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Bob Brink is a journalist who worked with the Palm Beach Post, The Associated Press in Chicago, Milwaukee Journal, Tampa Tribune, Joliet Herald-News, and Palm Beach Media Group (magazines). His byline has been on thousands of news stories, features, and entertainment reviews. He has won numerous writing accolades and several awards, including three for Palm Beach Illustrated, which won the Best Written Magazine award from the Florida Magazine Association after he became copy chief and writer. He learned to play the clarinet and tenor saxophone as an adult, and performed for many years in a community symphonic band. His main claim to fame was playing tenor in a big band for a convention of corrugated box manufacturers at The Breakers hotel in Palm Beach. He knew he had arrived. A freelance writer for several years, he has authored two novels and a short-story book, ghost-written a memoir, and is nearing completion of his third novel. He has a bachelor’s in English and studied journalism in graduate school at the University of Iowa.



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Murder in Palm Beach: The Homicide That Never Died

A shotgun blast shatters a window in a Palm Beach home, and a prominent citizen is felled. Murder in Palm Beach is a novel closely based on a sensational assassination in 1976. The murder made headlines for 15 years. In the thin guise of fiction, the book contains shocking new information, never before made public, about the killer and the important, unlikely person behind the slaying. Author Bob Brink, an award-winning journalist, was a newspaper reporter where the event occurred. An ambitious prosecutor pins the deed on Mitt Hecher, a hoodlum and karate expert. While he is in prison, his loving wife contracts a usually fatal disease. Investigators track down myriad scenarios. Is he guilty? This is a story of redemption wrapped in a mystery involving power, sex, violence, and romance.