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HAMPTON BEACH HOMICIDE

An explosive ride through

the back alleys of Hampton Beach

Four quarters.  It’s not much, but when 13-year-old Kelsey Sweeney gives Dan Marlowe the coins as payment to find his mother’s killer, it’s enough to buy Dan a ticket to big-time trouble on Hampton Beach.

 In no time Dan finds himself knocking heads with beach drug dealers, thugs, and shady businessmen—all with something to hide. And they’ll throw anything at Dan, including bombs and bullets, to get him to back off.

 But Dan can’t back off—he’s got his own demons to conquer—and helping Kelsey is the only way he’s got a shot at winning that battle.

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The real Dan Marlowe was the author’s father’s best friend.  Mr. Marlowe wrote his crime masterpiece, “The Name of the Game is Death,” while living with the Power family in Woburn, MA.  He named a character after Jed Power.  Mr. Power has returned the honor by naming his protagonist Dan Marlowe.

Hampton Beach Homicide is available in Trade Paper and e-versions from Amazon Books, Barnes & Noble, and all other major outlets.

What they’re saying about Hampton Beach Homicide

” Newcomer Jed Power channels the tough-as-nails prose of Gold Medal greats Peter Rabe and Dan Marlowe “Shamus & Derringer award-winning author Dave Zeltserman.

“Fans of Dennis Lehane will revel in the settings and atmosphere…an absorbing read…a hard-charging plot…Boston nitty-gritty.”  Charles Kelly, author of “Gunshots In Another Room,” a biography of crime writer Dan Marlowe.
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Watch for the third Dan Marlowe novel “Blood on Hampton Beach” Coming Soon.

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THE BOSS of HAMPTON BEACH

A Novel of Drugs, Murder and Redemption

Cocaine.  It’s already cost Dan Marlowe his family and his business, The High Tide Restaurant & Saloon.  Dan’s doing his best to stay away from the stuff.  Now a bartender at the Tide, Dan’s life is slowly stabilizing.  That is until a boat with two dead bodies on board is found wrecked on the jetty at Hampton Beach.  The hunt for its missing cargo, 200 pounds of cocaine, is on.  Dan is forced into the search and realizes that the drug that stole everything short of his life might be the one thing that can get it all back.

And Dan’s not the only one seeking the fortune in white powder.  Others, on both sides of the law, are after it too, including a Boston mob boss and his right-hand man; a New Hampshire seacoast drug dealer/informer, his smokin’ hot girlfriend, and his dim-witted muscle; a crooked D.E.A. agent and his junkie sidekick; two New Hampshire State police detectives; and an Irish handyman with a secret.  It’s a violent, backstabbing race to the end of the rainbow.  May the best man win.

The real Dan Marlowe was the author’s father’s best friend.  Mr. Marlowe wrote his crime masterpiece, “The Name of the Game is Death,” while living with the Power family in Woburn, MA.  He named a character after Jed Power.  Mr. Power has returned the honor by naming his protagonist Dan Marlowe.

The Boss of Hampton Beach is available in Trade Paper and e-versions from Amazon Books, Barnes & Noble, and all other major outlets.

What they’re saying about The Boss of Hampton Beach

Review: “Criminal Inspiration,” review by Abby Spegman, Wicked Local Woburn, Nov. 8, 2012.