Texas Author Writes Mystery Novel Set in 1968 Cold War/Vietnam Era – "Desolation Row"

Texas author, Kay Kendall is pleased to announce the promotion of her mystery novel, "Desolation Row." Set during the cold war and Vietnam era, this suspenseful story plays out against the social and and political controversy of the time.

Houston, TX, June 05, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The flight to avoid the killing…

It’s 1968. The Cold War is hot, the Vietnam War is raging, and the women’s movement is beating a far-distant drum. When Austin Starr’s husband decides to protest the war by emigrating from Texas to Canada, she goes along, with the biblical dictate of “whither-thou-goest I will go” ringing in her ears.

Leads to murder…

No activist herself, Austin is homesick, drowning in culture shock, and now, her husband has been accused of murdering a fellow draft resister, the black-sheep son of a U.S. Senator. Alone and ill-equipped to negotiate in a foreign country, she is befriended by her Russian history professor and his daughter.

A desperate race to find the truth…

The Mounties aren’t supposed to harass draft-age boys but the truth is very different, especially when political pressure is applied by both the victim’s father and the Canadian prime minister’s office. They may have a reputation for always getting their man, but Austin is convinced this time they have the wrong one. Once courted by the CIA, and a lover of mystery and espionage novels, Austin launches her own investigation into the murder. When ominous letters warning her to stop her sleuthing turn into death threats, Austin must find the real killer or risk losing everything. Her love—and her life—are on the line.

"Desolation Row" is available in both print and ebook formats.

Book Information:
"Desolation Row"
By Kay Kendall
Publisher: Stairway Press
ISBN: 978-0985994211
Published: March 2013
Pages: 258
Genre: Mystery

About The Author:
Kay Kendall is an international award-winning public relations executive who lives in Texas with her Canadian husband, four house rabbits, and spaniel Wills. A fan of historical mysteries, she wants to do for the 1960s what novelist Alan Furst does for Europe in the 1930s–write atmospheric mysteries that capture the spirit of a controversial era.

For more information, review copies, or interviews please contact:

Kay Kendall
Email: kaykendalltx@yahoo.com
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Kay Kendall
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