Researching ideas for my second novel in the Detective Temeke series has been so much fun, especially driving around Albuquerque through all the areas Temeke & Malin would go.
The first book takes place in Cimarron State Park where a nine-year-old African American girl has been abducted. Temeke, a detective working for violent crimes against children, is called out one early December morning to take over a case nobody wants. Why? Because former lead Detective Jack Reynolds was found dead under the bridge on Exit 230 to San Mateo. He had a gunshot wound to his head.
With a new partner, a new case and a new set of wheels, Temeke takes to the roads in search of a man who keeps the body parts of his eight young victims as trophies and has a worrying obsession with the number nine.
With so many state parks here in New Mexico, the hiking trails are numerous and great places to soak up the mood and learn about the history of the southwest. Big blue skies, palisade cliffs and all kinds of fauna only add to each scene. With the help of detectives in the local police department, this has been crucial in piecing together the steps of a serial killer.
The 9th Hour will be published by Crooked Cat Publishing Ltd in the fall/winter of 2015.
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Winter’s coming . . .
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