Were you wondering what the monks of Hard Cider Abbey sound like?? Veteran book-narrator Adam Barr has done a masterful job of giving voice to all my monks and other characters as well. It reminds me of an old-fashioned radio play, because of all the dialogue I wrote, and in my opinion (which might be biased) great fun to listen to. It’s readily available on Audible, Amazon and Apple/iTunes, and if you sign up for the Audible trial, you can hear it for free. At least download the free sample and see what you think! Here's the link: www.amazon.com/Hard-Cider-Abbey-Barefoot-Mystery/dp/B07XSDFCKY/
The most recent--and final-- installment of Hard Cider Abbey...
The long-awaited final chapter in the Hard Cider Abbey mystery series, Harbor of Grace is the only book to take place outside the walls of Holy Face Monastery (although the monks do put in a brief appearance). Set near the Chesapeake Bay city of Havre Le Grace in Maryland, this book follows Brother Odo as he reluctantly leaves the abbey to gain some experience of the outside world. Almost immediately he is caught up in a frightening mystery involving his biological father, Dr. Rodrigo Duerte, whose luxury condominium on the bay is shot up by a stranger wielding an assault rifle in what seems a senseless and completely random act of violence. But Odo suspects something more, and finds himself investigating his own father, and other people closest to him. Along the way, he is captivated by a charming librarian, and police detective’s daughter, named Audra. And being of mixed race, he learns some difficult lessons about race and tolerance still persisting in the world at large. But the ultimate mystery is, will Odo return to monastic life? As with the other books in the series, this story is gently told, with some mild violence and no profanity, though there is subtle discussion of ‘adult’ matters. And yes, it’s the last book in the series (See my blog below.)
The Hard Cider Abbey series