It’s great to be re-connecting with the Pamlico Writers Group after the long, long months of the pandemic. My latest news is the recent publication of Some Men Deserve to Die, a murder-mystery novel I wrote under the pen name L.C. Larsen. The protagonist is a physician-detective who lives in NC, works in a university medical center, and has a vacation home on the Pamlico River. It is available on Amazon in Kindle and paperback formats. Because of all I learned from the PWG conferences and talking with other members while I transitioned from scientific to creative writing, Pamlico Writers Group is acknowledged in the novel.
Jack Damen, M.D., is a respected Professor in an elite southern medical school. However, he is haunted by a violent past and guilt-ridden with love for the wife who left him.
A request to investigate the unexpected death of a man with a massive life insurance policy leads Damen into a maze of depravity, deception, and choices that nearly take his life…and sanity.
Rules are broken, old debts are repaid, and loyalties are affirmed as “what’s right” gets pushed aside by “what works” in the search for truth. But is truth the final answer?
About L.C. Larsen
L.C. Larsen was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and followed educational and professional career paths across the country and back. He eventually settled in North Carolina with his family where he completed his career in medicine, the majority as a full-time family medicine academician in a medical school affiliated with a tertiary care medical center.
He has three children and nine grandchildren, all apples of his eye, whom he visits as often as possible. Hobbies in recent years have included sea kayaking, tent and RV camping in national and state parks, and creative writing. “Some Men Deserve to Die” is his first novel.