Edward Kendrick and Murder on Rainbow Lane

Filed under: Guest Posts May 31, 2016

Today I invited Edward Kendrick to talk about his new e-book, Murder on Rainbow Lane, which was just published by JMS Books!

About Murder on Rainbow Lane:

This story is the result of my deciding to write a real whodunit, not just a mystery per se. That meant coming up with a cast of characters, any one of whom could be the murderer — names, occupations, and their connections to each other — and which one/s would be victims of the killer. On top of that, I decided that the killer would be trying to frame Adam, our intrepid narrator. To do all of this, I first made a map of Rainbow Lane, labeling who lived in each house. With that completed, I set up a timetable, adding each event as it happened, to try to keep my ducks in a row as I started writing the story.

Why Rainbow Lane? It kept all the suspects in a relatively contained area, so that I could X out each house on the map when someone was murdered. This gave me a visual of where and how each victim died. After that, it was just a case of Adam, with the help of police detective Steve Jarrett, trying to find the killer before he, or she, succeeded with their nefarious plans. I have no clue if this is how most authors go about writing a whodunit, but it worked for me. Hopefully, the reader will enjoy going along with Adam in his search for “whodunit.”


My name is Adam Moore, and I am not a happy camper at the moment. Someone is killing the residents on Rainbow Lane cul-de-sac. If that wasn’t bad enough, they’re trying to frame me for the murders.

My only hope of proving my innocence? Detective Steve Jarrett … if I can convince him I’m not the man he’s looking for. Although he may be the man I’ve been looking for all my life.

Read an excerpt or buy a copy of the book today!

About Edward Kendrick:

Born and bred Cleveland, I earned a degree in technical theater, later switched to costuming, and headed to NYC. Finally seeing the futility of trying to become rich and famous in the Big Apple, I joined VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America), ending up in Chicago for three years. Then it was on to Denver where I put down roots and worked as a costume designer until just recently.

I began writing a few years ago after joining an on-line fanfic group. Two friends and I then started a group for writers where they may post any story they wish no matter the genre or content. Since then, for the last three years, I’ve been writing for publication. Most, but not all, of my work is m/m, either mildly erotic or purely ‘romantic’, and more often than not it involves a mystery or covert operations.

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