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Blood on the Chesapeake by @OverbeckRandy is a Mystery and Suspense Festival pick #mystery #giveaway


Author: Randy Overbeck

Genre: Paranormal Mystery

Book Blurb:

Wilshire, Maryland seems like the perfect shore town on the Chesapeake Bay—quiet, scenic, charming—and promises Darrell Henshaw a new start in life and a second chance at love. That is, until he learns the town hides an ugly secret. A thirty-year-old murder in the high school. And a frightening ghost stalking his new office. Burned by an earlier encounter with the spirit world—with the OCD scars to prove it—he does NOT want to get involved. But when the desperate ghost hounds him, Darrell concedes. Assisted by his new love, he follows a trail that leads to the civil rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and even the Klu Klux Klan. Then, when two locals who try to help are murdered, Darrell is forced to decide if he’s willing to risk his life—and the life of the woman he loves—to expose the killers of a young man he never knew.


Darrell listened to the secretary’s footsteps echo in the stairwell, and when the sound died away, he said aloud to the empty room, “O-kay, then.” Exactly what he needed. Move half way across the country and run into another damn ghost.

His gaze swept the small office and took in the widow’s walk, remembering the

shadowy figure at the railing and the prickle on his neck. He inspected the entire office for paranormal evidence. He saw nothing, of course. Still, there was someone or something there, he sensed it.

Ambling over to the picture window, he took in the expansive scene, white posts and railing of the widow’s walk up close and the water of the Chesapeake shining emerald beyond. He could get used to this view.

He’d take the job and…deal with the rest, if it came. He strolled over to the door. Something drew his attention, and twisting around, he glanced back into the office. A draft of cold air struck him. He shivered again.

He turned to go but couldn’t. His shoes were glued to the floor. No, it felt like two huge hands held his ankles and wouldn’t let him leave. He pulled on both legs. He stared down at his legs but saw only the smooth cuffs of his dress pants and his black Oxfords. Ugly memories resurfaced, as if it were yesterday. His uncle’s ghost using him as a conduit. The death of two friends. The crippling of his brother.

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Why is your featured book a must-read?

BLOOD ON THE CHESAPEAKE has been called...

“a cold case murder mystery wrapped in ghost story served with a side of romance, all set in one of the most beautiful locations in the country.”

★★★★★ "A book that I could not put down! I read the last 250 pages in one day.”—an Amazon reviewer

"An absorbing and genuinely creepy debut tale that will have you gripped to the final chapter!" –Zoe Sharp, author of the Charlie Fox crime thriller series

Haunting is the right word for this mystery, in more ways than one! 5 stars and truly a page turner." --

Giveaway –

Enter to win an e-book bundle of all 42 books featured in the Mystery and Suspense Bookish Event:

Open Internationally.

Runs August 11 – 17, 2020.

Winner will be drawn on August 24, 2020.

Author Biography:

Dr. Randy Overbeck is a veteran educator who has served children for more than three decades as a teacher and school leader, winning national recognition and awards for his work. Over that time, he has performed many of the roles depicted in his writing with responsibilities ranging from coach and yearbook advisor to principal and superintendent. An accomplished writer, he has been published in trade journals, professional texts and newspapers. His first novel, Leave No Child Behind, won the 2011 Silver Award for Thriller of the Year from His second novel, Blood on the Chesapeake, released by the Wild Rose Press, is the first in a new series called the Haunted Shores Mysteries. The second entry, Crimson at Cape May was released July, 2020. Both books in the series have won the Gold Award from Literary Titan. Dr. Overbeck is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and an active member of the literary community.

Social Media Links:

Facebook: Author Randy Overbeck

Twitter: @OverbeckRandy

1 Comment

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Aug 16, 2020

Thank you, Randy, for sharing your book in our Mystery and Suspense Book Festival. It sounds like a great read to curl up to on a rainy day!

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