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My latest book, Too Beautiful For Words,   takes place in 1993, San Francisco, California. It is the second book   in the detective series. It not a who-done-it-mystery. Rather it deals   with what evil turned innocence into public enemy number one. Read how    private investigator Sammy Shovel solves a worldwide assassin gang.  The  leader is so bold he fools everyone, even Sammy until at the end he   put's it all together and worms out what really happened in the first   chapter. The story also includes a missing person an insurance company   wants him found, because the insurer had a million dollar policy and   they must pay in two months.

About Ronald James

Ronald James passed peacefully November 24th, 2018 in Castro Valley after complications from surgery.  His family thanks you for your past interest and support.

Ronald  M. James was born during the great depression, and as a toddler   watched WPA men build a new street, from his home’s big front window.   His playmates were a red rider wagon, a small black satchel and rocks.   By using his imagination he had conversations with mythical street   workers that bloomed into fashioned fantasies by age four. He used   cardboard boxes to create fun spaces for his neighborhood playmates to   enjoy and he kept telling stories all through high school. In college  he  abandoned writing and studied architecture. James had a successful   architectural career and retired, however he wanted to keep his  creative  juices fluent, so he returned to his childhood story telling  days and  joined a writers group. Like architecture, each day he  couldn’t wait to  create, finish, and start new stories—like, Harrington  Manor.  


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