Peter Green of Sherman has announced the release of his latest book, “Everybody Lies.”
The book is available for $19.95 at Amazon and $6.95 for kindle. It is also available at the New Milford, Sherman and New Fairfield libraries.
The 105,000-word mystery novel begins with Nigel Butler, a hairdresser, who is found dead in a trash can in front of Columbia Library.
Jimmy Dugan, the only detective in the small Westchester town of Columbia, visits the salon where the deceased worked and discovers that one of his former clients - a man he had a disagreement with - is Joey Davies, a “retired” Mafioso and Columbia’s most prominent citizen.
Davies denies any connection to Butler’s murder, but he’s offended the mafia by loan sharking on their territory.
Dugan is tipped off about a contract that has been put out on Davies and warns him.
The crew responsible for killing Butler is given the contract. A shootout occurs, and Dugan kills one of them.
Witnesses provide descriptions of the remaining two people and an artist comes up with likenesses.
A manhunt ensues, with many twists and turns throughout the remainder of the story.
Green was born in England and came to the United States with Vidal Sassoon as part of the “British Invasion.”
Since then, he has been a hairdresser, stockbroker, student, businessman, entrepreneur and, for the last 25 years, a writer.
He has written “The Hit and Run,” “A Shot in the Dark,” “A Simple Ride Home” and “Things Have a Habit.”
He and his wife of 47 years have three children and four grandchildren.