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Larry Kaplan's Book Tour Schedule for House of Ghosts

House of Ghosts by Larry Kaplan

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

In Reference to Murder: Author Interview (post link)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wendy's Minding Spot: Book Review (post link)
Books, Books, The Magical Fruit: Author Guest Post (post link)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Chick with Books: Author Guest Post (post link)
Meritorious Mysteries: Author Guest Post (post link)

Friday, June 19, 2009

• Bookopolis: Book Review (post link)
Mystery Books News: Author Guest Post (post link)

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Allie's Musings: Author Interview (post link)
Secret Dreamworld of a Bookaholic: Book Review (post link)

House of Ghosts

Imagine that Raymond Chandler wrote The Winds of War and you can begin to understand why House of Ghosts is such different and compelling detective story. Detective Joe Henderson is the modern incarnation of Philip Marlowe--hard boiled, hard drinking, hard loving, delightfully cynical, offering wry observations of life in the age of Starbucks.

The tale begins in the sweltering summer of 2000 when Preston Swedge, an alcoholic recluse and World War II veteran, has died in Westfield, New Jersey. At his estate sale, retired local police detective Joe Henderson discovers a 1944 diary describing a rogue attempt by a Jewish-American pilot named Paul Rothstein to drop his bombs on Auschwitz's killing complex where nearly 300,000 captives were about to be murdered.

With the fortitude of a Maccabean zealot and the patriotism of an American freedom fighter Rothstein had set out to defy his commanders who had prohibited any attempt to save Jewish lives. Joe Henderson's curiosity launches him on a crusade for the truth and a shocking revelation when he tracks down the last living witness who can solve the mystery of why the raid never happened.

Epic in its breadth, House of Ghosts sweeps effortlessly from contemporary Westfield, New Jersey to the Princeton University of 1939, and on to the aerial battle above Italy and Poland in 1944. Along the way you'll meet up with notables such as Charles Lindbergh, Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau, Jr., General Fulgencio Batista, and Alina Gilbert, the exotic dancer who helps to make this the hottest summer on record.

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About the Author

Lawrence Kaplan is a 1979 graduate of New York University School of Dentistry, runs a dental practice in New Jersey, and lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with his wife and menagerie. House of Ghosts is his first novel.

His website is LawrenceKaplanAuthor.com.