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                                                                                                           John R. Klein
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                                                                                                           website: www.johnrklein.com                                                                                                                                                                 facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/JohnRKlein.author/

                                                                                                           

         

 

                               THE OSTERMANN HOUSE

                                                 a novel by J. R. Klein

                                  “A gripping psychological thriller that will keep you guessing to the last page.

                                  - James R. Templer, author of VIRION and other Richard Alexander mysteries. 

 

                                      What do you do when you buy an old farmhouse, hoping for peace and

                                                          quiet, and the unthinkable happens?


“Houses, I think, are a lot like people. They have moods, emotions, tempers—they have personalities…From each owner, something is left behind so that it becomes a collage of many disparate pieces. But if it has had one owner for a long time, the residue of that owner is everythere. You knew this the moment you set foot in the Ostermann house.”

- From The Ostermann House


THE OSTERMANN HOUSE:

Michael and Audrey Felton are professors at a Houston university. In the close-knit, German-Czech community of Krivac, Texas, they have found the perfect place to escape to from their busy lives in the city. Little do they know what dark and sinister events await them. Krivac is not your ordinary town. Caught in a whirlwind of arcane numerologies and mind-altering energy, the time has come to leave--to abandon the house. But it is not easy while everything is spinning out of control. What happens at the Ostermann house will change the lives of the Feltons, and the future of the planet, forever. Or so it seems...Find out what really took place at the Ostermann house.

Klein says, “After publishing, Frankie Jones, a book of literary fiction last year, I was looking for a project that was a little different. One afternoon while my wife and I were traveling through a rural area of central Texas, we passed an old farmhouse with a barn and a small graveyard off behind it. For several days, I kept thinking that it was the perfect setting for a book—in this case a psychological thriller tied to the house and the nearby town of Krivac, Texas. Little by little, the idea for the book evolved. Now that it’s finished, I think it has just the right blend of suspense, some horror, and a bit of sci-fi.” (The Ostermann House, Create Space Independent Publishing Platform, June, 2017, Amazon paperback $13.95, Kindle $7.99).

The Ostermann House is Klein’s second novel. In addition to writing novels, Klein’s work includes a play, Teach Your Children, that was performed at the University of Tulsa. It deals with the conflict in ideologies between a father who was a World War II veteran, and a son who was a Vietnam War veteran. The Ostermann House is the perfect summer beach-read—spooky and strange.
 

About the Author: 

 

John R. Klein has a doctoral degree from Johns Hopkins University. He has published over a hundred and fifty articles in scholarly journals and mainstream magazines. He authored a play, Teach Your Children, about the Vietnam War. His interest in reading spans a range of genres from literary fiction to mystery and suspense. An avid traveler, he has been through more than two dozen countries across four continents. 

 

The Ostermann House (Create Space Independent Publishing Platform, 2016, ISBN 9781544815053) can be purchased on Amazon (https://goo.gl/jk6QJn) for $13.95 for the paperback, and $7.99 for Kindle. 

 

Review Copies:

 

For a review copy of The Ostermann House, please contact John at jrklein10@att.net.  When requesting a review copy, please provide a street address.

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                                                                                                                                                           Email: jrklein10@att.net

                                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                           

  

      “…echoes of Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises linger in the white spaces of Klein’s beguiling novel.” - The US Review of Books. 

  

                               Frankie Jones is Searching for Something, Something Elusive. Will he

                                              Succeed and What Must he Give Up in Pursuit?

                           Frankie Jones is the perfect beach-read, right down to an encounter with an eight foot shark in the Sea of Cortez.   


Abandoned by his father as an infant, orphaned after his mother died when he was a child, Frankie grows up tough, edgy and street smart. The quintessential self-made man, he lives life to the fullest.

After traveling the world, Frankie becomes a journalist, hoping to be the next great American writer. While in Boston, he meets Mercedes Brewster. Refined, sophisticated, and from a prominent New England family, she is the complete opposite of Frankie. He can’t help falling for her, but can he keep his wanderlust in check?

Yet, it is the American Dream that Frankie seeks more than anything. Get the career. Get the success. And most importantly, get the girl. In California, Frankie becomes friends with Owen Brookes, a photographer at the newspaper where Frankie works. Gutsy, brazen, and at times reckless, Owen becomes Frankie’s alter ego. Owen challenges Frankie’s staunch belief in the American Dream. Some lessons you learn the hard way, but it is how you react in the face of adversity that ultimately matters. Frankie Jones is a rich tapestry of hope, love, friendship, and betrayal.

“Life is a never-ending mix of highs, lows, successes, and failures,” Klein says. “When I set out to write Frankie Jones, I wanted to engage the reader with a character that is a little bit of all of us, no matter who we are or what our background. I wanted Frankie to be an extraordinary yet believable person.” (Amazon $9.14, Kindle $2.99).

Frankie Jones is Klein’s debut novel.  Though a work of fiction, much of what takes place in in the book is drawn from Klein’s own experiences. In addition to writing novels, Klein’s work includes a play, Teach Your Children, that was performed at the University of Tulsa. It deals with the conflict in ideologies between a father who was a World War II veteran, and a son who was a Vietnam War veteran, which was performed at the University of Tulsa. His recently completed novel, Dark Turning, a psychological thriller, is awaiting publication.
                                                                                                   
About the Author:  

 

John R. Klein has a doctoral degree from Johns Hopkins University. He has published over a hundred and fifty articles in scholarly journals and mainstream magazines, and he authored a play, Teach Your Children, about the Vietnam War. His interest in reading spans a range of genres from literary fiction to mystery and suspense. Having grown up in the Midwest, Klein found himself drawn to the sea, thus spending many years on the east coast from Baltimore to Boston, and along the Pacific in the San Diego area.  An avid traveler, he has been through more than two dozen countries across four continents. 

 

About the Book:

 

The US Review of Books — “Klein has written a novel one doesn’t find anymore­—as much exploration as exposition, it often raises unanswerable questions. His prose is lyrical and frequently sings, in a minor key, of the things we too often take for granted. Courageously non-genre, this novel is for people who love language, appreciate insightful perceptions on the human condition, and accept the realization that nothing really ends as long as life goes on.” http://www.theusreview.com/reviews/Frankie-Jones-by-J-R-Klein.html#.V4vAP7grI2x

 

Frankie Jones (Create Space Independent Publishing Platform, 2016, ISBN 9781532782466) can be purchased on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Frankie-Jones-J-R-Klein/) for $9.14 for the paperback, and $2.99 for Kindle.

 

Review Copies:

For a free review copy of Frankie Jones, please contact John at jrklein10@att.net.  When requesting a review copy, please provide a street address.