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December 4, 2016

SERENITY by Craig Hart

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The Shelby Alexander Thriller Series
Volume One
Craig Hart

 Product Details


Do You Love Thrillers? The New Shelby Alexander Thriller Series Is Here! Don't Forget To Breathe... A woman dies in his arms...a drug dealer offers him $10,000...a gunman is determined to kill him. And then everything goes to hell.
Shelby Alexander is an aging ex-boxer and retired fixer, whose activities often flirted with the wrong side of the law. Looking for a little peace and a slower pace of life, he moved to Serenity, the small Michigan town where he grew up. But trouble follows men like Shelby, and he finds himself embroiled in an underworld of drugs and violence that may prove to be his undoing. The first book in the new Shelby Alexander Thriller Series, Serenity is an action-packed read with a lovingly rendered cast, witty dialogue, and a main character who doesn't know when to quit.
If You Love These Authors, You'll Love the Shelby Alexander Series: Nick Stephenson Mark Dawson David Archer John Hemmings Christopher Greyson ˃˃˃ Non-Stop Action! "The amount of action you packed in here was incredible!" - Beth H.
˃˃˃ Lovingly Rendered Characters!  

Kindle Edition, 162 pages
Published October 14th 2016
Edition Language English
Craig A. Hart Craig A. Hart is the stay-at-home father of twin boys, a writer, editor, Amazon bestselling author, lover of the arts, and only human. He served as editor-in-chief for The Rusty Nail literary magazine and as manager for Sweatshoppe Media. He also served as director for Northern Illinois Radio Information Service, an outreach that brought daily news and information to the visually impaired.

He has been published in The Orange Room Review, Voices, The Stray Branch, Red Poppy Review, The Mindful Word, Inclement, Right Hand Pointing, 7x20 Magazine, and others.

In 2015, Kindle Press published his novel Becoming Moon. NPR affiliate Northern Public Radio featured Becoming Moon in their Winter Book Series, and it won Best Novel of Summer 2015 from Pinnacle Awards.

Besides his award-winning novel, Craig is the author of The Writer's Tune-Up Manual, The Busy Writer, and The Girl Who Read Hemingway. He is a weekly columnist for Five 2 One Magazine.

He is also the author of the new Shelby Alexander Thriller Series.


MY THOUGHTS: Setting: Serenity, Michigan
Waking up, former boxer and "fixer" finds a woman dying on  his lawn. Alexander Shelby, 60 years old's life is about too change.   Jenny Ellis dies, she had mental problems and had wandered off.  She got lost and basically froze to death before anyone could talk to her.   That was the end of that.  Not exactly,  Shelby gets an offer from Harlin Ellis, the brother of Jenny to investigate why Jenny really died.  The Ellis family isn't exactly above board, actually they are all criminals.  Could this have something to do with Jenny's' death? Shelby is offered 10,000 dollars.  That's nothing to sneeze at.   Shelby takes on the offer but he may be in real danger.  Shortly after Ellis is found dead.  Who is going to be next? He almost gets hit by a bullet and then bullets start flying and people start dying.  Something is wrong about the story of Jenny just wandering off and freezing to death.  Could the drug dealers that have taken over the drug trade be involved? SO far the author has given a fast paced story with well described characters.  You can picture Alexander Shelby being 60, still rather fit from being a boxer, going after this  investigation with all he's got. On top of that, he's got a girlfriend, much younger than he is. More power to him.  I want to hear more about their personal relationship.  The author gives a good crime fiction read to get the reader to figure out who dunnit.  The author gives you a mix of characters, cops that don't care and don't know what's going on, drug dealers, killers and then we get loads of action, suspense, and more excitement than maybe you can handle.  The author takes a peaceful, quiet, nothing ever happens town of Serenity and turns it into a town where drugs, drug lords and criminals rule the roost.  As you read, more and more happens and you find the small town of Serenity isn't the place to be right now.   Death lurks around the dark corners. Will Shelby solve the mystery before death finds him?  Grab a copy and read well into the night because you wont' want to put down the book until you find the killer.
I received a PDF copy of this book from the author, Craig Hart and voluntarily decided to review it.

I would give this book  5 STARS. 


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the great review! I appreciate you giving this book a chance, and I'm glad you enjoyed the read!