Come meet Frank Hopkins, author of Abandoned Homes: Vietnam Revenge Murders and others, on Friday, July 20th from 6:30pm-8:30pm!
Abandoned Homes: Vietnam Revenge Murders
For the US, the Vietnam war ended in 1975. The hatred between American factions did not. The result: serial murder.
Paul O'Hare, a retired history professor, uncovers a long-hidden domestic impact of the Vietnam War thirty-five years after it ended when he finds a skeleton in the crawl space of an abandoned home in southern Delaware. The investigation team, led by Detective Margaret Hoffman, discovers two more skeletons and the quest for the serial killer begins. Hoffman soon learns the three skeletons had been graduate students at the University of Maryland during the 1970s, as was Paul O'Hare. He soon becomes a major suspect as well as a romantic interest of Detective Hoffman.
The search for a serial killer reveals a complex web of former student interrelationships, questionable student suicides, a crusading newspaper reporter, and CIA agents and double agents told in a fast-paced style.
Frank E. Hopkins writes realistic crime novels and short stories portraying social and political issues. He lived in the New York City area while attending Hofstra University in the 1960s, the location and time period of Unplanned Choices. As a consultant he manged proposals in response to Federal government solicitations, the background for The Opportunity. Frank's collection of ten short stories, First Time, is set in East Coast locations he visited that inspired the book's stories.
Frank is active in the Rehoboth Bay Writers Guild, the Eastern Shore Writers Assocation, participates in writer's critique groups in both organizations. He is also a member of the Berlin chaper of the Maryland Writers Association.
In addition to writing, he plays golf and tennis, skis, sials on the Chespaeak Bay, and enjoys the ocean and inland bays of southern Delaware.