Missing Inheritance

Fiction - Mystery - Murder
239 Pages
Reviewed on 12/28/2015
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Author Biography

Ken Herring specializes in adult mystery novels, romantic mysteries, thrillers, and young reader stories.

His novels are typically fast paced mysteries with twists and turns that keep the reader guessing until the end. His first full length adult mystery, Missing Inheritance, was published in the summer of 2015 and is available in multiple formats. A second book is now in the beginning stages and the story line for the third book is being developed. Stay tuned for excerpts and updates.

Ken's educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Music and Master of Science in Finance.

Ken is a professional financial advisor for a financial institution in Texas. As a financial advisor, he has written over 40 articles for the Corpus Christi Caller Times and frequently gives educational presentations to various groups in the local community.

Ken has also been a professional musician in Corpus Christi and the Dallas area. He performed over 20 years as Principal Trumpet of the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra, and has performed as lead trumpeter for Natalie Cole, Doc Severinsen, the Ice Capades, and others.

Ken and his wife, Laurel, reside in Corpus Christi, Texas with a second home in Colorado. You may contact him at herringken@stx.rr.com.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Missing Inheritance is a murder mystery novel written by Ken Herring. Jackson Lockie had been trying to put off meeting with his deceased father's lawyer, who was the executor of his estate, but he finally relented when John Hampton insisted that they meet to discuss matters relating to the estate. Jackson had never felt particularly close to Henry, as he had referred to his somewhat distant father, since his teenage years. He had been much closer to his mother, Janice, who had always been there for him, but had passed away five years earlier. Before she died, she began to give him cartons of what she referred to as 'keepsakes' each time he'd come to visit her. Not having enough room in his apartment to store the increasing number of boxes, he had rented a unit in a storage facility in town and stored them there unopened and mostly forgotten. When he went to visit the executor, he was floored by the news he heard there. His father had left an investment account containing a billion Russian rubles in it -- worth about 30 million dollars.

Ken Herring's murder mystery novel, Missing Inheritance, is an exciting and fast-paced thriller. The plot is an intricate and satisfying one that involves stolen artwork from World War II, Russian heavies, and a series of closed-up mines in the Colorado mountains. Herring's characters are well-developed and authentic, especially Jackson and his co-worker and fellow adventurer, Shawna. Readers who enjoy puzzling out mysteries will find plenty of red herrings to consider and blind alleys to wander in this entertaining story that is rich in both Colorado and WWII history. I especially enjoyed the interactions between Jackson and the Denver Police detective, which added a strong police procedural element to the story. Missing Inheritance is highly recommended.