Date Published: February 2019
Publisher: Black Opal Books
After a temperamental meltdown on stage, Sean Hightower, a regretful and resentful âone-hit wonderâ rock musician hoping for a comeback, returns to his girlfriendâs condo seeking comfort from the woman he loves. But after letting himself in, he discovers her naked body on the bed, murdered from a bullet to the head. When the police detective arrives and sees the two taped pieces of paper on the wall with the word, âhello,â on one and âgoodbye,â on the other, he realizes that the renowned serial killer, The Beatles Song Murderer, has struck again. In the days that follow, he reaches another conclusionâthe Beatles Song Murderer is probably somebody Sean knows. Now the detective needs Seanâs help to find the killer.
About the Author
After several years devoted to poetry, followed by a few minor achievements as a professional song lyricist, I eventually decided to write a novel, culminating in the completion of The Poe Consequence, a supernatural thriller/human drama that received Books-and-Authors.netâs Supernatural Thriller of the Year, Kirkus Reviewsâ listing as a top Indie book of the year, and a Finalist placing in 2017âs International Book Excellence Awards competition. Signed to a contract with Black Opal Books in June of 2018, it will be re-released through them later this year.
My second novel, also published by Black Opal Books, is entitled, You Say Goodbye. Itâs a whodunit murder mystery featuring a Beatles influenced theme, a one-hit wonder ex-rock star, and a little girl with cancer whoâs a big fan of the LA Lakers. The childâs character was inspired by the life, and unfortunate death, of Alexandra Scott from the Alexâs Lemonade foundation.
Although I currently pay the bills through a long career in the landscape industry, in my heart I've always considered myself a creative writer first and foremost. And as I've often replied when asked about my license plate that reads, Do Write, âI make my living through landscape, but I make my loving through writing.â