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SAMPLE A STORY! "The Swindlers Circle," one of the shorter episodes from the book, appears in Volume 22 of HandHeldCrime, an online mystery magazine. A second short work from the book, "The Derelict Seaman," has been published online by Mysterical-E.
You may be wondering. . . .
After reading the first volume of "The Harper Chronicles" series, you probably have a few questions about the odd crime reporter who finds so many intrigues and stirs up so many hornets nests. Here are some answers, in the author's own words, that you might find edifying . . . or not. Please direct your inquiries to the author. Answers will be posted here.
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Are "The Harper Chronicles" autobiographical?
If the "Chronicles" were to be made into a television serial, what actor(s) do you think
should portray "Harper?"
How old is Harper?*
Was Harper ever married?
Ever in love?
we see more of his sister and niece in future volumes of the series?
Will we get to meet his
Will we see more of
Will Harper and Ropp ever
is Harper's first name?
how does his byline appear in print when his newspaper articles are published?
a name like Harper, we'd think he would be of Irish descent, not Scottish?
Does Harper carry a gun?
are Harper's favorite chess masters?
Harper vote Democratic or Republican?
"The Tavern Horror," Page 114, we're told Wadinger the tavern master
served in the Navy and visited South America. Four pages later, we learn
Wadinger rode with Hampton's cavalry brigade during the Civil War. Explain that.
will Volume Two of "The Harper Chronicles" appear?
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