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Publication Order of Affair With Murder Books

Killing Katie (As: Brian Spangler) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Painful Truths (As: Brian Spangler) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grave Mistakes (As: Brian Spangler) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Caustic Books

Fallen (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Endure (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deceit (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reveal (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Detective Casey White Books

Taken from Home (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Innocent Girls (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saltwater Graves (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Crying House (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Memory Bones (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lighthouse Girls (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sheriff Jericho Flynn Books

Deadly Tide (As: Brian Spangler) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

An Order of Coffee and Tears (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Naked Moon (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Portals (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Gray Books

as Brian Spangler
End of Gray Skies (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

B.R. Spangler is a science fiction, crime, thriller, and paranormal novelist from Virginia where he lives with his wife and children. Even though he makes his home in Virginia, his heart has always been in Philadelphia where he spent much of his childhood.

Growing up, he was a lover of short stories even as he struggled with words. During that time, he was embarrassed and ashamed of the fact that he was dyslexic.

He used to sit in the back row of his classroom and quietly moved his lips as the whole class read aloud. But soon his classmates noticed that he could not read, which is perhaps why he grew to like science fiction so much.

With genre fiction, he could enjoy the crazy-looking flashes of light and glyphs on a screen that told stories in images he could understand.

His parents on the recommendation of his teachers got him special classes and soon after, he was reading the likes of Judy Blume, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Piers Anthony.

It was the beginning of a lifelong love of reading culminating in him becoming a professional novelist. He now works as an engineer and uses his free time to write and edit his fiction novels.

When asked why he writes, B.R. Spangler has said that he does it because he wants to and enjoys doing it.

He got into writing about three decades past when he wrote his first song and followed that up with several dozen more and more than a hundred poems. His first published work was a poem that he sent to a greeting card company that asked to license it and he agreed.

Spangler penned his first novel more than twenty years ago as he wrote a story about the personification of Death. It was a story filled with bad grammar and clunky writing but he was having fun.

But then his hard drive crashed when he was eighty percent done with his manuscript. Given that it was a time before home networks or Dropbox, there was nothing he could do about it.

After that disaster, he got too busy or maybe his motivation crashed. It took about ten years before he was once again hit by the writing bug.

He had been vacationing at Virginia Beach with family when he suddenly had an idea for a story. He jotted down the opening paragraphs using his Notes App and an iPad and never stopped until a hundred thousand words.

After B.R. Spangler was done writing, she discovered that publishing was more than writing and that she had to treat it like a business. He found most of the answers he needed on author forums such as Writer’s Cafe and KBoards.

He visited these forums every day asking all manner of questions and answering a few herself. He still visits these boards as he made friends that recommended many awesome resources he used to publish his novels and take his writing to the next level.

One of the most important of these was “On Writing” by Stephen King, which he read multiple times. He also learned from the many blog posts by Hugh Howey, who was blowing up at the time with his novel “Wool.”

One of the most important takeaways is that one has to develop the identity of a writer to become successful. This means writing every day and always reminding themselves that they are a writer.

Spangler published his debut novel “Coffee and Tears” in 2013.

“Where Lost Girls Go” by B.R. Spangler introduces Detective Casey White, who stumbles upon the body of a teenager dumped near the beach in Outer Banks North Carolina. Could it be the sweet blue-eyed child that had been taken from her home a dozen years past?

Casting her grief side she starts investigating the many missing child mysteries in the locale. It turns out the girl is Cheryl Parry, who has been kidnapped while on a family vacation a decade past.

Casey and her team are afraid there may be other girls in danger. They now work hard to try to find where the nightgown found on the body could have originated but they hit a wall.

When another body turns up, it is clear that there is a twisted killed in their midst who may strike at will. Casey will not give up and painstakingly goes through every inch of the crime scene hoping to find clues that will indicate where the killer may strike next.

But then she finds a charm bracelet that is an exact replica of the one her daughter wore on the night she went missing.

B.R. Spangler’s novel “The Innocent Girls” opens with Detective Casey White summoned to a beachside campsite in the suburbs. A man named Carl and Peggy his wife had been killed and their daughter has gone missing.

Casey thinks this could be a triple murder since Lisa the little girl is on medication and may not survive without it. On each of the bodies had been carved a cryptic symbol and the team struggles trying to decipher its meaning.

They get a break when the child is found barefoot and blistered staggering on the highway. But the girl is incoherent and it is not until a few days later that they get another clue when another couple is killed in similar circumstances.

The daughter is also missing but on their bodies is etched a different symbol. Just like with the first family, the teenage daughter had been invited by an unknown man. He usually invites the girls to a secluded house situated in some cornfields in the locale.

Racing to decipher the case, she stumbles upon her most promising clues yet, as she used the symbols to come up with a date when the killer may strike next.

“Saltwater Graves” by B.R. Spangler sees Detective Casey White who is back in Outer Banks, where a much-beloved local woman was drowned.

Ann Choplin’s wrists are bound, which leaves no doubt that the drowning was no accident. The incoming tide had flooded the scene making the collection of evidence difficult.

But Casey has an ace up her sleeve and calls Jericho Flynn her former partner and sheriff who knows that patch of beach in and out. Years ago his wife had been killed and her body dumped into the ocean just like the local woman and as such, he may have some insights on how to go about the investigation.
Things get interesting when they find another body a few days later tied in the same manner. Casey thinks there is a copycat killer prowling the area and they need to find him before he kills again.

Desperate to find any links between the two cases, she looks through their old photos, and surprise surprise she sees Jericho in the background of one of the photos.

He had never mentioned that he knew the victims and she feels a sense of betrayal. What more could the man be hiding?

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