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Do you find unsolved historical mysteries intriguing?

Mysteries like who really ordered Booth to assassinate Lincoln? The murder of the Hermit of Maple Island?

Who stole the Irish Crown Jewels?

Where did the missing sailors of the Lost Channel end up? And how did a stolen War of 1812 British payroll end up in the hands of bootleggers?

Author John Lefevere finds these unsolved enigmas fascinating and has crafted a trilogy in his “A 1000 Islands Novel” series in which his protagonists try to solve them. In his ebook novels The Scimitar And The Snail; Jewels And Ghouls; and River Rogues, Steve Stone and Jill Matson, who live in the Thousand Islands, New York, follow theories and investigate leads to bring the truth to light, while also fending off
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John Lefevere Maybe not as much as you, but I'll definitely follow your successes. I've noticed that whenever I tell someone I've known for years (other attorneys,…moreMaybe not as much as you, but I'll definitely follow your successes. I've noticed that whenever I tell someone I've known for years (other attorneys, clients/ex-clients, neighbors, etc) that I'm now an author, they almost invariably say "Oh, another John Grisham. Are you going to write about courtrooms and lawyers" - to which my response is - Never! I want to write exciting adventure thrillers and historical mysteries, and in general keep away from describing trials, etc.

I did a lot of legal (published) writing when I was a tax attorney for a dozen years or so, as well as publishing a couple of articles when I was on Law Review and I do credit that experience with teaching me how to organize my thoughts and get them on paper. And, of course, my legal background helps immensely with copyright, contract and related issues. But I view this as a new and separate career. (less)
John Lefevere Hi Joyce - I just received notice of this message today, so sorry for the delay. I am having a lot of problems with my Mac, not the least of which is…moreHi Joyce - I just received notice of this message today, so sorry for the delay. I am having a lot of problems with my Mac, not the least of which is overheating, so I'm staying offline until I can get to the nearest Apple Store, which is 90 miles away. Hope you were able to successfully make the purchase of BWA.

I found your name based on you being in one of the GR Groups, which I think was US Civil War Fiction (?). I was trying to find readers who might be interested in my latest novel, The Scimitar And The Snail - it is set in the Thousand Islands, NY and one of the story arc involves the protagonists trying to solve the murder of the Hermit of Maple Island a few months after the end of the Civil War. This was an actual murder and I've developed a fictional account of how it might relate to the Lincoln assassination conspiracy group. It's available on Amazon and also Smashwords - but apparently many of these GR Groups do not permit promotions of books, even if you are a member, so don't know where I'm going with this next.

I'm currently writing the next volume in the "A Boomer's Tale" series of which BWA is the first book. I am a native of "New Joisy" but have lived in VA for about 40 years so might be able to opine.

Sorry that I've got to cut it short, but I'm trying to avoid what I think would be a battery fire - more later when I get a new Mac sometime soon - thanks - John(less)
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John Lefevere Jennifer wrote: "Thousand Islands, ny? I was stationed up there at ft drum. It's beautiful as long as I don't have to leave my house in the winter. Lol"

Yes, along the river, not far from Ft Drum - but only in the summer, for the reason you noted. It is the locale/setting for most of The Scimitar And The Snail, which you might want to add to your reading list - see above.


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John Lefevere Jennifer wrote: "Thousand Islands, ny? I was stationed up there at ft drum. It's beautiful as long as I don't have to leave my house in the winter. Lol"

Yes, along the river, not far from Ft Drum - but only in the summer, for the reason you noted. It is the locale/setting for most of The Scimitar And The Snail, which you might want to add to your reading list - see above.


message 1: by Jennifer (last edited Apr 26, 2016 04:26PM)

Jennifer Thousand Islands, ny? I was stationed up there at ft drum. It's beautiful as long as I don't have to leave my house in the winter. Lol


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