The Thrilling Detective Web Site – Elvin Suggs

Just released in e-book and trade paperback

Everyone has a dream,

But, every dream has a price

Interview on Claire Close Up

2nd edition of ‘Nam Noir series
Makes a great gift – FREE GIFT WRAP

2nd edition Nam Noir series


Welcome to St. Louis! Home of the St. Louis Cardinals, Tennessee Williams, Scott Joplin, and of course, the Gateway Arch. Here, thanks to our diverse population, you can enjoy a wide variety of food, culture, and some of the best music in the world. Of course, diversity can accentuate our differences. At times, our greatest strengths may look like obstacles. To me, they look like the perfect opportunity for a riveting story.
St. Louis is my home. My books feature St. Louis landmarks and trivia. In a setting that embraces both tradition and change, my characters must confront and resolve the inevitable conflicts that stem from opposing viewpoints. Yet, these are precisely the types of struggles that make St. Louis a rich and vibrant environment, especially for writers. They know that without conflict, there is no story.
Come and walk the streets of St. Louis, in the dark before the dawn, in the minutes just before midnight, and all the hours in between. Like those who came before you, you too may find something you like. Like I said, St. Louis is my home. And for me, there’s no place like it.

Voices of Excellence

The Voices of ExcellenceTM program is a two-part course, designed to improve written and oral literacy. Its primary goal is to empower students with the basic knowledge of communication tools.

Voices of Excellence


NIGHT RAIN, a collection of songs by Claire Applewhite to complement the books in the ‘Nam Noir mystery series. Get yours today!

Night Rain CD

In ’68, the hot smoke and cold eyes of ’Nam stalked ELVIN SUGGS. Now, a blonde in a tight dress and a silver Cadillac has captured his heart, and he doesn’t want to run. Lonely and eager, he trails the temptress with a shady past, rife with corruption and lies. She’s the girl with the Tennessee Plates.


Claire Applewhite

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