Fatal Designs: A Patrick MacKenna Mystery

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When teenage Erin MacKenna and friends are separated from their canoeing party by an earthquake, she and a younger girl witness two men burying a body, are kidnapped and held in a remote cabin. Her father, architect and amateur sleuth Patrick MacKenna, on learning they are captives of drug dealers, sexual predators and traffickers, must abandon his earthquake-stricken clients to rescue them. More

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About Peter H. Green

In his career as an architect, Peter Green has seen enough close calls, suspicious acts and outright skullduggery to lure him into writing mysteries. In Peter’s curiously autobiographical debut novel, Crimes of Design, architect Patrick MacKenna, discovers the body of the staunchest advocate for his controversial flood-protected dream project in the site’s storm water pumping station during a record flood in St. Louis. He is forced to become an amateur sleuth to save his career, his family and his very life.

A writer, architect and city planner reared in a family of journalists, Peter found his father’s 400 World War II letters, his humorous war stories, his mother’s writings and his family’s often hilarious doings too good a tale to keep to himself, so he launched a second career as a writer. After years of architectural work and proposal writing for his design firms, he went back to Washington University to study creative writing with such accomplished authors as Catherine Rankovic, Robert Earleywine and Rick Skwiot, resulting in the release in 2005 of his biographical memoir on the often hilarious antics and serious achievements of his dad’s World War II adventure, Ben''s War with the U. S. Marines (2005, 2014) and his mother's humorous biographical memoir, Radio: One Woman's Family in War and Pieces.

Peter earned a Certificate in Creative Writing and Bachelor of Architecture degree from Washington University, St. Louis, and a B.A. from Yale University. He is Vice President, Programs, for St. Louis Writers Guild, a member of Sisters in Crime, St. Louis Publishers Association and Missouri Writers Guild. Among design organizations, he is a member of the American Institute of Architects, American Planning Association, American Institute of Certified Planners and past St. Louis Post President and Fellow of the Society of American Military Engineers. He lives in St. Louis with his wife, Connie, and has two very young married daughters and three small grandchildren. The life and times of the last pet he owned. “The Night We Ruined the Dog,” can be found on his website, www.peterhgreen.com .

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