San Francisco, CA, January 16, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- "Harrington Manor" is a novel set in 1923, Orange County, CA. A family saga about the very rich turned ugly by greedy siblings, all for money, which leads to murder.
The family consists of the Patriarch, retired Army Colonel, Peter Westcott Harrington, his wife, Corinna, affectingly called Cora, an eldest son, Sheppard, known as Shep to his friends, second son Reginald, but called Reggie, a sister named Margo and finally twenty-one year old Orson, constantly reminded by Shep as the family’s baby.
Being rich, the idle siblings have nothing to do except scheme to acquire Peter’s wealth that they thought he had in the orange groves, but little did they grasp about true finance.
There are two budding love stories that survive the upheaval in spite of all the mayhem twirling around the Manor after the first death of the Patriarch.
The county sheriff is called, and he summoned the coroner. Then a real homicide detective was called from Los Angeles, Sidney Snipes, a no nonsense policeman and he strips away their comfortable mores and exposes their innermost secrets.
The case leads Snipes in a direction he never saw coming.
"Harrington Manor" is available in both print and ebook format.
By Ronald M. James
Publisher: Mythic Dragon Publisher
Published: May 2014
Genre: Family Saga, Murder Mystery, Historical Mystery
From The Author:
Ronald James was born during the great depression, and as a toddler watched WPA men build a new street, from his home’s big front window. His playmates were a red rider wagon, a small black satchel and rocks. By using his imagination he had conversations with mythical street workers that soon bloomed into fashioned fantasies by age four. He used cardboard boxes to create fun spaces for his neighborhood playmates to enjoy and he kept telling stories all through high school. In college he abandoned writing and studied architecture. James had a successful architectural career and retired, however he wanted to keep his creative juices fluent, so he returned to his childhood story telling days and joined a writers group. Like architecture, each day he couldn’t wait to create, finish, and start new stories—like this book, "Harrington Manor."
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