Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Local Florida Author Walter Ramsay Releases 'Beneath The Dune', Historical Fiction Novel Featuring Unique Story Elements

Ramsay’s new book is a historical fiction novel that is steeped in mystery, suspense and blended with humor. With unusual story elements the book has all the ingredients necessary for the making of mystery that is sure to hold readers in its grip to the very end

Author Walter Ramsay has released 'Beneath The Dune'. 'Beneath The Dune' is a history fiction novel set in Florida. The book is set apart and defined by its emphasis on local Florida history and includes intriguing elements not usually found in mystery novels, such as Seminole Indian mysticism.

"I wrote this book," stated Mr. Ramsay, "to leave a legacy for my children. Readers will find a unique, fresh and different approach to the mystery crime novel. It is a new approach to writing creative fiction in a very crowded genre."

In Ramsay's debut novel, Tucker Lee Anderson’s boss needs him to check out a story over on the beachside about a story that may be linked to Ed Ventera. When Anderson, a staff reporter for a local Southern newspaper hears this, a red light goes off in his head - wasn’t Ventara the serial killer convicted of killing five children, even though they only found four bodies a few years back? Following the discovery of a child’s skeleton, what at first appears to be a straightforward case of suspected murder is anything but, when Anderson finds himself not only investigating the case, but also dabbling in ancestral research. This laid-back divorced dad’s ordinary life soon takes a turn when, in the process, he soon discovers family ties that bind him to both the present and the past. Set in the Central Florida community of Brevard County, Beneath the Dune features an interesting cast of characters, and what Anderson uncovers is bound to shock a few upper class residents to the core.

In a recent review, well known artist Damien Share stated ' . . . this one is full of intrigue and comes to life in the familiar landscape of Brevard County.' Book reviewer Giovanni Gelati said 'Refreshing! The style, substance, and overall feel of this novel was a breath of fresh air in a very crowded genre. Ramsay comes straight at us the reader, no muss, no fuss, just straight out fun, excitement, and action."

'Beneath The Dune' is available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books A Million, Alibris, Indiebound, Abebooks and other outlets worldwide. Walter Ramsay is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at penabeachpress@gmail.com. More information is available at Mr. Ramsay's website.


As a long time teacher and coach at Central Regional High School in New Jersey, Walter praises public education and the dynamic students it produces. When not at the Jersey Shore, Walter is a part time resident of the Central Florida coast. He became enamored with the beauty, culture, and people of this pristine area over 30 years ago, and still can't get enough. He has vigilantly taken the time to delve into the history of this beautiful coastline and incorporated that background into his writings.

Walter spent much of his earlier years traveling the Florida coast from Saint Augustine to Key West from his father's home in Daytona Beach.

Mr. Ramsay is currently working on his next novel, 'Coastal Access'.


Walter Ramsay
306 Station Ave.
Pine Beach, NJ 08741