Full Length Novel
Officer Down!" Full Length
Fiction Mystery Novel - 456 pages - Second Printing.
If you are looking for vampires, sorcerers, and aliens, this is not
the book for you. But if you want a good old page-turning, edge
of your seat whodunit, with
suspects, twists, turns and clues, you will definitely enjoy this
This murder mystery, set in the rural
Northern California coastal
cities of Eureka and Arcata in 1970, is sure to captivate readers from
the beginning and refuses to let go until the tantalizing climax in
1987. The mystery begins with a frantic radio call, "22E
... Officer Down!" resulting in the murder of California Highway Patrol
(CHP) Officer Sonny Tyler on a lonely Humboldt County highway. Clues
are scarce, but suspects aren't, and the case heats up, but then
unexpectedly goes cold until Officer
Tyler's son, Casey, who was nine years old when his father was
murdered, joins the CHP and teams up with retiring Sheriff's Detective
Regan to look at the case again. The killer is stirred from
complacency and Casey's family is threatened and assaulted, but in so
doing, the killer begins to leave careless clues which eventually lead
to the solution of the case, but not before Casey finds
himself confronted by the killer and staring down the barrel of the biggest gun he's ever seen.
'Snap Judgement' Mystery/Suspense Novella -
73 pages -
First in a series of medium-length stories of the Highway
Patrol, featuring CHP Officer Corbin 'CD' Dixon.
In this fiction story, which is set in
Lake County, California,
readers are on a virtual ride-along with Officer 'CD' Dixon, as
he is assigned to investigate a fatal hit-and-run accident
in which the wife of well-known local Defense Attorney Jack
Travers is struck and killed on a narrow mountain road, not
just by one, but two hit-and-run drivers. Dixon must
solve both cases to determine what happened. As Dixon
closes in, the hit-and-run vehicle is dismantled and
repaired by accomplices before it can be searched for
clues. Dixon's investigation begins to reveal that the
woman may have been intentionally ran over, and the primary
murder suspect may be none other than her husband himself.
The high-stakes cat and mouse investigation is thwarted at
every turn by Travers' skillful manipulation of the court
system, and one-by-one, every potential piece of evidence is
lost, until Dixon is down to one tiny scrap of cloth fiber,
upon which the entire case may hinge. When the
court orders that it also must be destroyed, the entire case
seems lost until Dixon pulls off a clever ruse, and the
entire case is unhinged by
the most unlikely witness possible.
IN PRODUCTION! COMING SOON!
Full Length Novel
'Perfect Alibis' Full Length Mystery/Suspense Novel
- Approximately 402 pages.
This is a
suspense thriller novel set against the backdrop of Northern California's
beautiful coast and surrounding communities.
Highway Patrol (CHP) Lt. Ryan Foster glanced down at the
smoking gun in his hand. This certainly wasn’t the way he
envisioned his life turning out. Yet here he was, standing
among four dead young men in a dark New York alley; men he
had just lured into an ambush and murdered in cold blood.
How could a highly regarded career CHP veteran turn into a
cold-blooded murderer? He didn’t even know their names.
Men he’d never seen before tonight. He couldn’t ponder the
question for long, though, the sirens were getting closer,
and he had to plan his next murder, in Florida.
Of course, the date his life went awry was very clear; that
would be May 26, 2013; the day his seventeen-year-old
daughter was murdered on a remote beach near Mendocino,
Now, together with Peter Levenson, whose son was murdered by
a pro football star called "T-Rex", and New York socialite
Elizabeth Hartman, widow of a man slain by a subway street
gang, the trio embarks on a bold plan to seek reciprocal
revenge for their loved ones' deaths.
The plan must involve foolproof alibis, impeccable timing,
and be untraceable. Can they pull off six perfect
crimes, with perfect alibis, all while the FBI, police in
New York City, California, and Florida, and a ratings-hungry
'Made-For-TV' Doctor are watching their every move?
This novel is currently being
offered to Publishers and Literary Agencies; hoping to attract a mainstream Publishing Company.
Look for Steve at the Left Coast Mystery Writers
Conference in March, 2018.
'The Secret of Soda
COMING SOON! Mystery/Suspense Novella -
Approximately 100 pages -
Second in the Series featuring CHP Officer Corbin 'CD' Dixon.
case file, also set in
Lake County, California. During the drought
year of 2014, Clear Lake is at its lowest level in over forty
years. In late summer, two tournament bass fishermen
discover a vehicle upside down in the lake and report it to
the CHP. Officer Dixon investigates and discovers the
vehicle has apparently been in the lake undisturbed since
1976. When the car is opened, to CD's surprise, the
mystery car is found to contain a skeleton strapped into the
Dixon researches the local papers and finds a report
on a missing person from the area in 1976. But the
case becomes more complicated when property stolen in an
apparently unrelated robbery and murder that same night are
found in the wreckage of this car! Dixon is faced with
the daunting task of unraveling 'The Secret of Soda Bay'
to solve a 36-year old homicide and discover the
circumstances behind the long-missing vehicle and person.
Look for the release of 'The Secret of Soda Bay' in
early 2018, unless it is picked up by a mainstream
Publishing Company, in which case the release will be