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New in Detective Fiction: What the Spider Saw
Gary D. Kessler's new mystery novel, WHAT THE SPIDER SAW, is inspired by an historical and legendary murder case that occured in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1904 and is spun into a current-day fictional drama with many parallels.
WHAT THE SPIDER SAW is a work of fiction built on the foundation of the original McCue murder case, but set in a different century and with, of course, an entirely different set of characters. It uses the loose structure of a selection of the “facts” of the original case as a foil to twist the crime and basic associated characters to whole new possibilities and uses.
Wes Lederman, a private investigator from Harrisonburg, Virginia, has been hired by Charlottesville’
"Rich in history and detail, Gary D. Kessler spins a web of intrigue in WHAT THE SPIDER SAW. In Wes Lederman it's also nice to see another fictional private eye trolling the streets of Central Virginia. Pavlicek and I will have to keep an eye out for him."
-- ANDY STRAKA, Shamus Award Winning Author of the Frank Pavlicek Mystery Series
5-1/2 x 8-1/2 • 240 Pages • $18
Publication Date - March 1, 2012
Available Wholesale from Ingram & Publisher;
Online at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, IndieBound.org
About the Author:
GARY D. KESSLER is a former news agency managing editor; CIA official; diplomat; newspaper columnist; stage actor, director, and producer and movie consultant; and is currently a freelance book editor and novelist. He is the volume editor for the Blue Ridge Anthology, the prose and poetry anthology of the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Virginia Writer’s Club. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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