Turning to the stars to solve this mystery

  • “Murder in the 11th House”, by New York author, and famous astrologer, Mitchell Scott Lewis

Aloha readers! Ready for a perfect mystery?

A unique twist on the mystery crime-solving novel genre, “Murder in the 11th House”, by New York author, and famous astrologer, Mitchell Scott Lewis, uses the methods of astrology to catch criminals and bring them to justice!

Sounds interesting, intriguing, exciting, unusual? Well, it is!

Introducing New York City private detective David Lowell: a wealthy, reclusive man, highly trained in martial arts (which actually nobody knows until it is needed) who is part Sherlock Holmes and part Batman’s Bruce Wayne, yet armed with an encyclopedic knowledge of astrology to help him solve problems that others would not even know where to start.

In this first of a series of novels, Lowell is tasked to solve the murder of a state judge which occurred in a parking garage. Publicly accused of the crime is an obnoxious bartender, but Lowell’s daughter, Melinda, who works as a defense attorney, is convinced that the man is innocent and asks her father to use his highly developed astrological skills to vindicate this man before it is too late.

Joining Lowell in his suspenseful race against a ticking clock is Mort, a hacker by trade and quite an intuitive character himself, Lowell’s spunky professional office assistant Sarah, and the group’s stocky bodyguard Andy. If these were characters seen on a TV show, they would easily become weekly viewing! (Can we hope?) As Lowell utilizes his astrological skills to gain an exacting knowledge of all the players he is interacting with, he begins to discover that the reason for the crime in the first place is not what anyone would have expected!

This book, and the rest in his series, have become quite a popular seller, and our bookstore mystery readers keep asking when is the next one coming out!

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Ed and Cynthia Justus are owners of The Bookstore in Hanapepe.

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