Eventually, Tillie learns that Helen Shattuck was found hanging from the rafters of the school's storage room. The townsfolk assume she ended her life because of an unwanted pregnancy. But when Tillie discovers her diary hidden in the place where she died, she suspects that the teacher was murdered -- possibly by someone high up in the school district.
Now Tillie is determined to bring the killer to justice. To succeed, she'll need the help of Al Freitag, the handsome sheriff's deputy, and Orville, the student she's never given up on.
Alvin H. Franzmeier was born and raised on a southern Minnesota farm during the Depression. He served as the founding pastor of congregations in Ontario, Canada, and suburban St. Paul, Minnesota. After obtaining a master's degree in church history from Luther Seminary, St. Paul and a doctorate in pastoral counseling from Chicago Theological Seminary, he became dean of the chapel at Concordia University, St. Paul. After a few years the Holy Spirit called him to serve congregations in Houston, Texas for forty-five years. He and his wife, Sylvia, are now retired in south Texas. They are the parents of three children and the grandparents of six.
It is 1938 -- a year when most Americans are still coping with the Great Depression and wondering how long they can avoid the inevitable war and Nazi threat in Europe.
When thirteen-year-old Orville Switzer discovers the bodies of twin sisters lying frozen beneath the snow in a St. Paul, Minnesota train yard, connections are soon linked to Germany. In their efforts to discover who murdered the twins and why, sheriff's deputy Al Freitag and his wife Tillie, a social worker for Orville's family, are suddenly plunged into a web of mystery, intrigue, mob violence, and an espionage ring involving pro-Nazi and German American Bund members.
Will the truth behind the murders be discovered? At what cost?
Suzanne Tyler barely knew her father. But when she’s given a series of secret diaries and eight mysterious photographs of women from his possessions, she knows she won’t be able to rest until she knows the truth about him.
To Suzanne’s shock, one of the photos is of her friend Sophie, who died ten years ago in an unexplained and devastating fire.
But Don only met Sophie once, on an unsettling visit he paid Suzanne just days before Sophie’s death... So why did he have a picture of her?
Unable to let Sophie’s memory alone, Suzanne begins to dig into her father’s life. What horrors is she about to unearth in his diaries? And who is it that’s out there, watching her every move?
Chilling and utterly page-turning, The Serial Killer’s Daughter is a compelling thriller, perfect for fans of C.L. Taylor, Rachel Abbott, and Tom Bale.
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For the airline executives finalizing a merger that would make news in the business world, the nine a.m. meeting would be a major milestone. But after marketing VP Paul Rogan walked into the plush conference room, strapped with explosives, the headlines told of death and destruction instead. The NYPSD’s Eve Dallas confirms that Rogan was cruelly coerced by two masked men holding his family hostage. His motive was saving his wife and daughter—but what was the motive of the masked men?
Despite the chaos and bad publicity, blowing up one meeting isn’t going to put the brakes on the merger. All it’s accomplished is shattering a lot of innocent lives. Now, with the help of her billionaire husband Roarke, Eve must untangle the reason for an inexplicable act of terror, look at suspects inside and outside both corporations, and determine whether the root of this crime lies in simple sabotage, or something far more complex and twisted.