Detective, Mystery & Thriller

Serenity Stalked – Craig A. Hart

When a couple are brutally murdered, crooked sheriff Wilkes is only too keen to point the accusing finger towards Shelby Alexander, ex-boxer and retired fixer..


Shelby Alexander Thriller #2

Remember Shelby Alexander? He came to Serenity in rural Michigan to live in peace and quiet. Well, if you have read Serenity #1, you know how that ended! With Shelby hated by each and every member of the criminal Ellis family and with him antagonising the new sheriff, Wilkes. Now we are back in Serenity and it would seem everything is quiet.. but knowing Shelby, that will not last. His younger girlfriend Carly also has a few issues he needs to address…


A man called Smith is monitoring a couple with a baby. His name does not stand out but then it is not supposed to. Smith is lethal and the small town of Serenity will find out how dangerous he is.. Meanwhile, Carly wants Shelby to fix one more thing: her ex-boyfriend who keeps texting her with dirty messages and who cannot leave her alone. Is it a coincidence that Carly’s ex is the husband of the little family Smith is watching? Smith is pleasantly surprised when he sees Shelby showing up at the home he is watching. But it gets better yet and he cannot believe his luck when he sees Shelby breaking the man’s nose. This is an opportunity not to be missed. His decision is made. Tonight he will use his knife to kill the couple. When sheriff Wilkes realises Shelby has been delivered to him on a plate, he is over the moon. His chance to get the prying detective has finally arrived. For Shelby, the trouble is only just starting as the danger is coming close to home …

My Thoughts 

Shelby Alexander is back in this second instalment in the Serenity series – and he still knows how to handle himself! I love this character, his stubbornness, and how the author has created his protagonist with his cool exterior that betrays nothing of his inner turmoil and insecurities. Begrudgingly, he follows his daughter’s health advice, his daughter who is pregnant, by the way, and would love for her parents to reconcile. But the other woman is a magnet to Shelby, his lovely girlfriend Carly with whom he is very happy. Again, his world is turned upside down when a killer comes to Serenity – again he faces not only a ruthless murderer but also the crooked Sheriff, Wilkes. This is a fast-paced, enjoyable thriller I read in one session as it was too good to put down!

The other instalments in the Shelby Alexander Thrillers:
#1 Serenitymy review
#3 Serenity Avenged 
#4 Serenity Submerged 

About the Author 

Craig A Hart Author Image

Craig A. Hart is the stay-at-home father of twin boys, a writer, editor, Amazon bestselling author, lover of the arts, and only human. He has served as editor-in-chief for The Rusty Nail literary magazine and as manager for Sweatshoppe Media. He lives and writes in Iowa City, Iowa with his wife, sons, and two cats. 

Book Info 

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 Paperback  188 pages
 Publisher  CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (14 Jan. 2017)
 ISBN  978-1542526319
 eBook  741 KB
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