About Death in a Family Business

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Title
Death in a Family Business: A Tommy Lovell Mystery

ISBN-13
978-1511993173

Tag Line
Dirty secrets turn deadly in a small town

Short Description
It’s 1986, and Tommy Lovell’s dream restaurant has failed, taking his marriage with it. When a family friend asks for help saving his struggling store in a dying Massachusetts town, Tommy tags along with his dad, hoping for a bit of romance and a chance to fly his father’s Cessna. The friend’s midnight motorcycle ride ends in tragedy when he skids off the road. Accident? As father and son uncover theft and deception in the victim’s business, their suspicions put them in unexpected danger.

Long Description
The last thing Tommy Lovell expects is a death in a family business. It's 1986, and Tommy's dream restaurant has failed, taking his shaky marriage along with it. Now he's licking his wounds back in his childhood bedroom, while he takes stock of his life at the end of his 20s.

Reluctantly, Tommy agrees to tag along with his father offers to help his friend Otto Jonker save Otto's struggling appliance/TV store in a dying Berkshire's town. Tommy is ready for a change of scenery, maybe a bit of romance, and—if he's lucky—a chance to fly his father's Cessna.

But the trip takes a disastrous turn after Otto skids off the road during a midnight motorcycle ride and is critically injured, forcing Tommy and his father into unexpected danger as they make disturbing discoveries about Otto's personal and professional troubles.


Author Bio (Short)
Wally Wood, (not to be confused with the cartoonist) is an editor and writer and has published two novels, Getting Oriented: A Novel About Japan and The Girl in the Photo. He has worked with a number of authors as a ghostwriter and collaborator. With an extensive background in a variety of subjects, his credits include 21 business books. He was the editor of two trade magazines. As a volunteer teacher, he worked in two men's state prisons for almost 20 years and he leads a creative writing workshop for middle-school students in his local library.

Author Bio (Long)

Wally Wood, an editor and writer (and not the famous Mad Magazine cartoonist), has worked with a number of authors as a ghostwriter and collaborator. With an extensive background in a variety of business subjects, his credits include 21 books. Topics include management, sales, advertising, marketing, business relationships, direct marketing, and more. 

In addition to Death in a Family Business, his fiction credits include, Getting Oriented: A Novel About Japan and The Girl in the Photo, both heavily influenced by his love of and experiences in Japan. 

He was the editor of Mart Magazine, a bimonthly trade publication for appliance-TV retailers, and the founding editor of Magazine Age, a monthly magazine for advertising executives. Wally has sold articles to magazines as diverse as Esquire, Better Homes & Gardens, and Across the Board

He has been a volunteer SCORE counselor for several years, meeting with clients who want to start a small business or turn around an existing business. He was a volunteer teacher in prison for almost 20 years, most recently teaching a “How to Start a Business” course he developed. He leads a creative writing workshop for middle-school students in his local library. 

He has a BA in philosophy from Columbia University and an MA in creative writing from City College of New York.

Where to find Wally Wood online
Website: Woodwriters.com

Where to find my books

Available at Amazon
Available at Amazon



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