November, 2013
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Marriage Can Be Murder

A novella about Jim Richards when he was a young man

Jim Richards started in the first book "Classmate Murders" at 60 years old. But what was he like in his 30s? This new book tells a back story of Jim during a period of change in his life.

From the book description:

This book is a novella.

Jim Richards is a thirty-one year old bachelor who doesn't realize that he's on his way to a marriage that he isn’t ready for. He also doesn't know about his fiancé’s crazy parents who make Jim's life miserable, as hard as he tries to adapt to married life. Plagued by oddball neighbors and friends that make his already shaky marriage even more unstable, Jim struggles to keep the peace in his two-room flat in the suburbs of Detroit.

This is an early look at the life of Jim Richards from the murder novel series, before he became a private investigator and finally married the woman of his dreams. The story has been adapted by Bob Moats from a stage play he wrote in 1985, turning the script into this book to give readers a private look at the senior citizen sleuth when he was a young man, and not very wise when it came to women. This book is a novella.

Kindle users can get "Marriage can be Murder" at
For those with Nook, "Marriage can be Murder" is at

Bob Moats  is the author of 32 novels about the senior citizen sleuth named Jim Richards, and the five book Fatal Series.
He also wrote the short fantasy novella “Crystal Prison of Kyr” and is a published playwright with his three act comedy “Happily Ever After”.
Please stop by the website to visit and read previews. Thank you, Bob Moats.
The Website is at
and now

The story is finished! The Book is done!
Santa Murders
A new Jim Richards book!
This book is available now on Amazon, Kobo and Barnes & Noble. Do a search for the title of the book.

Bob is working on the next book, "Wiseguy Murders" and information will be sent when the
book is finished hopefully around January 2014.
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