E.P. Huntington is just a maintenance guy for the GBT (Great Big Thing) and the other telescopes and labs at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. An artist, a poet, and a novice astronomer, Janise Birch was all that until she disappeared. She left something behind. Does her last poem, her most ingenious work contain an important message for us all? Her cousin, Darius, his best friend, E.P., and her Astronomy Professor are about to find out.
A mystery set in North Carolina. Private Detective Chance Richardson stumbles upon the brutally murdered body of Al Bryant out near Happy Valley, North Carolina – the site of the infamous real-life Tom Dooley murder of Laura Foster – after intercepting a CB broadcast asking for help.
A local town drunk by the name of Henry Lee Coffey is found near the crime scene and arrested for Al’s murder. Henry’s wife, Ruby, was also killed in a similar manner several years ago which caused Henry to abandon his job, home and to drink.
Chance’s pal, newspaper reporter Kelly Grant, is asked by her former high school nemesis Mary Beth Coffey Dula to check into the crime for Henry’s sake.
Chance and Kelly start nosing around the former Henry Coffey house, Al Bryant’s place, into Ruby Coffey’s murder and in and around the Happy Valley area, and dig a little into the Tom Dooley legend.
Published by Four2Three Press
Available on Kindle: The Glass River
Short stories including the title story and several other unusual tales. Previously published selections plus new stories too! Fiction. 96 pages. Paperback book or Ebook version available.