Experience the intriguing adventures of Matthew Wilson Kelly, a private detective, as he provides a countless number of various successful services for clients from coast to coast.The 42 year old gumshoe has been licensed as a bona fide private investigator for fourteen years.
Born and raised in the Florida Keys, he was prolific in both baseball and football in high school and in college. To his boyhood friends, he was known as Hewie. To his barroom buddies, he’s Matt Kelly, one hard drinking tough SOB. As a youth, when he wasn’t playing sports, he spent a great deal of his time at the police athletic center, often doing voluntary work for the police department. After a tour of duty with the Marine Corps, instead of pursuing a lucrative career in sports, his involvement in law enforcement intrigued him into becoming a private investigator.
Trailing a blackmailer, his pursuit brings him to Daniel Morgan Avenue, located in the upstate of South Carolina. Bringing that dilemma to a successful conclusion and several other capers over a period of time, he becomes captivated with the beautiful area, the southern hospitality and the numerous historical sites. After some deep soul searching, he decides to stay in the area and hangs up his shingle in the suburbs of Spartanburg County.
The story line includes numerous facts about South Carolina, the Upstate, Spartanburg and its development, the historic battle at Cowpens, and the former home of the Indian tribes.
- iUniverse, December 2013
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