The Man Who Lived in a Book

The Man Who Lived in a Book

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This story is a mystery wrapped up in an enigma. A successful author, who lives on a desert island, comes to the aid of a couple whose schooner has foundered on a coral reef and his reclusive life is turned upside down. The clues are strewn liberally throughout the narrative. At first, the reader may well pass over them but gradually the detectives amongst you will begin to notice and think about events and conversations, then start to form ideas. The clues are all there and you may well resolve the crime BUT miss the mystery............. suspense. 'What is it Bill?' 'Go in and act natural till I close the door, just in case they are outside watching, someone's here, ' he whispered, laying his finger across his lips, 'Shushhhh.' She did as he asked, the best she was able, suddenly gripped with debilitating fear; she could hear a pulse pounding in her head. Bill closed the door and picked up a knife from the rack by the sink. 'Stay behind me and watch my back, ' he said in a voice almost imperceptible. She was sweating and light headed; her mouth was so dry she could hardly move her tongue; all she could hear was her own breathing. They searched each room downstairs then slowly crept upstairs, every creek of the stair treads seemed to produce a deafening echo around the building, causing her to wince, tensing every muscle in her face at each sound as they paused, then moved again. They checked room by room, her heart increasing its pace as they opened each new door. The moonlight playing it's eerie role to perfection, intensifying her anxiety by casting moving shadows through the windows, wherever she looked. SUDDENLY... Detective Inspector Tyyamii has a great future, how would you like to be his assistant in the Marshall Islands?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 127 x 203.2 x 21.08mm | 476.27g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508467196
  • 9781508467199

About Sebastian Swan

Sebastian Swan was born in the North East of England not far from Bamburgh, he lectured in Yorkshire then, as the salmon returns to the place of its birth, he returned to the North East when he retired and began writing. All his life he had struggled with the written word, being dyslexic. Where he did excel, was his artwork, he drew and painted from being a small boy. He had cancer, which forced him to retire, while he was ill he started to read for pleasure, he couldn't do much else for a while. He found that in reading he could be transported away from the pain to another place, a "Dream World." One day he thought he could create his own dream world, he would do it through writing, and draw from the vast resources of history and beauty on his doorstep. The only limitations were down to imagination. Most of his books are played out in the beautiful North East of England, where the places in the books can be seen and touched. Come sit on the quiet beaches, close your eyes, and be transported into the world of Sebastian Swan. All things begin and end with a story. David Mattches BA
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