Tolono, Illinois— A deadly vacation and a blatant hate crime has Sherriff Piper Blackwell and her deputies racing to solve two cases before tensions boil over and threaten to pull the fabric of rural Spencer County, Indiana, apart. In the latest and timely release, by USA Today Best-Selling Author, Jean Rabe, the former journalist and news bureau chief, keeps readers on the edge of their seats as a now eight-months-on-the-job, Sheriff Piper Blackwell, walks the fine line of small county ideals and the long ignored push for equality, in book four of the Piper Blackwell Series, The Dead of Jerusalem Ridge. It releases July 15, 2020 with Boone Street Press. “Jean Rabe weaves a deceptively staid tempo of a tale in this new Sheriff Piper Blackwell novel (The Dead of Jerusalem Ridge) that quickly barrels into a starkly taut and terse murder mystery. The main plot, supported by a riveting subplot, is masterly crafted with an intriguing cast of characters, a unique setting, and an ending that feels like a double sucker punch!” ⸺ Khaled Talib, author of the highly praised thriller, Gun Kiss. Rabe’s latest release will be available at all major retailers as well as indie bookstores upon release, and she will be available for virtual signings and cons until the current national pandemic crisis is contained. About the Book: Sheriff Piper Blackwell’s three-day vacation with old Army buddies takes a deadly turn. At the same time, a blatant hate crime along a county road vexes the rest of her department. Their forces divided, Piper and her deputies have two cases to solve before tensions boil and threaten the rural fabric of Spencer County, Indiana. Only eight months on the job, the young sheriff must weave together clues to uncover both a killer and a secret that could scar her soul.
Publisher/Imprint: Boone Street Press Genre: Suspense/Mystery-Thriller Pub date: July 15, 2020 Page count: 276 Price: $4.99 ebook, $11.00 print ISBN: 13: 978-1-7325267-2-3 LCCN: 2020908852 Preorder it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Dead-Jerusalem-Ridge-Blackwell-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B08B4WGS4B/ Want to check out the rest of the series on Amazon? https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078MLSXVZ?ref_=dbs_r_series&storeType=ebooks
About the Author: Author of over forty science fiction/fantasy novels, innumerable short stories, and a career that's allowed her to experience most every aspect of the publishing industry, Rabe continues to add to her prolific career with her current love of mysteries—thrillers, suspense, and un-cozy cozies. In good weather, she can be found writing on her back porch with her dogs wrapped around her feet. Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Jean-Rabe/e/B00J1QR5U2/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3406.Jean_Rabe Website: https://jeanrabe.com/