The Daniel Levin Mysteries
Follow the adventures of Daniel Levin as he faces life-threatening enemies, intense personal problems, struggles with love, and moral dilemmas as he seeks solutions to the murders he encounters.
About The Series
The Daniel Levin Mysteries are a series of historical mystery novels. These novels are set in different locales such as the Lower East Side of New York in the second decade of the twentieth century, Paris in the 1920s, and others. The novels follow the adventures of Daniel Levin as he faces life-threatening enemies, intense personal problems, struggles with love, and moral dilemmas as he seeks solutions to the murders he encounters.
Exiles: A Mystery in Paris
The Daniel Levin Mysteries Book 1
Exiles is set in Paris in 1925. The protagonist, Daniel Levin, heads there to become a writer. He must solve a murder among the famous Lost Generation writers such as Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Gertrude Stein. He is aided by Sylvia Beach, the sharp-eyed and sharp-tongued owner of the famed bookstore Shakespeare and Company. Daniel must also deal with the hidden wounds he suffered as a soldier in the First World War and his fatal attraction to one of suspects in the murder.
Bloodlines: A Mystery About Murdering the Weak
The Daniel Levin Mysteries Book 2
After a little girl has gone missing in 1930 London, Agatha Christie and other writers as well as director Alfred Hitchcock hire Daniel Levin to find the girl. Levin discovers his efforts include confronting a secret group that wants to rid society of the weak and undesirable. He must confront his antagonist, a brutal killer sent by the growing Nazi party in Germany to help the secret group. Daniel must also deal with the hidden wounds he suffered as a soldier in the First World War and the emotional roadblocks to love. The principal subplot of the novel takes place in contemporary times. Hannah Salter, Levin’s great-granddaughter, finds herself drawn into her ancestor’s story and faces powerful enemies who have their own deadly plans.
Abandoned: A Mystery in Nazi Germany
The Daniel Levin Mysteries Book 3
Daniel Levin is sent by the U.S. government on a mission to Hitler’s Berlin in 1934. Levin’s task is to rescue a mysterious boy held by the Nazis. Coming face-to-face with Hitler and other leaders, Levin must solve a murder for the Nazis in order to save the child. But Levin, aided by a German criminal investigator deeply unhappy about his country, develops a daring plan that will test him to his limits.
The Gallery of Missing Husbands
The Gallery of Missing Husbands is a mystery novel set on the Lower East Side in New York in 1914. The title The Gallery of Missing Husbands refers to a weekly section of the newspaper Jewish Daily Forward. The Gallery consisted of mostly grainy pictures of men who had abandoned their families.
The novel opens as the protagonist, Daniel Levin, witnesses the death of the area’s greatest psychic. Asked by the victim’s attractive sister-in-law to investigate, Levin uncovers a web of romantic deceits, blackmail, and murder. His investigation leads him to a midnight break-in at the city morgue at Bellevue Hospital, an anarchist determined to avoid being forced back to Russia, a corrupt police officer filled with hate, and a friendship with a crime reporter. Eventually, Daniel understands the complexity of missing husbands and fragile families.
Beyond solving several murders, Daniel has to deal with a debilitating personal problem. He feels guilty about what he believes was his responsibility in his mother’s suicide.
About the Author
Larry is a former professor of English at Suffolk County Community College on Long Island where he taught courses in writing and journalism as well as an occasional course on mystery fiction. He worked as an advisor for two members of the United States Congress and is the author of twenty non-fiction books.
Larry and his wife, Sharon, live on Long Island, New York. They have one son, three daughters, one daughter-in- law, three sons-in- law, and five grandchildren.