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The author of the book: Mar Preston
Date of issue: February 27th 2013
ISBN: 1481053051
ISBN 13: 9781481053051
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 778 KB
Edition: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

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A forest fire burning in the mountains surrounding a remote California village interrupts the Oktoberfest celebration, followed by the discovery of the mayor who has been beheaded. Sheriff's Detective Dex Stafford concludes everybody hated the mayor for different and very good reasons, but nobody will talk. His nerves fraying, Stafford finds himself involved with his partner's hysterical daughter, at a time when he fears his partner is on the take. His mother moves in with him, bringing a Jack Russell who hates him, and stories about his father he doesn't want to hear. Patrol Officer Holly Seabright of the village's security force becomes a prickly ally in uncovering the hints and whispers of something much worse than the murder of the mayor. Stafford pools resources with the attractive and smart patrol officer on a twisted trail of discovery as winter and the big snows shut down the town. A killer beyond his imagining haunts the town. Sometime soon, unless he can stop it, there will be another death, and then still another.

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Ebook Payback: A Detective Dex Stafford Mystery Book 1 read Online! I came to writing fiction late in life and am surprised to find myself the author of five semi hard-boiled police procedurals featuring Detective Dave Mason of the Santa Monica Police Department, No Dice, Rip-Off, On Behalf of the Family, and A Very Private High School. Expect the fifth in late 2016 titled The Most Dangerous of Species.

I write a second series set in a tranquil California mountain village, featuring Dex Stafford of the Kern County Sheriff’s Department. I was a long-time Santa Monica activist and once divided my time between glitzy Santa Monica and a village similar to the one in Payback. But I assure you only nice people live here.

I've distilled what I've learned writing whodunits into a series of 5 eBooks on “Writing Your First Mystery.” A fifth titled "Editing Your First Mystery" is now available. They are a pleasure to write and I hope useful to new writers.


I'm a habitual do-gooder with a long track record of sticking my nose into good causes. I'm a co-founder of the local SPCA, a dog park, and pick up road kill for my wildlife rehab buddies to feed the big raptors. I'd like to tell you that I have a writing and blogging schedule that I adhere to rigidly, but this is not true.

I like to write crime fiction because I get to think up fabulous lies and live with the kind of people between by ears that I will never meet in real life. I can also pretend I'm 5'10 and 28 years old. This also is not true.




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