The Last Of The Seals — My New Novel Coming Soon

I have just completed my fourth novel “The Last of the Seals” which is in pre-production. I’m very excited to begin offering sneak previews of my new novel. “The Last of the Seals” will be the first of a trilogy of mysteries.  Sam Slater and Amelia Ryan are a pair of novice private investigators who quickly get in over their head in 1957 San Francisco.

Here is a synopsis of my new novel:

The year is 1957 in San Francisco. Sam Slater is a lifetime minor league baseball player for the San Francisco Seals. The Seals have just one more season left as San Francisco is about to become a major league city. The Giants are coming to town in 1958 and the Seals will be displaced. Sam has come to the end of his career and is going to join the private detective agency of his best friend. When his friend is brutally murdered, Sam must go it alone and try to find out why. Along the way he is swept off of his feet by a beautiful Elvis-obsessed TWA stewardess named Amelia Ryan. Sam and Amelia try to unravel the mystery together.  Jimmy inadvertently saw something he shouldn’t have. Sam and Amelia have pictures in their possession that have crime families in San Francisco and Chicago very worried.  Suddenly, Sam and Amelia find themselves in danger. On dark and foggy San Francisco nights, trouble is lurking just around the next corner.

Follow the colorful history of the San Francisco Seals in 1957 San Francisco. Watch this video of the experience of attending a baseball game at Seals Stadium.

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About gregmessel

I've written six novels and am working on a seventh. My first three novels were "Expiation," "Sunbreaks" and "The Illusion of Certainty." I'm now working on a series of mysteries set in San Francisco in the 1950s. In 2008, I retired from corporate life and so I can spend more time writing. I spent over ten years in the newspaper business. I now live on Puget Sound in Edmonds, Washington, just north of downtown Seattle.
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