The Tidewater County Novels
Featuring Luke Bowers and Amy Hunter
THE PSALMISTand THE TEMPEST
Available in paperback and e-book from HarperCollins’ Witness imprint
Luke Bowers, head pastor at Tidewater Methodist Church, is in the good and evil business.
So, too – in a different way – is Amy Hunter, lead homicide investigator for Maryland's Chesapeake Bay
community of Tidewater County.
In THE PSALMIST, Bowers and Hunter find themselves working together after a dead woman is discovered
in Bowers' church on a winter morning, with a message in her hand referencing the book of Psalms.
In THE TEMPEST, the seemingly accidental death of a summer tourist has unexpected repercussions when
she's linked to one of the most famous stolen (and still missing) paintings in history – Rembrandt’s 1633
The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, the artist's only seascape. Hunter and Bowers then set out to solve the mystery
of a picture within a picture.
German and Dutch translations of THE PSALMIST are also available (see "news").
Why would anyone want to steal a masterpiece?
From The Boston Herald:
America's largest property crime was the unsolved Gardner Museum heist of 1990. THE TEMPEST, the new Bowers and Hunter novel, imagines what happened to Rembrandt's The Storm on the Sea of Galilee, one of 13 works of art stolen in the robbery.
Read the op-ed here.
THE PSALMIST named a Top 10 book of 2014
Phil Jason, book review editor for Florida Weekly, included THE PSALMIST in his annual listing of top 10 books of the year.
The Big Thrill, the publication of the International Thriller Writers association, featured a Q&A on THE PSALMIST
in its October 2014 issue.
'Everyone talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it.'
- Charles Dudley Warner (a quote often attributed to Warner's friend Mark Twain)
Don't just talk about the weather
As the Space Race once inspired us, taming the weather should be the next great national goal
From The Baltimore Sun Op-Ed pages, Read the story here.
Andrew Burstein, professor of history at LSU and author of LINCOLN DREAMT HE DIED, reviews THE LEVIATHAN EFFECT in The Advocate (Baton Rouge).
Click here to read the review.
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'With THE LEVIATHAN EFFECT, Lilliefors has kicked it up several notches and created one of the best thrillers in years. Michael Crichton would be proud of how deftly he mixes science with suspense.' - Ray Palen, Bookreporter
'Impressively intricate plot and non-stop action. Fans of intelligently written page-turners will be rewarded.' - Publishers Weekly, on VIRAL
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