In a mad departure from his Hayden Konig series, Mark has penned a comic noir thriller set in 1940s Chicago. The title is Dear Priscilla and it's now available in hardback. READ MORE (and order!)
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Li-tur-gi-cal mys-te-ry n.
home of the Liturgical Mysteries
1. A religious truth that is incomprehensible to reason and knowable only through divine revelation.
2. Any one of a series of absurd novels featuring choir-director/detective Hayden Konig.
by Mark Schweizer
AWARD WINNING MYSTERIES that will have you rolling in the (church) aisles.
Why do people keep dying in the little town of St. Germaine, North Carolina?
It's hard to say. Maybe there's something in the water.
Whatever the reason, it certainly has nothing to do with St. Barnabas Episcopal Church!
The newest St. Germaine book
The Treble Wore Trouble
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and all the St. Germaine books are available as ebooks HERE
If you need that perfect gift for that special someone -- maybe your priest, your choir director, your lead alto, that soprano that's very hard to buy for, a tenor with digestive problems, or even yourself, may we suggest:
The BOXED Gift Set
(the first 5 books plus The Christmas Cantata in paperback) or
THE ENTIRE LITURGICAL MYSTERY SERIES.
Order the 11 book set and get quite a deal!
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It's been a long time since we've had so much fun reading a mystery.
- The Denver Post
The icing on the cake is the humor. Included almost as asides or fillers, the hilarious happenings around St. Germaine are told with such a droll delivery, they kept me howling with unrestrained glee. Do not try to drink or eat while reading this book.
- Gumshoe Review
Procure this bit of fun as quickly as possible. Better yet, order all seven of these liturgical mysteries. You will be better for it, if laughter truly is the “best medicine.”
- The Diapason
It's like Mitford meets Jurrasic Park, only without the wisteria and the dinosaurs.
- The InChoirer
Laughable. And that's just his punctuation!
- Sandy Cavanah, English Professor
Hayden Konig’s day job is as a police detective in the town of St. Germaine in the mountains of North Carolina. By avocation, he is the organist and choir master of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. Hayden’s dearest desire, though, is to become a great pulp mystery writer like Raymond Chandler, which is why he buys Raymond Chandler’s typewriter at an on-line auction, figuring that there’s enough magic left in the typewriter to inspire his own writing. He is sadly mistaken.
Read one of Hayden Konig's Detective Stories Here
Even as Hayden works on his opus, he must deal with other, more pressing, problems — more dead bodies in the choir loft. It’s a good thing that Hayden keeps a loaded Glock under the organ bench.