The Clarkeston Chronicles

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

Death in Eden: A Mystery Publisher's Summary

He wanted to do research, but what he ended up with was a murder investigation - murder deep within the porn industry. Desperate to complete the last chapter of his law thesis on workplace dynamics for women to secure his tenure, Professor Stanley Hopkins stumbles on an old close college friend, Donald Johansson, who has plenty of female employees. The problem is that Donald is a porn video king. Taking his wife to California’s seedy city of Burbank to help with taping interviews (and to protect his reputation with the university, not to mention his marriage), Stanley realizes he is in way over his head the moment a leading porn star is brutally killed in Donald’s office during a party.Donald is arrested and pleads with Stanley to play legal detective. Stanley’s problems are compounded, as playing detective for a porn king puts him on thin ice with the university trustees, gets him in hot water with the police, dangles temptation in front of him, and puts his marriage at serious risk. As he solicits the help of eager porn stars and scrabbles for clues to help defend his old friend, Stanley feels the walls closing in on him more and more each minute. Death in Eden is a gripping page-turner and a darkly funny debut novel.

©2014 Paul J. Heald (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Death in Eden: A Mystery

    • By: Paul J. Heald
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Desperate to complete the last chapter of his law thesis on workplace dynamics for women to secure his tenure, Professor Stanley Hopkins stumbles on an old close college friend, Donald Johansson, who has plenty of female employees. The problem is that Donald is a porn video king. Taking his wife to California’s seedy city of Burbank to help with taping interviews, Stanley realizes he is in way over his head the moment a leading porn star is brutally killed in Donald’s office during a party.

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Cotton

    • The Clarkeston Chronicles, Book 2
    • By: Paul J. Heald
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Stanley Hopkins cannot resist the invitation from a honey-voiced US attorney asking him to track down the source of photographs of a young dance major abducted five years earlier from her apartment in Clarkeston, Georgia. A journalist has stumbled across newly posted pictures of Diana Cavendish on the Internet, apparently taken just days before she disappeared with her boyfriend.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very well done.

    • By Marta on 04-06-18
    • The Clarkeston Chronicles, Book 2
    • By: Paul J. Heald
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 06-02-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 4 ratings

    Regular price: $29.99

  • Book 3

    • Courting Death

    • The Clarkeston Chronicles, Book 3
    • By: Paul J. Heald
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Courting Death finds Melanie Wilkerson (from Cotton, book two of the Clarkeston Chronicles) and Arthur Hughes working uncomfortably together in the chambers of a famous federal judge. While Melanie neglects her duties as a law clerk to investigate the mysterious death of a young woman in the courthouse five years earlier, Arthur wades through the horrific habeas corpus appeals of two prisoners: an infamous serial killer and a pathetic child murderer.

    Regular price: $13.99