BookYear Mysteries

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Our publishing house is new, but we've been in the industry for a long time.  We recognize talent when we see it, and we're ready to nurture emerging talent.

Our philosophy is simple.  Each year we publish one or two mystery novels of exceptional merit.  We market that title for a full year, after which time, we offer the title for acquisition by mainstream publishers. 

Our first selection for 2011 is William Doonan's exceptional novel Mediterranean Grave: A Henry Grave Mystery.  We are pleased to announce that this title has just become available.

We will then focus our attentions on our nest title, Mark Hart's chilling Viking Tale Boneless.  This title should be available in early June.  Check out our Writings page to learn about the projects we are currently tracking.

12 million people take a cruise each year.

Most have fun.

Some die.

Henry Grave investigates.



Henry Grave is an investigator for the Association of Cruising Vessel Operators. A World War II P.O.W., Henry is as cunning as he is charming, and at 84 years of age, he fits right in with his fellow passengers. The cruising yacht Vesper is anchored off the Greek island of Thera, in the caldera of an ancient volcano when Henry comes aboard. An Egyptian federal agent was onboard to guard a valuable Minoan cup, but the agent was murdered and the cup, stolen. With the help of a Nicaraguan soap opera star, a New Age spiritualist, and a blind pickpocket, Henry draws on skills honed in a Nazi prison camp to track down a killer who might have his own reasons for taking this particular cruise, reasons unrelated to the sumptuous meals, delightful shipboard activities, and exciting ports of call.


BookYear Mysteries

ISBN: 978-0-9831354-0-1

288 pages; softcover

available through Baker & Taylor


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