Irion Books Launches First Installment of Summit Murder Series

Irion Books Launches Murder on Everest and Abandoned on Everest Murder Mystery Books.

Phoenix, AZ, January 13, 2010 --( Irion Books today announced the release of Murder on Everest and Abandoned on Everest—the first two books in the Summit Murder Series. Co-authored by Charles G. Irion and Ronald J. Watkins, the series explores murders set at the peaks of each of the highest mountains on the world’s seven continents. The author has visited more than eighty countries and was inspired to pen Murder on Everest after his own 1987 expedition to Everest. Murder on Everest is the newest release from Irion Books, which launched in 2007 with its acclaimed Hell Series.

“Everest is one of the deadliest places on earth,” said Irion. “Murder there would be very, very easy and, in most cases, impossible to detect.”

In an innovative move from the entrepreneur, the publishing house will release a new novel in the series every six months. The third installment in the Summit Murder Series, Murder on Elbrus, will follow in the Summer 2010 and the fourth release, Murder on Mt. McKinley, will debut in Winter 2011.

The author brings his unorthodox worldview to Irion Books. In a maverick literary quirk, Irion and Watkins give the main character, Quentin Stern, author credit on the cover of Abandoned on Everest (the prequel to Murder on Everest). Stern appears in the first book as a tabloid writer who takes liberties with the facts. The real-life authors are thrilled to share this unique literary opportunity with those who love murder mysteries, travel, adventuring and political intrigue.

In the third installment of the Summit Murder Series, Mount Elbrus takes center stage. Europe’s tallest peak, on the border between Russia and Georgia, is in the middle of a war zone. All hell breaks loose in Murder on Elbrus when a senior Russian official is murdered near the summit of Elbrus. Staying true to the style of the Summit Murder Series, Murder on Elbrus is a non-stop, action thrill ride.

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About Irion Books:
Irion Books launched in 2007 with the release of its Hell Series of books, beginning with Remodeling Hell followed by Autograph Hell, Car Dealer Hell, and Divorce Hell. An entrepreneur and philanthropist, Irion is a founding principal in Phoenix Social Venture Partners, the founder of his own children's dictionary program, and a past director of the Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation and he participated in a number of medical missions abroad for cataract surgeries. For more information on Irion Books, please visit

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