Before Mikel J. Wilson became a best-selling mystery writer, he had a bigger case to crack: How would he survive?
Like many young people with a dream of making it big in Hollywood, Wilson dropped out of college and hopped on a bus from Nashville to Los Angeles. And like a lot of people, he soon found himself on the streets with no money and no job. The resourceful nineteen-year-old found a way to succeed, though. He slept in a truck topper and washed up in a gas station bathroom until he found a job two months later. Living in a roach-infested apartment, Wilson worked at a pharmacy, still holding onto his dream of writing.
It has been several years since Wilson ventured west. The novelist, who now lives in San Diego, will release A LIGHT TO KILL BY, the third of his internationally best-selling Mourning Dove Mysteries, on August 3, 2021. The novel is a follow-up to MURDER ON THE LAKE OF FIRE and DEATH OPENS A WINDOW, books that feature cases of Mourning Dove Investigations, a PI firm in the Smoky Mountains region of Tennessee.
The series adheres to a “no guns or knives” policy for the books’ bizarre murders, which have a seemingly supernatural but ultimately scientific explanation – like the X-Files if Scully were always the one proven right instead of Mulder. During the investigations Emory Rome, Virginia Kennon and Jeff Woodard encounter colorful suspects with aberrant secrets that twist the path to the truth. As the series progresses, we uncover more clues about Emory’s hushed past, and his relationship with Jeff continues evolving into something he can’t control.
Back Cover .. Moments after construction tycoon Blair Geister’s death, a mysterious wandering light kills someone on her Southern estate. Is the avenging spirit of the millionairess on a killing spree, or are other forces threatening those in her inner circle? As the will is read, suspicion and jealousy arise, and fingers point to the heirs of her fortune. Private investigator Emory Rome and his Mourning Dove partners accept an invitation to stay at Geisterhaus and unravel its secrets before more lives are lost.
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