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In the closing days of World War I, William Dean was murdered at his hilltop farm in New Hampshire. Was the murderer his wife, suffering from dementia? Was it his best friend, a powerful judge and banker? Or his former tenant, a wealthy playboy suspected of being a German spy?


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Deep Water - Murder, Scandal and Intrigue in a New England Town
In the waning days of World War I, William K. Dean was brutally murdered, his body hog-tied and dumped in a rainwater cistern on his farm in the quiet town of Jaffrey, New Hampshire. Suspicion quickly fell on Dean's wife, an invalid in the early stages of dementia. Her friends, outraged at the accusations, pointed instead to a former tenant of Dean’s, whom many suspected of being a German spy. Others believed that Dean's best friend, a politically powerful banker and judge, was involved.


Probability of Detection
Marshall Cameron, America’s most beloved senior newscaster, is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. When he disappears from his exclusive retirement community his daughter Darcy—member of a canine search and rescue team—is called out to find him. But she isn’t the only one looking for her father, whose past is more complex and disturbing than she ever imagined.
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The Family

What if the world's leading social media site were a religious cult?

What if you signed up?

What if you couldn't quit?

It is the dawn of the Internet era. A Silicon Valley journalist falls to his death from the Golden Gate Bridge. And only his best friend suspects that it wasn't an accident. Ken Sheldon, writing as Michael Manley.

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Welcome to Frost Heaves


In the grand tradition of Bert and I, Mark Twain, and Lake Wobegon comes Welcome to Frost Heaves, a collection of semi-true tales, rumors and outright lies from “the most under-appreciated town in New Hampshire” as told by Fred Marple, the town’s unofficial spokesman. From town meeting to the town dump, Frost Heaves is every small New England town you’ve ever visited, and a few you probably don’t want to. Ken Sheldon, writing as Fred Marple.