Novella 1-A presumed Russian spy is found tortured and shot in the face in his high-rise condominium in South Beach, Florida.
Incredibly, the perpetrators of the gruesome murder correctly copied the manner in which the victim was killed, as described in best-selling author, Jack Ryder’s last novel.
Logan Robert, former Army Special Forces and now homicide detective for the Miami Beach Police Department, gives Jack a choice; either be under suspicion for the murder or help solve this crime. But, there’s a condition; -because of the Feds hovering around the MBPD station like flies on molasses, waiting to see what the MBPD uncovers; -the murder investigation must be conducted from Jack’s boat, the Easy Ryder, docked at the Miami Beach Marina, while a bogus parallel investigation continues from the police station for the benefit of the Feds.
Jack wants no part of this. However, his choice of being embroiled in a murder inquiry with the Feds or helping solve the crime, especially one in which he feels plagiarized and violated, makes the decision obvious.
Novella 2 -On the first night of a private family cruise, billionaire and family patriarch Gustav Inglenorth is found dead in his cabin, stabbed three times. This was supposed to be a private family cruise on the maiden voyage of The Majestic, a luxurious private yacht. Mr. Inglenorth was to reveal the content and distribution of the family trust to fifteen members of the family traveling aboard the yacht. Also, aboard the cruise is an author and sometimes consultant to the Miami Beach Police, Jack Ryder, MBPD Detective Logan Robert, and their dates for the cruise. Without a doubt, one of his family members is the murderer.
Forced to take refuge from a hurricane in the Port of Havana, Jack Ryder and Logan Robert must find the killer, among the fifteen members of the family, before the Cuban authorities interfere in their investigation and hold the family indefinitely.
Jack is a forty-year-old divorcee, and retired Wall Street Financial Analyst recently turned crime mystery writer. His new lifestyle does not include; – alarm clocks, suits, or ties – living carefree aboard a forty-four-foot yacht with his beagle – Max, enjoying life in Miamis South Beach, the clubs and ladies that abound the area. His keen eye for detail in writing crime mysteries has made him an invaluable consultant to the Miami Beach Police Major Crimes Division.
Logan Robert, former Army Special Forces and now homicide detective for the Miami Beach Police Department, has relied on Jacks deduction abilities to solve murder cases.
Novella 3 -Quarantined due to a virus and trapped because of an approaching hurricane.
Miami Beach Police consultant Jack Ryder and his buddy Detective Robert Logan are back for their third murder mystery.
Two victims lay dead at the Beach Cove Hotel in Miami Beachs Art Deco hotel strip. Only ten guests occupy the hotel, plus a small staff of four. Two of the guest are suspiciously murdered in the early hours of the morning.
Everyone becomes a suspect, and is up to Jack and Detective Logan to find the offender before they strike again.
Hurricane winds are reaping havoc as it approaches the coast of South Florida. As an evacuation order is issued for Miami Beach, electric power and cell service are down. Fans of the Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, Ellery Queen stories, we’ll love these mysteries.
They call these novellas…I call them just right! Good characters, great backdrop descriptions, clean plots…good reading! I look forward to finding more from this author!