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Publisher Description

The impressive first in a historical series, which effortlessly alternates between Washington, D.C., in 1862 and the same city 95 years later. . . . This debut shows definite promise. Publishers Weekly

Ben Carey, a Korean War veteran newly promoted to police sergeant, laments the impending end of his marriage while being befuddled by the ghosts who seem to be haunting the dilapidated old building housing his new office. Are they a figment of his normally rational imagination, or an echo of the previous century and a long-buried mystery with roots in the Civil War and doomed love?

As Carey peels back the layers of time, he discovers greed, deception, love, jealousy, and murder.

An involving, period-perfect story. The action is fast-paced and convincing . . . the characters are expertly drawn. —ForeWord

Very nicely done. . . . Recommended. —Library Journal

Horwitz [sets up] the plot nicely with dual narratives, palpable emotions, and believable investigative habits. —Baltimore Sun

Horwitz is adept at writing scenes that make you want to stop, pause, rub your eyes, and share the passage with a friend who loves good ghost stories. It’s hard to pause too long, though, because this is the kind of book that is hard to put down.Donna Miller (readanygoodbooks.wordpress.com)

Mysteries & Thrillers
August 18
Top Five Books
Top Five Books, LLC

Customer Reviews

Sadiesaree ,

Murder Bay

This book was so good and so well written that I could hardly put it down. I loved the story within a story. It's definitely a must read!

catlvr49 ,

Murder Bay

Superb story. Definitely keeps you interested the whole way through. I learned some historical facts from around Lincoln's time.

Sue Whalen ,

One Word -- Outstanding -- Describes Murder Bay

Well written, with a solidly rational plot, notwithstanding the introduction of supernatural elements. Refreshingly devoid of gratuitous violence, sex and contrived plot twists.

Would recommend this book to those who are looking for something different and worthwhile in the mystery genre.