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Blood on the Chesapeake

Wilshire, Maryland. A quaint shore town on the Chesapeake, promises Darrell Henshaw a new start in life and a second chance at love. That is, until he learns the town hides an ugly secret. A thirty-year-old murder in the high school. And a frightening ghost stalking his new office.

Burned by an earlier encounter with the spirit world, Darrell does not want to get involved, but when the desperate ghost hounds him, he concedes. Assisted by his new love, he follows a trail that leads to the civil rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and even the Ku Klux Klan. Then, when two locals who try to help are murdered, Darrell is forced to decide if he is willing to risk his life - and the life of the woman he loves - to expose the killers of a young man he never knew.

“Overbeck transports his reader to a bucolic village on Maryland’s Eastern Shore where a young teacher, Darrell Henshaw, is haunted by visions of a teen murdered thirty years before at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. In his quest to seek the truth and right a tragic wrong, he encounters racial bigotry and class divisions once thought deeply buried but percolating just below the surface of polite society.”—Richard Meredith, author of Sky Dance and The Crow’s Nest
“Overbeck’s pace is spot on and makes for a thoroughly engaging and quick read… A Gold Award Winner!” ★★★★★—Literary Titan
“Far more than an intriguing mystery…an amazingly complex, detailed novel. Haunting is the right word for this mystery, in more ways than one. A real page turner.” ★★★★★—Long and Short Reviews
“The novel is compelling, a gripping story filled with twists and turns…Well plotted and skillfully written… Realistic and entertaining.” ★★★★★ 
“A classic novel, obviously well-researched, thoughtful, compelling, and a rapid-fire story. Well done.  National Honorable Mention!” ★★★★★—ReadersView
“An absolutely chilling ghost story wrapped around an even scarier piece of history - or perhaps it’s the other way around. Recommended. BEST BOOK!” ★★★★★—Chanticleer Reviews and Media 
“A thrilling whodunit with a supernatural edge. Delightful and engrossing.”—Futures Mostly Mystery Magazine 
“Overbeck is a master storyteller. The characters are very human and lovable…humor, romance and suspense all included.”—Have You Heard My Book Review 
“Kept me turning pages right up to the totally surprising conclusion. The is a MUST READ for any mystery or paranormal fan.”—Kings River Life Magazine
“A standout novel of suspense…a spellbinding tale about what happens when past and present collide.”—Mystery Tribune Magazine 
“Timely and original, this contemporary ghost story is genuinely entertaining!...A terrific, one-sitting read.”—Hank Phillippi Ryan, best-selling author 
“A tale to be savored in a darkened room, with an eye to the possibilities lurking just out of sight.”—William Kent Krueger, Edgar award winning author

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