ABOUT THE BOOK
MISSING, MURDER SUSPECTED
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Words from the Editor
I would like to provide my readers with the reasons for getting the manuscript of ‘Missing, Murder Suspected” transcribed/edited & self published posthumously in my father’s memory as follows:-
Having not known any of my past ancestors, in 2014 I was working (via Ancestry website) on my family history book and had joined my local genealogy group, in order to get some ideas of how it all worked!
35 years ago, my father ‘Austin’ Stone (1904-1979) had left a box full of old documents, which I inherited from my late brother in 2003. Until searching for my dad’s birth certificate, I had not seriously searched the box for details! Family Tree details can be found here at Ancestry.co.uk.
In the box of documents I found, not only the book manuscript but several of my father’s Radio Plays that he had written for the BBC, back in the 1950’s! One of my genealogy colleagues asked if I would be interested in working with the local Players Guild to perform a play at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. I thought this would be a lot of fun and would also keep my father’s literary work profiled!
So, in January 2019 we decided to produce “An Affair of Honour”. With media support from the Chilliwack Progress newspaper and local radio station 89.5 The Drive, we were amazed to have a ‘full house’ of almost 150 attendees! As a result of this success, it was planned to re-enact and produce 4 more Radio Plays over the next 2 years. On January 11th. 2020 we performed “A Pearl in the Hand” to over 180 attendees!
Links as follows:
Watch the theatrical production of "A Pearl in the Hand" on the Radio Plays page.
Novels also by Austin Stone...
1936: Murders in the Mortuary (Eldon Press & Putnam, NY)
1936: The Headsman (Eldon Press)
1948: Hangman's Harvest (John Gifford)
1949: Blood Stays Red (John Gifford)
1949: Death Throws a Party (John Gifford)
1950: Deadly Night-Blade (John Gifford)
1953: In the Shadow (John Gifford)
All books are out of print.