Category Archives: Peyton McKean

Eminent DNA detective introduced in the novel The Jihad Virus

The Jihad Virus — Published!

A deadly microbe: When a U.S. Customs inspector at the Canadian border succumbs to a fatal viral infection, a terrifying fear becomes reality. Continue reading

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Publishing The Jihad Virus

By next weekend, I think I’ll be ready to announce that The Jihad Virus is available to the public! Continue reading

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Updating The Jihad Virus Cover

How horrific it would be, if international terrorists released a new and deadly genetically altered form of the smallpox virus! Continue reading

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The Jihad Virus Under Re-Construction

Call in Dr. Peyton McKean, “The Greatest Mind Since Sherlock Holmes.” Continue reading

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Tribal Whaling in The Neah Virus

Caution. You may find yourself turning pages of the Neah Virus at a feverish pace. Almost as if you had The Neah Virus fever. You might even find yourself praying to the whales for help. Continue reading

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Symbolism of The Raven

Edgar Allan Poe isn’t the only one to use the dark symbolism of the Raven in his writings. This inky harbinger of death and evil has been a perennial favorite of storytellers for centuries, if not millennia. So, can you … Continue reading

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Serpent Symbolism in The Neah Virus

While I was researching this novel over a period of a decade and more, the two-headed beast kept popping up until I began to feel it represented some sort of communication coming to me from “the other side.” Continue reading

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The Neah Virus – Published!

The Neah Virus tells of a deadly new virus that arises on the Makah Indian Reservation, killing non-Native Americans but leaving Makahs untouched. Continue reading

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Things that slow a mystery writer down

I foresee a few days open in the next week or so to finish off writing this book and push the “Publish” button. Wish me luck. Continue reading

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Mystery Writers University

The Mystery Writers of America, of which I am a card-carrying member, are convening a thing they call MWA University today at the W Hotel in Seattle. I’ll be there at 8 AM, coffeed up and ready to learn from the masters and mistresses of the art. Continue reading

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