MURDER AT THE STREAMSIDE and AT THE RESERVOIR - Purple Mountain Press



MURDER AT THE STREAMSIDE
and
MURDER AT THE RESERVOIR

by Norman J. Van Valkenburgh


Ward Eastman is back. Norman Van Valkenburgh's surveyor-sleuth (the only surveyor in American mystery fiction) once again follows clues to unravel decades-old murders, this time in the Esopus Valley during construction of the Ashokan Reservoir and in the Millbrook Valley before the coming of the Pepacton Reservoir. Murder at the Streamside and Murder at the Reservoir are mystery novellas in one volume and mark the fifth and sixth Ward Eastman stories published by Purple Mountain Press following Murder in the Catskills, Mayhem in the Catskills, and Mischief in the Catskills, and Murder in the Shawangunks. Hudson Valley Magazine recently called the author a "Master of Mystery" and wrote that his books "leave the critics panting as if they'd just climbed Slide Mountain. 'Knowing the terrain as only a good surveyor can, Van Valkenburgh has filled his novel with a wonderful assortment of true Catskill detail' one wrote, 'he knows how the forests that blanket our mountains look and feel when walking through them at different seasons.'"


Norman Van Valkenburgh is the author of four other Ward Eastman stories:
Murder in the Catskills
Mayhem in the Catskills
(a mystery novella with five short stories)
Mischief in the Catskills
Murder in the Shawangunks

His non-fiction works published by Purple Mountain Press include
America's First Wilderness: New York State's Forest Preserves
Old Stone Walls: Catskill Life and Lore
Chains, Links and Gavels: The Surveyor in Court


148 pages, 6 x 9, 2009
$12.50 paperback--A Purple Mountain Press original

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