Wednesday, July 14, 2010

New Titles ~ New Covers

Here's some of what has kept me busy the past week or two...

THE LAST OF THE RAILROAD POLICE is Carl Moen's memoir of his days working security in the train yards around Chicago...this one won our Cop Tales contest last year.

NO EVIDENCE OF A CRIME (see author post below) gets way into forensic police work...set in Washington DC where the good guys are almost as scary as the bad guys!

Once again, I am stunned with what a great job our cover designer does!


Billie Johnson
Publisher (happy publisher!)


Monti said...

Wow! I especially love the cover for No Evidence of a Crime. That is spectacular!


Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Great covers, both of them.


Holli said...

Very enticing covers, but then all of Oak Tree covers are tremendously appealing.

And DC sounds a lot like New Orleans.

Holli Castillo
Gumbo Justice
(Hard at work on Jamabalya Justice)

LauraR said...

They just keep getting better! Very nice.

carl moen said...

"I wrote the "Last of the Railroad Police" for two reasons. First of all they died as an organization in the 1950's without a whimper. I thought they deserved an epitaph. Secondly, at my age of 81, I am one of the few still alive who could, and was qualified to write it. I was in de facto the last of the old time rail road police who was trained by the old timers and did things they way they taught me. So this book as well as telling my adventures is also an historic work.
I began working nights in the largest railroad yard in the world. It was called "Proviso" and was located just outside of Chicago. It was so dangerous that the city police would not come on our property after two of their patrolmen were shot to death. Insurance companies would not issue policies for us.
We worked alone and had no radios or telephones. I also worked the passenger stations, and the rail lines (In one month I made 22 felony arrests), as well as the freight houses.
I was also present when limbs were lost to the mighty steel wheels. Aside from the arrests, there were a great deal of humorous stories that I have sought to share with you. I have mixed in the mundane duties to present a full picture.
Finally, I tell why this organization died and who and why it met it's end. With this story I feel I have put the cork in the bottle." carl moen

carl moen said...

The cover for The Last of The Railroad Police proves the old saying a picture is worth a thousand words. Here it shows the lonely patrolman working the rail yard. The snow on the ground shows some of the adverse weather he had to work in. In the backgrdound is the skyline of Chicago next to Proviso, the largest freight yard in the world. Outstanding cover! carl moen