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Guilt in Hiding now available


Donald Levin’s newest entry in his Martin Preuss series, Guilt in Hiding, is now in print.

This third volume in the series finds Ferndale Police Detective called out to search for a van that has disappeared from the streets of Ferndale along with the woman who was driving and her passenger, a young handicapped man. This hits home to Preuss with particular urgency because he has a son, Toby, who is multiply handicapped; the loving relationship between Preuss and his son is one of the central features of the series. Working through layer upon layer of secrets in his search for the van, Preuss exposes a multitude of crimes with roots in the twentieth century’s darkest period.
Author Peter Chiaramonte said Guilt in Hiding is “Superb storytelling . . . one feels almost breathless by the end.” Elizabeth Sims, author of the Rita Farmer and Lillian Byrd series (and a former Detroiter), said the first novel in the series, Crimes of Love, “delivers all the elements of a solid police procedural.” Jersey Girl Book Reviews called the second book in the series, The Baker’s Men, “Riveting.” Retired Ferndale Chief of Police Michael Kitchen called The Baker’s Men “the emotional unraveling of a complicated crime with well-developed characters and background drama.”

An award-winning fiction writer and poet, Donald Levin is also the author of Crimes of Love (2011), the first Martin Preuss mystery; The Baker’s Men (2014), book 2 in the series; The House of Grins (1992), a novel; and two books of poetry, In Praise of Old Photographs (2005) and New Year’s Tangerine (2007). He is professor emeritus of English and retired dean of the faculty at Marygrove College in Detroit and lives in Ferndale.

Guilt in Hiding is available on order through bookstores and online at  and The Kindle version is now available.