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The Ark of Healers finds the Polish Dragon P.I. pulled into a missing women’s case from the holistic health field that he must solve while avoiding the police. What was the inspiration behind the mystery at the core of this book?
The inspiration came from watching some re-runs of Ancient Aliens on Netflix. There were some episodes that discussed how people felt they were abducted by aliens and studied and probed while being on this alien ship. I thought to myself what if there was an alien race that watched over us and felt that we needed to be better as humans. Abducting different people and giving them each a task of gathering a certain group of people to be taken to another planet similar to earth and starting all over again. People who were in certain professions like the medical field, agriculture and teachers.
This book touches on different kinds of holistic medicine. What inspired this aspect of the story?
I myself am involved in the holistic health field as a massage therapist, hypnotist and Reiki Master. More and more people are beginning to see that the field of holistic medicine can help them without all of the side affects you get from drugs and surgery. That is not to say that those are not necessary but I think that in many instances they complement each other. For example, if I was in a car accident I wouldn’t want to be taken to an acupuncturist right away, I would prefer the emergency room. Once I have been treated there then I could go to the acupuncturist to help with my recovery. There are so many forms of holistic therapy that can help people to become more whole.
What was one of hardest scenes for you to write in the book?
For me, one of the hardest scenes to write was where the women who disappeared would be held. I wanted to make it where it would have to be somewhere safe but also where it would be very difficult to find them. After some thought and a long walk in the park I came up with the idea of them being held nearly in plain sight but you had to dig for the clues as to their real location.
What is the next mystery you have planned for the Polish Dragon P.I.?
I am working on a book called “Polish Dragon P. I. The Lineage Sword”. It is about the disappearance of a young man who is to inherit from his father the leadership of a martial arts system. A sword that has been in the family for generations which signifies the leader of the school has also disappeared. Are the disappearances connected and what does that mean for the future of this particular martial arts system? The journey takes the Polish Dragon to the island of Taiwan as part of his investigation.
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Polish Dragon P. I. (The Ark of Healers) is a crime thriller novella written by an award-winning author Steve Zimcosky. This novella follows a private investigator, Tom Sipowicz, as he investigates the mysterious case involving multiple women in Northeast, Ohio that are disappearing. He is hired by one of the missing victims daughter, and he must work this case while not interfering with the police and FBI.
The mystery in this noir style novel was very intriguing as, at first, the disappearances seem to be random, but it soon grows exponentially, involving holistic healing and high-level authorities coming into view. This story fits well into the teen and young adult fiction genre perfectly with a strong focus on the puzzling mystery, campy dialogue and a lack of explicit violence and themes. Another great aspect was the relationship between Tom and his police detective friend, Gary. These two had an interesting conflict that sprinkled the entire book with funny dialogue.
While I certainly lost myself in the story, some parts of the investigation feels like the reader is simply told what happened, almost like reading a Wikipedia page when I felt that it could have been shown. The characters in the story were intriguing and well developed, but I would have liked to know more about the famous Polish Dragon P.I. and other characters, like the Assistant County Prosecutor Adriana Charveaux.
Overall, Polish Dragon P. I. (The Ark of Healers) is a fun read that people of all ages will certainly enjoy. Author Steve Zimcosky has a knack for planting the seeds to a mystery early on that grows more and more compelling as the novel progresses. Sleuth’s or crime fiction fans looking for a short and satisfying read will find plenty to enjoy with Steve Zimcosky’s latest entry in the Polish Dragon P.I. series.
Pages: 85 | ASIN: B08LQGK58T
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