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.
DEATH OF A
In Death of a Scam Artist, a financial hatchet man who dislikes old people, accepts the job of turning around a failing retirement home and undergoes a life-transforming experience in the world of geezers and geezerettes. He must deal with a suspicious death, a scam, a hit man, an unexpected romance and retired magician Jerry Rhine and his five whacky sidekicks known as the Jerry-atrics. He faces the most important decision of his life when he uncovers the secret behind an unusual murder.
Late Fall 2017...
The Bleak and Empty Sea
By, Jay Ruud
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.