l. c. mcgee
“A wonderful, keep you guessing whodunit” “I thoroughly enjoyed reading. The characters are curious, friendly and easy going ordinary people, who find themselves with a murder to solve (well, several actually). I will certainly recommend this book to friends, and anxiously await the next book in this series The Amber Crow and the Black Mariah.”
—Shirley M Rose, Reader Reviewer
L. C. Mcgee
THE AMBER CROW
THE AMBER CROW AND THE BLACK MARIAH
THE AMBER CROW AND THE HOOTING WOMAN (COMING SOON)
NEW HALEM TALES
THE AMBER CROW
COZY MYSERY SERIES
L. C. Mcgee is a fiction writer, but says he’s three steps up from a hack. Instead, he defines himself as a “storyteller”. He is the author of the Amber Crow mystery series, set in the beautiful Northwest San Juan Islands. All books are published by TwoNewfs publishing, located in Western Washington.
He is currently working on the 4th book in the series, The Inn of the Amber Crow. The setting is Bradestone Island again. Since it is a fictitious isle, he says it provides an excellent platform for the vagaries of the characters, including the author.
Vignettes by the author, about his skilled and spirited firefighter father, were published in the books: First Alarm and Second Alarm; where he found the firemen’s peccadillos and humor are unquenchable. Unfortunately, they’re both out of print. Copies were purchased by only those involved in the escapades and their families.
After instructing in the areas of Math and Astronomy, at the H.S. and J.H.S. levels, the author retired and wound up teaching Yoga at a junior college, a hospital and an athletic center, who knew? He said, his terrific guru, Pat Cawthon did.
Before his teaching career, yoga contortions and even after retiring, he was always writing. Too, he enjoys gardening, reading and cooking.
He was a summer lookout for three years at the Seattle Water Department’s Cedar River Watershed. He said, “Yea, I’m a typical homeboy. But with further probing I found he broke away to travel to California, Indiana, New York City including Up-State, Canada, Europe, Hawaii and Oregon. “Hey, don’t knock it,” L.C. Mcgee said. “Oregon is a beautiful state and The Ashland Shakespeare Festival has its fantastic moments, and the coastline is phenomenal! He smiled and admitted he is a bit verbose and overuses exclamation marks.
The author’s favorite holiday is Halloween followed by the December Saturnalia. Yes, he acknowledges that he has weird tastes, “but what can one do?
L. C. Mcgee lives in a coastal village that borders on what he calls the Salish Sea. There, he shares life with his wonderful wife, a wily cat named Tuppence and raises, what he says, are “questionable vegetables”, with his amazing neighbors, Bunky and John, Dave and Leslie.
He likes to read books on Archaeology and the other sciences and mentioned he studied various religions and philosophies and flirted with Existentialism at one time.
His first exposure to real writing was when his writer Grandmother was showing him her treasure trunk in a very hot attic. She gave him three treasures he still has today. The Odyssey, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam and a pansy covered teapot with an amazing note to her descendants, sequestered inside. She won this treasured teapot in a potato sack race for Grandmothers’ a long time ago at Lincoln Park, West Seattle. Evidently, she was a suffragette, a vocal member of the I.W.W. and had a byline in the old Seattle Star newspaper.
His Grandmother knew Gypsies, Prospectors and some of the members of local tribes. She introduced him to the history and lingo of indigenous peoples which resulted in a story character he developed, that would later become Willie Cloudmaker. A key figure in the Amber Crow Series.
l. c.’s books
THE AMBER CROW
A new series: Bradestone Island Mystery
Meet Alex Beahzhi and Kay Roberts in a new Northwest Mystery series . On Bradestone Island find murder, mayhem, a Tlingit Elder, an amber crow named Edgar, with two nosy but naïve home buyers and a mysterious stranger…
THE AMBER CROW AND THE BLACK MARIAH
When a vintage Packard Opera Coupe in found in their garage with a body, Kay and Alex are driven into a collector’s nightmare. Roland Shakleton, a famous archaeologist and friend of Alex, arrives and clashes gears with the local sheriff, Ujima Washington. What else can go wrong? Well, when Edgar, an amber crow, starts poking his beak into events…everything.
THE AMBER CROW AND THE HOOTING WOMAN
In this third novel in the Amber Crow mystery series, Kay and Alex seek answers to missing children and a mysterious woman who appears to be connected to a Tlingit legend of the Hooting Woman.
New Halem tales
13 Stories from 5 NW Authors
Nestled around a bay at the base of a mountain on the Oregon Coast, New Halem is a strangely exciting place created by a group of writers living in the Pacific Northwest. Each tale, set in this quirky community, gives a peek into the lives and secrets of its townspeople.
“I highly recommend this suspenseful novel to all readers. It’s a hard novel to put down. Addictive and stunning from the very beginning. A novel unlike any other. The Amber Crow is a must read story. L.C. Mcgee knows how to lure his readers into a world so unique, refreshing, and highly entertaining. Readers will keep guessing as to who committed the crimes.” Danielle Urban, BookLook Blogger Northwest magic “Along with everyday things and people, you will find magic flying along, the amber crow that leads the way to find the motives for a murder. It is a mystery that I couldn’t resolve to the end.”
MARIA OF ARCADIA
A great cast of characters to keep you guessing whodunit to the end, as well as lots of description on fauna and flora and weather so you know you are really in the Northwest and on the ‘Salish Sea’. Bring on the next installment for more adventures with this Island’s colorful cast of characters.
The Amber Crow is an excellent murder mystery to read. Readers everywhere will fall in love with this amazing novel. The scenes come to life with L.C. Mcgee’s talented writing. Leaving readers wondering what will happen next. The story is about murders that happen in strange places leaving the police puzzled as to how the dead bodies ended up where they did. Also a couple bought a farmhouse but they soon find out that it was more than they ever wanted. People have gone missing and with dead bodies popping up there are only two who know what is happening. Both Willie and his raven Edgar know more than the others. But, will they finally share the information in time to catch the murderer? Or will more dead bodies keep coming?
I highly recommend this suspenseful novel to all readers. It’s a hard novel to put down. Addictive and stunning from the very beginning. A novel unlike any other. The Amber Crow is a must read story. L.C. Mcgee knows how to lure his readers into a world so unique, refreshing, and highly entertaining. Readers will keep guessing as to who committed the crimes.