The Canning Jar

The Canning Jar

by Ben Steinlage


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The Canning Jar: Even in the city of Albuquerque, life can be full of surprises, as Mike Travis can tell you. He would also admit that he wasn't any different than most for he also was known for taking things for granted. When those times came about he wondered how it could happen with him being in his early sixties.
As an example, he never foresaw anything ever happening to his best friend Alex. Their lives had started out in rags and became one of riches. The exception was with Mike's life, for he forgot about making money, because it was no longer a priority when he met his wife Carrie. She in turn liked her husband's best friend and thought of him as being family. So the three of them went about their lives depending on each other to the point they were closer than most siblings. Then the day came that everything was to change.
Mike and his wife started one Sunday morning hearing on the news that Alex had been found dead, at his desk. Though that was a shock, it even got stranger for it seemed he had left a message no one could figure out. So this story is how Mike with his police and security system background, works with his friend on the police force, to solve the mysterious death of his best friend. In the end, he also finds out something about his friend, something neither he nor his wife knew. The well-kept secret as you might guess was life changing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781545504710
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/20/2017
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Author Ben Steinlage: Though born in California, he now lives in New Mexico with his wife. He is a father of six children, seven grand-children. Professionally he was a consultant in the printing industry. Now that he is retired, he spends a good part of his time writing and helping other writers.
His writing began more than fifty some years ago as a hobby. This past time has led him to become a published writer. As a writer he likes challenges, which means he writes in a variety of genres. To date, he has written (though not all published) better than thirty stores of historical fiction, murder mysteries, to fantasy. It wasn't until 2007 that his wife decided it was time to share his works with the world that he became a published author. To his surprise, he found that others enjoyed his stories as much as his family. In offering this story to the many readers out in the world, he hopes this story will be as enjoyable as his past stories.

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