Ray Dan Parker’s Pronounced Ponce – The Midtown Murders, the latest in his Tom Williams series, has the sometimes-retired reporter hitting the road with his dog and writing character portraits of the people they meet. Then he receives two phone calls, the first from a fellow journalist that there’s been a third attorney murdered in Midtown, apparently the work of the same perpetrator. The second is from Tom’s daughter, Marie, a criminal defense attorney, saying she’s leaving her husband and moving in with her two teenage sons.

Atlanta Police Lieutenant Paxton Davis has no shortage of suspects, a rogue cop, a lone vigilante and a Peachtree City housewife blackmailed into making hits for a South Atlanta drug lord. Rumors of a serial killer on the loose resurrect painful memories for Davis, who as a rookie homicide detective investigated the Atlanta Child Murders.

Ray Dan Parker is the pen name of consultant and college professor Lee Woodward, who with his wife, Ann, has resided in East Cobb for nearly thirty years. Pronounced Ponce, follows Parker’s earlier novels, Unfinished Business and Fly Away – The Metamorphosis of Dina Savage. All are available online and through area bookstores.