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Recent Death on Everest Underscores the Dangers of Mountains Featured in Summit Murder Mysteries

Irion Books announces the release of Murder on Elbrus, the third book in the Summit Murder Mystery Series just as news breaks globally regarding the death of a British climber. This terrifying occurrence proves the dangers depicted in the Summit Murder Mystery Series co-authored by Charles G. Irion and Ronald J. Watkins.

Phoenix, AZ, June 23, 2010 --( On June 2, British climber, Peter Kinloch, was abandoned on Mount Everest. Kinloch complained on sudden blindness 1,000 feet after the team began their descent from the summit. Officials believe this was caused by a brain hemorrhage.

This terrifying occurrence proves the dangers depicted in the Summit Murder Mystery Series co-authored by Charles G. Irion and Ronald J. Watkins.

In the most recent release, Murder on Elbrus, Mount Elbrus earns the spotlight. It resides on the border between Russia and Georgia, placing the mountain in the middle of a political war zone.

"It is the highest mountain in Europe and one of the deadliest. Elbrus claims about 30 lives per year," said Irion. "Mountains can be dangerous and can kill you in a lot of different ways, from high altitude, bad weather, ill preparation; it can be a recipe for a disaster. Throw in a murder plot and it's even worse."

According to Irion, Murder on Elbrus will stay true to the Summit Murder Mystery Series style. Readers can expect fast-paced action throughout the novel.

In Murder on Elbrus, the suspicion and excitement mounts when a senior Russian official is murdered near the summit of Elbrus. Scott Devlon, hero of prior Summit Murder Mystery Series books Murder on Everest and Abandoned on Everest, is once again placed in the midst of a murder scene and is forced to fight for his life.

"Murder on Elbrus contains chase scenes and gunfire, while the hero, Scott Devlon, flees from the Russian military Special Forces after the Russian oil minister is murdered on Mount Elbrus," said Irion.

The Summit Murder Mystery Series explores murders set at the peaks of each of the highest mountains on the world’s seven continents, called the Seven Summits. The authors were inspired to begin the Summit Murder Mystery Series after Irion’s climb on Mount Everest in 1987. Irion knew immediately that the Summits would be exciting locations for murder mystery novels. And Watkins, who is an author and co-author of more than 30 books has experience writing about murder.

Next Irion Books will release the fourth novel in the series, Murder on Mt. McKinley in the Winter of 2011. Future releases include: Murder on Puncak Jaya; Murder on Aconcagua; Murder on Vinson Massif, and finally the masterpiece of the series Murder on Kilimanjaro.

Murder on Elbrus can be found on and online at Barnes & Noble. In addition to paperback, the book is available for Kindle, Nook and iPad. For more information on the Summit Murder Mystery Series and the authors, visit

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. Also available from Irion Books is Roadkill Cooking for Campers - The Best Dang Wild Game Cookbook in the World. In January of 2010, the first two novels of the Summit Murder Mystery Series were published simultaneously, Murder on Everest and Abandoned on Everest (prequel). For more information on Irion Books, please visit

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