The People on the Bus | A Diego Yorba Mystery

By By John W. Cohen

Draft 2 Posted Date: 8/27/2015

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About the Book:

Diego Yorba loses his job as an investigator with the Orange County District Attorney's Office. Yorba takes a job as a bus operator to stay in the Orange County pension plan. When one of his enigmatic passengers is murdered, he investigates her death when the police in two counties give up on the case.

About the Author:

John Cohen is a former public school administrator who wrote a great deal of non-fiction in his professional life. Appreciating the detective genre, he crafted this novel based on what he also knows a great deal about public transit, its bus operators and the people who ride "city buses." From his experiences before becoming an educator, working as transit operator, he wrote "The People on the Bus."

Author's Note:

This 90,000 word mystery novel has gone through an edit with a developmental editor and a rewrite. It requires burnishing to bring it down to a readable length. Constructive criticism is most appreciated...

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