The Clown Forest Murders

The Clown Forest Murders

The Clown Forest Murders

The Clown Forest Murders


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Did clown-colored mushrooms spark the gruesome murders? Will his memories of the murders save him or kill him?

At age eight, Dave Austin witnesses his brother’s savage murder in rural Norwich, New York, but amnesia suppresses the memory, and the killer escapes. Locals suspect an itinerant, a pedophile, or a disturbed friend maddened by psychedelic mushrooms. When Dave starts college, pressures at Princeton and alcohol elicit dreams, each one revealing a bit of memory. Then come visions as Dave senses the killer return. Images of teenagers killed where his brother died precipitate a crisis, and David returns to Norwich to find his dead brother’s friend, a disturbed witness who knows something. Dave’s appearance alarms his psychiatrist, the officers who hadn’t solved the case, and especially the killer, who knows he should not have let the young Dave escape. Now the killer must correct his mistake. When a crazy farmer invites Dave to learn the killer’s name in the Clown Forest at midnight, how can he resist? He may learn what he needs to identify the murderer—if he gets the truth, and survives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626948136
Publisher: Black Opal Books
Publication date: 11/25/2017
Pages: 354
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

A C Brooks is a successful entrepreneur, business executive, speaker, and endurance athlete. Now living in California, he began his writing career at Princeton University as a weekly humor columnist for The Nassau Weekly. The Clown Forest Murders, co-authored with R. R. Brooks, is his first full length novel. He opines on the humor of life at When not writing or starting a new company, he can be found competing in ultra marathons, Ironman triathelons, and in seven-marathons on seven continents in seven days. This epic race called the World Marathon Championship will start in January 2018.

R R Brooks spent his career doing pharmaceutical research and development. Now living in western North Carolina, he’s published fiction and nonfiction, including science fiction and fantasy stories exploring strange encounters and issues of doubt and belief. Leo Publishing released his epic fantasy novel Justi the Gifted in 2015. His other novels include a psychological mystery novel The Clown Forest Murders, co-written with A C Brooks (coming soon from Black Opal Books), a science fiction tale (underway), and second fantasy novel (underway). He is a member of the Blue Ridge Writers Group, the Appalachian Round Table, the Brevard Authors Guild, International Thriller Writers, Inc., and the N.C. Writers Network. He maintains author’s pages on Facebook, Amazon, and Goodreads.
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