At forty-two, Dana Cohen has retired from her twenty-two-year career as a detective in the NYPD and moved back home to the rocky cliffs above Long Island Sound to take stock of her life. Her drinking has become problematic, and she increasingly relies on it as her life becomes more complicated. Her estranged husband, Pete Fitzgerald, surprises her at her house, armed with flowers and promises to finally be faithful. Although Dana sends him packing, when he’s later accused of murder, she jumps to his defense. He swears he’s innocent, and she wants to believe him. But with all the evidence pointing directly at him, reasonable doubt is a very scarce commodity.
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On the Rocks: A Dana Cohen Mystery (Dana Cohen Mysteries) (Volume 1)
About the Author
I come from a long line of writers. In 1928, my grandfather and role model, Morris Marks, published a novel called The Rise and Fall of Rogoff. Having emigrated to the United States at the age of 18 in 1898, my grandfather’s native language was Romanian, but he succeeded in writing and publishing a novel in English. Interestingly enough, the novel tells the story of corporate greed and how that ruined a man who had become very successful in business. The novel is still relevant to this day. Subsequently, my grandfather published a book about finance that was used as a text book in many colleges. My father, Edward Marks, wrote and published law books about legal practice in New York State. Edward Marks also wrote and published many poems in several different publications. His brother, my uncle, was a very successful journalist who won several Front Page awards for his investigative reporting for the Long Island Daily Press, of which he was first a reporter and then the City Editor. I spent the beginning of my writing career as a technical writer in the software industry, and although my by-line is not on much of that work, I am responsible for teaching many people to use and understand a great deal of technology. Besides writing, my other great loves are music, dogs, and knitting (and other handicrafts)!