Tuesday, September 9, 2014

An Archaeological Mystery

Novel: Clonmac's Bridge: An Archaeological Mystery
Author: Jeffrey Perren
Publisher: ClioStory
Genre: Mystery
Rating: Young Adult and up

A maritime archaeologist raises a medieval monastery span from the mud of the River Shannon, sunken for 1,200 years... and finds it perfectly preserved.

What could account for this astounding longevity? Why are his colleagues and the Church so desperate to prevent him learning the secret? And why is his consummate lover his greatest enemy?

Griffin Clonmac will go through hell to find out.

He won’t go alone. Inspired by a real discovery, Clonmac’s Bridge shifts between contemporary times and 9th century Ireland. It tells the story of two men who struggle against envy and mediocrity — a millennium apart — aided only by a loyal helpmate and an unconquerable will.

An archaeological thriller, a love story, and a pensée on society then and now, Jeffrey Perren fans are sure to find this latest novel his best yet.

Novel: In Lieu of Surrender
Series: Toby Grant, Detective - Book 1
Author: Bill Russell
Publisher: Class Act Books
Genre: Historical Mystery Romance
Rating: Adult

Roy Gallant, a pillar of 1949 Santa Marcia society, has a major problem. Up until now he’s freely dabbled in his hobbies and shady dealings, unfettered by anything as prosaic as the law.

When a new police chief arrives and disrupts his life, Roy figures he can make the chief see things his way by arranging for his wife to be kidnapped. But things go horribly wrong and invite the attentions of the chief’s best friend--a private investigator named Toby Grant.

Roy Gallant is about to discover his worst nightmare and live to rue it.

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