Murder by Trick & Device

In the City of Compton

by Ramón E. Allen Sr.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/13/2016

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 182
ISBN : 9781480829411
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 182
ISBN : 9781480828964

About the Book

It is 1976 in the City of Compton and gang-related murders are rising at a significant rate, leaving the police department’s topnotch homicide unit inundated with cases. Determined to find a solution, the department forms a team of highly trained homicide detectives known as The Secret Seven. Darien Ainsworth and Roberta Valenti, two members of this elite team, are about to have their work cut out for them after a brutal murder occurs at

a motor inn.

When the homicide detectives arrive on the scene, they quickly surmise that the dead man may have been a victim of a professional hit. As their investigation takes them from Compton to the Pacific Palisades and to the Las Vegas Strip, Ainsworth and Valenti follow a series of mysterious clues that leads them to a multitude of possible suspects. But what they do not know is that local prostitute, Pepper Alexander, witnessed the murder. Unfortunately, she is not interested in talking with anyone, especially the Compton police.

In this whodunit mystery, two homicide detectives must attempt to solve a complex murder case amid 1976 Compton where no one is safe from the cold-blooded killers who lurk in the shadows.

About the Author

Ramón E. Allen Sr. joined the Compton Police Department in 1969, rising quickly through the ranks to eventually become Chief of Police until the agency’s disbandment in 2000. Now retired, Allen lives with his wife, Wanda, in Los Angeles, California. Murder by Trick & Device is his first book.