Small town murder mystery in sleepy Rio Vista, CA. There are no detectives and the police are more used to issuing traffic violations than investigating murder. The gossip around the golf club starts after the first murder. By the second, it’s rife. With short chapters and no boring intricate details, this thriller by the very entertaining Peter C. Bradbury, will keep you reading from the first page.
With short chapters and no boring intricate details, this thriller by the very entertaining Peter C. Bradbury, will keep you reading from the first page.
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Peter C. Bradbury (Author)
Although I have always loved to read, it wasn’t until numerous people asked me to write about my experiences in private homes, that I began my author journey. I am a traditional English butler, from near Manchester, England. I have lived in the USA since 1994, currently living in Isleton, CA., but also ten years in Dallas, Texas. Working for very rich people is eye opening. You find that they can be very extravagant, but also very thrifty. They’ll happily buy the most expensive wines and food, but then complain about you bringing in an extra dishwasher at minimum wage. I turned some of my experiences in one home into a murder mystery. It is called Stonebridge Manor, based in an English mansion, and details all the politics that go on between the staff and the people they work for. It’s a really fun book, and a true mystery. My newest book is called, ‘Stone Dead in Rio Vista.’ Rio Vista sits on the Sacramento River, and I work there in the golf club as a server. As many of the members have purchased and enjoyed my previous novels, many of them asked me to include them as characters in books. I did, combined some of them, added new characters, and put them together in ‘Stone Dead.’ The story revolves around the country club in Rio Vista, which becomes the scene of a murder. This rattles the community of over-55’s, as they’re only used to their fellow members dying of natural causes. When another golfer gets killed, their anxiety only gets worse. The killer is very careful and clever, and with no apparent motive to go on, the police officer in charge struggles to find any evidence. This is a really fun book that will hook you in on the first page. I like books that grab my attention and then hold it. I dislike books that get too technical and explain in great detail how something works. It makes me flip pages. I don’t do that, I keep your attention on the story and make it very entertaining. My last novel was called ‘Burnt.’ This tells the story of Tiffany, an 11 yr. old girl without a care in the world. Until her younger brother gets kidnapped. After finally waking up from an induced coma, Tiffany has horrific memories and is in excruciating pain. The only thing that drives her on is seeking justice for herself and her family. I have also written “Prospects”, which was inspired by the vast amounts of missing people there are. Thousands go missing every year. Men, women, children, old and young, some intentionally, some not. In the book, Alex targets young professional beautiful women, who are single and new to the city. As Alex is rich, very intelligent and extremely good looking, he has no problem in attracting the women, but he looks on them as prospects. Prospects to kill eventually, if everything goes smoothly. If he doesn’t have the stomach to do it, his brother certainly does. There is also “Consequences,” which is about a man who is trying to expel his demons from years of being a victim to bullies. This novel was inspired by one of my grandsons, Bryce, who was in school in Florida and his life was being made hellish by cowardly bullies. Although I wouldn’t advocate the way James deals with his former bullies, it is true that if you pick on the wrong person, then there may eventually be “Consequences.” My fourth book is “The Innocent Children” which in some ways was a follow on to “Prospects.” Researching the number of missing people in the USA, it is a fact that of those who are trafficked, around 80% of them are forced into being slaves to sexual predators. Young boys and mainly girls with an average age of 11 are the favored targets, either home grown or smuggled into the country. This book, which I wrote as a novel, focuses on the children involved in human trafficking, here in the USA. Getting older, losing my credit, and being more of an old fashioned butler, has meant that it has been very difficult to find work in recent years, so I happily type away on my laptop, making my books very readable and entertaining. I have also returned to the restaurant trade. A big soccer and golf fan, I also enjoy other sports, but my schedule still revolves around my team’s kick off time back in old blighty
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