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  • MURDER IN PALM BEACH: The Homicide That Never Died

    MURDER IN PALM BEACH: The Homicide That Never Died

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    Genres: Mystery, Thriller
    ASIN: 1941859119
    Just back from a dinner affair on a winter night in 1976, Rodger Kriger answers the doorbell in his Palm Beach home and is greeted with a fatal shotgun blast.
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    About the Book

  • Just back from a dinner affair on a winter night in 1976, Rodger Kriger answers the doorbell in his Palm Beach home and is greeted with a fatal shotgun blast. He was a prominent citizen, and police, under pressure to find the killer, accuse tough guy Mitt Hecher, but soon exonerate him. Nonetheless, criminal prosecutor John Scraponia formally charges the karate expert with murder, and gets a jury to convict him. He is sentenced to a minimum 25 years in prison. While at the Wild West-like penitentiary at Raiford, an often-fatal disease attacks his loving wife, who has reformed him. Doubts about Hecher’s guilt have persisted, and the doubters pursue a number of scenarios pointing to other possible perpetrators. Attorneys working without fees fail repeatedly in appeals for a new trial despite a lack of evidence pointing to Hecher and an abysmal performance by his attorney. Was Hecher innocent, and if so, who did it? Those are the questions seeking answers in this mystery tale of redemption, one steeped in violence as it explores issues of justice and power.

    About the Author
    Bob Brink

    Bob (Robert) Brink was born in Muskegon, Mich., and relocated with his parents at age 6 to their home state of Iowa, growing up in and around Des Moines and moving to a small farm at age 14. After a torturous coming-of-age, he embarked on a newspaper career that took him to Joliet, Ill., Chicago, Milwaukee, Tampa and West Palm Beach, in which vicinity he has lived for a number of years. He garnered several writing awards, and the magazine where he was copy chief won an award for Best Written Magazine in Florida. In early middle age, Brink learned to play clarinet and tenor saxophone, and performed many years in a symphonic winds band while also doing a few big band gigs, including one at the plush Breakers hotel in Palm Beach for a convention of corrugated box makers. He knew he had arrived. He learned ballroom dancing and is a health enthusiast, blogging on alternative health care along with grammar and sociopolitics. While doing freelance writing and editing, he became an author, ghost-writing a book and completing two novels. MURDER IN PALM BEACH: THE HOMICIDE THAT NEVER DIED, published by Pegasus Books, was released Dec. 9. He is at work on another mystery novel.

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