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Title: Second Cousin Once Removed

Author: Kenneth L. Toppell

Published: 8th of September 2020 – Brown Books Publishing Group

Format: PDF – 232 pages


Hello Hello! How are you?

I’m on the blog tour today for the new mystery book, Second Cousin Once Removed by Kenneth L. Toppell. This blog tour is organised by Dave from @The_WriteReads, so thank you so much for letting me be part of this tour, and thank you to the publisher for providing me with a free copy of this book.



Henry Atkinson’s life as an attorney is slow, predictable, and lonely, given his divorce and his ex-wife’s custody of the kids. He recently took up genealogy as a hobby to fill the time, but it doesn’t do much to spice up his mundane routine.

Until the day he prods at a dead end of one of the branches of his family tree. Who is this cousin Shelley, whom he’s never met or even heard of in years? Ignoring a warning to leave well enough alone, Henry still doesn’t find much in his deeper delve into the mystery–just a concerning criminal record for the man that finally convinces him to drop the matter.

But Shelley is a man who doesn’t want to be found or even looked for. And now he knows someone has been looking. Faster than he knows what’s hit him, Henry is propelled into sudden mayhem, receiving ominous threats, meeting mysterious strangers, and running for his life. Second Cousin Once Removed is a fast-paced, sweaty-palm thriller that will keep you hooked until the last page.



Kenneth Toppell graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1963 with a degree in History and Political Science. Dr Toppell graduated from Emory University School of Medicine in 1968 followed by a medical residency at Baylor College of Medicine.

With fellowship training in the military. Dr Toppell became Major Toppell, US Army, Medical Corps for the next five years. He went on to practice Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in Houston, Texas for forty years with some time out for lectures in American History. He now lives in Plano, Tx. where he reads, writes, and enjoys life with his wife, Loretta.


That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed this post, see you soon, stay safe,

Ellie xx


If you would like to purchase this book, you can find it here:  Amazon UK  – Amazon FR  – Amazon US – The Book Depository (affiliate link) – Barnes and NobleKobo


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