Murder Becomes Manhattan

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Jeffrey Eaton was born to parents who met in Los Angeles, where his father was dancing in the 1940 movie musical, "Too Many Girls". During the filming, his father cavorted on the set with the soon-to-be-discovered actor Van Johnson, and his mother chatted off the set with the soon-to-become-famous Lucille Ball.

Eaton was raised in Kansas. In first grade he and an artistic classmate wrote a letter to Dr. Seuss offering to help the renowned author create his next book, a book Eaton had already given the title, "There's A Moose on the Loose on the Chikanoose Trail." The author wrote the ambitious boys a kind rejection letter that encouraged them to keep reading and writing books.

And that Jeffrey Eaton did. His favorite books as a child included The Hardy Boys Series, Agatha Christie novels and "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle, whom Eaton unexpectedly met once in New York when he was spontaneously asked to a dinner party by acquaintances. Growing up, he was a huge fan of the William Allen White Children's Book Award program in Kansas and he even urged librarians to let kids read during the summer months the books named to the award list for the coming year, something not allowed when he was in elementary school.

Eaton was graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas with a degree in journalism. He instantly put it to use, becoming editor of the university's alumni magazine at age 23 and editor of the employee publications produced by an international oil company at age 25.

He formed his own free-lance writing business at age 27 and by the age of 30, had been to 45 countries on five continents. Among his most memorable assignments were interviews with a prime minister, a world-renowned heart surgeon, and the CEO of one of South America's state-owned oil companies.

Now Eaton has returned to his first passion - writing novels. The "Murder Becomes" series unites his love for intrigue with his passion for travel with his excitement for crafting word puzzles, several of which have been published in some of the world's premier newspapers and magazines. He hopes you enjoy reading these tales as much as he delights in creating them!

Murder Becomes Manhattan

A Dalton Lee Mystery

Authored by Jeffrey Eaton
Edition: 1

A socialite is found strangled to death in an unused storage closet within one of Manhattan's iconic hotels. The young woman's murder puts the authorities on edge, but their concern transforms into alarm when they spot a calling card on her corpse. The ominous note confirms a sinister cult subdued many years ago has regrouped to try once again to crush the free world from within.

Enter Dalton Lee, one of the world's pre-eminent architects. As a student at Cambridge some twenty years ago, Lee helped bring the anarchists to their knees when he deduced who among their ranks had assassinated a congresswoman. Now that the group is resuming its campaign of terror, the authorities recruit Lee and his business associates to assist them with the investigation, knowing they all now have a personal stake in finding the killer.

Can Lee and his colleagues figure out why the fringe group chose to have the socialite murdered-and who the murderer was-before New York is under siege and one of their own gets locked within the killer's crosshairs?

Publication Date:
0990866726 / 9780990866725
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.25" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime

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