Friday, July 15, 2016

Detective mysteries from Patricia Skalba

Death Stalks Door County
A Dave Cubiak Door County Mystery

Death Stalks Door County
 First Paperback Edition
March 2016LC: 2013033800 PS
256 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/4
1 map

Cloth $26.95 t
ISBN 978-0-299-29940-8

Paper $16.95 t
ISBN 978-0-299-29944-6

eBook $16.95 t
ISBN 978-0-299-29943-9

Finalist, Traditional Fiction, Book of the Year, Chicago Writers Association

Introducing the Dave Cubiak Door County Mysteries: smart, hard-edged detective fiction on a popular vacation peninsula, a scenic wonderland surrounded by the pristine waters of Green Bay and Lake Michigan

Six deaths mar the holiday mood as summer vacationers enjoy Wisconsin’s beautiful Door County peninsula. Murders, or bizarre accidents? Newly hired park ranger Dave Cubiak, a former Chicago homicide detective, assumes the worst but refuses to get involved. Grief-stricken and guilt-ridden over the loss of his wife and daughter, he’s had enough of death.

Forced to confront the past, the morose Cubiak moves beyond his own heartache and starts investigating, even as a popular festival draws more people into possible danger. In a desperate search for clues, Cubiak uncovers a tangled web of greed, betrayal, bitter rivalries, and lost love beneath the peninsula’s travel-brochure veneer. Befriended by several locals but unsure whom to trust or to suspect of murder, the one-time cop tracks a clever killer.

In a setting of stunning natural beauty and picturesque waterfront villages, Death Stalks Door County introduces a new detective series, “The Dave Cubiak Door County Mysteries.”

Patricia Skalka. Photo credit, B. E. Pinkham.
About the Author:
Patricia Skalka is the author of Death at Gills Rock, the second book in the Dave Cubiak series. A former writer for Reader’s Digest, she presents writing workshops throughout the United States. She divides her time between her native Chicago and her cottage in Door County, Wisconsin.

No comments: