Encircle Publication’s mysteries offer a diverse selection from many popular sub-genres. From the wildly popular Paul Jacobson geezer lit Series of Mike Befeler to a growing line of cozys, hard boiled, and mystery thrillers.
Cantankerous octogenarian Paul Jacobson must solve a series of murders while struggling with the problems of his short-term memory loss. Paul learns about the homeless community, disreputable art dealers and the beach scene in Venice Beach, California, and must dance a geezer two-step to stay out of the clutches of the police and the bad guys.
Late Summer 2017...
Death of a Scam Artist
By, Mike Befeler
Morgan Iverson’s reclusive survivalist neighbor is blown to bits. The police believe he stumbled into his own booby trap, but his granddaughter asks Morgan and newspaperman Kurt Willard to prove it was murder. After the explosions, mysterious white creatures make elusive appearances near the rock shop, drawing a summertime invasion of true believers hoping to prove the existence of aliens.
The mystery genre has roots to the mid-19th century with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle perhaps being it's most notable author of the era. The genre arguably enjoyed its biggest rise in popularity during the 1920's and 30's as detective mysteries became all the rage. The mystery genre maintains its stature as one of the most popular in the English language to this day. The best mysteries engage a reader's sense of self and reason through strong development of the main character, but as a genre the content and style is wildly diverse. Humor, drama, suspense, thrills, and plot twists all abound across this genre.
We might be small, we might be just starting out, but we seek to grow a diverse selection of the best books the genre has to offer. From the wildly popular Paul Jacobson geezer lit Series of Mike Befeler to what will be a growing line of cozys, hard boiled, and mystery thrillers; these are page turners that mystery readers of all types will come to love.