A murderer stalks the orange groves of 1923 Southern California.
Detective Sidney Snipes is called to the Harrington Manor when retired Colonel Peter Wescott Harrington is found slumped over his desk by his family. Snipes entrusts the sensational new crime fighting technology – Fingerprint Analysis to find a fierce fiend.
Just when he thinks he has the murderer cornered, an unsolved missing person cold case rumples his proficient sleuthing skills. Then another Harrington turns up dead, and a sinister child’s Jack-in-the-box seems to have come from the grim reaper himself.
The case leads Snipes in a direction he never saw coming.
” A classic Murder Mystery “
Five Star Review on Amazon by C. Toste
I was lucky enough to have received a copy of this exciting mystery on Net Galley in exchange for a review. I was instantly reminded of the classic mysteries that I loved reading when growing up with all the twists and turns one expects. Ronald James did a wonderful job of transporting me back to the 1920is, and meeting this complex mix of characters. I was instantly drawn in and tried to pick up on all the subtle clues the Author sprinkled throughout and just when I thought I knew who did it, I changed my mind again. Reading way passed my bedtime is nothing new for me, but I really could not put the book down until I knew how it ended. Two thumbs up from me for sure.
About the Author
Ronald James was born during the great depression, and as a toddler watched WPA men build a new street, from his home’s big front window. His playmates were a red rider wagon, a small black satchel and rocks. By using his imagination he had conversations with mythical street workers that bloomed into fashioned fantasies by age four. He used cardboard boxes to create fun spaces for his neighborhood playmates to enjoy and he kept telling stories all through high school. In college he abandoned writing and studied architecture. James had a successful architectural career and retired, however he wanted to keep his creative juices fluent, so he returned to his childhood story telling days and joined a writers group. Like architecture, each day he couldn’t wait to create, finish, and start new stories—like, Harrington Manor. Website: Visit beingauthor.com