Novelist, David Shaffer, author of the Harry Caine Mystery Series is a retired, long-time licensed private investigator in California and North Carolina.
He and Dixie Land (Jakubsen) are partners and co-owners of Alabaster Book Publishing. He lives in North Carolina with his wife, Mary.
Harry Caine has been hired to determine whether the missing father of his client is dead or alive. The client wants closure in his desire to determine the what, who, where, when, and why of his missing father who disappeared shortly after taking off in his private plane from Pahokee to West Palm Beach. The authorities have declared the case closed after an exhaustive search of the surrounding everglades sections of the Gulf of Mexico and the waters off the Florida east coast. As Harry and Mona uncover the facts of the case the profile of a serial killer begins to immerge. The action in this unforgettable Harry Caine Mystery takes place on land sea and air moving from Palm Beach and Marion County Florida to Eleuthera Island in the Bahamas.
Harry Caine and Mona Morgan’s second North Carolina assignment is to develop exculpatory evidence in support of the client’s son who has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend in North Carolina. The client’s son Frank Sanford is currently serving a twenty-year federal sentence for perjury and is desperately searching for a way to have the perjury sentence reduced to time served and a pending murder charge doesn’t help his chances. In the course of the investigation, Harry and Mona discover a possible connection to the multiple murders of the Carpenter family in Henry County Virginia...an unsolved six-year-old case that drew national attention due to the abduction and subsequent murder of the Carpenter’s daughter Jill. The tension mounts as Harry and Mona dream up ways to obtain a confession in the two cases notwithstanding the fact that neither case has an eye witness... and one case has no body or a crime scene. Things run smoothly until Harry and Mona serendipitously become the next victims in this crushing tale guaranteed to deliver a non-stop reading adventure.
It was a standard ‘locate’. One that Harry Caine and his assistant, Mona normally spent no more than a day resolving. But this unusual case turns into something much bigger and becomes Harry’s highest profile assignment. Harry’s and Mona’s life and the well being of the Florida population from Key Largo to Daytona Beach is at stake. West Palm Beach’s top private-detective team steps up to the plate in this gripping novel of international payback involving Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez in partnership with the infamous Colombian drug cartel. It’s Harry’s job to discover where his client’s husband has gone and more importantly why.
Harry Caine, a licensed Florida PI, was working cases in West Palm Beach when a satisfied client recommended him for an assignment he couldn’t turn down, up north in the deep south of North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad area. Harry and his assistant, Mona Morgan take on an unsolved nine-year-old murder that has never been declared cold. The investigation leads Harry to a wife beater, a homosexual sociopath, and secret software operations of a major credit card company. Harry and Mona demonstrate their skills as professional investigators in this intriguing mystery motived by love greed and the desire to kill.
Harry Caine a licensed Florida PI operating his investigative agency in West Palm Beach finds a way to attract big money clients. The Palm Beach kind of big money. His new client, Evans Enterprises, owns a network of car dealerships from West Palm Beach to Key Largo. The corporation finds itself under attack when used cars mysteriously explode, catch on fire, or fail due to a variety of other causes. Law suits proliferate and the press coverage promises to destroy the company’s business. Harry accepts the task of finding who and why someone is out to destroy Evans Enterprises. His investigation reveals a plot that stems from incidents that happened forty years ago. His discoveries could destroy all he loves and treasures.
Harry Caine is a licensed California private investigator that closed his one-man detective agency in Silicon Valley to try a new way of life in Washington D.C. In a short time he becomes dissatisfied with his new job and builds a getaway boat intending to sail away to the Caribbean Islands and never look back. On the way south from Washington D.C. a boating accident requires repairs but Harry doesn’t have enough money to pay the bill. A nefarious boat yard controller exiled from his family’s crime business in New Jersey offers Harry a job delivering some boxes from Daytona Beach to a Silicon Valley scientist/inventor. Harry discovers the contents of the boxes he has delivered and is hired to find the who’s and why’s of a counterfeiting scheme, stolen currency paper, and two murders. He gets caught up in this compelling coast-to-coast mystery and finds himself back in the detective business
Joseph M Knight