Michael Prelee is an award-winning crime and science-fiction author who grew up in rural Northeast Ohio and graduated from Youngstown State University. His first published work is the Milky Way Repo sci-fi crime series published by EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy. He is also the author of the small town Tim Abernathy Mystery Series, published by North Star Press. The first entry in the series is Murder in the Heart of It All. Lost Little Sister is the sequel and winner of the Midwest Book Award for Mystery/Thriller.
Murder in the Heart of It All
Someone is angry in Hogan, Ohio.
Residents of the small town are plagued by vicious, anonymous letters. The personalized notes land in mailboxes with devastating effect, revealing secrets and deeds better kept unknown. Whoever the sender is, they know the town and the people who live there.
Reporter Tim Abernathy is assigned to the story and tasked with finding out who is sending the letters and why. The letter writer doesn’t want to be found, however, and will kill to keep his secret.
A cat-and-mouse game ensues between reporter and letter writer as the violence escalates, shocking the residents of Hogan. Can Tim discover who is terrorizing the town before becoming the next victim?
Lost Little Sister
Kelly Dolan has been missing for nine years. The college graduate was preparing to start her life with a new job in a new city when she vanished over Labor Day Weekend. For almost a decade, her sister Quinn and private detective Paulie Carmichael have been searching for her. After an armed robbery at a lakeside store turns to murder, they become convinced a serial killer is targeting the small town of Hogan but can’t convince the police. Winner of the Midwest Independent Publishers Association award for Mystery/Thriller
Milky Way Repo
Nathan Teller owns Milky Way Repossessions, a company that tracks down and repossesses starships. Obsessed with his ex-wife and drowning in debt, Nathan and his crew receive a job offer to deliver the ransom for a starship crew being held hostage by a cult. They soon find themselves at the mercy of scam artists, surrounded by slacker cultists, and pursued by a self-immolating loan shark hell bent on collecting a gambling debt.