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"Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught."
– Honore de Balzac

Big Flies

When travel writer Chester Daniel David dies suddenly in an automobile accident, his son, Leland, finds himself the heir to a prosperous estate. As Leland sorts through his late father's belongings, he begins to uncover troubling secrets about his family's past. Big Flies is a new crime novel by Keith Hirshland that creatively shines a new light on four notorious robberies.

A Mystery Novel Based on True Events

A man known as D.B. Cooper hijacks an airplane and demands a ransom in the Pacific Northwest. A 24-karat gold cross recovered from a 16th century shipwreck is stolen from a museum in the Caribbean. A million dollars inexplicably vanishes from First Chicago National Bank™. A collection of priceless artifacts goes missing from a Mexican anthropological museum. All these crimes took place during a 15-year period. Could they be related?

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A Life of Lies

Through Leland's childhood, his father was never home. He was supposed to be touring the world and writing about his travels, but the clues that Leland finds suggest otherwise. Perhaps the answers from purposefully placed puzzle pieces will close the world-famous cold cases and reveal the truth about Chester.

Big Flies is a witty and ingenious mystery novel that follows Leland as he tracks down clues left by his father that link him to these notorious crimes. As Leland unlocks the mysteries surrounding his father's true life, he finds himself with even more unfathomable questions that he never anticipated asking about his family – and himself.