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Outskirts Press Announces Murders at Crooked Creek, the Latest Fiction / General Book from Sarasota, FL Author William Francis Burke

Sarasota, FL, January 08, 2010 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Murders at Crooked Creek by William Francis Burke, which is the author's most recent book to date. The 6.14 x 9.21 Paperback in the Fiction / General category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $15.95. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

About the Book (Excerpts & Info)

On a cool, rainy night in November, 1959, retired farmer Sam Miller’s solitude is shattered by a shrill scream coming from the hollow outside his home. When he goes to investigate, another piercing scream rises through the air, then ends abruptly as two gunshots echo in the night.

Henry Chatsworth, Washington County Sheriff, is called to the scene, where he and the local game warden make a gruesome discovery—the body of a teenage girl, two small-caliber bullet holes in her back, lies in the hollow, partially covered up with leaves.

As the investigation gathers momentum, Sheriff Chatsworth becomes convinced that a serial killer is on the loose in his county—and the body count has only just begun.

Deftly constructed at 342 pages, Murders at Crooked Creek is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Fiction / General category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Murders at Crooked Creek meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $15.95.

Additionally, Murders at Crooked Creek can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at

ISBN: 9781432747466
Format: 6.14 x 9.21 Paperback
SRP: $15.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the Author

William Francis Burke wrote his first short novel in 1955 while in Aircraft and Engine Tech School in Texas. He’s published two novels since, drawing on his experience from the Air Force, playing professional baseball in the Red Sox and Yankee organizations, and many years in the corporate arena, as well as inspiration drawn from his father, the Chief of Police in Speers Borough, Pennsylvania from 1959 to 1976, who was commended for the high percentage rate of crimes solved in his jurisdiction. William Burke currently lives in Sarasota, Florida with his wife, Karen. They have three children and three grandchildren.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.


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