"Musgrave mixes accurate history with a spell-binding plot to create an amazing who-done-it! Watch for more Pat O'Malley Mysteries."
In post Civil War New York City, Detective Pat O'Malley is living inside Poe's Cottage in the Bronx. O'Malley is haunted by Poe one night, and the detective finds a strange note. As a result, O'Malley decides to prove that Edgar Allan Poe did not die in Baltimore from an alcoholic binge but was, instead, murdered. O'Malley quickly becomes embroiled in a "cold case" that thrusts him into the lair of one of the most sinister and ruthless killers in 1865 New York City.
Jim Musgrave's "Forevermore" is a quick read in four acts that will keep your mind razor sharp trying to solve the mystery of Poe's murder. Pat O'Malley must first find out how to become intimate with females before he can find the final clue in this puzzle of wits, murder and romance.
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"This novel has everything: a coming of age story, a family drama, and a thriller, all in one splendid read!"
Buddy Hartman was adopted by a woman who wanted to get a child to please her husband. When the husband leaves, the woman becomes a prostitute to support herself, and then becomes an addict to soothe the pain. Buddy learns early that life teaches you to be selfish. However, it's Buddy's own drug abuse later in life that leads him to Barry, his "Eskimo," who saves him from a life of addiction.
At 31, Buddy is a sober and clean music promoter in Minneapolis, and he writes mysteries on the side, but he is incomplete. He wants to know who his biological mother is. The State of Minnesota informs him that his mother is still alive, living in Charlotte, North Carolina. However, she is a freak who is 1/2 of the famous Hilton Twins, Siamese sisters who were famous vaudevillians in the 1920s and 30s, but who are now living in poverty and working at a Park 'n Shop grocery.
Buddy's life is changed forever when he takes his mother and aunt to the 1968 Chicago Democratic National Convention in an attempt to resurrect their entertainment careers and find out his own identity. Buddy learns what being a freak really means, as the power of the State meets the power of the counterculture heroes. But this is the late '60s, and heroes are falling all around him, as Buddy reaches out for a father, finding substitutes in a black Civil Rights leader and a famous Yippie. But his real father, when Buddy meets him, is the biggest surprise of all.
As Dundee International Fiction Prize Winner for 2012, Jacob M. Appel, puts it, Freak Story is "Part zany alternate history of the late 1960s, part moving drama of family and personal growth, Freak Story creates a unique and thoroughly engrossing universe all its own."
Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the place where Nature has developed her most unique display. The Siamese Twins, Daisy and Violet Hilton, are the sisters who have toured Europe, danced with Bob Hope, and earned over $15,000 per week in vaudeville, during the height of the Great Depression!
Now, you can read about them as they go on their last, but perhaps greatest tour of all. Buddy Hartman, the long-lost and unwanted son of Daisy, wants to take them to the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Buddy needs to find out who his father is, so he concocts this ruise as their agent, hoping he'll find out why he was left to become a ward of the state. Buddy is also a kind of 1960s freak, as he is half-black and he is gay, so when the trio finally hits Chicago, they become part of perhaps the biggest "freak story" to ever exhibit in these United States. Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin and the Yippies meet up with the clarinet-playing Siamese twins, and they hit it off right away.
Find out what becomes of Buddy Hartman, his mother and her twin sister, as they become politicized into the American system of street demonstrations, police brutality and powerful injustice. Jim Musgrave's Freak Story is also your chance to see how Instant Mobile Publishing works. For $10.00, you'll be able to choose whether to receive a chapter of this exciting new novel from an award-winning author emailed directly to your address; or, you may choose to visit the special page where chapters will be published each month for download to the device of your selection (iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, Palm Pilot, and other formats will be made available).
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