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Edward J. Dumke’s Romantic Mystery Book “Family Secrets” Was Showcased at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2023

The narrative unfolds with the passing of Katherine McMasters’ father, prompting her return to her birthplace. There, she not only unearths love but also embarks on a transformative journey of self-discovery.

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"Excellent, easy read. A MUST read for native San Franciscans and those who know the City landmarks! Kudos to Dumke for a delightful mystery, adventure, and nostalgic remembrance of San Francisco yesteryear!" - Jeff Rodman, Amazon Review.

Self-publishing and book marketing company ReadersMagnet displayed Edward J. Dumke’s romantic mystery fiction “Family Secrets: A San Francisco Saga” at the 2023 Frankfurt Book Fair. The book trade fair took place from October 18 to 22, 2023, at the Frankfurt Trade Fair grounds, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Recognized as the world’s largest trade fair for books and published materials, the Frankfurt Book Fair, also known as Frankfurter Buchmesse, is a five-day event held annually in mid-October. It is a pivotal platform for international deals and trading, organized annually by Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH, a subsidiary of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association.

Set in 1953, “Family Secrets” narrates the story of Katherine McMasters, a young heiress who returns to her birth city, San Francisco, following the mysterious death of her father.

Inheriting her father’s steamship line, Katherine, with the support of her eccentric great Aunt Louisa and cousin Albert, rediscovers her love for the city. As Katherine’s life and familial relationships become increasingly intricate, she also finds herself entangled in an undeniable love.

These experiences propel her on a journey of self-discovery, navigating the high society of San Francisco, the challenges of the waterfront, the Bohemians of North Beach, and the intrigues of her board of directors.

Unraveling her family’s secrets becomes her most formidable challenge, requiring inner strength and reconciliation with a past veiled in mystery. “Family Secrets: A San Francisco Saga” possesses a cinematic quality, making it ideal for development into a TV mini-series. Hollywood has expressed interest in pursuing this adaptation.

Purchase a copy of “Family Secrets: A San Francisco Saga” by Edward J. Dumke on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

“Family Secrets: A San Francisco Saga”
Author: Edward J. Dumke
Genre: Fiction, Romance, Mystery
Publisher: Hot Chili Press
Published Date: June 16, 2015

Edward Dumke, a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, has always held a special fascination for this City by the Bay. For over sixty years he has been a keen observer of the San Francisco scene with all its unparalleled beauty, sophistication, diversity, and often eccentric yet always fashionable society.

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 Family Secrets
 San Francisco Saga
 Edward J. Dumke
 Romantic Mystery

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