Publisher: The Wild Harp & Company, Inc. (July 16, 2019)
Publication Date: July 16, 2019
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Praise for A MURDER ON JANE STREET
“Family ties tighten and bonds of affection grow stronger as a family is trapped between ruthless forces struggling for the highest stakes: control of a world to be subjected to unimaginable evil. As.parents, children and loved ones risk all to protect one another, events accelerate towards a conclusion that is in doubt until the last page is turned. A terrific read!” ―Richard Gid Powers author of The Mystery of the Trinity
“A MURDER ON JANE STREET is a gripping summer thriller filled with history, adventure, and an intriguing mystery. Cathy Cash Spellman will keep readers on the edge of their seat”
―Charles Brokaw, New York Times Bestselling author of The Atlantis Code
Cathy paints a picture with the most radiant phrasing and colorful words! I’m a fan of her books and have read every one of them, always wishing that she’ll write more! That hope was answered with A MURDER ON JANE STREET. This compelling gem of a mystery is also a history, a conspiracy, and a modern-day morality tale rolled into one. Yes there is a murder, deadly secrets and treachery, but at its heart, it’s also about family, friendship and having the courage to do the right thing in the face of nearly insurmountable odds. This brilliant author has created yet another home run! Her narrative, coupled with an edge-of-your-seat contemporary mystery thriller, have characters that warmed my heart and an unexpected ending that I absolutely LOVED! ―Adria de Haume, author of Cross Purpose
A brutal murder.
A heinous secret
A deadly conspiracy.
The brutal murder of the little old lady next door puts FitzHugh Donovan on the case. A retired New York City Police Chief, he knows a cover-up when he sees one and his Irish Cop conscience can’t let that happen.
Now, Fitz, his family and his quirky band of Bleecker Street Irregulars are ensnared in the bizarre secret the woman died to protect.
Is this a 75-year-old cold case turned hot again, or an unspeakable crime-in-progress that could alter the course of the world?
Fitz doesn’t yet know how high the stakes are, that failure isn’t an option, and that the little old lady was so much more than she appeared. But he’s trying to keep everyone alive long enough to find out.
Characters you’ll care about, dark shocking secrets, and disturbing similarities to today’s political scene, will keep you turning pages to an ending you won’t see coming.
A MURDER ON JANE STREET
by Cathy Cash Spellman
East Berlin, 1990
The elegant woman with the grim expression was nearly seventy, but looked fifty-five. She was deep into the age of invisibility for women. Men no longer made note of her entering or leaving a place, and much as that rankled a once-beautiful woman’s psyche, she was counting on it now.
She steeled herself and crossed the entrance of the huge complex that had been the East Berlin headquarters of the dreaded STASI secret police for three decades. The hair rose on her forearms and a chill stiffened her spine, despite her determination and the fact that the beasts had been put down.
The Wall had fallen. The outraged East German people would now ransack the files that had held them hostage. Thirty years of terror didn’t die easy. Recordings, photographs, dossiers, collected from frightened neighbors and children coerced into betraying their own parents. STASI files were impeccable. Body swabs and blood samples had been kept in sealed containers so dogs could hunt humans.
Thousands would storm the hated headquarters now, desperate to destroy the data that had kept them powerless. She was only precious hours ahead of the hordes because of all the money that had changed hands so swiftly; the predators so ready to pounce, the oppressed so ready for vengeance. Without makeup, in nondescript jeans and an ancient black turtleneck, her memorable bosom flattened by a sports bra, her once-glorious hair now more pewter than gold, wound tight around her head like an aged Heidi—she would not be recognized. She intended to destroy what memories remained in this godforsaken place, not make new ones.
Her benefactor had paid unscrupulous people an outrageous sum so she could get these files. Everything in East Berlin was now for sale. Including her own past. The squirrel-faced quisling who’d been bribed handed over the file containing the names of her betrayers without comment. She opened the folder to see the face of the torturer. Bile rose in her throat as she fought to breathe. To remember. To forget.
She slipped the grim documents into the bag slung over her shoulder, next to the small Beretta.
Then she disappeared.
Copyright © 2019 by Cathy Cash Spellman
Multiple New York Times and International Bestsellers, a Paramount Movie, book sales in 22 countries, Cathy Cash Spellman writes stories about love, friendship, adventure, and history. Known for her big sprawling sagas and memorable characters, Cathy writes the kind of stories women like to lose themselves in, and then remember long after the book is done.
Her books range through several genres: contemporary, historical, mystery, mystic and romance. Several take place in two time-frames, both current and historical.
Bless the Child was a Paramount movie in 2000, starring Kim Basinger and Jimmy Smits, and Paint The Wind has been optioned for film and TV.
Cathy is an Astrologer, Martial Artist (Black Belt Goju Ryu Karate) and has expertise in Chinese Medicine, several alternative healing modalities and many metaphysical disciplines.
She has written for Self, Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country, Mademoiselle, Cosmo, Penthouse, Mode, Kung Fu and many other magazines about women, health, empowerment, sexuality, spiritual philosophy and Astrology. She blogs for The Huffington Post and The New York Times.
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