Two Little Dicky Birds

Pneuma Springs Publishing
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On Saturday 8th April 1975, in a fit of rage, Paul Townley took the life of his father, Harold. The significance of that single event was to affect the rest of his life, as he resolved to make it his mission to rid society of the kind of person that the man had become. The first killing took place six months later, and over the following fifteen years seventeen more were to follow, as the trail of devastation left by a serial killer covered the length and breadth of England. Detective Chief Inspector Colin Barnes looked down at the letter which lay on the desk before him. An icy hand gripped his heart as he read once more the details of the eighteen murders. Murders which had come back to haunt him from his past as he realised that he would, once more, be faced with the serial killer who had called himself ......Petey. Book reviews online: PublishedBestsellers website.
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Neal James (pen name), an account from Derbyshire began writing in 2007 when one of his short stories made it into the top ten of an international competition. He realised that he had a wealth of factual information at his fingertips which he could convert into fiction. His background is that of a miner’s son. Educated through the state system to degree level, he found work after college in accounting and that is where his qualifications lie. However, a broad industrial working life has provided him with sufficient data to mould a number of plotlines into novels. Neal James is the author of “A Ticket to Tewkesbury” and “Short Stories Volume One”, “Two Little Dicky Birds” and “Threads of Deceit”. There has been coverage of Neal’s work in the local press; The Derby Evening Telegraph, The Ripley & Heanor News, and the Derbyshire and Radio Derby.
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Publisher
Pneuma Springs Publishing
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Published on
Jul 30, 2010
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Pages
259
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ISBN
9781905809936
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Thrillers / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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Sacramento, California 1989. Leon Sherwood arrives home from high school at the end of his junior year and discovers his parents are dead. After the funeral, a court order makes him live with his aunt, Lilly Furman, who is a spinster and considers Leon an annoyance in her life. He began his senior year at a new high school and he dreamed of going to Purdue and majoring in Engineering.

Leon meets Darlene Leftish and they become lovers. When it became time to go to the senior prom, Darlene chose to go with someone else. In a fit of rage, Leon kills her. His aunt was sure he was guilty of the murder and told the police as much. Leon kills his aunt and leaves town in her car. Over the next six years, he murders twenty-one women. His handsome looks and charisma lure women to him.

While Leon crisscrosses the country, he commits more murders. The FBI and state law enforcement agencies are hunting for him.

Charlie Evans and Rita Davis went through the FBI Academy together. Charlie helped her get in shape for the physical test. Charlie was assigned to Atlanta and Rita went to Los Angeles. Soon after, Charlie marries his fianc. When his wife gets pregnant, they are ecstatic. But the baby was stillborn and his wife died of heartbreak and cancer. Charlie resigned from the FBI, became a lawyer, and moved to Sacramento. Charlie often flew to Los Angeles on business. On one of those trips, he meets up with Rita. Rita invites Charlie to a meeting with West Coast agents that are looking for a pattern to determine where Leon will strike next. Charlie reads the map and looks at the pins that identify Leons murders. He concludes that there is no answer as to where he will strike next, but he does say that Leon will return to Sacramento.

It takes time for Charlie to overcome the loss of his wife and child, but over the following years, he and Rita become lovers.

CHALK WHITE FEAR tells the story of a child who was kidnapped and raised by a serial killer. It tells of the strengths this highly intelligent child pulled from within to form the survival mechanisms that kept her alive throughout her childhood. Some background on the book: Many years ago, a band of easily led misfits made their way to an uninhabited area in the Southern United States. Their leader possessed a cold cruel heart and mystical powers. She planted a small tree and chanted until the tree and twenty foot around it became cursed with powers that only she understood. After the queens death, the band of misfits gradually either died or moved away. Only one couple stayed, built a home and attempted to lead a normal life. The years passed. In a modern day setting, a young couple settles on that same land. They are not bothered by the strange things that happen in and around the home. Later one of these characters kidnaps a toddler and brings the child back home as a companion to her daughter. The years passed and the tree became magnificent and spellbinding. The child was not easily influenced by the cursed tree, nor was she aware of the curses frustrated constant attempts to capture and kill her. It was all she could manage not to anger the woman she called mother. The question is: Will the child survive? Signed copies of Chalk White Fear is available from the author. lindabryantrichardson@yahoo.com. Please check my blog, linda-bryant-richardson@blogspot.com. Watch for sequel to Chalk White Fear.
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