The sixth book in Eglin's, Lawrence Kingston series is a departure from the previous stories. In this adventure, Kingston finds it necessary to cross the Atlantic to San Francisco to help solve three separate mysteries, one, over 200 years old. It's too early for reviews but if the other books in the series are any measure (all four star). this one should be no exception.
the alcatraz rose
anthony eglin, author
No sooner than a thirteen-year-old child begs Lawrence Kingston to reinvestigate her mother’s disappearance—a case still unsolved for eight years—the redoubtable botanist, professor, and sleuth receives news that an English rose, extinct for half a century, has been discovered growing on Alcatraz island, 5,000 miles from its former home. As Kingston searches for clues to both mysteries he uncovers the murder of an elderly reclusive gentleman whom he suspects of having firsthand knowledge of the rose. Hampered by a fog of duplicity and lies, his investigation nevertheless leads him to a shocking discovery, the last thing he would ever suspect: a link to one of Britain’s most notorious crimes from the distant past. The Alcatraz Rose is a multi-layered adventure that starts with an innocent cry for help, but turns into a treacherous roller coaster ride that ends with lives hanging in the balance—including Lawrence Kingston’s.
11/10/2014Award -winning, Anthony Eglin's "Alcatraz Rose" mystery novel released this week