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The Baba Yaga, a Dr. Adam Karl Mystery
     

The Baba Yaga, a Dr. Adam Karl Mystery

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by Leon Shure
 

The first book in the Myth-steries series, mysteries with a touch of the strange. A young doctor, Adam Karl, who has perceptual problems, and his “seeing eye woman,” Kayko Brasen, are asked by a Chicago Police Detective, Michael Dunne, to get testimony from an autistic child who is the only witness to his mother’s murder. Stalked, Dr Karl

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The first book in the Myth-steries series, mysteries with a touch of the strange. A young doctor, Adam Karl, who has perceptual problems, and his “seeing eye woman,” Kayko Brasen, are asked by a Chicago Police Detective, Michael Dunne, to get testimony from an autistic child who is the only witness to his mother’s murder. Stalked, Dr Karl discovers frightening secrets about his own family.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011277375
Publisher:
Leon Shure
Publication date:
03/28/2011
Series:
Dr. Adam Karl Mysteries
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
474,729
File size:
414 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

I am currently writing five mystery series: (1) the Tommy Spevak and Kate Wehring mysteries, about an impaired veteran and an investigative reporter; (2), the Vanek mysteries, about a crusty and devious Chicago Police Detective; (3) the Dr. Adam Karl mysteries, about a medical doctor fighting against his fate; (4) the Cal Hodges mysteries, about a law firm investigator who is haunted by his past, and (5) the City of Brunswik mysteries, which are tales of political skullduggery. My characters vary in age and ethnic backgrounds and each series has its own continuing cast of characters. They run the gamut from good to murderous. My main characters are not extraordinary geniuses and, sometimes, are even bad detectives. They are just people caught up in mysteries they can’t avoid. Whatever happens to my main character, he or she must really use all their resources, while trying to keep their objectivity, not to mention their sanity. Each has an unusual and unique way of looking at life. They all have a sense of humor and irony. Sometimes romance is possible, but that is not my main concern. Probably my most unique character is Dr. Adam Karl, a neurologist who struggles against perceptual problems and a difficult family history. His mysteries have received the best reviews, earning five stars. Also, I write in another genre, humor. My tweet collections “#Conversationstoppers: Puns, Non Sequiturs and Impossible Scenarios” have been the most popular of my books. I don’t really see my books of puns as being separate from my other work. All my books have a significant amount of word play, and my book titles sometimes are puns, as in the book, “Deep Lucy” which is “deep blue sea.” I am a life-long resident of the Chicago area, and have lived both in the city and in the North and Northwest suburbs. A bachelors and masters graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, I worked for the Lerner Newspapers (a chain of weeklies in the city); the Day Newspapers, a suburban daily newspaper chain owned by Field Enterprises, now the Chicago Sun-Times;, and Paddock Publications, a chain of daily newspapers in the Northwest suburbs. I received the Jacob Sher Award for Outstanding Investigative Reporting. Shure also served as an attorney for a Federal Agency and has held elective office in local governments. He is married and has two children.

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The Baba Yaga, a Dr. Adam Karl Mystery 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great read. The ending was very interesting . I highly recommend it.
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This was an awesome book. 500 plus pages. Hope there is a sequel to this book real soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't want to put it down. I'm waiting for the next one.
Rockport_rocker More than 1 year ago
Dr. Adam Karl has several serious problems, and they don't just start with his attempted assassination at the airport. He is a neurologist with a special form of autism that makes it impossible for him to distinguish emotions or recognize faces. The limitation not only hinders him in his investigation into who is trying to kill him but in every part of his life. Aided by seeing-eye actress who translates expressions and body language for him and backed up by a childhood friend/chauffeur, he discovers that both family and friends are involved and that he has a unique destiny. An ending you would never expect wraps up this intriguing tale.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There was so much that i liked and yet so much i didnt like. The coldness of the family, and i truly dont understand some characters, due to no development of the character because they had such little envolvement IN the story yet played a key role. It is worth the time to read, but dont be surprised if you arent blown away. Also i have to throw in that i dont understand this form of autism. I understand that there are many varities of autism, i have a cousin who is autistic, but i had a hard time realistically understanding the main character Adam's form of autism. This may sound terrible and insensitive and i certainly dont mean it to be, but is there really even a type of autism LIKE that? I dont know if the author purposely made Adam hard to relate to because of his autism or he just was hard to like period.
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Enjoyed this book. Kept my interest to the end.