BRADENTON, Fla. (PRWEB) May 10, 2019
Veteran newspaper and magazine professional Russ Moore enters the world of literary fiction as he releases his first novel, “Death at Buzzards Point: A South Florida Mystery” (published by Archway Publishing). The book is about two deputy sheriffs as they follow the clues to solve the murder of a young woman and one of the town’s leading citizens. While a work of fiction, the book draws on Moore’s experiences and the life and times in South Florida during his early years as a writer and editor in Davie, Florida.
Set in the 1960s as drugs and gambling transform what was once a quiet cattle town into a shooting gallery, the story follows Theo, a seasoned hitman who has become used to lying in silent wait for his next victim. After he murders his latest target and disposes of his body in the Everglades, two young law enforcement officers and a crusty retired sheriff begin investigating. After Sheriff Charlie, a living legend in South Florida, partners with his less experienced counterparts, detectives Dale Norris and Clem Winke, they begin to unravel the motive for the murders of some of the town’s leading citizens. While their investigations take them from the small town of Davie into the dark hole of organized crime plaguing South Florida, Theo falls in love and quietly plans his next murder. Will the sheriff and his counterparts be able to find the killer before he strikes again?
According to Moore, South Florida has had a history if crime and violence. The book tells the story of how the crime wave of South Florida in the early ‘60s begins to move westward to the small town of Davie. Readers will recognize the area and how the crimes touched the lives of ordinary citizens. Ultimately, Moore hopes to provide readers a compelling tale of how small town folks can make a difference when they try.
To purchase and to know more about the book, interested parties may visit https://www.archwaypublishing.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?Book=791310.
“Death at Buzzards Point: A South Florida Mystery”
By Russ Moore
Hardcover | 5.5x8.5 in | 206 pages | ISBN 9781480877634
Softcover | 5.5x8.5 in | 206 pages | ISBN 9781480877610
E-Book | 206 pages | ISBN 9781480877627
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Russ Moore grew up in South Florida. He is a veteran newspaper and magazine publisher, writer and editor. “Death at Buzzards Point” is his first novel. His short stories were published in P’AN KU magazine, Fiesta Magazine and The Banner News. His work as a writer, editor and publisher has earned him national recognition. As editor of P’AN KU magazine, the magazine was rated number one by the Columbia Press Association. He was recognized as one of the top 25 young business people in the nation for his work as publisher of the Banner News. The publications that he has worked in as writer, publisher and director include Fiesta Magazine, The Banner News, The Miami Herald and the Sun Newspapers.
Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the leading self-publishing company worldwide, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit archwaypublishing.com or call 888-242-5904.