Murder Bay [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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.
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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.
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.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013577527
  • Publisher: Top Five Books
  • Publication date: 11/7/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 10,534
  • 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2014

    I highly recommend this novel. The story is very well crafted a

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 11, 2014

    Highly recommended

    One of the best book I read this year. Unfortunate the author died and there will no future work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2014

    Sage

    Its deth

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2014

    Rose

    The word is;'deth'.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2014

    Sherbert

    Is the word deth?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2014

    Spy

    Leave Waterclan ALONE. We mean it. Just who is we? Spurstar. Bronzestar I. Me. Duskbreeze. Hawkfur. Blackshadow. Sunfur. Blackmist. Many, many others.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2014

    Challenge nine

    You will do two things, altogether they will make twelve points. 1: the abc pattern. There will be letters missing, aand those letters make a word. All letters used once, post that word in your proof box. Abc's: abcfgijklmnopqrsuvwxyz. Find the word. 2: go to LightClan or WaterClan and steal a kit. Bonous: remember that kit you got from the orphanage? Abandon it at 'scary' result one with the kit you stole for ten extra points.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2014

    Loved it

    Great story. Well written. Highly recomended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2014

    Fantastic book!

    One you can't put down. Only wish he'd written more.

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    Posted June 17, 2014

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    Posted July 11, 2014

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