Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Bob Avey

Bob Avey lives in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, where he works as an accountant in the petroleum industry. He writes the Detective Elliot mystery series and loves roaming through ghost towns in search of echoes from the past. He’s a member of Tulsa NightWriters, Oklahoma Writers Federation (OWFI), Oklahoma Mystery Writers and Mystery Writers of America (MWA).

Bob’s new book, FOOTPRINTS OF A DANCER: A DETECTIVE ELLIOTT MYSTERY, was free on Kindle in time for Christmas. It was a nice Christmas present. Thank you, Bob Avey!

The story: When one student disappears off campus and another one is murdered, Detective Kenny Elliot takes a leave of absence from his job as a Tulsa police detective and launches an unofficial investigation, which leads him into the world of an Aztec deity with an appetite for blood.

The Opening:
(Quote) Seeing old friends isn't always a good thing. Not many people run the trails along Riverside Drive after the sun goes down, one of the reasons Detective Kenny Elliot chose to do so, but another runner occupied the trail, and her silhouette bounced quickly toward him. A sluggish wind blew across the Arkansas River, carrying an odor of decaying marine life, and suddenly a mood of darkness that had little to do with lack of sunlight engulfed Elliot's senses. (End Quote)

What kind of character is Elliott? His captain's assessment:
(Quote) Elliot had more levels and layers than anyone that Dombrowski had ever met. A hard guy to figure, keeping to himself for the most part. If you were looking for the life of the party in Elliot, you'd be looking in the wrong place, but if you were in the field and needed someone to watch your back, he was your man. You couldn't do better. Saying Elliot had a strong survival instinct was an understatement. What he possessed was a come-out-on-top, win-at-all-cost monitoring system that was humbling to say the least.
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For more about Bob Avey and his books, enjoy his blog, “Faith, Fantasy & Fiction” at

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