Dr. Rachel E. “Color-Me-A-Mystery Series”
#1 Now Available in Paperback
Award-winning author, Jim Musgrave, will be appearing at the Upstart Crow Bookstore in Seaport Village on Sunday, October 2, 2016, from 2:30 to 4:30 PM to pitch the novel and sign copies for readers.
EMRE Publishing, LLC has announced the first short mystery in a series that is completely “novel” in design and purpose. SERENE is the first mystery in the “Dr. Rachel E. Color-Me-A-Mystery Series.” Author and publisher, Jim Musgrave, was intrigued by the popularity of adult coloring books at the Book Expo America, 2016, in Chicago. As a result, he decided to design the first-ever adult Mystery series that will also include meditative illustrations to color inside. With a paperback format of 8.5″ x 11″, the reader will be able to easily color these 8 illustrations while reading the provocative new mystery by an award-winning author of the Detective Pat O’Malley Mystery Series.
“In fact, even the cover illustration (see above) can be colored,” said Musgrave. “In addition, the subject of my mystery deals with the Jewish Kaballah, so the meditative and supernatural are combined with well researched SciFi and international intrigue to create quite an intelligent read,” he pointed out.
The eBook version will also allow the reader to print-out the coloring illustrations. As far as we’ve researched, this is the first publishing venture to combine adult genre fiction with coloring illustrations. The publisher also will be keeping all of the mysteries in this series at 40 to 45K word range. The entire mystery can be read in a single sitting.
Paperback = $9.95
eBook = $3.95
Read the first three chapters of Part One. (.pdf format)
This is the mystery that establishes Dr. Rachel Edelstein as a sleuth with a super-power. Raised on an ashram in California, she is molested by Guru Bhagwan Sharma, but he pays for her college education after her parents are found dead inside a lab working on a secret experiment called “Serene.”
While working as a psychiatrist in the Israeli Army, she treats two IDF soldiers who had also been members of the Omshanti ashram back home. When they are murdered in a strangely anti-Semitic way, and no DNA evidence can be found, she decides to resign her commission and return to California to try to solve the murders.
After she teams up with another Jewish psychiatrist, Dr. Jacob Stein, who attends the same Kaballah study group, she is recruited by a scientist who worked with her parents on Serene. Dr. Joshua Lawrence implants the beta test device in her brain, but instead of allowing her to control her own libido, she is able to see the sex traumas of others, in virtual movies that are displayed when they are five feet away or closer to her.
When the third victim, also a Jewish veteran, is murdered, Dr. Rachel E. is able to find clues using her new psychic power from the Serene implant. The new clues lead to Dr. Lawrence, but when he is murdered, the case takes a strange twist. Evidence points to the development of The Singularity, a device that allows computers to evolve much faster than human brains, which can lead to a way to control people and entire societies through weapons, androids, and implant technology.
In an exciting climax, Rachel and Jacob must track down a mysterious company that is trying to sell their new technology to the Israeli Government. Not only do they believe this company is behind the murders, but they have also connected this group to an international race to establish The Singularity and perhaps become the world’s most powerful terrorist network. This first mystery in the “Dr. Rachel E. Color-Me-a-Mystery Series” introduces you to a woman with a special analytical power that can help her solve many more cases to come.
Inspired by the Bhagwan Rashneesh Cult in Oregon
Jim Musgrave’s work has been featured in Best New Writing 2011, Hopewell Press, Titusville, N.J. He won First Place in the Chanticleer CLUE competition for Best Historical Mystery, and he was a semi-finalist in the Black River Chapbook Competition and finalist in the Heekin Scholarship Award for Creative Writing, Finalist Next Generation Book Awards and Global eBook Awards. He was also in a Bram Stoker Award Finalist volume of horror fiction, Beneath the Surface, 13 Shocking Tales of Terror, Shroud Publishing, San Francisco, CA. His short story, “Zeru,” was published in Mixer. He has also published six novels and three collections of short stories at EMRE Publishing, LLC. His complete Historical Steampunk Mystery series starring Detective Pat O’Malley, is featured around the U. S. library system under the Self-E collection. He is owner of EMRE Publishing, LLC, and he created the only mobile application platform that allows the author to create, market and sell multimedia eBooks through the Embellisher™ Mobile Publishing system. He taught at Caltech and in the San Diego Community Colleges in San Diego..