CHARLOTTE – Retired crime reporter and creator Timothy L. Rodriguez has launched a throwback homicide thriller novel, “By no means Is Now,” via Warren Publishing.
Set within the Southern city of Random in 1982, two horrific murders shock and puzzle an unsuspecting and sleepy neighborhood.
With the investigation stalled, the grief-stricken households flip to Boggs, a former disgraced officer-turned personal detective, for solutions. He quickly enlists layabout deputy Carson Tinnin to help him within the investigation, and the 2 type an unlikely workforce.
“They’re the least probably investigators to unravel against the law, a lot much less ones as heinous because the murders on this story,” Rodriguez stated, however these two misfits could have some surprises hidden deep inside.
A veteran of crime reporting who coated the subject for over a decade, Rodriguez is all too accustomed to a number of the darker points of humanity. However in his expertise he has additionally found the worth of hope, and the necessity to maintain onto it, it doesn’t matter what may stand in the best way. “There isn’t any such idea as by no means,” Rodriguez believes. “There’s all the time hope,” simply so long as an individual is prepared to search for it.
Rodriguez continues to discover his ever-developing universe of characters on this novel, which returns as soon as once more to Dinwoodie County, a spot which will probably be fairly acquainted to longtime readers of Rodriguez’s work.
“Boggs, Tinnin, and virtually all of the peripheral characters characterize many years of labor,” stated Rodriguez, who has written over 100 tales set within the fictional county. However in “By no means is Now,” there may be nonetheless extra to be explored on this rural neighborhood – extra locations to go to, extra memorable individuals to satisfy and extra to find about characters we thought we knew. And ultimately we discover a solution, buried deep, to the query on the coronary heart of the story: Who killed Billy Blake and Wendy Allen?
Rodriguez has no plans to decelerate. Dinwoodie County continues to beckon, and so long as it does, he’ll proceed to return. “What Yoknapatawpha County was to Faulkner, these locations are to my writing,” says Rodriguez, who cites the good author of Southern literature as an inspiration.
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