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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Mark W. Stoub

Mark W Stoub

Born in the Chicago suburbs, Mark W. Stoub, like his protagonist, Angus McPherson, has been a Texas transplant for over twenty years. He received his B.A. from Maryville College in Tennessee, an M.Div. from Louisville Seminary, and his Doctor of Ministry from McCormick Seminary in Chicago. A Presbyterian minister for over forty years, he is now retired and lives in Kyle, Texas on the edge of the idyllic Texas Hill Country with his wife Jane and their dog, Goldie, and cat, Calvin.

Dr. Stoub won an Angell Award, given to best emerging writers, from the Presbyterian Writers Guild in 2012 for his first novel, Blood Under the Altar, and is an award-winning columnist in the Texas Press Association's column writing contest, 2017.

Blood Under The Altar

Blood Under The Altar

Fiction, Supernatural, Spiritual

Blood Under The Altar a novel by Mark W. Stoub "You'd think a church would be a safe place to be..." Small towns are known for their characters and their secrets. When Angus McPherson comes to Shoestring, Texas, to look into the death of a fellow pastor, he finds an abundance of both. Angus forms an unlikely partnership with the newly elected Chief of Police, Hector Chavez. Together they poke and prod through an investigation that uncovers more affairs than a romance novel and a menagerie of folks withholding evidence. Meanwhile a killer stalks the sleepy streets of Shoestring, looking for the next victim, dead set on getting Angus out of the way... A transplant from Scotland to the idyllic Texas Hill Country, Reverend Angus McPherson leads a serene family life. He often feels more at home with exploring ultimate mysteries than dealing with the mundane. Then the bizarre death of a friend and colleague leads him to confront old ghosts, form new alliances, and sets him on a dangerous path to unravel a disturbing, complex series of unsolved crimes before those he loves are taken from him...

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Fifth Trumpet: Fire in the Blood

2018 TxAuthors.com Best Amateur Sleuth Book

Fiction, Police Crime, Suspense, Amateur Sleuth

 

An old woman, the town "oddball," dies in a horrible fire in the small town of Shoestring, Texas, and the local Police Chief, Hector Chavez, calls again on Presbyterian Cleric Angus McPherson to help sort out some strange clues that may lead the pair to uncover a plot to wipe out the human race.

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