Author Dick Moomey


About the Author

Dick Moomey is a retired school administrator with 40 years of theater; performing, producing and directing many productions of musicals, comedies and mysteries. He was responsible for the creation of a number of curriculum innovations while a principal and his creativity is obvious on every turn. Leading a very interesting and varied life, Dick currently lives in the Saratoga Springs, NY area and he and his wife, Joan, enjoy the many cultural offerings of the area, like to travel and the adventures of their six grandchildren. Dick is the author of four published novels, including the acclaimed, The Reluctant Witness and The Boston Connection. He has written seven complete novels to date.    



The Valley of Good and Evil

Author: Dick Moomey

Print ISBN:      9781939865748

E-Book ISBN:  9781939865755

Genre: Thriller/Suspense

Release Date 08/15/2013

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The small village of Valley, is entrapped by a horrible crime, placing all its Citizen’s on red alert. Their Police Chief has been murdered, his eviscerated body found propped up against a cemetery tombstone. Even more mysterious, is that on the back of the monument someone scribbled the three word sentence, Ken Black Knew. Ken has been dead ten years, the victim of a horrific, fiery accident on nearby Storm King Mountain.

Home town girl, attorney Amanda Black, is on her way back to her home town, determined to find some answers to the Chief’s murder, but even more, to investigate the reasons behind her father’s name being used in connection with the murder. Almost home, she stops at a mountain outlook to observe the town of Valley and the changes of ten years.

She notices a large hawk circling in the sky and without warning, the feral bird swoops down attacking Amanda with claws and wings.  Frightened, although a fiery attorney, she seeks cover near the observation wall. After some wait, she finds the bird has landed nearby with an apparent note attached to one leg. Carefully, the attorney removes the note and reads. 

You are not a wise woman, Amanda Black

Made a bad move coming back 

Never too late, my sweet little friend  

Get back in your car and begin to wend         

Your way back to Maine, and stay real clear 

Of all Valley rumors you happen to hear. 

I knew you’d stop here 

Guess who

Thus begins an incredible journey of attacks on Amanda and eventually all who are her friends. From her high school sweetheart, the female minister, old friends of her fathers, the new police chief and his troubled girlfriend. Before long, the horrible threats and eventual murders of two more citizens reveal a most unusual predator holding the small town hostage. A twisted tale leads all concerned  on a cat and mouse game in the pursuit and eventual capture of a madman, who is a victim himself.  





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