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A Novel by Billy Ray Chitwood

An Explosive Book Inspired by True Events!

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A novel inspired by true events but fictionalized in its narrative…

Some strange criminal elements are at work in the small town of Mackland, PA: a Mackland patrol officer is ambushed and murdered in 2013; a mother and common law wife goes missing in 2015; the missing woman’s father is killed in a suspicious hunting accident in 2016 -was he getting too close to some truths about his daughter’s disappearance? a mother and daughter are brutally murdered in 2014 – the mother’s & daughter’s throats are slashed, then shot separately in their bedrooms (the daughter went to high school with the missing woman’s daughter); at least two drug gangs operate in the small town, brazenly attacking citizens and bragging about bigger crimes they’ve committed…there’s more, and the town has only 11,000 + population. The lovely town of Mackland has historic eminence and receives thousands of visitors every year.Attorney at Law Brady Pickett of neighboring large city of Graniteville, PA, only twenty minutes from Mackland, takes up the gauntlet after a young man phones from prison to tell Pickett he has been ‘railroaded’ with false drug charges and murder charges are to be forthcoming. Brady Pickett visits the young inmate in Lewisburg and tapes the details of the young man’s declaration of innocence and becomes a strong believer in the verity of the taped testimony. Along with his old college friend, now Chief of Police in Mackland, Ed Billups, along with JD Brewer, a seasoned special investigator and friend, the three men and those police officers that can be trusted, fight an uphill battle to relieve the small town of its urchins of evil.

This novel has a lovely narrative flow with some well-placed levity and folksy humor, and the characters are drawn with some deft strokes of the pen. While at times tense and absorbing, it is also a delightful novel, all brought together by an author of sixteen other romance, mystery,  suspense novels, and memoirs. It is a novel that mystery and suspense lovers will without doubt enjoy.



Billy Ray Chitwood – October 29, 2018

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14 comments on “THE PICKETT FACTOR

  1. Best wishes, Bill Ray. I have my copy and hope others get theirs too.

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    1. Thanks, John. A hug for Bailey! ♥

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      1. Thank you, Billy Ray.

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  2. Mae Clair says:

    Wishing you all the best with the release, Billy Ray. It’s chilling to think this is based on true events!!

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    1. So true! Really chilling! It got in my head and just rolled out…thanks, Mae, and all the best. ♥

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      1. Mae Clair says:

        I can fully relate to that, Billy Ray. Many of my books are a weave of historical fact and fiction. It’s an intoxicating blend!

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      2. I’m thinking ‘my angel-mom’ is guiding my fingers over the laptop! At least, it feels good thinking that! All the best, Mae. ♥

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  3. Big cheers to you, Billy Ray! Wishing you continued success. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, dear Natalie. My best wishes, as always. ♥

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  4. Staci Troilo says:

    Wishing you all the best with your release, Billy Ray!

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    1. Thanks, Staci. My best wishes to you as well. ♥

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  5. Reblogged this on T. W. Dittmer and commented:
    Billy Ray Chitwood, a talented author, has a new release that is definitely worth checking out.

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    1. Thank you, Tim. You are generous and kind to this old critter! As always, wishing you all the very best… ♥

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