Murder at Yaquina Head: A Thomas Martindale Mystery (Hardcover)

A Thomas Martindale Mystery

By Ron Lovell

Sunstone Press, 9780865343450, 183pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2002



Thomas Martindale, a journalism professor, is enjoying the first day of his summer vacation on the Oregon coast. He has brought with him the active curiosity and investigative abilities that often get him into situations most people would ignore. When he is invited to brunch at the home of an old friend, she confides that someone may be trying to kill her. The next night, that fear is realized when Tom finds her body at a nearby lighthouse.Tom immediately sets out to find her killer, using clues from a manuscript his friend gave him for review. Have the incidents during World War II, described in the manuscript, caused her death? Did they reveal secrets about someonesomeone who feared their consequences if they were revealed? As he has in the past, Tom seeks help from his former lover, a State Police officer She has gotten him out of many tight spots in the past. But his determination to solve the murder puts him in great danger from unexpected sourcesespecially when he is finally confronted on a suspension bridge high above the swirling waters of Yaquina Bay.RON LOVELL was a bureau chief for Business Week in Denver, a correspondent for McGraw-Hill World News in Los Angeles and Houston, and a senior writer of Medical World News in New York before working at Oregon State University as a journalism professor. During his career at OSU, he wrote a number of freelance magazine articles and 12 books, all about journalism and photography. He has lived on the Oregon coast for 20 years, in the process becoming very familiar with its nooks and cranniesand possibilities for murder and mayhem.