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Author Frank Kozusko

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About the Author


Frank Kozusko is retired after a full career as a nuclear engineer and submarine officer in the United States Navy, and 20 years as a Professor of Mathematics. THIRD BEAT: Writer. Since retiring, he has published stories, in many genres, in online magazines, anthologies, and literary journals. He has self-published three poetry collections including “Boomer Bounce: Poems on a Generation”, and written/illustrated one children’s book: “Can Penguins Fly?

Readers voted his story “Links” as the best in “Paradox: The Inner Circle Writers’ Group Crime/Mystery/Thriller Anthology 2019.” He is listed in “Who’s Who of Emerging Writers 2021.”

His recently created 1950’s San Francisco Private Eye, Jake Malloy, has appeared online in “Shotgun Honey” and anthologized in “The Trench Coat Chronicles.” and “WhoDunit.” Jake now has his own novella: “The Bloody Note Murder.”

The Bloody Note Murder


Author: Frank Kozusko

Paperback ISBN: 9781956788006

eBook ISBN: 9781956788013

Genre: Thriller

Release Date 10/18/2021

Jake Malloy is a fledgling private eye in post-WWII San Francisco. When a murder occurs, during what appears to be a botched robbery, Jake sets out to find a Bonnie-and-Clyde-type young couple responsible for similar robberies. A bloody note found at the scene of the crime is believed to have been written by the victim as he bled to death. What was the dying man trying to say? The bloodstains on the note make it hard to decipher but it appears to indicate a mystery woman is involved.

As Jake investigates, new leads and new mysteries develop.  When the full meaning of the note is discovered, it reveals hidden motives and crimes.

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