Drago #1: When a friend's '55 Thunderbird goes missing and people wind up dead, the puzzle becomes international. And quickly turns to something other than heisted classic cars.
Drago #2: A man literally encased in a tree puts Nick on the trail of a thousand-year-old mystery that reaches into the present and brings bedlam to Coos and Curry counties.
Drago #3 (September release): The Coquille River is haunted. So the legend says. When Nick and Sal see a ghost paddle wheeler, they're caught up in a puzzling whirlpool that's historic and international.
Nick Drago never was a cop. Never a private detective. Didn't spy on the country's enemies or graduate law school.
Drago has been a logger, bouncer and DJ. A woodworker, welder and pilot.
The Oregon coastal town of Bandon is home. A quiet place surviving on tourism and first-class golf courses.
Nick Drago loves puzzles.
Available on Amazon.com, Kindle, BN.com and other eBook sellers.
Locally, available at Winter River Books in Bandon and soon at other local book stores.
CARLENE RAE DATER – PROLIFIC AREA AUTHOR
If you ask busy Coos Bay author, Carlene Rae Dater, what her published novel is about, she’ll probably ask, “Which one?” In the past ten years, Dater has published numerous novels and novellas in a variety of genres.
The Colors of Death is a humorous mystery featuring a black, blind Labrador Retriever, named Ray Charles, that takes place in a small print shop in San Diego. Humorous romance;
Call Sign: Love, the number one bestselling novel on Fictionwise for August of 2009, tells the story of love in the San Diego Sheriff’s Department.
Her romantic suspense novel Stormy Love takes place around a Victorian house on Amelia Island, off the coast of Florida while her paranormal romantic suspense novel;
Legacy, has its protagonist investigating the mystery in an old mining town in the bleak hills near San Diego;
Mind Echoes is the story of a female house call veterinarian who communicates with animals telepathically to help a police detective solve crimes;
In Finder, a housewife desperate to write and sell a novel, investigates local missing women and achieves her goal with the help of her thrice-divorce, world-traveling, martini-drinking, Jaguar-driving aunt;
The Worst Evil takes a dark turn as a journalist tries to solve a decades old murder in Chicago. Or, you might want to giggle your way through;
Roman Circus – when Harmony Jane Jones loses her car, her cat, her job and her boyfriend, all within the space of a week, she does what any 20-something woman would do. She runs away and joins the circus;
Dater also published a nonfiction book about her adventures as a volunteer at the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, An Extra Pair of Eyes.
In an effort to share her expertise and love of writing, Dater teaches a Beginning Novel Writing class at SWOCC through their continuing education department, 541-888-7328 or www.socc.edu/communityed. For more information on her novels or to get in touch with Carlene, go to her website: www.carlenedater.com.