Author of the
Jimmy O'Reilly murder
River of Murder (now
Fields of Death (now
photo by Cherri Jestmore
Jimmy O'Reilly, ex-cop and failed P.I., returns to his small Kansas hometown on the Arkansas River to find peace, but instead finds a family friend murdered. Only problem, no one believes it is murder. As a reluctant investigator, O'Reilly stumbles on an international drug scheme, and in the process, has to face his demons from the past. A trail of murders up and down the river leads O'Reilly back to the big city and its violent underworld of crime. It also brings into question his ability not only to find the truth, but to come to terms with his wife's death and at the same time protect an innocent teenager from the danger.
"...a fast and fun read...with twists and turns." Gordon Kessler, author of Brainstorm
"...a spine-tingling adventure." Bonnie Eaton, author of Out of Control
"...lots of action." Hazel Hart, author of The Night Before Christmas"
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Book two of The Jimmy O’Reilly Mystery Series opens with twenty-seven bodies discovered on a back road near O’Reilly’s small Kansas town of Chisholm. He assumes the authorities will discover who they are and why they were killed. Like many of his assumptions, it is a false one.
Instead, O’Reilly himself, wrestling with his own demons from the past, is reluctantly pulled into the investigation, only to be immersed in the treacherous dealings of political corruption, human traffickers and the Japanese Mafia.
With his wry sense of humor and own flawed perceptions, O’Reilly relies once again on his side-kicking Aikido master friend, Laura Bascome, for aid and comfort. Tireseas, his prophetic blind Ornate Box Turtle, is back to offer more insights, clues and mystical visions from O’Reilly’s ancestors and the ancient Irish myths, as is Janie, his teenaged housekeeper.
Fast paced and action-packed, yet filled with a sense of place, humor and insightful musings, it pushes the reader into the grimy underworld of human flesh, bought, sold, traded and mutilated.
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EVENTS AND APPEARANCES
October 4-6: KAC Convention, Holiday Inn, Wichita. Book signing and workshops. Grand Book Signing, Saturday 1:00-2:00 with over 30 Kansas authors.
August 17: KWA Author Panel Presentation,
Rockwell Library, Wichita
March 16: Kansas Writers Association, Scene Convention. Wichita, KS. Book signing.
April 3: The Book Club, Wichita. Talk and presentation.
October 5-7: Kansas Authors Club State Convention
Book signings. Salina, KS
September 25:Life Ventures, East Heights Methodist Church, Wichita. 9:00 am. Book review and signings.
May 17: KNSS Radio 1330 AM, author interview
Steve and Ted in the Morning, 7:10 am
March 16,17: Kansas Writers Association
Book signings at The Scene Conference, Wichita, KS
January 14: Kansas Authors Club
Presentation on the collaborative process with Paul Jackson and Kathryn Page Hauptman
December 2011: The New Forum Theater
Book signings at performances of A Christmas Carol: A Spirited New Musical
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