Marvell Book Club welcomed Bernard H. Burgess on August 16 to speak about his newly published murder mystery thriller BERT AND NORAH: THE NICKEL DIME MURDERS.

 

Marvell Book Club welcomed Bernard H. Burgess on August 16 to speak about his newly published murder mystery thriller BERT AND NORAH:  THE NICKEL DIME MURDERS.

Burgess is the oldest son of West Nebraska cattle ranchers  Ruth and Bernard C. Burgess.  He entered the Air Force after graduating from the University of Nebraska and retired as a Command Pilot with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  After retirement, he was a freelance writer and had a Bed and Breakfast in Cody, Wyoming.  He also was a Private Investigator in Northwest Arkansas, and now lives in Bee Branch, Arkansas, with his wife and near his daughter and her family. 

In this intriguing mystery, murder sets the stage for a tale woven around the undying love between a husband and wife private investigation team.  Set under the wide-open skies of the upper Midwest, the beauty and serenity of this expansive country is in stark contrast to the dark side of humanity being pursued by B. and N Investigations.  Norah's psychic abilities are combined with Bert's intuitive logic and the nose of their exceptional tracking animal, a coyote-wolf hybrid named Missy.  Their combined skills make them unusually gifted at finding missing people.  However, unusual circumstances draw them into the wake of a cunning and brutal killer.  They begin to realize that they alone possess the unique skills to bring this case to a final and suspenseful conclusion.  Don't be surprised if you say, "Wow, I did not see that coming!"

Burgess has done a remarkable job of making his readers not want to put his book down!  His intriguing mystery keeps his readers on the edge of their seats with suspense building steadily as the story unfolds.

Burgess's wife is the former Ruth Bass of Marvell.  He is now writing a sequel to BERT AND NORAH:  THE NICKEL DIME MURDERS.

Twenty-six avid readers thoroughly enjoyed Burgess's book review.  A social time followed when delicious deserts made by Myritis  Duffel and Ellen Hirsch were served.