According to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, there were 661,000 cases of people going missing in the U.S. in 2012. While this is an alarming statistic, in reality by the end of the year only a little over 2,000 were still unresolved.
Therein lies the mystery - with so much new technology and a high population rate, these few cases bring about unusual circumstances that make for fascinating stories. Dale German wrote his novel, “The Judge’s Wife is Missing,” to share such a tale.
German finished writing the book just before he passed away, hoping to share a suspenseful mystery tale with fans of crime dramas. “The Judge’s Wife is Missing” follows Captain Amos “Coop” Cooper as he investigates the disappearance of a local judge’s wife. She gets on a nonstop flight from Wichita to Boston, but never arrives at her destination.
“My father was very interested in police procedures,” said Pam Hair, German’s daughter, “He was fascinated by the science of policing rather than the violence of a crime. My dad liked to make people think.”
German stresses the importance of investigative skills in solving the mystery rather than showing the reader blood, guts and gore. Similarly he stressed the importance of technique in his writing by using a classic style to create a proper flowing story.
“My dad’s dream was to see his book published,” Hair said, “That is why my family and I got together to help achieve that dream in his honor. We just hope everyone enjoys his writing as much as we do.”