The House of Dark Shadows by Mystery Author Digger Cartwright Wins USA Regional Excellence Book Award

Orlando, FL, Miami, FL, Myrtle Beach, SC & Washington, D.C. April 4, 2015—The office of mystery author Digger Cartwright is pleased to announce that The House of Dark Shadows won 1st place in the adult fiction category for the Southeast region in the USA Regional Excellence Book Awards.

Digger Cartwright’s award-winningnovel,The House of Dark Shadows, is a dark, psychological thriller with the proverbial Hitchcock twist at the end.  Alex Rommel, a debonair Charleston playboy, is skeptical about online dating.  When he encounters an old college buddy by chance, he learns his friend has found love over the internet.  Tormented by demons from his past, a contentious land deal, memories of the woman he loved, and his secretary with an insatiable sexual appetite, Alex wades into the shadowy world of internet dating only to find the woman of his dreams—a French freelance journalist, Hope.  Just when he thinks he has found true happiness, Alex’s relationship takes a mysterious turn, and he finds himself immersed in Hope’s world—one plagued by a nagging mother, lies, and drama.  As pressures mount in the relationship and in his business dealings, Alex, torn between love and reality, finds himself questioning Hope’s motivations.  As the sinister web of deceit and danger slowly begins to envelop him, Alex frantically searches for the truth.  Not knowing who to trust or believe, Alex finds himself trapped in a house of dark shadows.  With time running out, Alex must summon the courage to face the truth before the doors close behind him and he is locked in the house of dark shadows forever.

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The House of Dark Shadowsis available in hardback, paperback, and e-book format through Digger Cartwright’s website, on-line booksellers and bookstores.  Additional information on Mr. Cartwright and his award-winning novels is available at www.DiggerCartwright.comor

About Mr. Cartwright—Digger Cartwright is the author of several mystery stories, teleplays, and novelsincluding The Versailles Conspiracy, a modern day political thriller, Murder at the Ocean Forest, a traditional mystery novel set in the 1940s, The House of Dark Shadows, a psychological thriller, and The Maynwarings: A Game of Chance, a mystery set in the Old West.  His latest book, Conversations on the Bench, is an inspirational/motivational novel.

Mr. Cartwright has contributed to a number of articles on a wide range of financial, strategic planning, and policy topics.  He frequently contributes articles, commentaries, and editorials focusing on current economic and political topics for the private think tank, Thinking Outside the Boxe.

Mr. Cartwright is an enthusiastic supporter of local no-kill animal shelters, the Wounded Warrior Project, and local Meals on Wheels programs.

He enjoys golf, participating in charity golf tournaments, and attending WWE events.  He divides his time between Washington, D.C., South Carolina, and Florida.

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