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    Drew Yanno

ISBN: 978-0615757582

In the Matter of Michael Vogel

by: Drew Yanno

It’s the late summer of 1966 in a small town in upstate New York when the body of eight year old Michael Vogel is found at the bottom of the deep end of the municipal swimming pool four hours after closing.

At first, the townspeople believe the initial reports that it was an accidental drowning, despite the fact that the boy’s body wasn’t discovered when the lifeguards searched the pool earlier in the day after his sister reported him missing. However, when an autopsy reveals an unexpected result, it sets in motion a search for a killer in a town unaccustomed to murder.

The story is told from the perspective of three members of the community: a twelve year old boy with a future he hopes to avoid; a sheriff with a past he wishes to forget; and a forty year old bachelor with a secret he wants desperately to protect. Their stories all come together in a startling and thrilling conclusion that helps to provide a measure of redemption for each of them.


Meet the Author
Drew was born and raised in upstate New York and received both his undergraduate and law degrees at Syracuse University. After serving a clerkship in Albany, NY, Drew joined a large law firm in Boston where he worked for several years before founding his own firm. Throughout that time, he also taught law in the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. In 1993, Drew began writing screenplays. Two years later, his screenplay No Safe Haven was purchased by Universal Studios after an eight hour bidding war. Drew went on to write a number of screenplays, both on spec and for hire. In 2000, he founded the screenwriting program in the Film Department at Boston College where he taught for eleven years. In the Matter of Michael Vogel is his first novel. You can follow Drew on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/drewyanno His blog is: http://drewyanno.blogspot.com His website is: http://drewyanno.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InTheMatterOfMichaelVogel
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About This Book

ISBN: 978-0615757582
Publisher: Pellegrino Press
Publish Date: 2013
Page Count: 338

From Kirkus Reviews "... page turning... unique... (a)n ambitious, cleverly plotted thriller." Review "Yanno is definitely a storyteller and I kept turning those the pages... I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery." - Readers' Favorite (by Alice Recker) "A solidly written and intriguing murder/mystery... Yanno writes a chilling story of conspiracy, murder, secrets and childhood... This was a pleasure to read." - The Reading Room "...ingeniously structured. The narrative is propelled forward and the suspense is built to a fever pitch by the way Yanno expertly weaves back and forth between 3 different points of views. Highly recommended." - Must Read Mysteries "'Michael Vogel' is a dramatic new take on the small town murder mystery, and the adage that a secret is a story you tell about others, while a lie is a story you tell about yourself." - Chuck Hogan, NY Times best-selling author of The Town and co-author of The Strain trilogy "In this beautifully crafted weave of three voices, Yanno tells the story of a young boy's death in a small town in upstate New York in the 1960's. Almost cinematic in the telling, he injects darkness into the sunniest summer afternoons and discloses lies with innocent simplicity. Think Tom Sawyer in Twin Peaks. A story that will live in your imagination long after you've reached 'The End'." - Kate Flora, Edgar-nominated author of Finding Amy

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