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“The Lurker in the Dark,” by J. Scot Witty, Reveals a Dark and Mysterious Story


Author J. Scot Witty’s latest novel, “The Lurker in the Dark,” is a gripping story of murder, mystery, and suspense. It is set in the 1920’s jazz age, where a private detective, Maurice Landgrave, is accused of killing his partner and friend, David Archer. In order to prove his innocence, Maurice and his budding detective, Emmeline Quinn, must uncover the true murderer.

In this riveting adventure, Maurice and Emmeline must navigate through the plots and conspiracies of international thieves, occultists, gangsters and modern-day robber barons. As they follow the footsteps of their dead friend, they find themselves in a race against time as they are pursued by the police. With so many suspects and so little time, their only hope is to solve an ancient mystery before it’s too late.

The story is a captivating mix of a murder mystery and a romantic love story, with a sprinkling of action, adventure, and suspense. It is a story of the 1920’s, filled with characters that readers can relate to and become invested in. It is a story of Maurice’s journey of self-discovery, as he discovers not only who the murderer is but who he is in the process.

“The Lurker in the Dark” is an exciting and energetic story that will keep readers guessing until the very end. The characters and events are based on actual events from the 1920’s and are framed with some of the author’s own experiences. With its thrilling action sequences, spine-tingling suspense, and unforgettable characters, this book is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats.

J. Scot Witty is a bestselling author of mystery and suspense novels. He has written numerous books, including “The Lurker in the Dark,” that have been translated into multiple languages.

“The Lurker in the Dark” is available now at Be sure to check it out for an exciting and thrilling experience that will keep you guessing until the very end.

The Lurker in the Dark
Author: J Scot Witty
Publisher: Authors’ Tranquility Press (January 25, 2023)
Language: English
Hardcover: 298 pages
ISBN-10: 1959579509
ISBN-13: 978-1959579502

About the Author
An adventurous soul having hiked across the United States in his early life, J. Scot Witty became rooted in ideas rather than places. With a fascination for words, storytelling became second nature at a young age. Using his rampant imagination, he has created new worlds in his writing with a strong focus and preoccupation on character building. Currently living in Ithaca NY, when not writing, Witty enjoys time with his partner and children, and playing fantasy role-playing games with the local children at the elementary schools.

During his thirty-five year tenure as a small business owner and manager, Witty has developed a strong passion for storytelling and became a game master. Witty’s actual life experiences, journeys, and adventures fuel an unwavering creative story and it is from here that the writing launches. Out of his love of world history and study for many years, he became a teacher and is now a member of the Writers Guild of America. Witty views history through the lens of myth, legend, and wonder. It is with this magic that he enjoys expressing the ideal that anything in life is possible. The struggle to answer the mystery of man’s own potential and how it can easily go awry drives his writing.

With his stories dealing mostly with the relationships of the characters and how they relate to each other, Witty hopes to effectively show how unity can still be achieved in diversity. “As much as Americans in the U.S. would like to think that we are a melting pot of cultures, we have become quite galvanized in the question of us vs them instead. Through his novels, Witty hopes to inspire hope and change as he is consistently involved with how to make a difference with today’s environmental and socioeconomic issues.

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