Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Syl's Back


Nineteenth Century Coal Region Sheriff Sylvester Tilghman has been one of my most popular characters with readers.

Tilghman was introduced in Fallen From Grace. His adventures continued in Sooner Than Gold. And now I'm thrilled to report The Bartered Body, third in the series, has been released by Milford House, fiction imprint of Sunbury Press
The third of his family to serve as a lawman in the fictional Arahpot, Jordan County, Pennsylvania, Sylvester has persevered in his duties and continued his quest to marry the ambitious and independent Lydia Longlow. Now, this time around, he faces one of his most difficult challenges as a law enforcement officer.
Here's the blurb:
Why would thieves steal the body of a dead woman?
That’s the most challenging question yet to be faced by Sylvester Tilghman, the third of his family to serve as sheriff of Arahpot, Jordan County, Pennsylvania, in the waning days of the 19th century.
And it’s not just any body but that of Mrs. Arbuckle, Nathan Zimmerman’s late mother-in-law. Zimmerman is burgess of Arahpot and Tilghman’s boss, which puts more than a little pressure on the sheriff to solve the crime in a hurry.
Syl’s investigation is complicated by the arrival in town of a former flame who threatens his relationship with his sweetheart Lydia Longlow; clashes with his old enemy, former burgess McLean Ruppenthal; a string of armed robberies, and a record snowstorm that shuts down train traffic, cuts off telegraph service and freezes cattle in the fields.
It will take all of Syl’s skills and the help of his deputy and friends to untangle the various threads and bring the criminals to justice.
The Bartered Body is available in print and electronic format from the publisher, https://www.sunburypressstore.com/The-Bartered-Body-9781620067567.htm as well as Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other booksellers.
If you're looking for a fun read and haven't yet met Syl and his friends I hope you'll add The Bartered Body to your TBR list.


4 comments:

  1. Congratulations, John! This sounds like another great read. And I love the cover.

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  2. Thanks Amy. Excellent artist by the name of Terry Kennedy.

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  3. I echo Amy's congrats, John! Best wishes for continued success with your series.

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