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Murder Bay
     

Murder Bay

4.5 15
by David R. Horwitz
 

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Ben Carey, a young police sergeant in 1957 Washington, D.C., must uncover the dark secrets of a decaying old house or be driven mad by them. Though newly promoted in his job, his personal life is in shambles. So he throws himself into a strange investigation, and as he peels back the layers of time, he discovers greed, deception, love, jealousy, and

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Ben Carey, a young police sergeant in 1957 Washington, D.C., must uncover the dark secrets of a decaying old house or be driven mad by them. Though newly promoted in his job, his personal life is in shambles. So he throws himself into a strange investigation, and as he peels back the layers of time, he discovers greed, deception, love, jealousy, and murder.

Alternating between the prosperous 1950s and an America torn by Civil War, MURDER BAY is a supernatural mystery that spans eras and the gulf dividing what can and cannot be explained.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Juggling an 1863 death with strange goings-on in a Victorian mansion serving as the substation for the Washington, DC, police in the 1950s, Horwitz leads his Sgt. Ben Carey through the complexities of solving a 90-year-old murder in what may be a haunted house. Very nicely done. Horwitz died in 2004. The manuscripts he left behind will become the Ben Carey series. Recommended.
ForeWord Reviews
An involving, period-perfect story. The action is fast-paced and convincing . . . the characters are expertly drawn.
Baltimore Sun
David R. Horwitz died at age 40 in 2004, leaving several manuscripts behind. MURDER BAY is not only the first, but also launches a brand-new publishing house. At first glance, this backstory is irresistible, and after finishing the novel the only verdict is pleasant surprise. . . . Horwitz distracts from the obvious by setting the plot up nicely with dual narratives, palpable emotions and believable investigative habits. It is a true shame that this series has a definite, if involuntary end.
Read Any Good Books Lately? - Donna Miller
Horwitz is adept at writing scenes that make you want to stop, pause, rub your eyes, and share the passage with a friend who loves good ghost stories. It's hard to pause too long, though, because this is the kind of book that is hard to put down. You'll want to order the double espresso to get through the next work day so you can polish this book off in one or two sittings.
Donna Miller
Horwitz is adept at writing scenes that make you want to stop, pause, rub your eyes, and share the passage with a friend who loves good ghost stories. It's hard to pause too long, though, because this is the kind of book that is hard to put down. You'll want to order the double espresso to get through the next work day so you can polish this book off in one or two sittings.
Publishers Weekly
The impressive first in a historical series, which effortlessly alternates between Washington, D.C., in 1862 and the same city 95 years later. . . . This debut shows definite promise.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013577527
Publisher:
Top Five Books
Publication date:
11/07/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
667,434
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

David R. Horwitz was born in Washington, D.C., the son of a D.C. police officer and a piano teacher. In 2000 he and his wife, Deirdre, moved from Washington to rural Minnesota. He programmed computers by day and wrote on nights and weekends. David's dream of writing full-time ended when he died in 2004, but he left behind the manuscripts that would become the Ben Carey mysteries.

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Murder Bay 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this novel. The story is very well crafted and wonderfully written. The characters and fleshed out and very believable in their actions. It was one of those books you don't want to put down until you finish and when you do finish are sorry that it ended.
MByerly More than 1 year ago
Police Sgt. Ben Carey heads a new division in the DC police department which seeks grants from the Federal Government, but the old mansion he and his men use as an office is haunted by ghosts from the Civil War.  Able to see them, Ben realizes he has a really cold case to solve— the murder of Union soldier, Mordechai Finkel.  The narrative switches between Ben and the characters during the Civil War to add depth to the story of the ghosts.  Nicely written with a great deal of research in both periods. 
MaddyMimi More than 1 year ago
Even though this is light reading, the storyline kept me guessing and surprised me with the ending.  Really enjoyed this mystery.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down. I had the most enjoyable day lost in this story. I am so sad this talented author is gone and there will be no more Ben Carey mysteries.
pitypalaty More than 1 year ago
One of the best book I read this year. Unfortunate the author died and there will no future work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story. Well written. Highly recomended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the story and characters. A twist of modern and historic, haunting and macabre.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The solving of a 90 year old mystery is an enjoyable read. The author finds the proper way to trace the dual timelines and close the cold case. Recommend this anyone who enjoys the historical mysteries. J M Lydon
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One you can't put down. Only wish he'd written more.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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