Reviews

“A mesmerizing story which consumes the reader from the very first page…Overbeck is a fantastic storyteller…perfect for those readers looking for a mystery that will keep them on the edge of their seats and up until the wee hours?” ★★★★★ “Crown of Excellence” award—InD’tale Magazine

 

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“Overbeck’s writing transports you into real-life landscapes and imagined locations with a seamlessness that makes it hard to tell one from the other. The beauties of the Florida Gulf coast, the swampy growth that borders the greenery of well-fertilized fields, the posh interior of an ag magnate’s two story, all create a land that is seen, heard, smelled and felt.”—KRL News and Reviews

 

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“A ghost story with a twist, Scarlet at Crystal River is a bestseller in the making. Brilliant descriptive narration sucks the reader in and doesn’t let go until the end of the story. Paranormal and mystery readers will love Scarlet at Crystal River. If you’re looking for a spine-tingling mystery, pick up Scarlet at Crystal River. Highly recommend!” 5+ Stars—N N Light Bookheaven

 

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“Scarlet at Crystal River” is a rollercoaster of a mystery, hurtling up and down hills and around sharp corners until the very end, when the reader is left slightly breathless, waiting for their hearts to beat back to a normal rhythm.” ★★★★★—ReaderViews

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“This is another masterpiece from Randy Overbeck. His excellent writing style has left me speechless for one more time. He writes in a way that makes you feel what the characters feel and you have no choice but to partake in the journey with them.” ★★★★★—Ioanna’s Reviews, Greece

 

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“Scarlet at Crystal River is a suspenseful paranormal novel with compelling characters and an enigmatic mystery that drives the story to a riveting conclusion.” ★★★★★—Literary Titan, Gold Award

 

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“Overall, a fascinating mystery and I was pulled in with trying to solve it.”—Musings from an Addicted Reader 

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“Rollicking good…Darrell is a wonderful protagonist, an ordinary man put into extraordinary situations and rising to the challenge. The other characters are well-drawn and believable, and the settings in cities by the shore add richness to the story.”—Over My Dead Body magazine

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“I think I may have read the entire second half in one night!... Crimson at Cape May is a part adventure, part thriller, part paranormal mystery that definitely has the ability to draw in a large audience of readers.”—ReadersView.com

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“Masterly spooky adventure…an accomplished work of haunting mystery fiction that fans of the genre won’t want to miss out on. Highly Recommend.”—ReadersFavorite.com ★★★★★

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““An exciting paranormal mystery I couldn't put down. A great read, especially for this time of the year. If you love ghost stories, you'll love Crimson at Cape May. Highly recommend!”— N.N. Light.com ★★★★★

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“The tension builds quietly, subtly, to a level that will keep you reading into the night to the ending, where everything is neatly tied with a bow. Then you will ask, ‘When will the next book come out?’”—Kings River Life Magazine

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“I can’t put the book down once I open the first page. His characters beckon me to follow them.”—Have You Heard My Book Reviews

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“A haunting, yet fast-paced whodunit that captures the reader’s attention from page one. A wonderful book!”—Alexandra Ivy, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author

 

“Full of surprising twists and haunted turns that kept me reading till the last page.”—Larry Sweazy, award-winning author

 

“Deliver an unpredictable mystery along with a powerful look at people…Completely engaged by the intrigue.”—Long and Short Reviews (Click Here for full review)

 

“With both elements of mystery and suspense, readers across genres will find this second book about Darrell Henshaw intriguing…I highly recommend it.” ★★★★★—Literary Titan (Click Here for full review)

“It’s a ghost/mystery story filled with suspense and action. The plot is so engrossing it had me hooked from the very first page.” ★★★★★—Nana’s Reviews, Greece (Click Here for full review)

“The well-plotted storyline keeps a steady pace through two-thirds of the book and then gradually ups the ante, adds tension, grit, drops more pieces of the puzzle then explodes.”—V. Williams, Rosepoint Publishing (Click Here for full review)

 

“An exciting paranormal mystery I couldn't put down. A great read, especially for this time of the year. If you love ghost stories, you'll love Crimson at Cape May. Highly recommend!”— N.N. Light.com ★★★★★

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“The tension builds quietly, subtly, to a level that will keep you reading into the night to the ending, where everything is neatly tied with a bow. Then you will ask, ‘When will the next book come out?’”—Kings River Life Magazine

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“Where to start? I loved everything about this book. As a ghost story combined with a mystery, a romance, a social injustice and stunning historical details, Crimson at Cape May has something for everyone.”—ReadersView (second review)

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“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 (Click Here for full review)

“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 (Click Here for full review)

 

“The novel is compelling, a gripping story filled with twists and turns…Well plotted and skillfully written… Realistic and entertaining.” ★★★★★--ReadersFavorite.com (Click Here for full review)

 

“A classic novel, obviously well-researched, thoughtful, compelling, and a rapid-fire story. Well done.  National Honorable Mention!” ★★★★★—ReadersView (Click Here for full review)

“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 (Click Here for full review)

 

“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 (Click Here for full review)

“I’m excited to add this new series to my list of must reads. Recommend picking up your copy today.”—WriteKnit.com

“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 (Click Here for full review)

 

“A standout novel of suspense…a spellbinding tale about what happens when past and present collide.”—Mystery Tribune Magazine (Click Here for full review)

 

“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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