Publisher: Black Opal Books
Published: March 2018
Aldo is a mystery/thriller/love story in which a brilliant and dangerous ideologue attempts to eliminate a universityâs genetics institute by holding the universityâs president hostage.
On the same day that Isabel Canto, associate director of Pembrook Atlantic Universityâs Institute for Genome Modification, discovers she is pregnant with IGM post-doc Frank Marksâs baby, Pembrook Atlantic Universityâs president Mary Ellen Mackin receives a letter from âAldoâ threatening harm if she does not dissolve the institute and fire its director. Isabel recommends that Mackin refuse and not allow a terrorist to dictate what her faculty and students can research and discover, but this advice unwittingly sets off a chain of events that will change many lives foreverâincluding hers.
About the Author
Since graduating from Pomona College in 1968, Betty Jean Craige has been a teacher, scholar, translator, columnist, and mystery writer. She retired from the University of Georgia in 2011 as University Professor of Comparative Literature and Director of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts. After retiring she published a Sunday column in the local paper about animal behavior titled âCosmo Talksâ and a book titled Conversations with Cosmo: At Home with an African Gray Parrot. Then she began writing fiction. Her Witherston Murder Mystery series, set in north Georgia, includes Downstream, Fairfieldâs Auction (First Place in Chanticleer Book Awardsâ category of Mystery and Mayhem), Dam Witherston (Honorable Mention in the 2017 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards for Mystery, and Distinguished Favorite in 2018 Independent Press Awards), and Chieftains in Witherston (scheduled to be published in 2019). A suspense novel, Aldo, came out in 2018.
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