Murder Bay: A Ben Carey Mystery


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$16.99  $15.80
Top Five Books, LLC
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5.45 X 8.09 X 0.8 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

David R. Horwitz was born in Washington, D.C., the son of a D.C. police officer and a piano teacher. Raised in suburban Maryland, David read voraciously, wrote short stories, and biked into the city whenever he could. He studied journalism and Russian in college, wrote for the school paper, and earned a degree in information systems. In 2000, he and his wife moved to rural Minnesota, where he programmed computers by day and wrote on nights and weekends. David's dream of writing full-time ended when he died in 2004. He left behind his wife of ten years, parents, siblings, and the manuscripts that would become the Ben Carey mystery series. Murder Bay was his first book.


"The impressive first in a historical series, which effortlessly alternates between Washington, D.C., in 1862 and the same city 95 years later...this debut shows definite promise." --Publishers Weekly

"Very nicely done...Recommended." --Library Journal

"An involving, period-perfect story. The action is fast-paced and convincing...the characters are expertly drawn." --Foreword Reviews

"[A] pleasant surprise. Murder Bay introduces Ben Carey, a Korean War veteran freshly promoted to police sergeant, quietly lamenting the impending end of his marriage and befuddled about the ghosts who seem to be haunting the run-down building housing his new office. Are they a figment of Carey's normally rational imagination, or an echo of the previous century and a long-buried mystery with roots in the Civil War and doomed love?... Horwitz distracts from the obvious by setting the plot up nicely with dual narratives, palpable emotions and believable investigative habits. It's a true shame that this series has a definite, if involuntary, end." --Baltimore Sun