Richard Houston


Richard is working on his third career. His first was as a carpenter and roofer for twenty years while working his way through college. With a BS in Math he spent the next twenty-five years as a successful software engineer by working on the Space Shuttle at both Vandenberg AFB, and Johnson Space Center. He then went on to start Master Mind SofTools where he developed software for fortune 500 companies.

After taking early retirement in 2007, he moved to Warsaw, Missouri and built a home on the water with a view to die for. Richard now devotes his time to raising his great-grand daughter and writing. He is currently working on the second novel in the Jacob Martin series.

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Smashwords book reviews by Richard Houston

  • Where the Bodies Lie Buried on May 30, 2014
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    Where the Bodies Lie is more than a mystery of finding who killed the people buried on Mackenzie Wilder’s family farm. It’s also a story about family and discovery. In a way, the title has a double meaning, for we all have skeletons in the closet. RJ has an interesting and different way of writing a mystery. I found the characters to be far more rounded and three-dimensional than your average detective or PI novel. And did I mention the old boats. As an owner of at least a dozen boats during my time, I love what RJ added to the story with her classic Chris Craft. I highly recommend this book to readers of Cozy Mysteries and those who like a well plotted and written story. I can’t wait to read what else RJ has written.