The Crimson Vortex, an exciting new mystery set in Sedona, Arizona

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Crimson Vortex, a new mystery by Monte Merrick, has just been published on Amazon Kindle, Nook, and many other ebook distributors.  It is a sequel to the author's previous book, The Merlin Pool.


Tom Jessup receives a mysterious deathbed order from a dying friend that sends him to Sedona, Arizona.  In this magical land of otherworldly beauty, a series of inexplicable murders is occurring.  Tom becomes involved with a sexy psychic, a neurotic novelist, a friendly thug and other unusual characters who draw him deeper and deeper into danger. Tom, a retiree with a beloved dog, finds himself in the unlikely position of having to solve the murders before the murderer targets him.

The Crimson Vortex is an exciting and fascinating mystery, as well as the portrait of a man grappling with the major issues: love, family and mortality.  The Crimson Vortex will delight mystery readers and anyone who has been thrilled by or is curious about the wonders of Sedona.

In addition to his novels, Monte Merrick is a prize-winning playwright and a screenwriter whose movies include Memphis Belle and 8 Seconds.  More information is available on the author's website:

Media Contact: Monte Merrick, Open Heart Productions, 310-924-0719,

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