Jamie Sheffield lives with his wife, son, and dogs in the Adirondack Park. When he's not writing mysteries, he's probably camping or exploring the last great wilderness in the Northeast. He has been a Special Education Teacher in the Lake Placid Central School District for the last 15 years. Besides writing, Jamie loves cooking and reading and dogs and all manner of outdoor pursuits. "Here Be Monsters" is his debut novel.
Here Be Monstersby Jamie Sheffield
Tyler Cunningham enjoys living at the edge of uncharted and unknown territories. Never comfortable with traditional human relationships, he nevertheless makes his living meeting the needs of others through a combination of research and asking the unexpected questions. But this time, when the closest thing
Winner of the 2013 Adirondack Literary Award for Best Novel!
Tyler Cunningham enjoys living at the edge of uncharted and unknown territories. Never comfortable with traditional human relationships, he nevertheless makes his living meeting the needs of others through a combination of research and asking the unexpected questions. But this time, when the closest thing Tyler has to a friend goes missing as a result of those questions, he finds himself trapped and powerless in the face of a cruel and violent conspiracy. "Here Be Monsters" takes readers on an astonishing thrill-ride through the Adirondack Park in Northern New York, the Northeast's last great wilderness, rushing headlong towards a shocking conclusion deep in the wilderness.
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Interesting new character in an unusual setting. Tyler, the 'detective' (he resists that label), has difficulty relating socially, but finds people who can cope with his idiosyncracies. A similar character, although younger and still learning to cope, would be the hero of 'Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime', which was a great book by the way. The setting is rendered in loving detail: just the right amount of beautiful description, without becoming tedious. Clever references to other detectives and writers. Satisfying and unusual thriller, if it must be categorized.
Tyler Cunningham is not your typical, hard boiled private detective; he's mostly a loner all right, but (due perhaps to Asperger's?) relates to and interacts differently with the world than most of us. Even with his quirks he's still an immensely likable character; the author doesn't drown the reader in Tyler's quirks, just enough to explain the way he is. A great story full of interesting, believable characters, and the descriptions of the Adirondacks area where it takes place were beautiful. I can't wait for the next in the series; I hope there are a lot more to come!
A quirky and suspenseful crime novel set in the Adirondack Park of Northern New York with a very different detective than expected.