Welcome to my website. I appreciate your taking the time to seek it out, and I hope it will give you a little insight into my books, my island, and me. Not incidentally, I’d like to sell you a book.
There is a link on this site to my appearances at book signings and speaking engagements. I hope you can make it to one of these. I love to meet fellow book-lovers, so be sure you stop and say hello. I encourage you to email me with any comments, thoughts, criticisms, or just to say hello. There’s an email link on this website, and I assure you I read them all.
I’ve been an avid reader since I first learned to comprehend the written word. When I retired from the law practice, I finally scratched that writing itch that had been with me forever and wrote Longboat Blues. I tried to re-create the ambience that exists on the real Longboat Key, and interjected Matt Royal and his friends into this wonderful sun-filled environment. I was surprised and … [Read More...]
Matt Royal and J.D. Duncan are back, better than ever.
When the serenity of beautiful Longboat Key, Florida, is shattered by a murder, and an elderly resident goes missing, Detective Jennifer Diane (J.D.) Duncan leaps into action. Her investigation is temporarily interrupted when she receives a text message with a current photo of a college friend she thought was dead. Matt Royal—J.D.’s friend and more—jumps in to help her. Further assistance comes when Matt’s friend Jock Algren visits. … [Read More...]
When a serial killer shows up on Longboat Key, Florida after a twelve year absence, Matt Royal is stymied. The first woman killed on Longboat Key has ties to a secretive government agency for which Matts best friend Jock Algren works. Was this a coincidence or was she a targeted kill? Matts friend, Longboat Key detective Jennifer Diane (J.D.) Duncan investigates the murders but also seems to be a target of the killer. Why? And where has the killer been for the past twelve years? And why has he … [Read More...]