In Praise of DEROS :
“Interesting, nuanced characters in a finely wrought setting.” -- Laura Lippman, New York Times bestselling author of Wilde Lake and the award-winning Tess Monaghan series.
"John Vanek guides the reader through the seldom-seen worlds of both medicine and the priesthood. His years as a physician at a Catholic hospital make him the perfect creator of this literary mystery set in a small college town, but few physicians can manage prose as well as Vanek does." -- Sterling Watson, Professor of Creative Writing at Eckerd College, and author of The Committee and seven other novels.
“John Vanek brings small-town Oberlin, Ohio to life. Locals will recognize familiar people, places, and threads of Oberlin history woven throughout the story as Father Jake Austin reconnects with his past and gets caught in a web of deadly vendettas.” -- Liz Schultz, Executive Director of the Oberlin Heritage Center.
“A riveting tale of mystery and murder. Superb storytelling with a deft touch by this talented author who keeps ratcheting up the tension until the explosive ending. A page-turner, but the characters linger in your memory. File DEROS under 'good books to read.' ” -- Ann O'Farrell, author of the Norah's Children Trilogy.
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CLICK HERE to watch a short YouTube Video about the Father Jake Austin Mystery Series.
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CLICK HERE to read the Publishers Weekly review of DEROS.
CLICK HERE for the independent book review from Reviewing the Evidence.
CLICK HERE to read the International Thriller Writers "Debut Author" interview with John Vanek.