The Marina Murders
A physicians’ investment club makes an error in judgment that costs members millions. Dr. Brad Prescott commits suicide. The family is devastated to the point of seeking revenge. Dr. Prescott’s son Jake, following in his father’s footsteps, is denied entrance into medical school which feeds repressed anger toward others in the club. Murderous action ensues in several Michigan marinas before the murderer is finally caught. There is action in the following Michigan cities: Harbor Beach, Escanaba, Bay City, Oscoda, Alpena, Holland, Manistee, South Haven, and Traverse City. Detective Lou Searing and Maggie McMillan solve the case.
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.