The Art of Murder (A Hank Reed Mystery, Book 1)

by Fred Lichtenberg (Author)
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"A fast-paced, fascinating mystery. Readers will find themselves rooting for Hank, as he struggles with murder and his own personal crisis, to save his beloved town and himself from imploding. Highly recommended." ~Alice Duncan, author of Angel?s Flight

--Present Day - Long Island, New York, and New York City--

When syndicated romance columnist John Hunter is found dead from an apparent overdose, the townspeople of the sleepy hamlet of Eastpoint accept the outsider's death in stride, until Police Chief Hank Reed discovers a secret room filled with lewd paintings featuring local married women.

Now faced with a town full of suspects, Hank is investigating a crime no one wants solved when a second murder points to his own wife as prime suspect.

His marriage crumbling, the townspeople enraged, and a murderer willing to kill to protect everyone's dignity, Hank Reed is face-to-face with a crisis he may not survive.

". . . a novel with bizarre twists and turns that keeps you turning pages. His smooth writing style and use of humor makes for a great read!" ~Judy Lucas, author of The Good Assassin

". . . tears apart small-town life on Long Island with murder and scandalous secrets that could destroy more than one resident. The shocking ending is anything but "small town"." ~Michael Haskins, author of Chasin? the Wind and Free Range Institution

The Hank Reed Mystery Series
The Art of Murder
Murder on the Rocks
Mental Case

Book Details

Publication Date
August 06, 2019
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