Today’s Book Review: River of Murder by Conrad Jestmore

Take a peek at Keyhole Conversations newest YouTube video interview of Conrad Jestmore’s “River of Murder,” where the author portrays his character, ex-cop and P.I., Jimmy O’Reilly, who “spills the beans” on his creator. We will be posting the video on Keyhole Conversations after November lst. Or if you want to view it now, you can copy and paste the link into your browser.

We’ve included a teaser of what his book is about. Read on.

Mystery:  Jimmy O’Reilly, ex-cop and failed P.I., returns to his small Kansas hometown on the Arkansas River to find peace, but instead finds a family friend murdered. Only problem, no one believes it is murder. As a reluctant investigator, O’Reilly stumbles on an international drug scheme, and in the process, has to face his demons from the past. A trail of murders up and down the river leads O’Reilly back to the big city and its violent underworld of crime. It also brings into question his own ability not only to find the truth, but to come to terms with his wife’s death and also protect a local teenager from danger in her innocent involvement in the violence.


 Conrad Jestmore has published short stories, poetry and non-fiction in numerous journals and anthologies, and is a Past-President of the Kansas Authors Association. His first novel, River of Murder is available as an e-book from, Barnes and Noble.Com, and the publisher, He has earned gainful employment as a welfare case worker in the mountains of northern California, an elevator operator when elevators still had them, a bartender, a paint warehouse stocker, a USO performer and a high school teacher. He is a Reiki Master and currently teaches Reiki classes and heals both humans and animals in his central Kansas Reiki practice.

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