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Publisher Minotaur Books, 20, January 2016. ISBN
Donne, an ex-Brooklyn cop and now a school teacher, is in the last two weeks of
the summer break when his vacation comes to an abrupt halt. In the middle
of the night, a friend asks him to take a drive with him since he has made a
mistake and wants Ray’s help. Before he can reveal anything he is shot
dead and Ray ends up with a concussion.
Thus begins an eventful week during which Ray again
plays detective. Along the way, he teams up with Jack Knight, another
ex-cop now a PI, who has been retained by a top PR executive to find and
return, unharmed, his missing 16-year-old daughter. It makes for an
Dead Red is the third novel in the
series. And if it is any example, having not read the first two, this
reader will go back and read them and, more importantly, look forward to the
next installment. The book is well-written, the plot tightly constructed,
and it is recommended.
by Theodore Feit
Tim O'Marahas been teaching math and special education in the
New York City public schoolssince 1987. O'Mara was inspired to
write Sacrifice Fly and create the
character of Raymond Donne after making home visits while a schoolteacher in
the poorer section of the Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn. Further moved
by his many interactions with the Youth Officers of the NYPD while he served as
a middle school dean and his brother's stories as a police sergeant, O'Mara
believed that a character with experience in both worlds would make a great
protagonist. For the past 13 years, he has hosted and produced a bi-weekly
reading series of poetry and prose in New York's East Village. He lives with
his family in Manhattan, where he currently teaches middle school math, and is
a proud member of Mystery Writers of America, Crime Writers of America,
International Thriller Writers, Irish American Writers and Authors, Inc., and
several teacher unions
Ted and Gloria Feit
live in Long Beach, NY,
a few miles outside New York City.
For 26 years, Gloria was the manager of a medium-sized litigation firm in
Her husband, Ted, is an attorney and former stock analyst, publicist and
writer/editor for, over the years, several daily, weekly and monthly
publications. Having always been avid mystery readers, and since they're
now retired, they're able to indulge that passion. Their reviews appear
online as well as in three print publications in the UK and US. On a more personal
note: both having been widowed, Gloria and Ted have five children and nine
grandchildren between them.