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Road Shrines (The Richard Carter Novels Book 8) by [AR Simmons]

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"I would recommend this book to everyone."
"Lots ofsuspects, fooled me to the end. Good clean story. Lots of excitement."
                                                                    --Genell Reed

From the Author

The working title for this novel was "Beds of Clay." Once you've read a few chapters, you'll understand why. We've all seen the shrines, those roadside crosses commemorating traffic deaths. Like my main character, Richard Carter, I do some of my best thinking while driving alone. On seeing one of these, I thought, "What better way to remember someone than with a road shrine?" Serial murderers constantly fantasize, using trophies from their victims and revisiting the scenes of the crimes. I imagined a sadistic predator erecting shrines so that he could drive down his own memory land and relive his "achievements."
(Series Notes: Richard will never be rid of his PTSD, but he is learning to manage it by plunging himself into his work. Jill is the rock of the family. Mirabelle is five, and her parents worry about her inevitable discovery of their past. The lives of the informal members of the extended Carter family (Raven and Shane Sanders, and Ron Guidry) undergo significant changes. Professor Cyrus Hopewell returns (Call Her Sabine, RC #6). Rookie Hawthorn deputy Paul Haggett and visiting female deputy Woodie Koeltz are introduced. Richard finally meets Special Agent Tanner (Canaan Camp, RC #3) in person after years of consulting by phone.)
There are lives to save as well as a killer to catch. Enjoy this tense and suspenseful mystery.
---AR Simmons

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00LV7SWYW
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Acorn Moon Press (July 15, 2014)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 15, 2014
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2060 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 441 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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AR Simmons grew up in the Missouri Ozarks. He walked a gravel road to a rural school evocative of “Walton’s Mountain.” His parents did factory work to buy things not provided by their subsistence farm which was passed down from his grandfather who cleared the land from the native forest. He and his wife (beta reader, illustrator, and muse) still live on that Ozark farm. So his roots run deep in the Ozark soil. Using the culture, language, and mores of this "Bible Belt" region, he writes culturally immersive contemporary stories of obsession set amidst the small-town and rural life that he knows and loves.

He began writing seriously with a suspense novel which he serialized around the turn of the millennium on his website www.bluecreeknovels. It was then that he met and got to know his main character Richard Carter. It took Simmons until 2013 for him to publish the first Richard Carter novel (Bonne Femme) as an e-book. The series now includes fourteen mystery/suspense stand-alone stories that also chronicle Richard’s life with each story spaced about a year apart. This required two year-by-year updates, one to the technology available to the characters, and two to the growth of Richard's daughter Mirabelle who is now twelve and a half.

PS. AR is a rather common drudge, so once considered changing his nom-de-plume to “Bess Sellers.”

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