Murder in Napa

by Glen C. Carrington



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/14/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 458
ISBN : 9781496907240
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 458
ISBN : 9781496907233
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 458
ISBN : 9781496907257

About the Book

The novel is about the murder of Dr. Clarence Watson, a wealthy, distinguished, San Francisco psychiatrist who was found murdered at the estate of his friend, another affluent celebrity status psychiatrist, in the wine country of Napa. The body was found on the living room coffee table completely wrapped in white latex, giving the image of an alien being or a gigantic condom. What’s going on? The Napa Police force is not well experienced in murders due to the low crime rate and even less so in involvement with high profile cases. Because the body was found in the home of the esteemed psychiatrist Dr. Bates, the physician automatically calls Detective William Monroe Lincoln to get him involved since Dr. Bates had worked on an earlier case with Detective Lincoln, providing requested psychological data to quickly determine the mental status of a criminal holding hostages in an extremely fast moving and precarious situation. The Watson family wants to know who the murderer is and the investigation quickly determines there are several paths of inquiry. The deceased had a unique personality and his sexuality becomes a factor; was Dr. Watson gay? An extremely sexual and voluptuous woman named ‘Lolita’ was Dr. Watson’s patient and ex-patient; and, an unusual relationship follows. Dr. Watson’s patient list has one client who is potentially dangerous, homophobic, and has violence in his background. The victim’s ex-wife was now dating a Union official who despised the ex-husband and the feelings between the two men were of strong mutual disrespect. The various characters spanning many social circles keeps the detective guessing; and with certain dangers lurking, Detective Lincoln again calls upon his unique friend, Lenny McDerch, to help protect him. The landscape is the beautiful Bay Area where Detective Lincoln once before sought out those responsible for murder!

About the Author

This is the fourth novel. The author is now retired and was a former finance director for a California Central Valley city and lives where a real life murder had rocked the national headlines as well as another high profile case that had consumed the national airwaves linking a US Congressman with an intern. The author has an undergraduate degree in mathematics and a MBA. Mr. Carrington is on several boards in his community, an avid tennis player, golfer, wine maker, chess enthusiast, beginner futures trader, and a general conversationalist. Born and raised in Peekskill, NY, the author has been living in California since 1981. The first novel started as an intellectual exercise after reading the inside cover of a now famous author. That author also had no formal training or history in writing. The fifth story involving Detective Lincoln has begun and will be published before the end of the year.