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In “The Origin of Murder” Roger and Suzanne revisit South America to solve another deadly mystery. Accompanied by their son Robert and his jack-of-all-trades nanny Bruce, they take a vacation cruise through the Galapagos Islands, 600 miles west of Ecuador. En route, they visit the ancient Incan city and capital of Ecuador, Quito, which is the highest capital city in the Americas. Also on the guest list for the Galapagos cruise are their friend Paraguayan policeman Eduardo Gomez and his wife Sophia. What a strange coincidence! Of course, Suzanne finds a dead body floating in the Pacific Ocean in chapter 1. As Roger and Suzanne retrace the path that Charles Darwin sailed and walked more than 175 years ago, the body count increases almost as fast as the clues. Series fans and new readers will enjoy this mystery novel, which can be enjoyed as a standalone entry to the series.
Targeted Age Group: Adult
Book Price: $2.99
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
I write fast paced whodunit mysteries that fall somewhere between “hard-boiled” and “cozy” styles. Locations are places we’ve lived or visited, so are authentic. Is this different from other genres? I don’t know.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Don’t give up your day job.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
This is the eighth book of a series, with most of the novels set in South America. I wanted to share The Galapagos Islands, which are one of the most interesting places in the world but very hard to get to, with my readers.
About the Author:
The author is a Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of California’s Medical School at Davis. He has a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry and does research on asthma and health effects of air pollution on the lungs. He is also a big fan of California mystery novels. A quick search of Amazon will turn up books and articles in biochemistry previously edited or authored by Jerry, as well as his South American mystery novel series. The settings and locales for all of these novels are authentic; the author lived previously in Salta, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay. He has collaborated with local scientists in Uruguay, Argentina, and Peru. The Origin Of Murder, set in Ecuador and Mexico, is the fifth novel in this series, following The Ambivalent Corpse, set in Montevideo, Uruguay and the surrounding region, The Surreal Killer, set in Peru and Northern Chile’s Atacama Desert region, The Matador Murders, set in Montevideo and Santiago, Chile, and The Deadly Dog Show, set in California. All of these mystery novels are available as Kindle E-books from Amazon. Two shorter books, a novelette and a novella, in this series, The Body in the Parking Structure, set in Los Angeles, and The Body in the Bed, set in Montevideo, are also available from Amazon. A novel-length anthology of shorter stories entitled Five Quickies for Roger and Suzanne, including The Empanada Affair, a novella set in Salta, Argentina, and The Haunted Gymnasium, a shorter and somewhat paranormal mystery set in Fortaleza, Brazil, is also available as a Kindle E-book from Amazon.
Jerry writes hard-boiled mystery books that are fast moving and entertain the reader, while introducing the readers to a region where he has lived and worked that is a long way from home for most English speakers. Montevideo, Salta, Machu Picchu, Iguazu Falls, and The Galapagos Islands are characters in these books, and the novels portray these places as vivid and real. He lives in Northern California with his wife Elaine, who breeds German Shorthaired Pointers, and with Vinia, Jolie, Schöne, and Ries, four generations of GSPs who contribute interesting material for his blog. The Origin of Murder, a riff on Charles Darwin’s classic “The Origin of Species”, brings Roger, Suzanne, and their friends to the Galapagos Islands where murder and intrigue once again await our detectives in South America.