Let These Bones Live Again

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Price
$14.95  $13.75
Publisher
Coffeetown Press
Publish Date
Pages
190
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.48 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781603813938

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About the Author

David Carlson was born in the western suburbs of Chicago. His grade school years were spent in Springfield, Illinois, where the numerous Abraham Lincoln sites initiated his lifelong love of history. His childhood hope was to play professional baseball, a dream which died ignominiously one day in high school. He attended Wheaton College, where he fell in love with theological thinking, and earned a doctorate at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, where he learned that research is a process of digging and then digging deeper. He believes the same process of digging and digging deeper has helped him in his non-fiction and mystery writing. Franklin College, a traditional liberal arts college in central Indiana, has been his home for over four decades. David has been particularly attracted to the topics of faith development, Catholic-Orthodox relations, and Muslim-Christian dialogue. In 2007, he conducted interviews across the country in monasteries and convents about monastic responses to 9/11 and religious terrorism. The book based on that experience, Peace Be with You: Monastic Wisdom for a Terror-Filled World, was published in 2011 by Thomas Nelson and was selected as one of the Best Books of 2011 in the area of Spiritual Living by Library Journal. He has subsequently written a second book on religious terrorism, Countering ISIS: The Power of Spiritual Friendships. Much of his time in the last three years has been spent giving talks as well as radio and TV interviews on ISIS. Nevertheless, he is still able to spend summers in Wisconsin where he enjoys sailing, fishing, kayaking, and restoring an old log cabin. His wife, Kathy, is a retired English professor, an award-winning artist, and an excellent editor. Their two sons took parental advice to follow their passions. The older, Leif, is a photographer, and the younger, Marten, is a filmmaker. Learn more at davidccarlson.net.

Reviews

"As with the other two entries in this series, the homicide detective and the Orthodox priest form an unusual investigative team that, combined with the setting, make Let These Bones Live Again an intriguing mystery and an entertaining thriller."

--NY Journal of Books


"Powerful portraits of strong characters finding love through trust and forgiveness, amid all the sights and scents of modern day Venice -- a masked lady who gives up her secrets begrudgingly. All this and a crackling plot with many an unexpected twist. Though this is the first Worthy/Fortis mystery I have read, it will not be the last."

--Michael Sears, author of Saving Jason


"Fans of Donna Leon will find a good reason to visit Venice again, this time with David Carlson as a guide. Let These Bones Live Again brings together ancient religious rites, dying patients and a youthful protagonist in a compelling, dark mystery."

--Michael Niemann, author of the Valentin Vermeulen series


"David Carlson weaves a masterful story within an Italian setting. A detective father from Detroit and his daughter are thrown together in the most unorthodox fashion to solve a homicide along the canals and architecture of Venice, which he describes beautifully. The reader will bite their nails as unexpected twists and turns escalate the plot into high gear, leading to an unexpected ending."

--Marie Romero Cash, author of the Jemimah Hodge mystery series


"David Carlson puts a novel twist on the challenges of 'East meeting West, ' placing Let These Bones Live Again in a contemporary setting that will appeal to American readers. His blend of police procedure, modern religious differences and medieval practice, cyber crime, deft prose, and the thorough knowledge and skillful use of Venice as the setting and backdrop makes for a winning combination and enjoyable read."

--Bill Rapp, author of the Cold War Thriller series

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