Fifth CW McCoy book launches

Did CW McCoy’s father kill her mother and brother and nearly take her life? The question has haunted the former detective for nearly thirty years. When friend and mentor Walter Bishop discovers that police have arrested a suspect, CW reluctantly revisits her roots to uncover the hard truth about her family—no matter the cost.

Confronted by hostile sources and a city ravaged by a string of arsons, CW questions everything she’s come to believe about that night. Did her father commit the crime, or was he framed? Did he disappear, or was he murdered? And what about her own history with conflict? Does the family’s violent streak run in her veins, too?

In her fifth outing (after Permanent Vacation), CW rushes headlong into her most troubling case, one that will change her life forever. With Burning Man, she faces the greatest challenge of all—coming to terms with a past that continues to blaze.

Burning Man is available through bookstores and online at Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble and Kobo.

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Jeff Widmer is the author of the CW McCoy and the Brinker series of crime novels, as well as Born Under a Bad Sign, a novel of the Woodstock era, and several works of nonfiction.

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Praise for Jeff Widmer

CW is a great character. Widmer easily brings the town of Spanish Point and its colorful cast of characters to life. An entertaining mystery romp.

Kirkus Reviews

A writer who knows how to put the reader in the action is a rare thing. Jeff Widmer does it with every character and every scene.

— Anna Schmidt, The Peacemakers

Jeff Widmer takes you on a wild ride in the murderous tour bus in a uniquely dark and twisted story that touches on euthanasia, addiction, greed, sex, and more. And then there’s Brinker. . . .

— Louise Machinist, My House Our House

Reading Jeff Widmer’s novels is like gliding on Hans Brinker’s silver skates—the writing is smooth and sharp, with a cutting edge throughout.

— Screenwriter Michael Downend

‘Finding Woodstock’ available as paperback

Finding Woodstock, twelve personal reflection on the Sixties with original photography, is now available in paperback. A companion to the novel Born Under a Bad Sign, the collection of short essays provides the backstory to a generation that is still trying, in the words of Joni Mitchell, to get back to the garden.

The book is available through bookstores and online at Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and other retailers.

The Sixties reflected in ‘Finding Woodstock’

Woodstock, Vietnam and the Tocks Island Dam—all hot button issues that divided a nation and a town. The Sixties were filled with a mix of conflict and hope, with madness and music, and the Delaware River became ground zero for that fight.

In Finding Woodstock, Jeff Widmer reflects on one of America’s most turbulent times as he examines the promise of a generation and the decade that shaped our lives. A companion to the novel Born Under a Bad Sign, the collection provides the backstory to a generation that is still trying to get back to the garden.

Finding Woodstock is available in ebook and paperback formats at Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and other retailers.

Celebrate Woodstock at 50 with new novel

On the 50th anniversary of Woodstock comes a gripping story of love and obsession, set in one of the most turbulent times in American history.

It is 1969, capstone of a tumultuous decade, and life in the rural town of Pennsboro is about to explode. A dam that would flood the valley pits neighbor against neighbor. Protesters riot. Buildings burn. Amid the chaos, two lovers risk everything to fight for their dreams.

Elizabeth Reed feels conflicted. She loves photography, the river the government wants to dam, and a musician who can’t settle on any one person or place. Hayden Quinn, the guitarist Rolling Stone calls the next Jimi Hendrix, feeds a single obsession—to play Woodstock, the biggest concert of his life. He presents Elizabeth with a terrible dilemma: does she stay to save her family farm, or relinquish her dreams to follow Quinn into the unknown?

With saboteurs targeting everyone she loves, Elizabeth must face the greatest risk of all—whether to trust herself.

Rich in unforgettable characters, brimming with social insight and historical detail, Born Under a Bad Sign is a dramatic and nuanced portrait of love and loss in the Sixties—a coming-of-age story for an entire generation.

Scheduled for release on May 1, the novel is available for preorder through bookstores and online at Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble and Kobo.