TAMPA, FL (May 23, 2019) The Tampa Bay area provides the setting for Florida mystery-suspense author JC Gatlin’s new book, H_NGM_N: Murder is the Word. The plot involves a Tampa features reporter who returns home to attend the funeral of a childhood friend who committed suicide, then suspects murder when she receives text messages from the deceased.
“Florida in general and Tampa Bay specifically makes a great backdrop for mystery novels because the area has a rich cultural history and a great assortment of characters already living here. It’s a fun place to live and work and I think that enjoyment translates well onto the page,” Gatlin said.
H_NGM_N , published by Millford House Press, is available in ebook and paperback formats on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million.
“The novel’s title is based on the word game,” Gatlin said. “It’s a puzzle just like any good who-done-it.”
Millford House is publishing a book series based on the characters in H_NGM_N, in which the characters solve additional murder mysteries set in Florida.
This is Gatlin’s fourth Florida-based mystery novel, and his last book, 21 Dares, topped Amazon’s Suspense and Teen & Young Adult charts in 2016. He resides in Seffner and regularly attends book fairs and library events in the Tampa area.
JC Gatlin – Gatlinjc@gmail.com