Frank E Hopkins - Author
Frank Hopkins has written five novels,"Unplanned Choices", "The Opportunity", "Abandoned Homes: Vietnam Revenge Murders", "The Billion Dollar Embezzlement Murders", and "The Counterfeit Drug Murders" and a collection of short stories, "First Time". "Abandoned Homes: Vietnam Revenge Murders" has been awarded first place in the mystery/thriller category by the Maryland Writers Association in their 2018 novel contest. It is the first novel in the Hoffman and O'Hare Mystery series." The Billion Dollar Embezzlement Murders" is the second in the series. The Delaware Press Association awarded the book third place in the novel category. in the 2020 Communications Contest.The Delaware Press Association has awarded "First Time" second place for a collection of short stories written by a single author in the DPA 2017 Communications Contest.
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Book Signing Events

Most book signings have been canceled since March 2020 because of COVID-19. However, a few will be held this summer. I am scheduled to attend:

Arts Day at Windmill Creek Artisan Marketplace,
Sunday, June 13, 2021, Time: 12:00 pm- 8:00 pm
Outdoors, at the Windmill Creek Winery 11206 Worcester Hwy, Berlin, MD 21811

Creatures, Crimes & Creativity Con
September 10-12, 2021
Doubletree Hilton Hotel Columbia, 5485 Twin Knolls Rd., Columbia MD.
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In lieu of attending a book signing, please visit the Indie Bookstores below to purchase my books:

Delaware

Bethany Beach Books, 99 Garfield Pkwy, Bethany Beach, (302) 539-2522, www.bethanybeachbooks.com
Hockessin Book Shelf, 7179 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE, (302) 235-7665, www.hockessinbookshelf.com
Browseabout Books, 133 Rehoboth Ave. Rehoboth Beach, DE, (302) 226-2665, www.browseaboutbooks.com

Maryland

Art League of Ocean City, MD (410) 524-9433, https://artleagueofoceancity.org
The Greyhound, 9 S. Main St., Berlin, MD, (410) 641-0291, www.greyhoundbookstore.com
Palette and Page, 120 E Main Street, Elkton, MD 21921, (410)-398-3636, www.paletteandpage.com

North Carolina

Buxton Village Books, 47918 Hwy 12, Buxton, NC, (252) 995-4240, https://www.buxtonvillagebooks.com/
Duck's Cottage, 1240 Duck Rd., Duck, NC, (252) 261-5510, https://www.duckscottage.com
Downtown Books, 103 Sir Walter Raleigh St., Manteo, (252) 473-1056, https://www.duckscottage.com

Virginia

Sundial Books, 4065 Main St., Chincoteague Island, VA, (757) 336-5825, www.sundialbooks.net
The Counterfeit Drug Murders

My latest novel The Counterfeit Drug Murders has been awarded third place in the novel category by the Delaware Press Association in their 2021 Communications Contest. In The Counterfeit Drug Murders, a close friend of the two detectives, Margaret Hoffman and Paul O'Hare, dies from counterfeit prescription drugs. Further research indicates their friendsí deaths are part of a larger tragedy, including the demise of thousands from counterfeit and opioid drugs. The detectives vow to solve the cause of the deaths of their friends, and investigate illegalities in the drug industry. The author supports outlawing politicians accepting campaign contributions (bribes) from the drug industry.
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Hoffman and O'Hare Novels