by Dick Snyder



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/23/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 174
ISBN : 9781728332383
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 174
ISBN : 9781728332369
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 174
ISBN : 9781728332376

About the Book

THE MARQUEE MURDERS In Woodland Park, lazy nights and weekly movie mysteries build a new audience. When film plots link themselves to homicides in the Rivoli parking lot, Lt. Chester Devlin is perplexed. Jonas Kirk is curious. They, along with local attorney, Roger Blaisdell, and newbie cop, Oliver Grant, search for connections. An athletic couple, the Gordons, grapple with their crumbling marriage while Kirk and his romantic partner, Sharon Cunningham, speculate on likely motives for a series of violent deaths. Suspects surface. Devlin’s observations produce muddled evidence and doubt, but in an intense group conversation, Kirk identifies the serial killer. Is it the right script?

About the Author

Dick Snyder grew up in a small town (Taft, California), taught in a small university (U.W.-La Crosse, Wisconsin), and felt the personal dynamics that drove local politics, religion and law enforcement. Jonas Kirk is an estranged, educated young man, made wealthy by his parent’s accidental death. Fifteen short stories (Jonas Kirk Mysteries: The Collection), reveal Kirk’s idiosyncratic view of justice. His relationships with Lieutenant Chester Devlin and Sharon Cunningham form the core of two novellas, BINGO and PUMPKINFEST. This latest work, THE MARQUEE MURDERS, adds layers to their personalities and asks a question. Does film motivate, or accompany, a serial killer?