West Seattle native launches new mystery suspense thriller; Alki Point, A Reed Carver Mystery
Henry L. Walton, West Seattle High School 1971 graduate and author of the internationally popular young reader series The Journals of Thaddeaus Shockpocket, announced the launch of his adult, Reed Carver Mystery book series, June 7 on Amazon.
The first book in the series, Alki Point, features West Seattle High School and several local landmarks in the riveting murder mystery that has garnered impressive pre-publish reviews. The story begins when the body of a young woman is discovered in a submerged car at the base of the Armeni Boat Launch Ramp on Seattle’s Elliott Bay. Initial indications of an opioid overdose point to accidental death or suicide. That is until the coroner determines the frontal lobe of the girl’s brain was pierced by a sharp object that had been inserted next to her eyeball.
One week later, a second girl is found washed up in front of Alki Point lighthouse with similar injuries. Neither girl is from the Seattle area. It is a race against time for amateur sleuth Reed Carver to determine if there is a deranged serial killer on the loose in Seattle, or if there is any connection between two seemingly unconnected girls that will lead to their murderer.
Prior to Alki Point, Henry enjoyed success with his humorous Thaddeaus Shockpocket young reader series that chronicled the misadventures of an eccentric family of British inventors at the turn of the century.
Henry credits his drive to be a writer to West Seattle High School teacher Dorothea Mootafes, or ‘Miss Moo’ to all of her devoted students. A portion of revenues from Alki Point Amazon print book sales from June 7 to June 20 will be donated to the West Seattle High School Alumni Association to be used in their scholarship program. The book will be available in both print and Kindle versions.
My mother graduated from West Seattle High, my two sisters and my brother and my oldest graduated from West Seattle High as well. Three generations and had the same teachers. Congratulations on your new series. Hugs
so i see this was published in 5/23/2020 ... now its june 2020 and this is happening in real life, right now
I love a good mystery,and this was a gem! Having grown up near Alki Beach, it was fun to recognize some of landmarks. Great story!
Well can't wait to read this book. I also graduated in 1971..but from the other great school in West Seattle.
Yes that's right Chief Sealth High School. My Brother did graduate from West Seattle High. I try not hold that against him..Lol,😊😊
Did anyone at all proofread this book?
Good story if you can get through the errors.
A great read. Thoroughly enjoyed it! Looking forward to the next one in the series. Only criticism: perhaps a better proofreader. Lots of errors. That said, it got to be kind of fun finding the errors.