Today launches the first of weekly posts–for mystery readers. Authors with books you will enjoy will appear every Friday to present their work for your consideration. All sub-genres of mystery will be covered: crime stories, thrillers, cozies, and even a romance mystery or two! Stop by every week to check out the newest edition.
I’m happy to welcome my good friend and colleague, John Schembra, for the inaugural post. John’s books are original and can-put-it-down readable.
First; Thank you Thonie, for having me as a guest on your blog.
At last, the fourth book in the Vince Torelli mystery/thriller series has been released – Blood Debt is a story of revenge. San Francisco Homicide Investigator and Vietnam veteran Vince Torelli strives to clean up the violence in San Francisco but, after a suspect in a double murder is killed during an attempted arrest, he finds himself protecting the police officers of the city he considers family. His efforts put him in the line of fire when he’s targeted. The brother of the suspect victim wants revenge on the officers responsible and he’ll stop at nothing. He kidnaps Vince, a man obsessively loyal to his job as well as those he works with and defends, a man as smart and committed to his principles as the criminals he catches almost without fail. Vince knows best, though, a blood debt always demands payment.
Though listed as a series, each book is a stand-alone story. I have taken Vince from his time as a Military Policeman in Vietnam (MP: A Novel of Vietnam) to his exploits as a homicide inspector in San Francisco (Retribution; Diplomatic Immunity: Blood Debt).
I have written two other books, not part of the Torelli
series, Sin Eater, and An Echo of Lies- Both are
supernatural thrillers., and I am hard at work on the fifth
Torelli thriller, What Goes Around.
I love to write! I have been an avid reader all my life and
really admired authors who could tell a good tale. My
favorite author is Edgar Rice Burroughs, writer of the
Tarzan books, and dozens of other novels. I have collected
almost all the Burroughs books. He was the main
inspiration for me to become a writer.
I have been fortunate to have my books receive several awards from writing competitions, and MP has been placed in the 18th MP Brigade museum as part of their official history. I hope you will take the time to visit my website for more info on me and my books. I have posted the first chapter of each book for your reading pleasure.