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Free Soil author releases new thriller

May 3, 2019

What do the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl, organized crime and a short story written by Hungarian author Firgyes Karinthy have to do with a mysterious 1939 murder?

“The Girl With 39 Graves,” the newest novel by Free Soil author Michael Beres, has the answers.

Though a work of fiction, the self-published novel pulls from American history, weaving it together with these with other seemingly disparate pieces to create one generation-spanning mystery that the author hopes will resonate with local readers.

“The Girl With 39 Graves” was released on April 1 and is the most recent entry in a writing career that spans nearly 40 years. It’s available to purchase at the Ludington Book Mark, 201 S. Rath Ave., and on Amazon Kindle. On July 1, it will be available on the Barnes & Noble Nook and other e-reading platforms.

Originally from Chicago, Beres writes mysteries and thrillers that utilize social, political, environmental and historical themes.

Beres said the novel’s multi-faceted story, centering around the discovery of evidence by members of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, was inspired in part by his father’s history.

Read the full story in Friday’s Ludington Daily News print or e-Edition.