Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Christopher Valen Wins 2012 Garcia Memorial Prize for Best Fiction Book

Mystery, Suspense and Thriller Book Awards

Mystery author Christopher Valen has been honored with the 2012 Garcia Memorial Prize for Best Fiction Book of the Year for his novel Bone Shadows, a John Santana Mystery. The book also took first place in the Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Horror category of the Reader Views Awards and was named as the winner of a Midwest Book Award in the Mystery/Thriller category.

More about this award-winning book, below.

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Bone Shadows by Christopher Valen

Bone Shadows
Christopher Valen
A John Santana Mystery

The bodies of young men have been turning up in the Mississippi River for years, their deaths attributed to excessive drinking. But when an Iraq war vet suffering from PTSD is found in the river, St. Paul Homicide Detective John Santana must decide if the young man's death was accidental or the result of something far more sinister.

Caught between a reporter trying to resurrect his flagging career, an FBI agent with a troubled past, and a beautiful private investigator on the trail of a serial killer, Santana is pulled into a whirlpool of greed, seduction, and death. Determined to find the truth no matter what the cost, he must first face his own dark memories and a killer intent on stopping him.

Bone Shadows by Christopher Valen, Amazon Kindle format


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