The amber crow and the black mariah
Amber Crow series #2, a new Pacific Northwest Murder Mystery
the amber crow series
the amber crow
And The Black Mariah
by L. C. Mcgee
$24.99 hardcover ISBN: 978-0-9906998-8-0
$14.95 paperback ISBN: 978-0-9906998-2-8
$8.99 eBook ISBN: 978-0-9981564-2-2
November 2016 TwoNewfs Publishing
Who’s in the car?
When Alex Beahzhi and Kay Roberts discover a vintage 1932 Packard Opera Coupe in an old garage behind their new home on Bradestone Island, they quickly find themselves in another puzzling mystery.
Edgar, Willie’s amber crow, tries to warn them, but their children pull back the dusty canvas from the old heap anyway. They are shocked to find a mummified corpse with its head thrown back, its jaw a rictus grin and rotted hands clutching the steering wheel of the Black Mariah.
Who’s in the car? Was it suicide or murder? Sheriff Ujima Washington wants to find out despite the interference of Alex’s visiting friend, the famous archaeologist, Dr. Roland Shakelton, who has brought his own trouble from his last dig. Kay and her island friends, Thommy Jay, Toady, Solange and Carla, along with local realtor and island expert, Rose Bracken, can’t help but get in the way.
The puzzle gets serious with the mysterious death of the librarian who was helping to restore the Black Mariah. Alex and Roland find themselves tied in the back seat to be carried to their deaths in the waters of Scoon Bay. Kay and Ujima fall into the clutches of a deadly psychopath. Will the amber feathered Edgar get help, or just watch it all and shake his head?
About the Author
L. C. Mcgee, his wife and two rascally in a coastal village near the Salish Sea (Puget Sound has a rather heavy ring to it). He enjoys reading, writing, writhing in coils (yoga), gardening and the occasional summer sail. Researching coastal Indian lore is a hobby and is further enhanced by his son’s Tlingit ancestry.
“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.