Community Event Booksigning
April 19, 2018 (Ramona Sentinel) Ramona author to introduce latest mystery novel Ramona author Jeffrey Crimmel has published the sixth book in his murder mystery series and will introduce the novel,
Ramona author to introduce latest mystery novel
Ramona author Jeffrey Crimmel has published the sixth book in his murder mystery series and will introduce the novel, “Bad Apples,” at a book signing in Unicorn Books and Gifts on Wednesday, April 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. His other novels will also be available.
In the modern world of cell phones and video cameras, the events of today’s news are captured for all to see. “Bad Apples” starts when a murder takes place in an Oakland alley and is captured by a young man on his way to the grocery store. Two corrupt policemen who commit the crime try to stop the youth and retrieve the video, but to no avail.
William Ray’s daughter becomes involved in the case and asks her father for help. Cocaine, hookers and kickbacks from drug gangs make up the life of these two “bad apples” on the police force. A private investigation takes place with the intent of making an arrest and bringing these men to justice.
Twists and turns throughout the story hold true to the style of Crimmel’s murder mystery series.
Crimmel is an author with numerous published books on Amazon ranging from nonfiction travel to fiction focusing on the investigations of Robert Forrester.
After graduating from University of California Santa Barbara in 1969, Crimmel decided to move to Europe and see the world. He had a degree in geography and wanted to visit the planet in person and not observe it from a newsreel.
He traveled overland three times through Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan to India. He eventually settled in Australia after continuing through Southeast Asia and homesteaded in the woods of New South Wales. He returned to California in 1979 with his wife and two daughters.
Retired in 2008 after teaching in California and Arizona, Crimmel began writing down his adventures while traveling in the ‘70s. A move to San Felipe in Baja California for three years created the time for him to write three more books covering his adventures in Mexico.
He eventually began the Brain Bleed murder mystery series based on his own visit to a San Diego hospital and events that followed after he developed a blood clot in his leg.
He and his wife, Suzanne, live in Ramona with their two cats.
Crimmel writes about current issues ranging from corruption in the New York Stock Exchange to white supremacists attacking religious institutions. The stories are fiction but ring true in may ways, he noted.
The author is working on his next book, “Separation,” about the proposed wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. He can be found occasionally working in Ramona Library.
“I find the people who come to the Ramona Library interesting and representative of our small community, and I love the atmosphere,” he said. “Being retired has given me the time to get more involved in politics and I’m open to new ideas. Just don’t tell me what to write about. No author likes that. I look forward to meeting you at the signing.”
Unicorn Books and Gifts is at 845 Main St.
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(Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Unicorn Books and Gifts
845 Main Street Ramona CA 92065