Hello Readers : )
I apologize for my absence but with the upcoming Holidays things are kind of hectic at home ( in a good way).
Anyway, I have a triple book spotlight today and I hope you enjoy the following book descriptions.
Young girls are coming through a small Upstate New York village, but…they aren’t all coming out – alive! Following a close brush with death as an NYPD homicide detective, Matt Davis takes early retirement, and accepts what appears to be a cushy position as Chief of Police of a three-man department in a small, rural Upstate New York village. While out fishing on his favorite stream on the opening day of trout season, Matt stumbles across the murdered remains of a body, barely recognizable as a human being, killed approximately six months earlier. With no real physical evidence-no clothing, no identification, and no clues-it’s up to Matt to not only identify the murderer, but to find the identity of the victim. But, in the end, it’s the revelation of the unlikely killer’s identity that will shock this tight-knit community to its very core, and leave the reader begging for more. Opening Day is the second in the Matt Davis Mystery Series, and picks up where As the Twig is Bent left off.
While in prison, Ron Trentweiler, a petty thief, is befriended by an itinerant preacher and gets “religion.” Upon his release, he founds a small, storefront Pentecostal-style church in his native, rural Alabama. Enter Winona Stepp, a visitor at one of his services who seems to know all about “Brother Ron,” as he has taken to calling himself, yet insists upon keeping her past to herself. Things go smoothly for the pair, that is until Winona suggests using venomous snakes in their “act” and all hell breaks loose. Eventually, they make their way north into Matt’s “backyard,” where things take a murderous twist. What secrets are hiding in Winona’s closet? Is Brother Ron exactly who he appears to be? Is he a religious convert or just a con man? These and other questions confront Chief of Police, Matt Davis, along with the usual cast of characters in the new Matt Davis Mystery, TWICE BITTEN, as he once more comes face to face with murder in the sleepy village of Roscoe, NY.
SOMEONE IS RAPING AND STRANGLING WOMEN in the Chelsea section of Manhattan – but, who? The only clues: a distinct signature, a heart carved into each victim’s breast containing the initials “J.C.” and the initials of the decease; copies of the New Testament – with underlined passages referring to infidelity; and fingerprints of a juvenile arrested in the 1960s in Upstate New York. Assigned to the case is NYPD detective, Matt Davis, hopelessly addicted to fly fishing – and chocolate. A one-quarter Mohawk Indian partner, a scarred Vietnam veteran, and a female detective looking for “true love” complete the cast in this explosive mystery thriller that exposes the sordid underbelly of the world of Internet chat rooms. The nerve-tingling plot grabs the reader and doesn’t let go, propelling “As The Twig Is Bent” toward its unlikely, bone-chilling conclusion.
Joe was a professional fly-fishing guide for ten years in the Catskill Mountains of New York, and has had several fly-fishing short stories published in the Mid Atlantic Fly Fishing Guide. Opening Day and Twice Bitten, are both set in Roscoe, NY, the Upstate New York fishing village where Joe was a guide. As The Twig Is Bent was recently translated into Portuguese by Rafa Lombardino of Word Awareness, Inc of Santee, CA, and is currently available in Kindle and paperback.
Mr. Perrone is currently at work on a fourth Matt Davis Mystery called Broken Promises. Publication for Broken Promises is slated for early in 2013. All of Joe’s books are available in Kindle and paperback editions.
Joe lives in Western North Carolina with his wife, Becky, and the couple’s two cats, Callie and Cassie. The author welcomes comments from his readers, and can be reached via Email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or at his website at joeperronejr.com