• Posted: Sunday, November 17, 2013 12:01 a.m.

Local writer introduces novel based on murder

Author and Charleston resident Steve Kohlhagen will sign copies of his new historical novel, “Where They Bury You,” 4-7 p.m. Friday, at Dulles Designs, 89 Church St.

The book was published by Sunstone Press and is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and independent book stores.

Inspired by a murder recounted in Hampton Side’s book “Blood and Thunder,” Kohlhagen delves into a crime that resulted in the death of a U.S. Marshal in Santa Fe.

The story takes place in 1861-63, during the Apache wars, the Navajo wars, the arrival of the Civil War into the Territories and the embezzlement of millions of dollars by con artists.

Kohlhagen is a former college professor and Wall Street banker.

For more information about his book, visit www.WhereTheyBuryYou.com.

Orangeburg writer publishes S.C. thriller

Holladay House Publishing will release on Nov. 29 its debut novel, “Tidal Pools,” a crime fiction story by Lawrence Thackston of Orangeburg.

“Tidal Pools” is a southern thriller set in the fictitious Galeegi Islands off the coast of South Carolina, where the prime suspect of a controversial, 40-year-old murder case is found dead.

A rookie policeman and an Environmental Protection Agency research biologist join forces to unravel a mystery rooted in an ancient religion and find an elusive serial killer.

The “Tidal Pools” release party will be Nov. 29 in Orangeburg.

Call 803-249-0917 or email info@holladayhousepublishing.com for more information and to RSVP.

“Tidal Pools” will be available in three formats and can be purchased in stores and online at www.holladayhousepublishing.com and www.amazon.com.

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