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Impending: A Genealogical Mystery

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Impending is no longer impending. It has arrived and is available for purchase in either printed paperback or Kindle eBook formats. Most books by Richard Davidson emphasize the influence of past events on present activities and situations. Impending carries that thinking even further. It is both a work of historical fiction and a current-day mystery novel. It starts with a family secret stemming from the American Civil War battle of Gettysburg, develops through an odyssey to Australia, matures in outlaw and fractured family years of the late nineteenth century, and comes to a series of climaxes in the present day. The details of this latest absorbing adventure through the years follow:

Young married private detectives, Debbie and Jeremy Hadley, discover that Debbie’s family, the Danforths, have a family secret. Grandma Marie Danforth summons them because she fears that alienated family members and underworld characters will attempt to wrest control of the secret from her. The history of the secret begins at the American Civil War Battle of Gettysburg and develops through a century and a half of Danforth family twists and intrigues. Although written as a continuous story, Impending actually is two novels in one: the saga of how the secret developed from its inception to the present day, and the mystery of how to counter multiple attempts to hijack it. Impending is history and mystery all-in-one. Debbie and Jeremy team with police from two cities to unravel the mystery and reach its surprising conclusion.

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Posted by on June 16, 2017 in Historical Fiction, Mystery

 

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The Lord’s Prayer Mystery Series

Here’s the full Lord’s Prayer Mystery Series:

Temptation Front Cover

Lead Us Not into Temptation (The Lord’s Prayer Mystery Series, Volume I), 

VBW Publishing, Inc.

ISBN 978-1-60264-407-6 (paperback) 

ISBN 978-1-4581-7381-2 (Smashwords Edition eBook) 

ASIN B0052MGI6Q (Kindle Edition eBook) 

Arthur Blake, former NASA engineer turned minister, receives an emergency appointment to be pastor of the United Methodist Church in Parkville, a distant suburb of Chicago, following the bizarre sudden death of the church’s unusual former pastor. Pastor Blake’s attempts to unravel the mystery that shrouds his predecessor become involved with tracking the child of a possibly bigamous soldier in World War II England, art and jewelry treasures plundered by the Nazis and their sympathizers, and the eventual results of childhood sibling conflicts in combined families. Arthur’s allies in his investigation include Parkville Police Chief Bobby Andrews, County Medical Examiner Irma Custis, and the married team of Penny and Joe Gonzalez who work for a clandestine government agency. During the course of Lead Us Not into Temptation, the reader discovers how seemingly minor historical events lead to major present-day dislocations in church, village, and family relationships.

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Give Us this Day Our Daily Bread (The Lord’s Prayer Mystery Series, Volume II – Second Edition)

RADMAR Publishing Group

ISBN 978-0-9829160-5-6 (paperback)

ISBN 978-1-4580-6717-3 (Smashwords Edition eBook)

ASIN B0052MQI66 (Kindle Edition eBook)

Arthur Blake, Pastor of Parkville United Methodist Church, has to deal with the aftereffects of a traumatic communion incident. He works to assist the authorities in investigating the cause while doing his best to convince members of his congregation that it is safe to return to church. Working with the police and federal agencies, he discovers that the terror of the initial event is minor compared with the potential chaotic impact of future disasters being planned by the perpetrator. The investigation is interwoven with several relationship situations that affect the final outcome.

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Forgive Us Our Trespasses (The Lord’s Prayer Mystery Series, Volume III)

RADMAR Publishing Group

ISBN 978-0-9829160-1-8 (paperback)

ISBN 978-1-4657-3739-7 (Smashwords Edition eBook)

ASIN B005SULQ6Y (Kindle Edition eBook)

Arthur Blake, Pastor of Parkville United Methodist Church, tries to assist his father to resolve his trauma after learning that his best friend, recently killed in a car accident, may have been an imposter with a heinous background. The investigation reveals that the presumed accident was but one link in a chain of murders. Blake works to determine the true identity of his father’s friend, while also discovering the man’s past activities and affiliations. Arthur works to solve the murders in conjunction with his colleagues at ABC Consultants. He also draws on assistance from associates at a covert government agency with which he has worked before. The coordinated effort to solve the puzzle examines incidents that span the period between World War II and the present in order to defuse the personal, national, and international dangers resulting from them.

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Thy Will Be Done (The Lord’s Prayer Mystery Series, Volume IV)

RADMAR Publishing

ISBN 978-0-9829160-2-5 (paperback)

ISBN 978-1-3013-4293-8 (Smashwords Edition eBook)

ASIN B009JU6EZM (Kindle Edition eBook)

The sudden death of a young woman attending Parkville United Methodist Church infuriates her brother and leads to congregational outrage over his outburst and subsequent murder. The investigation of that slaying by Pastor Arthur Blake and his associates leads to revelations of a previously undetected criminal organization operating in the area. Unraveling the mystery and scope of this group entangles Arthur and his associated investigators in a web of conspiracies extending from Illinois to both U.S. coasts and through Mexico to Guatemala.

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Deliver Us from Evil (The Lord’s Prayer Mystery Series, Volume V)

RADMAR Publishing

ISBN 978-0-9829160-3-2 (paperback)

ASIN: B00EBDUXFY (Kindle Edition eBook)

Arthur and Irma’s wedding day has finally arrived, but an unexpected interruption leads to their need to investigate a possible murder committed by someone close to them. With the aid of friends and federal agents Penny and Joe Gonzalez, they follow a series of clues, crisscrossing the United States to learn more about the murder, related subsequent events, and the significance of a rare object brought home by a veteran of the Iraq War. A second murder close to Pastor Arthur Blake’s church involves them in a new investigation, assisting Parkville Police Chief Bobby Andrews. Are these murders and the tracking of that strange object connected? Will marriage deteriorate or improve the relationship between Arthur and Irma? Character flaws in many relationships color the outcome.

By the time you finish reading The Lord’s Prayer Mystery Series, you’ll know the predicted location of a real ancient treasure. Hopefully you will have also had many hours of reading enjoyment.

 
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Posted by on August 4, 2014 in Historical Fiction, Mystery

 

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