Apalachicola Mother of Pearl
In the dark of a new moon, a shadowy figure passes a cryptic note beneath my door, 'They're coming for you." But why? Engraved with the Agnusdei family crest and initials C.A., the note points to the estranged family of my mother, and so I am bound for New Orleans. A dangerous first encounter reveals a mystical insanity, and the search for a mysterious key. The key to a vast fortune or only lore it makes no difference. Hidden, lost, or never having existed over centuries, the search itself has claimed many lives.
To us the key was a plague on the House of Agnusdei. Mother and I join the search to free ourselves from the family and put an end to the treachery. It would be no easy task for it was in the shadows of New Orleans, a city of hoodoo and voodoo where my family plied its criminal trade. Now is the time to remain vigilant or fall victim to the evil eye. We must keep our friends close and free those held captive.
I am Olivia and my mother is Pearl. She is my world, and I love her deeply but I know she hides dark secrets. It is in these pages I record the events of 1886.
About Michael A. Kinnett (Tallahassee, Florida Author)
I left the family farm in central Illinois at seventeen and began a working career, eventually owning my own business. After raising two daughters, my wife and I moved to the Florida Panhandle. It was in the historic town of Apalachicola that I began creating and caring for the Orman House State Park Museum. Immersed in local history, I now enjoy sharing Apalachicola’s rich heritage with thousands of visitors from around the world. My novel Apalachicola Pearl was born from my passion for the town’s history and its unforgettable people. My sincere wish is for you to enjoy reading Apalachicola Pearl as much as I enjoyed writing her.
“If years ago you had told me that this Illinois farm boy, who started writing at age 59, would have two award winning novels by 61, I’d have said you are crazy. It is an exciting moment when a publisher calls to say your manuscript is about to become a novel and surreal when you see your name on the cover of the first book. It was an honor to be recognized at Florida Authors and Publishers Association awards banquet with two silvers and one bronze medal but the real honor comes from those who have invested their time reading my novels and find value in my work.” Apalachicola Pearl and Apalachicola Gold are the first two books in a three part series and it is my pleasure to be working on the final book.
Both books are available at SYPPublishing.com, Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com.