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Author: James Maloney
THE STUMP MAN is the second detective-mystery novel for retired educator, James M. Maloney. He resides in Trenton, New Jersey and his work reflects the multifaceted landscape of the region
The Stump Man will leave you guessing.

Clients are scarce for ex-Marine turned private investigator, Ward Dundee, but when millionaire Howard Arkland picks his quaint south Jersey Town as the site for his "next generation" adult community, business picks up. The town fathers are all for the new development until Windol Riddup, a local oddball with a grievance, runs for mayor. Dundee finds himself embroiled in a mix of scandals, tax fraud, backroom politics, and a deadly cover-up concerning the disappearance of the would-be mayor.

Book: Grave With An Ocean View
GRAVE WITH AN OCEAN VIEW is the third detective-mystery novel for retired educator, James M. Maloney. He resides in Whiting, NJ and his work reflects the multi-faceted landscape of the region

When private investigator, Thomas Mahlon, drops in on Police Chief Hank James, he learns that his old Army buddy is a man under siege. A serious drug problem is in the resort community and the smear tactics of an ambitious sergeant have put James on the defensive. When a body turns up in the dunes of the nearby Barnegat Light State Park, James hires Mahlon to identify the victim. Uncovering the victim’s identity tests Mahlon’s ingenuity and leads to a second quest, identifying the woman’s secret lover. The long-awaited break in the murder case finally arrives, but an island-wide drug raid threatens to send the prime suspect on his way before Mahlon can prove his guilt. When the suspect vanishes into the night, a desperate dash through a violent summer storm brings Mahlon to a deadly confrontation with the killer.

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