Merry Christmas, Murdock

Author: Robert J. Ray
Copyright: © 2011 Robert J. Ray.
Cover Illustration:  © 2011 Susan Canavarro
Publisher: Shamus Publishing
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A deadly Christmas at Xanadu Mall in Newport Beach.
Answering the call of an old friend from his military past, Matt Murdock tracks a killer from upscale Laguna Beach to exotic BalboaIsland. Slogging though a morass of corruption, cover-up, dirty cops and Mafia soldiers, Murdock crosses paths with a beautiful Senator who knows how to pressure a guy to get what she needs. You know Murdock—he can resist anything but a smart good-looking woman.

Merry Christmas, Murdock announces the digital rebirth of one of Southern California’s signature sleuths.

 Also coming to the e-Book world—Murdock Tackles Taos. In this intriguing thriller, Murdock teams up with Helene Steinbeck (the female lead in “Murder on Drake Island”) to solve the mystery of missing girls and secret venison stew in Angel Mountain, overlooking Taos, New Mexico.

Watch for Murdock Tackles Taos at your e-Book store early next year—Kindle and paperback versions.


Merry Christmas, Murdock – “Fast-paced, crisply written and a pleasure to read.”    – The Wall Street Journal 


Merry Christmas, Murdock ~ Hardcover 1st Edition

© Copyright – 1989  by Robert J. Ray
Cover Illustration: © David Stimson
Author’s Photo:  © Jerry Bauer
Publisher: Delacorte Press, Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc.
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