He Needed Killing by Bill Fitts | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
He Needed Killing

He Needed Killing

3.7 75
by Bill Fitts
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Book 1 in the Needed Killing series. When several employees get ill from tainted potato salad and one actually dies, the university issues the customary condolences and goes right on with business as usual.

When the son of a prominent Shelbyville family demands an investigation into suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of his friend and lover, the

Overview

Book 1 in the Needed Killing series. When several employees get ill from tainted potato salad and one actually dies, the university issues the customary condolences and goes right on with business as usual.

When the son of a prominent Shelbyville family demands an investigation into suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of his friend and lover, the university is forced to pay attention. Action must be taken, and the university provost knows just the man for the job.

Recent university retiree James Crawford isn’t sure he’s qualified to investigate a suspicious death, but he finds it impossible to turn down the provost’s request. Thrust into the role of private eye, Crawford finds that murder begets murder, and he is soon on the trail of a ruthless killer. Can Crawford expose the murderer before someone else is killed?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045030823
Publisher:
Bill Fitts
Publication date:
10/18/2012
Series:
Needed Killing , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
250,642
File size:
569 KB

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

The Needed Killing Series: Cozy Mysteries with a Southern Flair I don’t believe it matters how long it takes you to find your calling--as long as you find it eventually. I certainly took the long way around to becoming a writer. The path I took--part-time jobs from the seventh grade through college, Merit Scholarship winner, Presidential Scholar, Princeton University dropout, communications technician in the U.S. Navy Reserve, Princeton University graduate, group insurance salesman, underwriter, account executive, management accountant, tax accountant, software installer, systems administrator, computer help desk employee, Unix support provider, webserver administrator, online learning systems administrator, and tornado survivor--made me a different writer than I would have been had I skipped any of the stops along the way. With the possible exception of the tornado, I’m glad to have experienced them all. The tornado did make one thing clear. If I wanted to write, I’d better get to it. In September 2011, with my wife’s encouragement, collaboration, and editorial support, that’s what I did. Fortunately, all that time I wasn’t writing, I was reading—I started out with the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew, moved on to Perry Mason, Nero Wolfe, Sherlock Holmes, and later added to my reading list such authors as Dorothy Sayers, Dick Francis, and Robert B. Parker. They and many other writers helped shape my understanding of how to construct a mystery and fueled my love of a good whodunit. Authors outside the genre, notably Robert A. Heinlein and J. R. R. Tolkien, kindled my imagination as a young reader and engendered in me a love of reading that continues to this day. I thank them all for the many wonderful hours I have spent in cloud-cuckoo-land, from the English countryside to the streets of Boston to the far reaches of outer space. Since the tornado of April 27, 2011, my wife and I have published five murder mysteries—the first five books in the Needed Killing Series. There are lots more of them to come--I’ll never run out of people who need killing. Plus, I’ve got books in another genre waiting to be written. Having taken a long and winding road to this calling, my wife and I are having great fun writing books. Try one of them and see if you don’t have fun too. If you enjoy the Needed Killing Series, please consider leaving a review at the website where you purchased the book.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >