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Frank Haddleton

Author of Walker's Key

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Image above by Mikael Lindstrom

 

"A striking, multifaceted take on the family-secret novel. ...The writing here lends a strong sense of place to the proceedings, along with thorough—but not overwhelming—detail on ships, lighthouses, and the sea...With the initial murder mystery linking all these disparate elements together, this must-read novel maintains a consistent, compelling sense of tension and feeling. A well-researched mystery, punctuated by thrilling tension and deep emotion."        Kirkus Reviews

 [Haddleton] deftly weaves diverse geographic and historical periods in a story that quickly pulls a reader in and holds their interest through to the very surprising conclusion. It was wonderful to learn more about the history of Tampa Bay reading this thoroughly enjoyable mystery.   

Bay Soundings

 Sibling rivalry, murder, and family secrets form the heart of Frank B. Haddleton’s engaging debut, Walker’s Key … Haddleton draws on his own family’s mysterious past and his obvious love of Florida’s West coast to offer a compelling, fast-paced mystery (think Dennis Lehane), an elegy to a bygone era, and an homage to the seafaring life … All told, Walker’s Key is for fans of nail-biting mysteries, who will find the story’s heart-pounding action hard to resist.  

BlueInk Review

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Award-winning finalist in the Fiction: LGBTQ category of the 2019 Best Book Awards sponsored by American Book Fest.

 

Book Signing 2/22/2020 in Sarasota

Come meet me on Saturday, February 22, outside A. Parker's Books & Book Bazaar at 1488 Main Street, Sarasota, between 10 a.m. and noon, and I'll sign a book for you.  A limited quantity of books will be available for sale or come with your own copy.  

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Looking west from the landing at Walker's Key, my great-grandfather's island, 100 years ago and now.

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Friends of my great-great-grandfather, who lived on Egmont Key, believed he was murdered.

Frank on Lake Champlain, August, 2019. Photo by Douglas Cardin.

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Walker's Key, by Fern Crete. May, 2019

Contact Me

Email: frankbhaddleton@gmail.com


(802) 363-9352


Frank Haddleton

P.O. Box 64649

Burlington, VT  05406


Office:  270 College Street (by appointment)