The Teutonic Cross Launches Aug. 1, 2013
The novel by James F. Muench, a long-time resident of Columbia, Mo., tells the story of Heinrich Kueter’s efforts to find the murderer of an exchange student in a small Missouri college town on the eve of World War I. The young history professor of German immigrant ancestry solves the mystery while standing against racism, fighting a corrupt local politician and wooing a local suffragette.
It is the first novel and second book for a descendent of Friedrich Muench, a political leader of the Missouri Germans. “Missouri is the quintessential center of America, with aspects that are eastern, western, northern and southern,” Muench said. “It’s the crossroads of America that everybody came through whether they were staying or heading farther west. And it’s where my ancestors settled.”
Celestial Book Promotions will begin the launch party during which attendees may ask questions of the author. To join the launch party, simply fill in the contact form for The Teutonic Cross virtual book tour on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/442675599178954/.
Silver Tongue Press is a publishing company in Milwaukee, Wisc. To purchase the novel, go to http://www.silvertonguepress.com/shopping-center/.