Author Stan Schatt, is one of my regular contacts here at Fiction Books and it is always a pleasure to hear from him, as that generally means that there is going to be another great new book on the horizon to add to my TBR pile.
I have been working with Stan on his recent series of mysteries and thrillers with a slightly paranormal twist to the story lines. However this time he took me completely by surprise with this new chapter in his fiction writing career, as he ventures into the realm of the cozy mystery.
‘MURDER AT THE RIVER BEND RETIREMENT RESORT‘
When a very disagreeable resident of the exclusive River Bend Retirement Resort is murdered, bestselling mystery writer Miriam Lipsky has to find the real killer to save her dear friend from prison. She finds the retirement home seethes with intrigue, passion, and jealousy. To make matters worse, it’s hard to distinguish what residents actually saw from what they imagined.
Miriam finds she has to search for the killer while juggling an autistic grandson, a divorced daughter with a tendency to choose the wrong man, her best friend’s overly friendly husband, and a stalker who who leaves her more and more threatening notes. To make matters worse, her rabbi who won’t take no for an answer when it comes to fixing her up.
Miriam, a widow after a disastrous marriage, has given up on love. Just when she is sure that part of her life is over, someone new appears from a very unexpected place.
Murder at the River Bend Retirement Resort is a cozy mystery with a sleuth who has to learn on the job. Despite her best intentions, Miriam makes mistake after mistake and yet moves ever closer to discovering a cold blooded killer who has no remorse.
Stan would perhaps describe himself as a futurist, technologist, novelist, and a person curious about many things.
His insatiable curiosity, might be well born out by the veritable roll call of jobs he has held over the years; including, but not limited to: autopsy assistant, police department administrator, salesman, sales manager, literature professor, telecommunications professor, technology analyst, and research director.
For many years he worked as a technology analyst, covering such diverse areas as: green technology, wireless networking, network security, and local area networks. He has written several books on these topics and started Schatt Research as a way for him to publish his views on key technology trends. Because traditional market research firms charge such outrageous fees for their reports, he decided to publish his studies as books online, available at Amazon for a tiny fraction of what the companies he worked for, sold the same type of material.
He is now a full-time writer and lives in Carlsbad, California with his wife, Jane. He is primarily writing mysteries at the moment when it comes to fiction, together with his technology papers and non-fiction books focusing on careers and retirement.
He is also a volunteer job facilitator for the Jewish Family Service in San Diego, with the goal of finding good jobs for the unemployed.
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I think you’ll enjoy the book. If you do, this might be the first of a series of Miriam Lipsky cosy mysteries. Only you can help me decide.
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