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About Stephen Gaspar
Stephen Gaspar is a high school teacher in Windsor, Ontario where he has lived all his life. He and his wife Susan have twin sons. Stephen Gaspar attended the University of Windsor and received his teaching certificate from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.
As an author Stephen Gaspar has combined his interest in history with his love of mystery/detective stories.
His most recent book, The Medieval Adventures of Thomas Aquinas is a historical mystery/detective story and is a fictional account of mysteries Saint Thomas Aquinas encountered during his life. Though a work of fiction, extensive research was carried out to maintain historical accuracy and integrity of the life and times of Saint Thomas. The stories also showcase his masterful style of theology and philosophy.
In writing his historical mysteries, extensive research was done to maintain historical accuracy and integrity. For the past several years he has been a member of Crime Writers of Canada.
Most of Stephen Gaspar's book covers were designed by Windsor graphic artist Greg Maxwell who also created three YouTube videos. Please check them out at:
Check out Stephen Gaspar's blog http://www.stephengaspar.blogspot.ca/
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As with his first Sherlock Holmes book, The Canadian Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Gaspar has done his research in both history and the canon.
Cold-Hearted Murder by Stephen Gaspar is a Sherlock Holmes mystery reminiscent of the classic and iconic style as the very first Holmes tale, A Study in Scarlet.
The Medieval Adventures of Thomas Aquinas is a fictional account of mysteries Saint Thomas Aquinas encountered during his life. Though a work of fiction, extensive research was carried out to maintain historical accuracy and integrity of the life and times of Saint Thomas. The stories also showcase his masterful style of theology and philosophy.
The Pursuit of Truth: During his captivity by his own family, Thomas is able to solve the mysterious death of a local farmer without leaving the confines of his cell.
The Reclusive Crusader: While study in Paris, Thomas investigates the strange circumstances of a knight, recently returned from the Crusades who refuses to see anyone, not even his bride-to-be.
The Werewolf of Montabaur: Seeking refuge in the small village of Montabaur, Thomas finds the villagers are living in fear of a dreaded werewolf who rips the throats from its victims.
Thomas and the Templar: Thomas helps a Templar knight investigate the theft from the Templar treasury, that was reputed to be impregnable.
The Chartres Mystery: While attending the consecration ceremony for the recently completed Chartres Cathedral, Thomas vows to find Chartres' most sacred relic that has been stolen.
The Death of Kings: Thomas is asked by King Louis of France to try to find who is sending the king threatening notes.
The Prime Mover: While giving a lecture on Quinque viae—five ways or proofs that God’s existence could be proved rationally using the human intellect, Thomas learns who is behind the rash of deaths in Naples.
By 1959 Lee Linville is a junkie living on the streets of New York. He has turned away from the life as an investigator for his lawyer friend, William Fullerton, and has embraced the counterculture way of life. Fullerton comes to Lee with a job only he could do. Fullerton wants Lee to find a sixteen-year-old runaway from an affluent family who has also turned to drugs and is lost in the concrete jungle of New York. Lee must fight against his addiction and his personal demons as his search takes him to the subways of Manhattan, the blues clubs of Harlem, the beatnik scene in Greenwich Village, and the rundown tenements of the Lower East Side. Along the way Lee encounters cops, drug dealers, pimps and a colorful assortment of fellow addicts. If this is a simple runaway case, why is someone trying to kill Lee before he can find the missing girl? As well as being a fast-paced detective story, A Piece of Work is a thought-provoking, sometimes moody look at life in 1950s America where the marginalized struggle with life on a daily basis.
In the New World, three have been chosen to protect a newborn child who may be the only chance for mankind’s existence.
These three are unlikely heroes: Trax, a professional killer
Rita, a young prostitute
Riscofftison, an Old World professor
These New World ‘magi’ must battle evil forces that would destroy the child and bring about the end of the world.
Sir Jean-Marc de Montpellier, the last Templar knight, who escaped being burned at the stake when the king of France terminated the Order of Knights Templar, returns to France after a seven year exile to aid the very man who once sought his death. Now on his return to France there are others who seek the knight’s death.
Who might have stolen the True Cross?
Could it be:
Either of the king’s three sons?
The king’s daughter, who is now Queen of England?
Was it a secret faction of the Church?
And what has the Guild of Carpenters to do with it?
In The Templar and the True Cross Sir Jean-Marc encounters a plethora of suspects and suspicious characters as he tracks down the True Cross of Christ and the nefarious intrigue behind it all.