The Murder of Manny Grimes is a Suspenseful Thriller by Angela Kay
When three young boys stumble into Lieutenant Jim DeLong’s life one night during a winter storm, they claim they’ve seen a dead body by the swing sets of the Columbia County Elementary School. After he investigates, DeLong sees no evidence, not even a body. But were the boys telling the truth?
With the help of his oldest friend and mentor, former Naval investigator Russ Calhoun, DeLong sets out to find whether Manny Grimes is alive or dead. The further away he gets to the bottom of the mystery, the closer he comes to realize that his own life is falling apart.
Delving deeper into the murder of Manny Grimes, Lieutenant DeLong begins to unravel, losing his sense of control, falling into old temptations he spent years to overcome. Will he be able to move past his own demons and untangle the web of lies before it’s too late?
A Word from the Author
“The Murder of Manny Grimes” tells the story of Lieutenant Jim DeLong who is a determined and well-respected police officer. One night during a rare winter storm in Augusta, Georgia, three young boys stumble into his life claiming to have seen a dead body. However, when DeLong goes to investigate, he sees no evidence. On the outside, it looks like the boys were playing a prank. But were they? The farther away DeLong gets to solving the mystery of Manny Grimes, the closer he realizes that nothing, including his own life, is what it seems.
About writing the book:
For all of her life, Angela Kay has dreamed of creating new worlds and new characters. While she enjoys reading and writing other genres, suspense stories are her favorite to write. “The Murder of Manny Grimes” was born as part of her Creative Writing assignment in the last semester of college. But she didn’t stop at the two chapters required for the course. Over the next seven years, she has written and rewritten until the story was finally polished and ready. During those seven years, her mother kept saying that she was “beating a dead horse” because she couldn’t stop the rewriting. There were many times that she wanted to give up on writing as a whole, but the Lord wouldn’t allow her. For that, she will always be thankful because her dream of being published has now come true. Through a friend of a friend, she managed to find help in editing “Manny Grimes,” then through another friend, she found how to go about publishing. On top of publishing her debut, she has the first draft of her second novel completed and the first draft of a sequel to “Manny Grimes” is in progress. All Angela knows is to write…the rest is a learning process. It’s both fun and exhilarating for her.
(Angela Kay, September 2016)