The Principal Cause of Death
It was 11:37 P.M. The custodian, Tom Hines, had just found the school principal, Warren Otterby, floating in the Shoreline High School swimming pool. An hour earlier, a student, on his way to his locker from a late evening music lesson, had witnessed the murder and was certain the principal was killed by his special education teacher, Heidi Simpson. Detectives, Lou Searing and Maggie McMillan work to uncover the principle cause of death.
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.