Watts Riot, one of the men corroborated the testimony of a white officer who accused the LAPD of being racist.

With the conviction of O.J. Simpson a few days before in the civil suit for the wrongful death of his ex-wife, Nicole, and Ronald Goldman, they realize racial volatility may still be prevalent, even following three decades of social upheaval and change in America.

And you meet “Nate.”

The second book in the series is "Tuesday After Next: The Second Novel in the Trilogy After a While You Wonder."This intriguing trilogy about law enforcement features some spicy romance. Two federal agents meet for the first time when they start an investigation at an exclusive boutique hotel in St. Thomas.

U.S. Treasury Agent Kevin Moore and Karen Doupchek, a DEA agent from L.A., are working a Joint Task Force to check out possible drug laundering at the hotel. The hotel is managed by the widow of ex-L.A. cop Carl Quincy “Q” Sanes, who is said to have died four years ago. Q was cremated and his ashes thrown into the sea, but the agents can’t locate an autopsy report or a death certificate. The agents wonder if Q is alive and calling the shots or if other forces are in play.

Now searching for Q dead or alive, the money trail or both, the agents separate and go to Puerto Rico, California, Indiana, and Washington, D.C. and everywhere Q may have cash being laundered. During their investigation, the agents fall hard for each other.

And you love to hate “Nate.”

In the third book, a continuing criminal investigation ends beyond expectations in "It Don’t Matter: Amor Regge Senza Legge (Love Rules Without Rules or Laws) – The Third Novel in the Trilogy After a While You Wonder." Set in 2001 to 2003, this story opens with a dead or alive search for the stunning, married DEA Agent Karen Doupchek, reportedly killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11. Karen’s Joint Task Force partner and rumored paramour, Kevin A. Moore, a handsome unmarried U.S. Treasury agent, refuses to believe she is dead. He recounts Karen, as an apparition, say to him on 9/11, “Wait for me, Kevin. I’m coming back to you.”

Obsessed to find out what happened to Karen, but unable to get help from the inside, Kevin turns to the outside for help: to the JTF’s drug laundering target of interest, the allegedly dead ex-L.A. cop, Carl Quincy “Q” Sanes.

And you hate to love “Nate.”

About the Author: Norman E. Edelen says he grew up in Indianapolis, but really grew up in the U.S. Air Force. An ex-Los Angeles cop, he wrote this book after incidentally meeting up with five old LAPD partners. He has been writing professionally since 1966, when he wrote educational films on black history. He was a writer for “Serendipity,” a children’s Saturday morning TV series that won an Emmy award; was writer and associate producer of “Preacher Man,” a documentary nominated for an Emmy; and was co-writer-producer of the bicentennial special “The Greatest Story Never Told.” The author lives in Southern California.

“These books are not only a fascinating read but offer a continuing story about criminal drama. We are thrilled to announce their release,” said Robert Fletcher, CEO of Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency.

IT DON’T MATTER: AMOR REGGE SENZA LEGGE (LOVE RULES WITHOUT RULES OR LAWS) – THE THIRD NOVEL IN THE TRILOGY AFTER A WHILE YOU WONDER (Kindle ISBN: 978-1-68181-833-7, ePub ISBN: 978-1-68181-834-4) is available for $9.99 at http://epubco.com/shop/products/it-dont-matter-amor-regge-senza-legge-love-rules-without-rules-or-lawsthe-third-novel-in-the-trilogy-after-a-while-you-wonder-by-norman-e-edelen/

The soft cover version (ISBN: 978-1-63135-351-2, $15.50) and hard cover version (ISBN: 978-1-63135-301-7, $30.50) can also be ordered through the publisher’s website: http://sbprabooks.com/NormanEEdelen

AFTER A WHILE YOU WONDER (Kindle ISBN: 978-1-61204-506-1, ePub ISBN: 978-1-61204-506-1) is available for $9.99 at http://epubco.com/shop/products/after-a-while-you-wonder/

The soft cover version (ISBN: 978-1-63135-350-5, $17.50) and hard cover version (ISBN: 978-1-60693-997-0, $32.50) and can be ordered through the publisher’s website:
http://sbprabooks.com/NormanEEdelen/

TUESDAY AFTER NEXT: THE SECOND NOVEL IN THE TRILOGY AFTER A WHILE YOU WONDER (Kindle ISBN: 978-1-68181-835-1, ePub ISBN: 978-1-68181-836-8) is available for $9.99 at http://epubco.com/shop/products/tuesday-after-nextthe-second-novel-in-the-trilogy-after-a-while-you-wonder-by-norman-e-edelen/

The soft cover version (ISBN: 978-1-63135-349-9, $12.50) and hard cover version (ISBN: 978-1-61897-924-7, $27.50) can also be ordered through the publisher’s website: http://sbprabooks.com/NormanEEdelen

The book are also available at Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.

WHOLESALERS: The books are distributed by Ingram Books and other wholesale distributors. Contact your representative with the ISBN for purchase. Wholesale purchase for retailers, universities, libraries, and other organizations is also available through the publisher; please email bookorder@sbpra.net.

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