Murder on Mackinac Island
Burr Lafayette Mystery #1
The world-class Port Huron-Mackinac sailboat race has just finished at Mackinac Island. As soon as the boats dock, the sailors head for the legendary Pink Pony. But the night takes a grisly turn, and Jimmy Lyons is found dead the next morning in the bar, strangled by a string of Christmas tree lights.
Murdo Halverson, a wealthy manufacturer from Detroit and Jimmy’s former partner, is arrested for the murder. It turns out that the free-spending Jimmy was broke. Each of his crew, including Murdo, had a reason to kill him. As did his wife, Jane.
Burr Lafayette, recently divorced and the deposed head of the litigation department of a major Detroit law firm, is recruited to defend Murdo. A man at loose ends, Burr is a brilliant litigator. But he’s not a criminal lawyer, and this looks like a losing case.
About the Author
Reviewers are calling Charles Cutter a master of the courtroom drama and the next Erle Stanley Gardner, author of the Perry Mason series. Although Mr. Cutter has years of legal experience, he is now a “recovering attorney” writing full-time. In addition to the Burr Lafayette series, he has written literary fiction, screenplays, short stories and a one-act play. He is currently working on the next book in the Burr Lafayette series. He lives in East Lansing, Michigan, with his wife, two dogs, and four cats. He has a leaky sailboat on Little Traverse Bay and a leakier duck boat on Saginaw Bay. His books are available on Amazon and at your local bookstore.