The Artist of King Street was written and published by Bo Anthony. It contains colorful language. If you pick it up, let him know what you think.
A small boy is left sitting on a park bench in St. Augustine, Florida, by his father. Before the father walks off, he pins a note to the boy's shirt and tells him he will be back soon. He never returns. A homeless street artist takes the boy in and teaches him the tools necessary to live on the street - how to stay dry on rainy nights and warm on cold ones and how to find or earn enough money to get by. Gradually the boy learns to paint and eventually becomes better than his teacher.
The old street painter and his homeless friends become the boy's family. Deep bonds are made. The boy becomes hardened to life on the street, and his paintings begin to sell. They are sought out by tourists wanting works of art by the boy artist of King Street. Then the old man disappears. The boy thinks he has been abandoned a third time and blames himself. When he finds out what really happened, a killer is born.
The Artist of King Street finds that he is just as good at killing as he is at art. Detectives Conico and Swainson are assigned just one case. Catch the Artist of King Street, whomever he might be.