THE CHALK OUTLINE
the blog home of mystery writer Jeff Markowitz
I’m a writer. You would think I could write one of these “About” pages, but I never know what it is that I want you to know about me. Some of you already know me, at least virtually. Still a proper introduction is in order.
My name is Jeff Markowitz and I’m a mystery writer, author of three books (so far) in the Cassie O’Malley series. I also have a darkly comic mystery/thriller, Death and White Diamonds scheduled to be released December 15, 2014. For more information, follow the links to MY BOOKS, and to EVENTS AND APPEARANCES.
I blog about ideas and events that may be of interest to other readers and writers. There will be some blatant self-promotion, but I promise not to overdo it. There will be occasional visits from my dead Romanian ancestors, from space aliens intent on conquering the world with irradiated jello and perhaps from a certain earless pig. There may even be Siamese triplets. We shall see.
Death and White Diamonds(coming from Intrigue Publishing December 15, 2014)
Did you ever have one of those days? You know the kind, when nothing seems to go right?
Richie’s girlfriend suggests a romantic getaway, promising him a week-end he will never forget. So why can’t he remember what happened, when he finds her lifeless body on the beach? Richie is fairly certain he didn’t kill his girlfriend, but his memory is hazy. One thing, however, is clear. When Lorraine’s body is found, he’s going to be the prime suspect in a murder investigation.
If her body is found.
Disposing of the body turns out to be harder than Richie could have imagined. Losing it, however, is easy.
Did you ever have one of those days? And we haven’t even gotten to the bad part yet.
Books in the Cassie O’Malley Mystery Series
Who is Killing Doah’s Deer?
Cassie O’Malley writes stories about “everything out of the ordinary” for a barely reputable magazine. When the deer in Doah Township begin dying in large numbers under mysterious circumstances, Cassie is on the story. But when she discovers a dead body among the deer, she is thrust into the middle of a murder investigation. Before the murder can be solved, Cassie must sort fact from fiction as she is confronted with questions of local politics, marital infidelity, Pine Barrens folklore, Siamese triplets, sea monsters, pterodactyls, plesiosaurs and the elusive Jersey Devil, leaving Cassie finally to grapple with the question, Who Is Killing Doah’s Deer?
available in paperback and E-book editions