C. Bernard Huesing graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Business and Finance from the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue. He was a consultant and CPA (IN #4414) with international accounting firms for more than ten years. He then owned and managed small manufacturing firms in
C. Bernard Huesing graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Business and Finance from the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue. He was a consultant and CPA (IN #4414) with international accounting firms for more than ten years. He then owned and managed small manufacturing firms in the Midwest and founded a precision machining company.
C.B. served four years aboard a destroyer in the Korean War. A long distance runner he has completed forty 26.2 mile marathons, including seven Boston Marathons. He has attended a number of writing conferences around the country over the past twenty years and now lives in central Indiana with his wife, Nancy.
Huesing's new historical spy thriller, "Kill Abby White! Now!", has been released and is now available as an audio book in addition to print copies and eBook.
Abby White and her fellow interns at the Chicago Tribune set out to find the big scoop to cap their collegiate careers, but they find themselves embroiled in a deadly run-in with the mafia that will follow them around the globe. Circumstances persuade them to enter the world of spying as Europe marches toward World War II. The book delivers fast-paced, action-packed prose from Chicago's Capone to Hitler's Berlin.
There are several meetings between Foreign Correspondent, Abby White, and Adolf Hitler that have intriguing and revealing dialogues, which are one of the many highlights of this great read.
Al Capone, and later Hitler, both say "Kill Abby White!" Each has his own reason for seeing her dead.
Good News UPDATE (May 1, 2019) Audio Book
"Abby" is now available as an audio book on Audible, Amazon, and iTunes and at public libraries. It's just in time for summer road trips, a day at the beach or a walk on a wooded trail. The narrator and producer is Tom Calhoun Studios. His studio has narrated a number of books for ACX, a division of Amazon. Tom has a great narrating voice and unique style. He is also a long time announcer for the St. Louis NHL hockey team, The Blues, and has done scores of commercial advertisements. In 2019 the St. Louis Blues beat the Boston Bruins to win the Stanley Cup. His website is www.paguytom.com.
UPDATE (April 20, 2019) Purdue Connection
The Purdue Alumnus quarterly magazine highlighted "Kill Abby White! Now!" in the Spring, 2019 issue. The Alumnus has a quarterly circulation of 36,000 globally.
UPDATE (April 10, 2019) Author Event.
C. Bernard Huesing appeared at another Indianapolis book club on April 10, 2019. The author answered questions about his book, writing in general, and signed books.
GOOD NEWS (Sept. 9, 2018)
The global OnlineBookClub. org has given a rating of 4 out of 4 stars in their "Official Review" of "Kill Abby White! Now!"
Excerpts from the review said, "This historical suspense was well-written and fast-paced. The author creatively crafted the plot around historically accurate events...the characters were relatable and well-developed, especially the protagonist, Abby...I found no weakness to highlight this intriguing read."
JUDGE, 25TH ANNUAL WRITER'S DIGEST SELF-PUBLISHED BOOK AWARDS-2018
Judge's Commentary ---Excerpts
"I loved the cover image. Very slick and eye-catching...Some good action. p. 26...Your descriptions are brief and vivid, p. 39...You're obviously well-versed in the settings. The details are excellent, p. 59...The little codes and messages of espionage are an entertaining element, p. 135...A very interesting twist to bring in Hitler himself. Good imagination. p. 149...I enjoy the complexity of your story, and your knowledge of history. p. 179. Your dialogues are direct and natural. Good work. p. 216...Exciting, suspenseful scene at p. 262. Well done. Judge #31.
2020 WRITER'S DIGEST ADDITIONAL COMMENTS----JUDGE 48
"Kill Abby White! Now!" by C.B. Huesing was an intriguing book with a relatively fast pace and compelling story wrapped up in history.....The dialogue also worked well within the story and captured each of the characters quite well....
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An exciting and romantic mystery set in the Civil War era. Cass Brooks is a beautiful, intelligent, and resourceful young woman with few scruples. An underlying murder plot with an unforgettable ending makes this a great read. Huesing's first book is available on Amazon and Goodreads and through Barnes and Noble.
Trailer for "Kill Abby White! Now!"