Crimes of Love – Martin Preuss Mystery #1

Crimes of Love
294 Pages
Poison Toe Press
ISBN 978-1466431621

One cold November night, police detective Martin Preuss joins a frantic search for a seven-year-old girl with epilepsy who has disappeared from the streets of his suburban Detroit community. Unwilling to let go after the county sheriff’s office takes over the case from his city agency, he strikes out on his own, following leads across the entire metropolitan region. Probing deep into the anguished lives of all those who came in contact with the missing girl, Preuss must summon all his skills and resources to solve the many crimes of love he uncovers. Believable and sympathetic characters, fast-paced storytelling, and keen insights into the weaknesses that beset the human heart make this first Martin Preuss mystery impossible to put down.

"Delivers all the elements of a solid police procedural, including a missing child, a determined detective with a fractured heart, slimy suspects, and a surprising ending. I commend Don Levin for bringing realism to an outrageous story of love and violence." --Elizabeth Sims, author of the Rita Farmer Mysteries

Donald Levin

About Donald Levin (Detroit, Michigan Author)

Donald Levin

Donald Levin is an award-winning fiction writer and poet. He is the author of the Martin Preuss mystery series, including the novels Crimes of Love, The Baker’s Men, Guilt in Hiding, The Forgotten Child, and the latest entry, An Uncertain Accomplice. These character-driven mysteries are set in Ferndale, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, and range across the entire metropolitan Detroit region.

Besides the Martin Preuss series, he is also the author of The House Of Grins, a novel, and two books of poetry, In Praise Of Old Photographs and New Year’s Tangerine.

A retired professor of English, he now writes full-time. The sixth Martin Preuss mystery is scheduled for publication in early 2019.