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L. C. Allen writes in the northwest hills of Connecticut where the pace of life is slower but the flow of ideas is free and rapid. A member of several writing groups, including the Litchfield Writers Guild, the Nutmeg Writers Group, and the Farmington Writers group, he has received and given tremendous support from and to the strong author community in the area. A Tin Full of Gold is is the beginning of a series of Al Snodgrass mysteries. He also composes and publishes short stories with four—The Merry Widow Waltz, Sweet Baby Ray, Showdown and His Mistress the Wind—available as eBooks. Several more have been published in the Litchfield Writers Guild Anthology III Check out his website for more stories, interesting restaurant reviews under the byline of the Grumpy Gourmet, and writing tips gleaned from his contacts with other writers and authors in the area. leighcallenblog.wordpress.com

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A Tin Full of Gold
by L. C. Allen

Overview


Forcibly retired and disgraced ex-chief of police, Al Snodgrass is dragged to the murder scene of a beautiful, young woman to aid a rookie patrol cop over his head and overwhelmed at the scene. As the investigation proceeds, it becomes obvious that all is not above board in Al’s old department. Motivations beyond solving the murder seem to be driving the new chief and her equally new head of detectives. Al begins his own investigation where he stumbles upon a connection of this murder to the death of an old friend and coworker three years ago. The deeper he digs, the more mayhem ensues. He takes a bullet in a botched attempt to ensnare the perpetrator. Can Al keep himself alive and functional as he peels away the layers of ambition, lust and greed to get to the kernel of truth well hidden in his sleepy little town of Granite Cove, Massachusetts?
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Retired chief of police Al Snodgrass is jolted out of his Lazy-Boy recliner by a garbled transmission from a young cop at the scene of a gruesome murder. Murder in Granite Cove, a sleepy little tourist town on the north coast of Massachusetts, is something that just does not happen. With no one else responding, Al is drawn to help the new officer—one he hired and trained before being fired for dereliction of duty. Al’s involvement can only lead to further bad blood between him, the new chief and the town fathers, but his sense of duty to Granite Cove drives him on. The deeper Al digs into the case the more anomalies in the investigation he discovers. The current chief and her head of detectives seem more focused on antique coins and self-aggrandizement than achieving justice for a beautiful, young co-ed. Al uses his newly acquired status as a private investigator to fully insert himself into the investigation which leads to the attempted murder of a close friend and Al taking a bullet in an attempt to trap the perpetrator. A Tin Full of Gold is a twisting tale of greed, lust, life and death and life in the quiet town of Granite Cove after the tourist season ends.
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Overview


Forcibly retired and disgraced ex-chief of police, Al Snodgrass is dragged to the murder scene of a beautiful, young woman to aid a rookie patrol cop over his head and overwhelmed at the scene. As the investigation proceeds, it becomes obvious that all is not above board in Al’s old department. Motivations beyond solving the murder seem to be driving the new chief and her equally new head of detectives. Al begins his own investigation where he stumbles upon a connection of this murder to the death of an old friend and coworker three years ago. The deeper he digs, the more mayhem ensues. He takes a bullet in a botched attempt to ensnare the perpetrator. Can Al keep himself alive and functional as he peels away the layers of ambition, lust and greed to get to the kernel of truth well hidden in his sleepy little town of Granite Cove, Massachusetts?

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Description


Retired chief of police Al Snodgrass is jolted out of his Lazy-Boy recliner by a garbled transmission from a young cop at the scene of a gruesome murder. Murder in Granite Cove, a sleepy little tourist town on the north coast of Massachusetts, is something that just does not happen. With no one else responding, Al is drawn to help the new officer—one he hired and trained before being fired for dereliction of duty. Al’s involvement can only lead to further bad blood between him, the new chief and the town fathers, but his sense of duty to Granite Cove drives him on. The deeper Al digs into the case the more anomalies in the investigation he discovers. The current chief and her head of detectives seem more focused on antique coins and self-aggrandizement than achieving justice for a beautiful, young co-ed. Al uses his newly acquired status as a private investigator to fully insert himself into the investigation which leads to the attempted murder of a close friend and Al taking a bullet in an attempt to trap the perpetrator. A Tin Full of Gold is a twisting tale of greed, lust, life and death and life in the quiet town of Granite Cove after the tourist season ends.

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Book details

Genre:FICTION

Subgenre:Mystery & Detective / General

Language:English

Series title:The Al Snodgrass Murder Mystery Series

Series Number:1

Pages:312

Format:Paperback

eBook ISBN:9781483589060

Paperback ISBN:9781483589053


Overview


Forcibly retired and disgraced ex-chief of police, Al Snodgrass is dragged to the murder scene of a beautiful, young woman to aid a rookie patrol cop over his head and overwhelmed at the scene. As the investigation proceeds, it becomes obvious that all is not above board in Al’s old department. Motivations beyond solving the murder seem to be driving the new chief and her equally new head of detectives. Al begins his own investigation where he stumbles upon a connection of this murder to the death of an old friend and coworker three years ago. The deeper he digs, the more mayhem ensues. He takes a bullet in a botched attempt to ensnare the perpetrator. Can Al keep himself alive and functional as he peels away the layers of ambition, lust and greed to get to the kernel of truth well hidden in his sleepy little town of Granite Cove, Massachusetts?

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Description


Retired chief of police Al Snodgrass is jolted out of his Lazy-Boy recliner by a garbled transmission from a young cop at the scene of a gruesome murder. Murder in Granite Cove, a sleepy little tourist town on the north coast of Massachusetts, is something that just does not happen. With no one else responding, Al is drawn to help the new officer—one he hired and trained before being fired for dereliction of duty. Al’s involvement can only lead to further bad blood between him, the new chief and the town fathers, but his sense of duty to Granite Cove drives him on. The deeper Al digs into the case the more anomalies in the investigation he discovers. The current chief and her head of detectives seem more focused on antique coins and self-aggrandizement than achieving justice for a beautiful, young co-ed. Al uses his newly acquired status as a private investigator to fully insert himself into the investigation which leads to the attempted murder of a close friend and Al taking a bullet in an attempt to trap the perpetrator. A Tin Full of Gold is a twisting tale of greed, lust, life and death and life in the quiet town of Granite Cove after the tourist season ends.

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About the author


L. C. Allen writes in the northwest hills of Connecticut where the pace of life is slower but the flow of ideas is free and rapid. A member of several writing groups, including the Litchfield Writers Guild, the Nutmeg Writers Group, and the Farmington Writers group, he has received and given tremendous support from and to the strong author community in the area. A Tin Full of Gold is is the beginning of a series of Al Snodgrass mysteries. He also composes and publishes short stories with four—The Merry Widow Waltz, Sweet Baby Ray, Showdown and His Mistress the Wind—available as eBooks. Several more have been published in the Litchfield Writers Guild Anthology III Check out his website for more stories, interesting restaurant reviews under the byline of the Grumpy Gourmet, and writing tips gleaned from his contacts with other writers and authors in the area. leighcallenblog.wordpress.com

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