News

NEW! Crude Business: A Jack Beer Mystery

NEW! Crude Business: A Jack Beer Mystery

Just Released: Crude Business: A Jack Beer Mystery Charlie, a WWII vet, has hired part-time private detective/Grand Bend coffee shop owner Jack Beer to find his missing grandson, a crude oil geologist. But before Jack can get started, an associate also turns up missing. Are these men whistleblowers run afoul of fraudsters in the cut-throat world of oil exploration? Or have they themselves run off...

read more

Where is Jack going?

Where is Jack going?

  A reader, Bill, asked if Jack Beer and I both live in Grand Bend. We don’t (I’m from nuts and bolts Exeter not far from the sexy Bend). But in answering Bill, I realized that Jack’s cases will always be limited in number and diversity because of the weak crime market in Grand Bend. Which explains, in part, why Jack decided to look into the disappearance of an Elvis Tribute Artist in...

read more

Jack Beer eBooks

Jack Beer eBooks

I’m pleased to make an exciting announcement. My publisher, Fauxpop Media, recently published two of my Jack Beer mysteries, Death at the Bend and Collingwood Fakeout, and my short story collection, The Garnished Truth as eBooks. These eBooks are available at a price of $7.99 through Amazon for the Kindle, iBookstore for the iPad and Barnes and Noble for the Nook. But if you want your purchase...

read more

The Garnished Truth over the summer

The Garnished Truth over the summer

Thanks to all who bought my short story anthology. As mentioned at my launch in June, next week, I will be dropping a cheque off with the South Huron Hospital Foundation from the sale of the first hundred of the first print run. Thanks too to those who’ve given me thumbs up signs. And no, I don’t have a twisted mind.

read more

Launch was a Blast

Launch was a Blast

On Monday, 07.11.11, I met with 40 or so Jack Beer fans at the Exeter Public Library. Never sure what to say at these things I talked about how life’s little miscues and adventurers can be built on and massaged into a short story. Then I read an unpublished short, titled, “How Far Away is Recess?” I had fun telling this true story of a seven year old kid in the 1950s being sent...

read more

Launch and Send-off

Launch and Send-off

We’re set to go. I will be launching ‘The Garnished Truth’ at the Exeter Library at 6:30 pm Monday July 11. And I’ve decided to donate the royalties on the first 100 books sales to a worthy cause – the South Huron Hospital Foundation. So, I hope to see you there. Rick

read more