“Blood on the Chesapeake” By Randy Overbeck: Review/Giveaway

by Doward Wilson

Details on how to win a copy of this book at the end of the review and a link to purchase it.

Darrell Henshaw has accepted a coaching and teaching position at the high school in Wilshire, Maryland, on the Chesapeake Bay. He is looking for a whole new start in his life and a second chance at love. But, as the days roll by, he discovers the town has some dirty little secrets that he accidentally stumbles upon.

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When he starts having visions and dreams of a young inter-racial couple, he discovers that the young black man supposedly committed suicide thirty years earlier by hanging himself off the widow's peak that is outside Darrell's third floor office. As the ghost manifests himself more and more, Darrell learns the truth behind the supposed suicide. The ghost manages to get Darrell to understand that he wants justice for his murder and the culprits caught and that it has to be quick because the old high school will be demolished when the new one opens the following year. As he teaches his history classes and coaches his football team, Darrell and his new girlfriend investigate the murder and tracks down the girl involved, only to have her killed just before they are to meet with her. Can Darrell find the killers before it is too late, or will he fail his ghostly friend?
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I really enjoyed this mystery with its paranormal twist. Darrell and the rest of the characters come alive on the page, and the Chesapeake Bay setting made for some great scenes in the book. The paranormal aspect did not overwhelm but only enhanced the story line. The murder plot was well thought out kept me turning the pages right up to the totally surprising conclusion. This is a Must Read for any mystery or paranormal fan.

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Doward Wilson is a retired and avid cozy, paranormal, and adventure reader who can’t say no to most books. He recently moved from Independence, Missouri to Gladbrook, Iowa. Located in Central Iowa, Gladbrook (population 900+) is small town, rural farming at its best.

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  1. Thanks for the chance! JL_Minter (at) hotmail (dot) com

  2. Sounds like an interesting read.

  3. Sounds different.


  4. Thanks so much for sharing the great news about my new novel. Also thanks for the fine review. I'll be happy to give book away if you'll keep spreading the word. Randy Overbeck

    1. You are very welcome! Your publisher is actually providing our giveaway book :) Be sure to spread the word!

  5. New author to me. Sounds like a great read.


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