The Black Tortoise: A Peter Strand Mystery

The Black Tortoise: A Peter Strand Mystery

by Ronald Tierney


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Peter Strand is half Chinese and half Cherokee and was adopted by an elderly white couple from Phoenix. Now he's a forensic accountant in San Francisco, where he's struggling with his identity.

When his employer asks him to investigate a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization, Strand meets a cast of quirky characters who all seem to be hiding a secret. Peter soon finds evidence of a probable fraud, but when fraud leads to murder, he's drawn deeper into a murky mystery.

The Black Tortoise is the second book in the Peter Strand Mystery series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781459812406
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Publication date: 03/21/2017
Series: Rapid Reads
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 4.75(w) x 7.25(h) x (d)
Lexile: HL620L (what's this?)
Age Range: 16 Years

About the Author

Ronald Tierney has been nominated for the Private Eye Writers of America’s Shamus Award for Best First Novel, and Booklist describes his series featuring semi-retired private investigator “Deets” Shanahan as “packed with new angles and delights.” Before writing mysteries, Tierney was founding editor of NUVO, an Indianapolis alternative newspaper, and the editor of several other periodicals. Ronald lives in San Francisco, where he continues to write. For more information, visit

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