The World of Murder Mystery Series

Available Now! Book #7, Video of Murder  (paperback & e-books)

A murder occurs every day in the Big Apple. It follows that homicide detectives carry a case load of three to seven cases, at all times. In this new thriller, Video of Murder, NYPD Homicide Detectives O’Roarke and Garcia investigate seven killings. They must enter the unknown world of the Tongs, the Chinese Mafia, when one of its members is beaten to death, sparking a string of retaliation-type homicides. At the same time they investigate the random murder of a cross country trucker only to be interrupted by a domestic disturbance case gone horribly wrong. A normal day in the life of a murder cop.

In The World of Murder series, Homicide Detectives O’Roarke and Garcia, two murder cops, seek out killers in New York City. The first five books of the series involves the art world, back stage on Broadway, the seedy side of strip clubs, behind the scenes of the Catholic church and the twists and turns of the Food Network and its stars.


Art of Murder, Book #1

Monty is a struggling, unknown artist, living in a loft in Soho. From hisArtofMurder_w10449_med third floor walk up, he watches his beautiful neighbor as she comes and goes. Too shy and reclusive to ask her out, he paints her again and again. Suddenly the police are at his door. His goddess, his dream woman is dead and the police like him for the crime.  Re-release coming soon from publisher: The Wild Rose Press.

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‘Strippers have been found with their throats cut and their dead eyes filled with glitter and the killer’s rage is escalating. To make things worse, Homicide Detectives, O’Roarke and Garcia have several dozen potential suspects all with a reason to murder these girls.’
Now the press has gotten hold of the story dubbing the murderer, ‘The Glitter Slasher’. City Hall is breathing down the necks of the Homicide Squad and insisting that they ‘get this thing solved!’ Before there are more dead bodies. Finally the two murder cops make an arrest. But, do they have the right person in custody?



New.cover. actofmurder_COVERIn Book 3,  Act of Murder, O’Roarke and Garcia are called when a famous Broadway director dies. It appears that everyone hated this man, making the murder cops’ job just that much harder. They have their pick of suspects as everyone within a five mile radius of Broadway had a reason to want this guy dead. From the jealous stage manager, to the resentful actors, to a disappointed and hurt lover. From a scorned understudy, to his ex-wives, any one of them could have cheerfully done him in. This mystery takes the reader back stage into the tumultuous, gossip ridden, passionate world of the theatre.


new.cover. angelofmurder_COVER‘It takes a tightrope artist of a writer to create chapters that successfully delve into a killer’s thoughts without revealing his identity in the process, but Sugarek achieves this with a dance of introspection that reveals a killer’s religious rituals and the emotional turmoil surrounding everyone involved, from families mourning their children to officers trying to investigate a crime with no clues.’  Midwest Book Review *  Angel of Murder

Books 2–5 Available



‘Taste of Murder‘ In Book 5 in the series The World of Murder, Detectives O’Roarke and Garcia have a cold case dumped on their desk.  Despite their objections that they ‘don’t do cold cases’ their Commander tells them that they do now since the new Mayor has asked for them.  Three years earlier the mayor’s brother-in-law was murdered and the case was never solved.  The cold case plunges our murder cops into the world of television and competitive cooking shows and their pick of suspects three years cold.





Available Now! Book #6, Beneath the Bridge of MurderAA.Cover.bridgeofmurder  (paperback & e-books)
Someone is knocking off the homeless of NYC. There are no motives; what could a bum have that anyone would want? Homicide Detectives O’Roarke and Garcia quickly realize that they have another serial killer on their hands as more and more bodies are found at an alarming rate.