Curiosity — and a cryptic letter from the dead man — bring crime writer T.S.W. Sheridan to a small town in northern New York’s Thousand Islands region to look into the murder of a professor from the local college. Soon he encounters a decrepit old seaman with tales to tell, and then a strange link to a place called Castle House, an isolated mansion located out on one of the islands. Once the scene of a daring robbery and a bloody massacre back in the 1930s, the island estate is now owned by a reclusive French-Canadian businessman with a violent dislike for snooping reporters. Undaunted by threats and bullying, Sheridan keeps picking away until he unravels the threads to a story both a half-century old and as contemporary as today’s headlines.
About the Author
Stephen F. Wilcox, a former newspaper reporter, lives with his wife and son in a small, idyllic Erie Canal village near Rochester, New York. To learn more, read the author’s online newspaper, The Wilcox Gazette, at stephenfwilcox.com