Cleansed by Fire













Now, also in audio.

To hear a short sample of the audio book, click here.

Two churches have been burned in a small Texas town. Father Frank DeLuca, pastor of Prince of Peace Church, hears that another church will be burned. But, he hears this in the confessional and church law forbids him from telling anyone.

Cleansed by Fire

He doesn't know which church, when, or by whom. Still, he can't sit idly by. He begins to investigate possible suspects. There's the mysterious newcomer involved in the local drug scene, the man who burns a paper cross and says the churches deserve to burn, the school drop-out who mixes alcohol and drugs, and others. As Father Frank digs deeper, he is threatened and attacked.

Then, a man is killed in another fire. Was that the arsonist, caught by his own evil? Was it simply an accident, perhaps someone trying to put the fire out and overcome by the smoke? Or was it something more sinister?

Countering these despicable acts are a young widow whose mission is to make others shine, and a youth choir determined to help those whose churches have been destroyed by the arsonist.

But, it isn't over. Can Father Frank prevent another church from being torched? Can he even manage to stay alive?

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Cleansed by Fire is available now! It can be ordered from Amazon: paperback for $9.95 by clicking here, or the Kindle edition for $2.99 by clicking here. The Audiobook version is available through Amazon, iTunes or by clicking Audible.
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A Ton of Gold Callan's first mystery in 2013 is Ton of Gold. For more information on this exciting mystery/suspense visit the website A Ton of Gold.



The other book published in 2012 is Murder a Cappella and you can view it on Amazon by clicking here. We just got the trailer. If you'd like to see it (and it looks great!), click book trailer for Murder a Cappella. .

Murder a Cappella

It's a mystery, set during the International Competition of the Sweet Adelines (women who sing barbershop harmony). James wrote this book with one of his daughters, who has sung with the Sweet Adelines. Her name is Diane Bailey and she is an accomplished writer with many books published, primarily non-fiction. Click on the "Links" button to the left and visit her website.

One year, her chorus qualified for the International competition and finished in the top five. For some time James and Diane thought about writing a mystery set during the International competition. Finally, they did. And this is the result.

Murder a Cappella is available now and can be ordered from Amazon by clicking here.

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