The Viewing by Glenn Sartori.
The Viewing is based on a historical event. An ancient relic, kept in a Greek monastery for centuries, is to be transported to Russia for a public event called The Viewing. Popular blogger, Mark Donatello, learns that his twin brother, the resident archivist at the monastery, is part of the entourage heading to Russia. Concerned about his brother, Mark and his girlfriend, Kyler Holden, wade through facts and rumors about the relic, face a startling discovery from the past, and uncover a bizarre plot that may lead to a violent end of The Viewing. The Viewing is a fast-paced story about devious intentions, shady alliances, and how unplanned events sway one’s religious beliefs.
Review by Fran Bradley: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. “The Viewing” will keep you reading!! Reviewed in the United States on September 16, 2023. Verified Purchase. “The Viewing” was excellent! Very captivating. Great character development and I loved the history and moving from Italy to Russia. It kept me intrigued and I finished it in 2 days. Can’t wait for the next one from author Glenn Satori!
Paperback: 214 Pages
Publisher: Enigma Books (September 11, 2023)
Historical Fiction Thriller
First Jobs Remembered by Glenn Sartori.
A Collection of Stories Spanning Eight Decades.
This anthology of first-job stories is a showcase of experiences that span decades. While some of the entries into the workforce are still relevant today—others are from a bygone era The stories are thoughtful, nostalgic, and sprinkled with humor and may trigger your own memories. At your next social gather4ing, ask the question “What was your first job?” and you’ll find first-job experiences are an important stepping stone to… life!
Paperback: 200 Pages
Publisher: Enigma Books (August 3, 2022)
Anthologies (First Jobs)
Memoirs (First Jobs Remembered by Glenn Sartori)
Parenting & Relationships
The Triplets’ Secret by Glenn Sartori.
Jennifer Sturgis Mystery Book One.
Retired journalist Jennifer Sturgis never imagined one cold case would change the course of her life. That case—the mysterious disappearance of Crystal Scott—has been unsolved for fifty years.
The main persons of interest were the “Triplets,” three women never charged, but branded guilty by an entire town. Now in their eighties, the triplets, fascinated by Jennifer’s blustery entrance into their calm life, allow her an interview—with one bizarre condition.
Jennifer accepts. Soon she is mesmerized by the old women’s tale. Disturbed by possible connections to her family, she finds herself facing a vengeful gunman. But no matter the risks, she is determined to publish their story.
The Triplets’ Secret is a story of obsession, reinvention, and shocking revelations that compel Jennifer to question everything—even her own identity.
Review by Chris Flesor: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. A fun, witty detective story laced with unpredictable twists. Reviewed in the United States on July 14, 2019. Verified Purchase. I loved the whole premise of this book. It had that small town feeling where everyone knows more than they should about you, but never really know you at all beyond family lore. The triplets were stuck with those assumptions and yet chose to live in their town with strength and fortitude. They were such rich characters! The plot was strong, took lots of fun twists and surprises, along with the reveal of secrets. It was a fun book, a good mystery, and I hope to see more about the gutsy heroine in her growing career as detective. This is definitely one I recommend!
Review by Paul Slovacek: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Thanks for a Great Story. Reviewed in the United States on August 10, 2019. Verified Purchase. A very well written story. Since I’m a Missourian I can relate to some of the places detailed in the telling of the story.
Review by Fran Bradley: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Keeps you Guessing. Reviewed in the United States on June 30, 2019. Verified Purchase. Loved this book and it kept me guessing and agreeing with Jennifer and her feelings.
Review by James Rehg: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Sartori delivers another interesting plot. Reviewed in the United States on August 18, 2019. I love a mystery that keeps you guessing. The Triplets’ have more than one secret so the story has many twists and turns before Jennifer unravels Crystal’s story. A good read. Give it a try.
Print Length: 274 Pages
Publication Date: May 14, 2019
Mysteries (Suspense Thrillers)
Her Father’s Past by Glenn Sartori.
Jennifer Sturgis Mystery Book 2
Private Investigator Jennifer Sturgis has had her share of odd cases. But when she receives a cryptic letter inquiring about the health of her father, she is stunned—her father has been dead for thirty-five years. That letter leads to a mysterious client who hires Jennifer to find her father.
Eager for answers, she soon flounders in a maze of contradictory stories—nothing makes sense. Then an apparently unrelated murder exposes shocking Sturgis family secrets and connections to a shadowy organization. What had Jennifer’s father done? Was her father alive?
Her Father’s Past is a story of lies, personal conflicts, and a painstaking search that leads to a dark-web chatroom—and eventually, the truth.
Review by James Rehg: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Another wonderful plot driven mystery with more twists and turns than a mountain road. Reviewed in the United States on July 16, 2021. Once again, Jennifer is involved in a case where the evidence points too close to home. Is her father alive or dead, and if he is living, where is he? The author keeps the tension and suspense redlined until Jennifer answers that question in her classic investigative style. It’s a good quick read scattered with red herrings. Pack it for your next trip to the beach or business flight and enjoy a fun book.
Paperback: 336 Pages
Publisher: Enigma Books (April 29, 2021)
Private Investigator Mysteries
Mysteries (Suspense Thrillers)
Never Knew I Was A Dinosaur by Glenn Sartori.
With humor and charm, Glenn looks back on his workplace adventures and prehistoric technologies, with a dawning realization that he might now be a dinosaur!
Come laugh out loud with him and you might find yourself thinking that you may very well be a dinosaur too!
Review by Chris Flesor: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Breezy, fun and witty memoir of working in corporate America. Reviewed in the United States on October 29, 2020. Verified Purchase. This is a slim book filed with Catch-22, Office Space style wit. While working as a key player as an electrical engineer during the years of the early space and missile industry, Glenn accumulated a huge amount of funny adventures, memories and insights. You will definitely laugh and relate to Glenn’s career twists and turns whether you are a “dinosaur” or a millennial working in corporate America! Well-written with clever self-editorials and lots of fun references, this memoir was a refreshing break of fun and wit, during the troubling time we currently find ourselves.
Review by Ed Lynch: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Enjoyable Reading. Reviewed in the United States on November 26, 2020. Verified Purchase. As a follower of the authors books, Never Knew I was A Dinosaur was very entertaining and humorous. The book held my attention even though the author sometimes thought otherwise. As a fellow Dragon I also enjoyed the authors previous biographical books.
Review by Fran Bradley: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. We are all Dinosaurs… Reviewed in the United States on October 25, 2020.Glenn’s books are all funny, clever and right on! I thoroughly enjoyed this quick read. Nostalgia and information that I never knew I needed until now. Read i and enjoy!
Paperback: 126 Pages
Publisher: Enigma Books (October 12, 2020)
Business & Professional (Humor)
Biographies (Computer & Technology)
Biographies (Midwest U.S.)
South City Mosaic: Life On Alaska by Glenn Sartori.
South City Mosaic Series Book One.
I grew up in the South City on a street called Alaska. The mosaic of my early years is like a collection of tiles in a multicolored mural. The tiles were pieced together by many hands —my loving and stable family, the tightknit neighborhood, my grade school friends, and the compassionate nuns at St. Cecilia’s School. Come back and visit those years with me. Perhaps my grade school adventures will make you smile…and possibly help you recall your own cherished childhood memories.
5 Stars: South City Mosaic: Life On Alaska Will Capture Your Heart and Mind!
Whether you are young or old, South City Mosaic: Life On Alaska will capture your heart and mind as endearing, heartfelt boyhood memories from Kindergarten through Eighth Grade are experienced in and around Glenn’s house and loving family home on 5226 Alaska Ave.
Twenty-two life packed chapters that truly begin on April 10, 1940 when Glenn was born. Read the well-placed words of Glenn’s vivid childhood memories that will take you back in time to the sights, sounds, smells and yes, tastes of a simpler, kinder and gentler life.
There are so many examples that I want to share with you, so choosing this one is difficult, but reflective of the mood and character of the stories. I quote: “In the 1940s and 50s, before electronic games and computers, collecting and trading baseball cards was a boyhood passion everywhere, and my grade school was no exception. The chance of getting a Mays, Mantle or Musial was thrilling, and to get the final card that completed your set of any baseball team, especially the St. Louis Cardinals, was a victory. Cards with pictures and stats of baseball players were the only type available, no hockey or football players. I bought mine at my neighborhood grocery store—a nickel for five cards packaged with a sheet of bubblegum. If I think about it, I can still smell the bubblegum aroma that wafted from the open package. Chomping down on the malleable pink sheet of gum filled my mouth with sugary juices. As vivid as the memory of chewing the gum is, I have no recall of blowing bubbles. Maybe I never acquired that skill set.
On many days after school, my friends and I would trade baseball cards, usually on someone’s front porch. It was always fun and a good way to complete a team. Shouts like “I’ll trade you a Duke Snider for an Alvin Dark. Or I’ll trade you a Yogi Berra for a Gil Hodges” were flying around the group. Sometimes we’d trade two for one, and occasionally three for one if someone really needed a particular player. We’d even coordinate trades between three or four kids. I loved those times. (I had a fine collection but not now. After I’d been gone from home for few years, I discovered that my dad had donated, among other things, the baseball cards to the St. Joseph’s Orphan Home for boys. Maybe they enjoyed them, traded them as I had.)”
Look at the 21 photos from those days and let your taste buds recall one or more of the included recipes that will draw you back in time. If you are young, you will learn valuable information about life for one young boy in the 40’s and 50s. If you are older, the memories written in this book will no doubt trigger some pleasant memories of your childhood.
Compare your childhood with Glenn’s, his first cigarette, first kiss and so many more firsts, which you will not want to miss. Like me you will be forced to wait for Glenn’s promised book two and three in his South City Mosaic Series.
South City Mosaic: Life On Alaska by Glenn Sartori is a childhood memoir worth reading. Read all Author Glenn Sartori’s books found at Amazon.
Editorial Review (Book Marketing Global Network).
Review by Martha A. Cheves (VINE VOICE): 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Read the book to see what they were and how much fun they gave us all. Reviewed in the United States on August 8, 2016. Verified Purchase. I was born in 1949 making me just a little younger than this author so when I saw that his book contains memories of his childhood, I had to read it. Through these memories he has not only restored my own memories but has also given me a few laughs along the way. If you’re anywhere within this age group, see how many of these items you too remember. If you’re not in this age group, read the book to see what they were and how much fun they gave us all.
Do you remember:
A 4 bladed push mower – no motor!
Two 2 x 2 wooden posts cemented in the ground (if you’re lucky) with a wire strung between them – yep, the clothes line!
Black pieces of coal – no not charcoal like used for BBQ. These went into the furnace, with a fire, and heated your home!
The cards that you sometimes clipped to your bike wheels to make noise – You got it, Baseball Cards that you would give your eye teeth to have now!
Penny candy – sometimes you could even get 2 pieces for a penny – those days are gone forever!
These are just a few of those memories many of us still cherish. There are many more that I had buried and were brought back to me by this author. Just a few are – the scouts, dinner at the table as a family, mom’s home remedies, and a real oldie – the 1st kiss.
As I said, if you aren’t a baby boomer that grew up in these times, you’ll still get a kick out of what your parents and grandparents did when they were kids. To the author I say “Thanks for the Memories.”
Review by Ellen B.: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. A lovely memoir engagingly written. Reviewed in the United States on April 11, 2016. Verified Purchase. The question, “Where did you go to high school?” is commonly asked in St. Louis; but, “What parish did you live in?” is certainly a close second. Glenn Sartori’s South City Mosaic: Life on Alaska is a charming and engagingly written memoir of his childhood on the city’s South Side, where he attended church and school at St. Cecelia’s Parish.
Glenn details his early years in a modest brick cottage on Alaska Street, introducing us to his family, his childhood friends and his teachers. Delightful vignettes paint life in a simpler time: trading baseball cards on a friend’s front porch; walking to the local theater for a Saturday movie; diagramming sentences under sister’s stern gaze; learning to be an altar boy; and, experiencing a first kiss–or two.
Glenn’s stories stirred wonderful memories for me since I was growing up a little farther south on Grand Avenue in a very similar house, also on a street lined with sycamore trees, but in St. Stephen’s Parish. The boys at St. Cecelia’s were more daring than the girls at St. Stephen’s, however, and I laughed out loud reading Glenn’s retelling of how the boys selected their confirmation names to form slightly sacrilegious acronyms with their initials. GAS (yes, Glenn chose St. Anthony) and ASS were highly rated.
I look forward to Life on South Grand, the second book in Glenn’s trilogy, which will recount his high school years at the all-boys’ St. Mary’s. I’m sure that once again my memory will be jogged. After all, while Glenn was at St. Mary’s, I was just a street-car ride away, attending the all-girls’ high school, St. Elizabeth Academy.
Review by Dori Coe (formerly Doris Singer): 5.0 out of 5 Stars. It was so much fun to reminisce. Reviewed in the United States on November 25, 2017. Verified Purchase. Knowing Glenn in the 50s, 60s and 70s, it was so much fun to reminisce. I knew him from teen towns, from St. Mary’s (we were the competition at BISHOP DUBOURG), i knew him through college and when we both married. I always had great respect for him and his family. I was taken back in time. I so enjoyed all three books. I giggled, I cried. You cant read just one book—you have to read them all. Memories, memories, memories. Thanks Glenn.
Review by Ralph & Charleen Sartori: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. What a wonderful era in which to be born with a neighborhood … Reviewed in the United States on March 9, 2016. Verified Purchase. Thanks, Glenn, for your book LIFE ON ALASKA. It rekindled fond memories of our childhood. What a wonderful era in which to be born with a neighborhood centered around church and school. A time that cannot be duplicated and will never return. Our generation enjoyed the simple pleasures; freedom to walk for blocks, day or night, without any fear, family picnics, climbing trees, playing bottle caps, singing songs of the 50’s and so much more. This way of life may be lost forever but your book will always keep our wonderful childhood memories alive!
Review by CLIFF J KIRCHMER: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. A sensitive, humorous biography of childhood in South St. Louis during the 1940s and early 1950s. Reviewed in the United States on October 31, 2017. Verified Purchase. This book is especially recommended for those who are interested in education in Catholic grade schools during the late 1940s and early 1950s. It is a biography of his childhood, with particular focus on his experiences at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Grade School in South St. Louis. His detailed memories of this period lead one to understand how much different childhood and educational experiences are from today. He treats these memories with respect, resulting in an accurate, sensitive, humorous description of his childhood.
Review by Grandma: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. I really enjoyed this book. Reviewed in the United States on March 24, 2020. Verified Purchase. This is a great book to read if you grew up in South St Louis. All the memories will come back of your childhood days in the 50’s and 60’s. It is a feel-good book about a wonderful time and place to grow up.
Review by James Rehg: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Take a walk down memory lane with Glenn. I guarantee you will enjoy the trip. Reviewed in the United States on November 21, 2015. Verified Purchase. This is a must read if you grew up in the 40s and 50s. Glenn’s memories will take you back to those early years and if you grew up Catholic you will be right there with him in the classroom living in fear of the nuns or insisting to your mom that you had to it because “sister said”. It is amazing that the book touches on so many of the experiences we all had regardless of where we lived. The memories it invokes will make you glad you read the book and lived through those fabulous years.
Review by Marilyn C. Hummel: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Memories. Reviewed in the United States on November 11, 2021. Verified Purchase. Easy and enjoyable read.
Paperback: 150 Pages
Publisher: Prince & Pauper Press; 1st Edition (December 28, 2016)
South City Mosaic: Life On South Grand by Glenn Sartori.
South City Mosaic Series Book Two
It was a short walk, six city-blocks from my life on Alaska to my life on South Grand. The time was the mid-1950s. The high school was St. Mary’s, an all-boys Catholic institution, located on South Grand Avenue.
Besides receiving a good education and forging lifelong friendships, those four years were filled with classroom antics, pep rallies, football games, after-school and summer jobs, and of course, girls. So … find a comfortable spot and come back with me to those high school years and perhaps my adventures will make you smile … and possibly help you recall your own cherished memories.
Review by James Rehg: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Glenn helps the reader relive what many consider the best years of their lives “high school”. Reviewed in the United States on October 16, 2016. Verified Purchase. Life on South Grand is Glenn’s second book in his memoir trilogy and no more than a short walk down the block from his first book, Life on Alaska. As in book one, he uses a humorous storytelling style and vivid details to paint clear images that carry the reader back to high school, a special time and place in life. In Life on South Grand he chronicles his life as a student in the mid-1950s at St. Mary’s, a Catholic all boys high school, on South Grand. However, students who attended any private or public high school in those years will find that Glenn’s stories conjure up similar memories as they look back around the corner of their lives at their high school years. He reminisces about classes taken and the instructors who taught them. While some classes and teachers reshaped his life, others were much less memorable. His stories include reflections on working at after school and summer jobs, playing high school sports, attending football pep rallies and games, and making friends that would stand the test of time. In general, Glenn helps the reader relive what many consider the best years of their lives “high school”. He invites the reader to enjoy again the excitement of finding their first steady girlfriend or boyfriend and attending school mixers, dances, and proms. Relive with Glenn the sometimes-painful experience of growing up—a challenging experience that four years of high school foists upon every student. Enjoy a good read—and let Glenn’s adventures make you smile and help you recall your own cherished memories.
Review by Grandma: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. A step back in time to your youthful days. Reviewed in the United States on March 24, 2020. Verified Purchase. Loved this book about growing up in South St Louis and the catholic schools. great memories for the 1950’s and 1960 age group I will recommend it to all my friends that I keep in contact with. Very enjoyable.
Review by Fran Bradley: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Great Read! Reviewed in the United States on November 12, 2016. Verified Purchase. I loved this book! I grew up in St Louis and I could see and feel everything that was happening. Glenn has a way of making a story whimsical and entertaining. I loved knowing what teenage boys were thinking about and it made me reminiscent of that time in my life. I enjoyed the first book. “Life on Alaska” and “Life on South Grand” was just as entertaining. Can’t wait for the third book in this series.
Review by Roger Wildhaber: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Five Stars. Reviewed in the United States on November 9, 2016. Verified Purchase. Good read.
Paperback: 130 Pages
Publisher: Prince & Pauper Press; 1st Edition (January 14, 2017)
South City Mosaic: Life On West Pine (1st Edition) by Glenn Sartori.
South City Mosaic Series Book Three.
This is it…
My final book in the South City Mosaic trilogy—life on the West Pine Campus of St. Louis University—takes a humorous look at my college years. Fraternity parties, intramural sports, and shared experiences built the groundwork for lifelong friendships. And yes, I did attend classes where I experienced bizarre professors and participated in juvenile pranks, and along the way managed to earn an electrical engineering degree.
Review by Carl Ehrlich: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. This book was wonderfully done, specifically for those readers who lived parts … Reviewed in the United States on October 7, 2017. Verified Purchase. This book was wonderfully done, specifically for those readers who lived parts of the tale. Glenn completely understands what happened in the South part of St. Louis in the late 50s and early 60s to young people. He then chronicles these stories. South ST. Louis and our stories are gone and civilization as we knew it began its vicious downward spiral not long after those tales were playing out. It was so wonderful to go back and see again what life was like then thanks to “Life on West Pine”.
Review by Chris Flesor: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Icing on the Cake! Reviewed in the United States on November 5, 2017. This was my favorite of the trilogy, but I thought that about the first one… I enjoyed all three! I’m sad there are no further editions to come, but I guess you only grow up once. This was fun, so well-written, and I felt like I was right there with the “guys!” What talent to recall and research, in such colorful detail, the pathways of youth. What a great legacy for all! Congratulations, Glenn Sartori! Beautiful!
Review by Fran B.: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Love this Author’s writing and style. Reviewed in the United States on October 23, 2017. This was the 3rd in a series and I loved everyone. Having grown up in St Louis I could picture and enjoy every memory that Glenn shared. It was funny, heartwarming and authentic!
Paperback: 136 Pages
Publisher: Prince & Pauper Press; 1st Edition (September 14, 2017)
Union Of Friends by Glenn Sartori.
Riverfield Series Book One
The announcement of Union Miller’s death arrived with the Saturday mail. That notice pushed Travis Gibbs to return to Riverfield only to discover that his best friend, Union Miller, had been dead for two years.
It was an open and shut murder case—Union had stalked a woman, had killed her, and then had been killed by her husband. However, women had always pursued Union. Why stalk one? Why kill one?
The search for answers propels Travis on a deceit-filled journey that ends in a conclusion he can’t believe, until violence steps into his life.
Review by Chris Flesor: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. An old fashioned-detective story with a contemporary lightness. Reviewed in the United States on September 13, 2015. Verified Purchase. Great characters after a little initial confusion with double names! I really loved the detailed descriptions of the characters (I hate when you have to wonder what a character looks like and even, at times, what someone is wearing! I felt connected to the main character, Travis, liked the fast pace of changing locations, backdrop: from small town in Missouri to Honduras. Just when I thought I had a few things figured out about the story, the author threw in more than one plot twist. I think I need to read it again to find those clues! I hope to see Travis in future books. It reminded me of the old-fashioned “film noir detectives,” but with a contemporary lightness. I recommend this book to mystery readers.
Review by Fran Bradley: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Union of Friends-Read it Today! Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2015. Verified Purchase. Great story! So vividly described that I felt like I was right there the whole time feeling everything that Travis was feeling. Friends and small towns all intimately intertwined. I great mystery. I loved it! I couldn’t wait to finish it to see what happened and now I’m waiting for the next novel. Union of Friends: A Riverfield Novel.
Review by Martha A. Cheves (VINE VOICE): 5.0 out of 5 Stars. They were best friends. Yet “Union was murdered two years ago.” Reviewed in the United States on March 6, 2017. He felt a contraction in his heart and a cold tingling in his face, and couldn’t utter a word. Two years Travis thought. He lost the power of sight for an instant, but he conquered his emotion by a strong effort of willpower, almost a transport of rage. Why had she waited two years before telling him? He felt numb, lost, and as if he had just awakened from a coma and was being downloaded with events he missed. The words two years rolled through his mind – Union has been dead for two years. He heard her say something about coffee, and he followed her into the house, his mind returning to reality.
Union Miller and Travis Gibbs had grown up together. They were best friends. Yet, he had been dead for two years and Travis never knew until he received a letter from Union’s mother stating ‘My Union was murdered. Please come. He didn’t do it.’ So, he went to Riverfield to find out who killed Union and why.
According to the police Union killed Patti and Patti’s husband killed Union. But why? This simply wasn’t the Union Travis had known the better part of his life. And because of this, he was determined to find out what really happened. With the help of an old schoolmate Travis started his investigation through which the name Global Friends kept popping up. Could there be a connection? Could Union have found information regarding this company that needed to remain hidden?
Union of Friends is one book that kept me in the dark until the end. I never knew where it would lead me next nor which character could really be trusted. Author Glenn Sartori let nothing slip which kept me turning pages as I tried to decide how everyone connected. I’m now looking forward to the next book in this series.
Review by Mayhem: Reviewed in the United States on October 4, 2016. Travis Gibbs, a court reporter in Kansas City returned to his hometown of Riverfield, Missouri to try and prove his best friend’s innocence. Union Miller was dead. shot and killed by Matt Martin after Union allegedly killed Matt’s wife Patti. Sounds like an open and shut case, right? When Travis began poking around, Ally Richards, one of Union’s old girlfriends joins him in the investigation. As the plot thickens, questions are raised and Sartori introduces sidebars that will have you asking yourself: What is really going on here? If you like mayhem. madness and murder, you’re going to love this book and guess what? There is a real surprise on the last page.
Review by Carl A Wattenberg, Jr.: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Midwest Murder Mystery with Global Human Consequences. Reviewed in the United States on August 23, 2015. A double murder mystery in the St Louis area building to a thriller climax in Honduras centering on the timely topic of human trafficking and new internet technology, “Union of Friends” maintains an engrossing story line, with wonderful comparative descriptions for which Sartori is known. I recommend it highly. After Sartori’s first thriller “Epiphany”, now this, eagerly looking forward to his next.
Paperback: 290 Pages
Publisher: Prince & Pauper Press; 1st Edition (December 28, 2016)
Mysteries (Suspense Thrillers)
Mysteries (Amateur Sleuths)
Consequences Of Falling by Glenn Sartori.
Riverfield Series Book Two.
Tragedy, murder, and conspiracy push three Riverfield residents down unfamiliar paths…
…. a psychologist who takes on an unethical mission; the wife of a detective who inserts herself in a murder investigation; and a former cabaret hostess who risks everything in order to discover her lover’s killer.
Mayhem abounds as Union Miller unwittingly becomes the link between the three—whose actions result in unexpected consequences that change the fiber of Riverfield forever.
5 Stars: Finally, Here!
Riverfield Novel Book Two is finally here and titled Consequences of Falling.
Bradley and Elizabeth survived a whirlwind romance, elopement and great sex, for two people who are as different as day and night and then their daughter Jessica was born.
Tragedy unfolds and life changes direction for Elizabeth. I Quote:
“As the clouds rolled across the sky obscuring the last bit of the evening light, Elizabeth kept watching the lake from her apartment’s deck. She thought of herself as a woman always watching something in motion, which was shifting and changing. She wasn’t in motion, or was she? It made her light-headed to think of this. She yearned for her mind to be clear like the water, to be clear of that day in court. And the occasional woodpecker’s remote tapping and the air rending silence that followed it were only sounds registered in her head. They were meaningless, but that day in court was not.
It seemed her thoughts were determined to wander along that shadowy path, where court arguments laid like exposed roots across the forest floor. It was the day that her life totally fell apart, the day she lost her daughter. It had happened last month.”
How could things go so wrong?
It is October 1989 and Elizabeth Trent finds herself running from her past and the only answer might be revenge. A new counseling job in Riverfield, Missouri at the CYA clinic might be a good start. Would returning to the place of her childhood be the answer or would there be old ghosts?
Falling into the routines that a small town has to offer; Elizabeth immerses herself into her clients and secretly hopes she will bump into an old heart throb Union Miller. The mundane has a way of becoming short lived when secrets threaten to break free.
Murder and mayhem begin on Monday May 7, 1990. Can Elizabeth live with the consequences of her actions? Join the investigation as “The morning fog was as thick and wet as breath on a mirror, dimming the heat lightning in the air. Yellow bolts the color of a cat’s eye forked out above the police station. Inside an oppressive mood had settled over the building. Everyone was feeling frustrated. They needed some sort of concrete lead in order to move.”
Romance, tragedy, abduction, murder and conspiracy engage this well-developed cast of characters that include detective John Turner, Mike Ryan, Anne Turner, Kimberly Young, Peter Benton, Randy Bennett, Connelly Dunnerman, and Seiko Dunnerman. The events that unfold will change Riverfield’s small town forever, for now fear grips the community.
I love this fast-paced novel with lots of suspense and mystery. Author Glenn Sartori uses real life stories as inspiration for this novel. He includes an excerpt from his next Riverfield Novel titled ‘Reflections Of Triplets’.
I invite you to read Consequences of Falling (Riverfield Novel Book Two) by Glenn Sartori. I reviewed this book from a Kindle format. I suggest you also read book one in the series titled Union Of Friends. Author Glenn Sartori has also published South City Mosaic: Life On Alaska which I have also enjoyed as book one in his South City Mosaic Series and his stand-alone book titled Epiphany.
Editorial Review (Book Marketing Global Network).
Review by James Rehg: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. A chance to visit Riverfield again—don’t miss it. Reviewed in the United States on January 14, 2017. Verified Purchase. Riverfield novel book two gives yet another look into the lives and characters in this small Mississippi River town. Union Miller, a featured character in book one, has a lesser but important role in the solution of several murders while new protagonist emerges as detectives in Sartori’s current book. Sartori continues to deliver vivid descriptions of people, places, and events while his character change and grow.
The novel is divided into three parts. Part, one has extensive backstory for several families suffering tragic events and introduces characters with a need to find answers to murders and apparent suicides. Be sure you get to the second and the third parts where the pace increases and the solution to several murders unfolds.
Book two is a good mystery and equally good read. I like to discover great sentences in the stories I read, and Sartori did not disappoint me. I found and marked numerous ones throughout the mystery. I recommend it.
Review by Fran Bradley: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Excellent mystery! Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2016. Verified Purchase. I wasn’t sure I wanted to finish this book after the first chapter which sounded so dark but it kept my interest and surprised me several times that I had to finish it before I went to sleep. The different plots and happening kept me going. Character development was excellent and I felt like I knew these people and Riverfield. A good mystery that will keep you guessing. Well done!
Review by Richard Lang: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Mystery. Reviewed in the United States on December 25, 2016. After a bitter divorce in Dayton, Ohio, Kimberly Young, aka Elizabeth Trent, returned to her hometown, Riverfield, Missouri. She signed on at the CYA Clinic to work as a psychologist and counseled Grace Benton. When Grace was abducted and found dead, her father, Peter Benton accused Kimberly of being involved and attacked her. She died shortly after the incident in a fiery car crash, then Peter was found by his boss, Ito, with his throat slashed in his home. Peter’s co-worker at Shikata, Connelly Dunnerman was found by Ito in his office with an apparent heart attack. Were the deaths related? Was there a conspiracy at work? Sartori does a masterful job of keeping the truth from the reader until the very end.
Review by Carl A Wattenberg, Jr.: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Another Superb Mystery from Glenn Sartori. Reviewed in the United States on January 23, 2017. Glenn Sartori has written another absorbing murder mystery in Riverfield, with local foreign technology intrigue, tragic manipulation of a Japanese enchantress, and a kidnapping gone awry, in 1990. As with his prior two novels, I heartily recommend Sartori’s third mystery novel, the second of Riverfield.
Print Length: 287 Pages
Publisher: Glenn Sartori, Author; 1st Edition (November 1, 2016)
Mysteries (Suspense Thrillers)
Mysteries (Amateur Sleuths)
Epiphany by Glenn Sartori.
In medieval Russia, a battlefield historian is commissioned to transport treasures from invasion-torn south to a haven in the north. Centuries later, four events occur simultaneously.
Grace Sawyer, on her summer sabbatical at the Rosanov Art Institute in Yaroslavl, stumbles upon a black stone from a medieval Russian treasure. Richard Simon, an art historian in New York, is solicited by a friend in the CIA to journey to Yaroslavl on a cryptic quest.
In Kiev, the brother of the president of the Ukraine is assassinated, and a group of men plan to violently end the Epiphany—the historic meeting between the Pope and the Patriarch of Russia.
Within a week, these events will mesh in a violent climax that echoes in the halls of the Rosanov Art Institute.
Review by #1 Librarian: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. #1 Librarian Reviewed in the United States on February 13, 2014.Verified Purchase. First-time novelist Glenn Sartori presents a story of intrigue that begins in Medieval Russia and then takes its readers to the present day where the world is awaiting an historic event – the joining of the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church — the “Epiphany.” Reminiscent of Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon, an art historian named Richard Simon finds himself in Russia where he unwittingly uncovers a secret plot to assassinate the leaders of the two churches. Soon Richard and art teacher Grace Sawyer are thrown together to foil the assassination plot. A series of murders, close escapes, and secret encounters keep readers guessing and eagerly turning the pages of this exciting story.
Review by Edward Farber: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Excellent Read. Reviewed in the United States on June 13, 2015. Verified Purchase. It’s a winner (as the late Jack Buck, famous St. Louis Baseball Cardinals’ announcer, used to say) for St. Louis author Glenn Sartori’s novel, Epiphany. This mystery novel blends religion, Russian history, and the art world into a fast-paced read that will grab you at the Prologue and keep you enthralled until the very last page. In between, you’ll follow Rick Simon and Grace Sawyer as they become enmeshed in murder and intrigue–even a romance that blossoms amid all the action. To continue the baseball analogy, Sartori has hit a homer in his first novel. I’m looking forward to his next.
Review by James Rehg: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. A story that works. Reviewed in the United States on January 23, 2014. Verified Purchase. A good story told by a good story teller. The plot held together to the end and had enough twists and turns to keep me turning the pages. The only negative was it suffered the same problems as the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, many characters, places, and streets and all with difficult names to remember. But that is not bad company to be associated with and is the case with many books placed in Eastern European and the Scandinavian countries. It was a most enjoyable read and a great first book. If you like mysteries, put this on our list.
Amazon Customer: 5.0 out of 5 Stars … and Patriarch together for the first time since the Great Schism of 1054. Reviewed in the United States on May 4, 2016. Verified Purchase. Prophetic in bringing the Pope and Patriarch together for the first time since the Great Schism of 1054. A good plot that kept me reading one more chapter before putting it down. Characters come across as real. Having grandparents who came from Russia and Kiev I enjoyed the challenge of the culture.
Review by Carl A Wattenberg, Jr.: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Great Russian religion and historical icons adventure. Reviewed in the United States on February 18, 2014. Verified Purchase. Plot was excellent and intriguing. It was not predictable, and people and places well described. History, geography, religion, and politics all woven into an exciting adventure. I have read it twice and it just got better. I recommend this story of Russian religious scheming and historical icons to everyone.
Review by Kathy Floyd: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Thrilling to the very end. Reviewed in the United States on September 11, 2015. Verified Purchase. Very entertaining. With this mystery of the artifacts, the upcoming Epiphany, and murders everywhere, it’s hard to keep up with all the priests.
Review by Arlene A Sartori: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Five Stars. Reviewed in the United States on July 17, 2014. Verified Purchase. Very enjoyable reading!!!!
Paperback: 226 Pages
Publisher: Prince and Pauper Press; 1st Edition (February 7, 2017)
Mystery (Action and Adventure)
Mystery (Suspense Thriller)
About The Author: Glenn Sartori is a lifelong resident of St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from St. Louis University with BS and MS in Electrical Engineering. In 1997 he married Rosanne and enjoy condo living in St. Louis County. They have two sons Michael and Jeffrey, both grown, live in different cities and have a family of their own.
Glenn worked in electronic design and engineering management at McDonnell-Douglas/Boeing, and traveled to many countries, his favorite was Japan. He retired in 2002, which is the same year Rosanne retired from teaching in the St. Charles School District.
In late 2002, Glenn started his second career as an author of text books. Along with his college friend, they have co-authored four engineering text books for Pearson Education Publishing Company. Glenn successfully transitioned to writing mystery novels and most recently published the first book of his memoir trilogy.
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