“Overbeck enchants readers with his picturesque details about a remarkable old town and keeps them on the edge of their seats with unpredictable plot twists.”–ReadersView
My series is called the Haunted Shores Mysteries for good reason. For my stories, the setting ranks up there in importance with interesting characters and a twisty whodunit puzzle. In some ways the setting comes first and defines each tale. I work hard to craft a narrative and choose a social issue that exudes organically from this specific setting of my books.
BLOOD ON THE CHESAPEAKE, the first entry in the series, takes place on the beautiful, scenic Eastern Shore, home to memorizing sunsets and some of the best sailing around.
Amidst this natural grandeur, the area and the people struggle with a dual personality, part New England culture and part still stuck in a southern (as in Confederate) past. This dichotomy is one of the aspects that makes the Eastern Shore so interesting and made it the perfect location for my mystery about a young man who is murdered as a result of bigotry and prejudice.
The setting for my second novel in the series, CRIMSON AT CAPE MAY, was chosen with just as great a care. I found Cape May to be the perfect locale for my tale of a bride slain on her wedding night, her murder tied to an even more heinous crime, human trafficking. With its prime location near the New Jersey and Pennsylvania turnpikes, Cape May has easy access to major shipping routes in the Northeast for all kinds of commerce—including the illicit varieties. And it is one incredible resort. On the Shore side, the town boasts one of the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast, the most impressive collection of Victorian architecture this side of the country and a storied, one-hundred-fifty-year old history as a go-to resort.
And for the pièce de résistance, that is, the Haunted part, Cape May is recognized as the most haunted seaport on the East Coast.
All in all, I believe, a perfect setting for my ghost story/mystery. But readers are the best judge.
Here are a few of their comments.
“Sooo atmospheric. Cape May, with its history and Victorian mansions, has no end of ghostly stories. And the Haunted Bride is a doozy.”—V. Williams, an Amazon reader
“I enjoyed Mr. Overbeck writing style, and I could easily visualize the scenes through his detailed descriptions. I definitely recommend this book. Five stars!”—another Amazon reader
“The hauntings were very descriptive, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading these scenes. There’s immense research involved here which I appreciate. Randy Overbeck’s writing style is stark yet descriptive.”—N.N. Light, an Amazon reader and reviewer
“Henshaw’s character is immediately interesting, and his surroundings are so well described that the story is for me, completely believable.”—Goodreads reader and reviewer
There is an unbelievable but true sale on the entire Haunted Shores Mysteries series!
BLOOD ON THE CHESAPEAKE-$.99, CRIMSON AT CAPE MAY–$1.99, SCARLET AT CRYSTAL RIVER (pre-publication price)—$2.99.
For all of you who don’t know him, here is a lovely bio of Author Randy Overbeck, along with a excellent Blurb over his book, CRIMSON AT CAPE MAY
Dr. Randy Overbeck is an award-winning educator, author and speaker. As an educator, he served children for more than three decades in a range of roles captured in his novels, from teacher and coach to principal and superintendent. His thriller, Leave No Child Behind (2012) and his recent mysteries, the Amazon and B & N No. 1 Best Seller, Blood on the Chesapeake and Crimson at Cape May have earned five star reviews and garnered national awards including “Thriller of the Year–ReadersFavorite.com, “Gold Award”—Literary Titan, “Mystery of the Year”—ReadersView.com and “Crowned Heart of Excellence”—InD’Tale Magazine. As a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Dr. Overbeck is an active member of the literary community, contributing to a writers’ critique group, serving as a mentor to emerging writers and participating in writing conferences such as Sleuthfest, Killer Nashville and the Midwest Writers Workshop. When he’s not writing or researching his next exciting novel or sharing his presentation “Things Still Go Bump in the Night,” he’s spending time with his incredible family of wife, three children (and their spouses) and seven wonderful grandchildren.
BLURB—CRIMSON AT CAPE MAY
No matter how far you run, you can never really escape a haunted past.
Darrell Henshaw—teacher, coach, and paranormal sensitive—learned this lesson the hard way. With his job gone and few options, he heads for Cape May to coach a summer football camp. The resort town, with gorgeous beaches, rich history and famous Victorian mansions, might just be the getaway he needs. Only, no one told him Cape May is the most haunted seaport on the East Coast. One resident ghost, the Haunted Bride, stalks Darrell, begging for his help.
He can’t refuse. Joining forces with Cassie, a street-wise teen and another sensitive, he investigates the bride’s death and discovers her murder is connected to a far greater horror. But can Darrell and Cassie expose those behind the crimes before they end up being the killer’s next victims?
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Your cover looks great! I’ll look forward to reading what is inside.
Congrats! Sounds like a creepy story.
Thanks for visiting my blog, Pat. 🙂
Hi Randy. Just making my rounds on your wonderful tour. I love scenic stories and so looking forward to reading your books.
Thank you, Pat, for so graciously hosting Randy. And Randy, your unique settings certainly create a wonderful atmosphere for your paranormal mysteries. I’ve been to Cape May on day trips and would love to stay in one of the grand Victorians. Even more so after reading Crimson at Cape May. Your books are wonderful reads, and I’m eager for the third in the series to be released. Enjoy your blog tour!
Thanks again for your kind words. If you’re looking for recommendations, my wife and I stayed in Angel by the Sea (one mentioned in the novel) and had a great time. The owners are nice people and even have copies of my books to buy!
Hi, Randy and Pat! I’ve read Blood on the Chesapeake and can attest to Randy’s ability to immerse you in the setting. It completely makes the story come alive. I have Crimson at Cape May on my kindle and can’t wait to read it. Thanks for hosting, Pat! 🙂
Thanks again for the kind words. They do matter to us.
Thank you so much Yvette for your wonderful support. It is good to hear your testimony of Randy’s book. I look forward to reading it.
Yvette, Once again thanks for the kudos! If you’d have time, I’d really appreciate a review on any of the sites. We always need more reviews.
I know I have your review on my blog, and I’m pretty sure I left a review on Goodreads and Amazon, but I’ll double check. 🙂
The settings sound great and very effective! I enjoyed this post. Thank you, Randy and Pat!
I’ve tried to choose really memorable and beautiful settings, often ones people might overlook. I love highlighting them in my writing.
I truly enjoyed researching the beautiful quaint towns. The people were great to work with and helpful with my learning about their towns.
Thank you Anastasia! Randy is quite an author. He’s fantastic.
I chose settings that shine in the time period of my novel (1998-9) and are still remarkable places today to visit. Their allure was one thing that drew me to write about them.
Pat, Thanks for hosting my guest blog. I truly appreciate the support.
Randy, I love your most recent book cover. Enjoy the tour.
Thanks for hosting, Pat!
Thanks for the comment on the cover. The art work was actually done by the VP of the Wild Rose Pres, one very talented lady.
Thank you for dropping by Nonnie. Randy’s book cover is lovely.
As a memoirist, I have RRBC to thank for introducing me to suspense thrillers and whodunits. Thanks for the nudge to check out Randy’s work here. You are a master at sharing and caring, Pat.
Hi, Marian! I agree… “many” have tons to thank RRBC for. Thanks for expressing your gratitude!
Thanks so much for your interest in my work. And I’ve very grateful to Pat for hosting me.
If you have a chance to read one of the three, I’d love to hear what you think. Thanks for the consideration.
Thank you so much, Marian. I accept your compliment and will pass it on to the One who give me life.
Congratulations, Randy! A lovely introduction and shout-out for Randy’s new book, Pat… Sharing and wishing Randy a terrific blog tour for the series.
Thanks for the kudos. These remarks do not go unnoticed.
Thank you my dear Bette for supporting Randy on my blog during his tour.
All the best.
Congratulations, Randy. Thank you for being such a wonderful host, Pat. 🤗
Thank you so much my dear Gwen. I really appreciate your dropping by.
Thanks for the kudos and for stopping by.
A HUGE congratulations to Randy!! Thank you for sharing, Pat.
Thanks pat for the congrats and your encouragement. Being a member of the a supportive writing community matters.
You are very welcome, Randy. RRBC is simply one of the best in supporting its authors.
Thank you so much Jan for supporting Randy as he toured on my blog.
All the best.
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