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SIGHTING IN ON THE ZODIAC - DREW BEESON

December 20, 2019, marked the 51st anniversary of the first canonical Zodiac crime, and for decades, police and amateur detectives have been searching for clues to the identity of the man whose reign of terror began the year after the “Summer of Love.” After 50 years is it possible for anyone to discover anything new, anything that will unmask the infamous killer? Drew Hurst Beeson says, “Yes,” and in Sighting in the Zodiac, he reveals his newly-discovered clues, the fascinating connections, and the compelling evidence that point to the man, hiding in plain sight, who just might be the Zodiac Killer.


Drew Hurst Beeson has been exploring the unknown all his life. Inspired by Coast to Coast AM and Unsolved Mysteries, Mr. Beeson is on a mission to understand our mysterious world. Drew’s first foray into true crime writing is his latest book, Sighting In on the Zodiac Killer: Unmasking America’s Most Puzzling Unsolved Murders. He is also the author of The Cloak of the Brethren and Asleep in Hell and hosts a true-crime/conspiracy YouTube channel. Drew has recently been featured on the following podcasts: Paranormal Dimensions with David Young of Paranormal U.K. Radio, Conspiracy Unlimited with Richard Syrett, The Cooper Vortex with Darren Schaeffer, and Zodiac: the Most Dangerous Game with Herschel Norman, and he has appeared on radio as a storyteller on Coast to Coast AM’s annual Ghost to Ghost episode and as a featured guest on Midnight in the Desert with Dave Schrader. He is currently working on a book about the Riverside murder of Cheri Jo Bates, a book on D.B. Cooper and a novel about missing persons.

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TOM MENDICINO - The Boys from Eighth and Carpenter

Tom Mendicino is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of North Carolina School of Law. His debut novel "Probation" (Kensington) was named a 2011 American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book and was a Lambda Literary Award finalist. His novella "Away in a Manger" appeared in the Kensington collection Remembering Christmas and his short fiction has been published in numerous anthologies. He is also the author of the new adult novellas "KC, at Bat," "Travelin' Man," and "Lonesome Town" (eKensington), a trilogy following the relationship between a promising baseball player and a would-be musician. His second novel "The Boys from Eighth and Carpenter" (Kensington) is about the powerful bond between a pair of motherless boys, the sons of an abusive immigrant from Italy, and the choices each makes to protect the other. Please visit www.tommendicinobooks.comS. Gagliano & Son has been a barber shop fixture in South Philly for decades. Frankie and Michael Gagliano’s Italian immigrant father—Luigi to his customers, Papa to his sons—presides over the store, enlisting his children as soon as they’re big enough to wield a broom. On their mother’s deathbed, eight-year-old Frankie swears that he and his little brother will always take care of each other, a vow he endeavors to keep through their father’s violent outbursts and the string of wives who try to take their mother’s place.After their father’s death, Frankie takes over the shop, transforming it to fit in with the gentrifying neighborhood. Michael becomes a successful prosecutor with a rising political career, still close to his big brother despite the differences between them. Then comes an unthinkable, impulsive act that will force Michael to choose between risking his comfortable life and keeping a sacred oath—made before he knew how powerful a promise can be.The Boys from Eighth and Carpenter is a stunning evocation of working-class Italian-American life—a story of brotherhood, loyalty, and the contradictory, unpredictable nature of family love.“The Boys from Eighth and Carpenter is a heartfelt story of two loving brothers as well as a compelling crime drama all set in the changing city of Philadelphia. Tom Mendicino is a supremely gifted writer with an eye for the most telling of details, and I loved this novel!”--Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author"At the heart of this capacious and suspenseful novel is the bond between two very different brothers, but its larger context is the Italian-American family: its values, loyalties and responsibilities. Tom Mendicino writes with honesty and compassion, and the reader can't help but root for his endearing characters."--Christopher Castellani, author of All This Talk of Love