Barney W. Zimmermann
Barney W. Zimmermann was born in Denmark in 1940 during the Nazi occupation. After completing Grammar School he bacame a bookkeeper, spent the obligatory 16 months in the Royal Danish Army, worked a few years in accounting and insurance, dabbled a little in painting with watercolors and oil paint, developed an interest in classical music, became President of the music club 'Piano' in Copenhagen. He then spent 3 years in Greenland working as a civilian contractor for the U.S. Air Force, before moving to Canada where he has worked in the accounting field forever after, living in Windsor, Ontario, also known as 'Motown South' because its little suburb to the north across the Detroit River is known as 'Motown'.
Always interested in the printed word he is a voracious reader, of fiction as well as fact, and he has always been writing, produced several articles and short stories, both in Danish back in Vikingland and in English, all for private use, nothing ever published.
After visiting the South-West he knew that this was where he really wanted to be. He travelled extensively there, especially in the 'Four Corners' area, including the lovely city of Santa Fe, wrote about it, in his private notebook mostly, but also a few unpublished short stories. On the advice of a wellknown and very successful author of mystery novels he expanded one of these short stories into a 'South-West Flavored Mystery Novel' entitled 'The Broken Kachina'.
This novel is now available as an eBook published by Smashwords, and the author is hard at work on 2 more books, and he has another couple simmering on the backburner.
The Broken Kachina
by Barney W. Zimmermann
A mystery set mainly in New Mexico and Arizona, involving art fraud, strong-arm sales techniques and murder, money-laundering and coyote traffic. Two journalists witness an art dealer being pushed off the cliff path at Bandelier National Monument, start investigating and are soon in so deep they decided to involve the police, despite which they get ambushed and almost killed in the process.
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