Larry Zimmerman

Biography

Larry E. Zimmerman graduated from the University of Hartford with a major in mathematics and a minor in literature. He worked for IBM as a Technical Industry Specialist and retired after 25 years. During that time, he taught programming classes, wrote many application programs and manuals for the banking industry. In retirement, he teaches poetry and short story writing to adults and senior citizens. Larry has won a number of awards for his poetry and short stories. He is known in Amston CT, for his mystery books that take place in the local environment.

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Books

Vampire at Amston Lake
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Series: Amston Lake, Book 13. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,790. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A skeleton of a man is unearthed next to Dirk Adler’s house. An archeologist determines that the man died of consumption and is classified as a vampire. When Dirk removes a ring from the finger of the skeleton, he detects that some apparition is leaving and returning to the grave. He must stop this vicious killer.
Murder By Design
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Series: Amston Lake, Book 12. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,010. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Joe Wolf hires Dirk Adler to convert an abandoned mansion into a business-meeting place. When Dirk becomes curious about the discrepancy in the room measurements, he opens a Pandora’s Box that leads him into a complicated plot of science and murder. Dirk decides to become a detective and follow discrepancies, false information, and clues that almost cost him his life.
The Amston Witch
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Series: Amston Lake, Book 11. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,940. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
One day, Margot St. Ronan asked Dirk Adler to accompany her to obtain a psychic reading from a local medium, Madam Dianne Teratoid. Although Dirk conceded to accompany her, he felt that psychic readings were foolish. After Dirk becomes a victim of a random accident, Madam Teratoid became his mentor. Then Dirk’s world changed, which eventually made him question his sanity.
The Face in the Rock
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Series: Amston Lake, Book 10. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,770. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Dirk Adler is approached by a young college student to help her find a magnetic boulder that apparently was predicted by Nikola Tesla to be in the Amston Lake area.
A Fortune in Amston Lake
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Series: Amston Lake, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,300. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
During a romantic picnic on Dibella's Island on Amston Lake, Dirk and Margot notice lights moving under the water. While investigating, Dirk finds a rare Dutch gold coin on the Sunken Island. How did a 300-year-old coin end up in Amston Lake? Having the coin puts Dirk’s life in danger. With help from a woman he knew years ago, they learn who wants to kill Dirk and where more coins can be found.
Arson at Amston Lake
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Series: Amston Lake, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,810. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Fire destroys a supposedly empty seasonal cottage, but when a candle is identified as the cause of the fire and a strange symbol has been scrawled on a wall, Dirk Adler wants to know what the symbol means. When a second fire is set and a body is found inside, Dirk decides to find out what is going on. His investigations and his attempts to end the arsons at Amston Lake almost cost him his life.
Amston Gold
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Series: Amston Lake, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,200. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Arriving from Ohio, Stillman Wilcox enlists Dirk Adler’s aid to help him find bars of gold that he believes Revolutionary War soldiers hid near Amston Lake over three hundred years ago. Dirk and Margot decode the symbols on a strange map that Stillman found hidden in his chimney after his house burned down. The search for gold results in unforeseen danger for all involved.
A Case of Amston Poison
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Series: Amston Lake, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,240. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When people start dying in the small town of Lebanon, CT, the FBI and CDC speculate that terrorists are testing a deadly poison. Ricin, extracted from castor beans, has no known antidote. What no one suspects is the connection of the killer or killers to Dirk Adler and Joe Wolf. When that connection proves to be personal, Dirk and Joe must protect themselves and their friends from sure death.
The Search for Amston Treasure
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Series: Amston Lake, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,910. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
With help from Margot St. Ronan and accompanied by the prodigious Wendell, Dirk Adler follows an arduous trail involving enigmatic poems, hidden messages, bible verses, and an electronic device, to find a very valuable treasure. Unfortunately, another person, who won't hesitate to eliminate the competition, is also looking for the same treasure. Will it spell the end for Dirk when the two meet?
Death in Amston Waters
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Series: Amston Lake, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,150. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Dirk Adler and Joe Wolf plan a quiet, relaxing afternoon of beer drinking and fishing on Amston Lake. Unfortunately, they catch a body instead of a fish. Dirk decides to investigate, but in trying to keep Joe out of trouble, Dirk inadvertently becomes a suspect himself. Margot reluctantly offers suggestions and they team up to clear Dirk, uncover the motive, and find the real murderer.
Amston Spirits
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Series: Amston Lake, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,560. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Retired Dirk Adler is half-heartedly renovating his shack-in-the-woods when mystery and history lure him away. Three women: brainy girlfriend Margot, sexy siren Vernonica and ethereal pyschic JoAnne help him uncover secrets buried in Amston woods for 300 years. The situation escalates when a developer begins a subdivision in the woods and bizarre accidents lead the police to Dirk’s doorstep.
The Haunting at Amston Lake
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Series: Amston Lake, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,520. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Interested in whether there are ghosts at Amston Lake, Dirk, his girlfriend Margot, and his pet pig, Wendell, go into the woods to find out the truth. They discover there are more than just ghosts in the woods, and Dirk fears for Wendell’s life after finding footprints of an unknown creature nearby. Find out whether Dirk can handle the creature and what he does about the haunting of Amston Lake.
Murder at Amston Lake
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Series: Amston Lake, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,990. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Dirk Adler, a retired Systems Programmer and troubleshooter, finds a dead body in an abandoned stone foundation near Amston Lake, CT. Not content to wait for the police investigation, he follows a trail that leads from Hebron to Manchester to Martha's Vineyard and back. Join Dirk, his girlfriend Margot, and his pet pig Wendell as they attempt to uncover the reason for the murder and to stay alive!

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