A Shortage of Bodies
Synopsis: When Dr. Dick Meyer, a 55-year-old counselor and author turned amateur criminal psychologist, becomes involved in an unusual murder case with a disturbing lack of cadavers, the experience becomes unbearably personal. The victim is Mary Martinez, a personal friend and woman who seemed to have it all. She becomes “angel number one” in Dr. Gary D. McKay’s first crime novel, A Shortage of Bodies (released in 2011), set in Southern Arizona.
A mysterious box containing ominous souvenirs of the crime is left in the front yard of Desert County’s Sheriff Jerry Morgan. Morgan quickly assembles an unlikely band of investigators including Dick Meyer and a newly immigrated, retired Scotland Yard detective, Ian MacLennan. They soon discover that Mary’s not the only woman gone missing and presumed murdered. The search is on in the beautiful but deadly Desert Southwest.
Author Dr. Gary D. McKay has authored over 14 books, and is most known for Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP). STEP is the world’s leading parent education program.
Previous Year’s Winners
Birthday Tributes was a first place winner in the 2012 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards. Authors Dawn Pritchard Burruel and Joy O’Donnel won this award in the Parenting / Family category.
Birthday Tributes is written by two sisters, who wanted to add more meaning to their birthday celebrations. In their book, Dawn and Joy’s stories are interwoven with Birthday Tributes written to their family members. Each sister has a story of her own to tell with memories of personal and family struggles and triumphs. Insightful and inspirational stories of friendships, marriage, divorce, love, commitment, sisterhood, and family connections are linked together with the ultimate message that it’s never too late to tell those you love what they mean to you. Click here to order
The San Joaquin Siren: An American Ace in WWII’s CBI
The San Joaquin Siren: An American Ace in WWII’s CBI was a third place winner in the 2011 Sharp Writ Book Awards. Bill Behrns and the late Kenneth Moore won this award in the Autobiography / Memoirs category.
The San Joaquin Siren is the true account of one of America’s heroes of WWII. Bill Behrns served in the China, Burma, India (CBI) region of the Pacific war. The U.S. Army Air Corps sent thirty-two pilots from thirty-two states in twenty-five Lightnings into this remote area. It would seem they were expendable since the loss of a single pilot would scarcely be noticed in any single state. According to Air Force intelligence reports, this newly-formed, 459th Squadron, 80th Fighter Group faced approximately 550 enemy aircraft. This was the only unit of its kind in the war. Click here to order
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