Advance Praise for Stress Fractures:

“Stress Factures is a fine criminal novel involving society’s outcasts — an accused killer and a young, troubled boy — who help each other and learn from each other as they try to make their way through a hostile world.  With twists and turns and fine plotting and characterization, the pace never lets up.  Very much recommended!” —  Brendan DuBois, author, Fatal Harbor and two-time Shamus Award winner and three-time Edgar Award finalist

“Fugitive Kevin Markinson comes into the spotlight in this suspenseful story of a father and husband who acts with a moral compass even while trying to save himself from the law. New England noir with a conscience, the prequel to Lead Poisoning is a fast-moving story that keeps you up nights until you finish and leaves you asking, ‘Was he wrongly accused or not?’”   Edith Maxwell, award-winning author of ‘Til Dirt Do Us Part, and Speaking of Murder (as Tace Baker)

“Seymour skillfully juggles three storylines, dazzling your attention with Kevin, Sally, and Danny as their paths cross and intersect. Then she fires a shot from the woods.” — Stephen D. Rogers, author, Shot to Death, Three-Minute Mysteries, and more than 800 shorter pieces

"Stress Fractures is an action-packed tale of one man's search for the truth, and his desperate escape from injustice. It's a tale of love, hope, and decency in the face of almost-certain death. Kevin Markinson is a truly unique hero, flawed and dangerous, but with an unbreakable strain of nobility that makes this story so compelling." - Mark Pryor (Austin, TX) is the author of The Bookseller, The Crypt Thief, and The Blood Promise, the first three Hugo Marston novels. The fourth in the series, a prequel, is The Button Man and will appear on September 3. Mark also wrote the true-crime book As She Lay Sleeping. An assistant district attorney with the Travis County District Attorney's Office, in Austin, Texas, he is the creator of the true-crime blog DAConfidential. He has appeared on CBS News's 48 Hours and Discovery Channel's Discovery ID: Cold Blood. Visit him online at

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