Detective Gray Gaynes Returns in Gray Area: The Case of the Hellhound Homicide

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ANOTHER MURDER! Detective Gray Gaynes confronts the possibility of a mythical beast in the latest book in the R.L. Akers murder mystery series. "Gray Area-The Case of the Hellhound Homicide" has Detective Gray Gaynes questioning whether a mythical creature is to blame for an office filled with blood, a missing body, and the smell of sulfur in the air.

When police officers answer a 911 call at a high-rise office building, it's clear that a crime has occurred. Blood soaks the carpet and stains the walls of a posh corner office but there's no body. What's more, the security system makes it abundantly clear that no one came or went from the room after the apparent victim's arrival earlier that day.

This locked room mystery involves a crime scene with no indication as to how the intruder entered or left. But, the locked room is only part of the mystery Detective Gray Gaynes has to solve. The air is filled with the smell of brimstone, gouges are clawed into the floor and furniture, and from where he's standing it almost seems possible that a mythical creature was responsible for the horrific event.

But Detective Gray Gaynes doesn't believe in myths. He believes in facts and he will not rest until all the facts fit together. Yet, with the added distraction of the challenges he continues to face personally, this case may ultimately get the best of him.

As with the other Gray Gaynes books, you'll be presented with the puzzle and all of the clues, and encouraged to solve the mystery before the solution is revealed in a dramatic climax. Can you figure out the mystery before Gray does?

About the Author:

R.L. Akers has always loved stories; hearing them, telling them, embellishing them, or creating them out of nowhere. He’s always believed everyone has an interesting story. Akers has a B.S. in computer science and a master’s degree in business administration. He has worked in software development as well as non-profit fundraising and publicity. Akers’ previous work includes the sci-fi Gryphens Saga including Prometheus Rebound, Prometheus Revealed, and Prometheus Rising, Atlantis: Twilight of Mankind, and the first book in the Gray Gaynes series titled Gray Tones: The Case of the Elevator Slaying. The third book in the Gray Gaynes series is available for pre-order and is titled Old Gray: The Case of the Cold-Blooded Cremation.

Find out more about R.L. Akers and his thrilling novels at

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