The Blood of Art
When young, Appalacian born, Tom Adams finds an American masterpiece between the walls of an old farmhouse, he takes it to the nation’s foremost public art gallery, the Creighton Gallery of American Impressionism, for an appraisal. What he finds is the murdered corpse of the country’s most adored philanthropist and gallery founder, Robert Creighton. Tom is immediately taken in for questioning and charged with the murder. If that wasn’t enough, the potentially priceless work of art has gone missing!
Meanwhile Maunders, a disfigured and lonely outsider living in a one room flat in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, finds himself fencing stolen art for the New York underworld to the wealthiest, most powerful leaders of the world. These works also find their way into the collections of the most unscrupulous senior members of the U.S. administration.
“The Blood of Art” is an intertwining thriller, weaving together the world of fine art, government corruption, and N.Y. organized crime—painting a picture of… murder!
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The Hat Trick Murders
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Colin MacDonald, son of a Cape Breton coal miner, leads the Cornell University hockey team to its first NCAA Hockey Championship in 1965, having scored a “Hat Trick” in each of the playoff games. Shortly after signing a lucrative NHL contract he is charged with the murders of three Cornell Co-eds, one being his fiancée, the daughter of Canada’s Minister of Finance.
Jack Souster, friend and fellow student, sets out to prove Colin’s innocence and finds himself the target of the Canadian Government, the second largest bank in the U.S., and the infamous Moretti mob family of New York City.
Set in 1965, The Hat Trick Murders is a gripping tale of political corruption, court room drama and ultimatley the value of friendship.
I have written many short stories and some poetry some of which can be read on Authors Den.com. However, my two novels, The Hat Trick Murders and The Blood of Art are featured here on my website. for easy ordering please go to the Amazon or Kobo links at the top of the page and you will be taken directly to my sales pages. Thank you