A Killing in Rio Vista is a murder mystery, set in a small town on the Sacramento River in Northern California.
The town is so small that it doesn’t have a detective, so it’s down to Police Officer Julie Morales to solve the murder, after a young boy snags a woman’s torso in a trash beg while out fishing.
Despite the woman being popular with seemingly no enemies, Julie discovers that there are many suspects in her killing. She not only has to find the killer, but also deal with her normal duties as a police officer.
Although A Killing in Rio Vista is a stand alone book, it is also a follow up to Stone Dead in Rio Vista, which also featured the police officer, but delves more into Julie’s private life.
I would like all you readers at “Authors’ Lounge” to know that both these books came about because some of the customers at the Golf Club in Rio Vista, had read my earlier books and asked me to write a story that included themselves.
I don’t really target specific readers, just people who like a good story that entertains them, they can read every page, and who like a beginning, a middle, and an end.
Although I live in Northern California these days, I am originally from near Manchester, England. I moved to the USA in 1994 after meeting and marrying my American wife. At the time, I was working as a butler, and it was because of my profession that I began to write. It seemed that people wanted to know what it was like to work for extremely wealthy people.
I didn’t actually do much with the book until the recession in 2008, when I found myself out of work. I then had the opportunity to go back to the book I’d started, but instead of doing some kind of memoir I instead used some of my experiences to create a murder mystery. I called it Stonebridge Manor.
Apart from murders, and murder mysteries, I became interested in missing people, bullies, and also burn victims. I turned this interest into novels called:
The Innocent Children
I hope that you, the visitors to “Authors’ Lounge” will also enjoy them.
I would obviously love for one or all of my books to be best sellers, but the biggest kick I get is when someone approaches me and tells me how much they are enjoying one of my books.