Final Crossing: Murder on the S.S. Badger
A professor at Michigan State University becomes involved in a eco─terrorist movement. She soon sees the error of her ways and decides to leave the group responsible for burning down homes being built in pristine portions of Michigan. However, the Ring of Fire as they are called believes she will turn them in and decides to end her life. The suspense culminates on the S.S. Badger a car ferry than takes passengers and trucks across Lake Michigan from Ludington to Manitowoc, Wisconsin and vice versa. Murder does happen and detective Lou Searing uses his investigative skills to bring justice to the matter.
About the Author
Richard L. Baldwin was a special educator and administrator. The last 7 years of his career he served as the State Director of Special Education for the State of Michigan. Following his retirement he established a second career as author and publisher. He has written (to date) 19 cozy mysteries set in Michigan. He formed a small independent publishing company, Buttonwood Press, and currently publishes the work of four authors. Richard speaks at conferences, schools, libraries, senior centers, and book clubs. He lives in Haslett, Michigan with his wife Patty and beloved cat, Sami.
Why are Baldwin’s books popular?
First and foremost his books and those he publishes are safe reads, free of profanity, sex, and graphic violence. Secondly, even though the books are murder mysteries, the story centers around justice, compassion for people, and places familiar to readers. Baldwin sets his fictitious stories in real cities. Third, the stories are suspenseful providing a challenge to discover “who done it?” Finally, Baldwin’s books are fun quick reads where people boast of reading his books in a day or two.