Dead Center, the latest novel in the Folly Beach Mystery series by Bill Noel, is now available for preorder. In this thrilling follow up to Silent Night, Chris Landrum and the rest of the quirky gang are back for another rousing adventure on Folly Beach, South Carolina.
Chris Landrum’s world is turned upside down when he stumbles on a body of a killer for hire. Chris’s friends on the laid-back, peaceful South Carolina island are convinced they know who the hit man was sent to kill, and ask the retired bureaucrat to stick his nose in business that should be left to the police. If that’s not enough, Chris comes home to an intruder intent on taking his life; his best friend announces he’s moving out of state; and, his long-term girlfriend may be leaving him. Add to the mix, a participant in the witness protection program and a bookstore owner with a mysterious past, and once again, Chris is in the crosshairs of a murderer.
Bill Noel’s career as a novelist began in 2007 with the publication of FOLLY, the first book in the Folly Beach Mystery series. Fans of the popular series have been treated to a new book each year since then. The books are fast-paced mysteries mixing humor and intrigue and have been described as “perfect beach reads.” The eleventh book in the series, SILENT NIGHT, was published in August 2016.
Mr. Noel spends his time between writing fiction and photography. He has sold his photographs at local and regional juried art shows as well as galleries in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Kentucky. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife, Susan, and his off-kilter imagination.