The Red Rose Mystery
Synopsis. This is a work of fiction. In this intriguing Mystery/Romance, a “who-dun-it” abduction consumes Modern Small Town America. Ali Page has gone missing. Larry Wells, an undercover, private investigator, is called in to find the missing young lady. But with no ransom note for money, no obvious real motive and everyone’s claim of innocence, where will he begin?
Along the way, Larry is engulfed by a budding romance and must decide if it cramps his style or not. The closer he gets to unraveling the mystery, the closer he becomes to being killed. By the end, two additional women go missing, and everything is up for grabs. The cast of characters in this rural setting by their nature are cliquish. All claim to care about the missing young lady, but whose side are they on anyway?
Following his gut, Larry investigates the leaders of the town. He finds out the Mayor is caught up in a construction for bribes, extortion racket. Unknown to Larry at the beginning, it turns out the Construction Mogul, the Mayor’s partner-in-crime, is actually Ali Page’s real biological father. In the meantime, Larry is also investigating The City Council, and all their spouses, but he can find no evidence to tie any of the leaders to the abduction.
About Mike Andre (Chicago, Illinois Author)
About the author: Mike Andre, resides in the Midwest with his family, and has enjoyed traveling as an inspiration for his photography and writing. This has allowed him to bring this unique slice of Americana to his new book: The Red Rose Mystery.