Murder at the Ocean Forest by Award-Winning Mystery Novelist Digger Cartwright Recognized as Notable 100 by Shelf Unbound

Miami, FL February 5, 2016—Award-winning mystery novelist Digger Cartwright is pleased to announced that Murder at the Ocean Forest was recognized as a Shelf Unbound Notable 100 in the 2015 Indie Best Awards.  The December/January issue of Shelf Unbound with a complete listing of the Notable 100 can be accessed by clicking here.


Murder at the Ocean Forest is an intricate mystery set at the elegant Ocean Forest Hotel in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina during World War II.  When a distraught young woman disappears from the hotel and her husband is found murdered inside their suite (with the door locked from the inside), the hotel detective is drawn into the emotional drama surrounding the guests—including a British couple on holiday, a blind clairvoyant, and a devout man of the cloth.  Murder at the Ocean Forest was also a finalist in the Fiction-Historical category in the 2015 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards Contest.


The annual Shelf Unbound Indie Best Awards features over 1,000 entrants and is one of the preeminent indie author competitions.  Shelf Unbound book review magazine reaches more than 125,000 readers in the United States and 75 countries around the globe.  It is a recipient of the Alliance of Independent Authors’ Honoring Excellence Award.


Additional information on Mr. Cartwright, Murder at the Ocean Forest, and his award-winning novels is available at or www.MysteryDigger.comMurder at the Ocean Forest is available for purchase on by clicking here.


About Mr. Cartwright—Digger Cartwright is the award-winning author of several mystery stories, teleplays, and novels including 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, The Maynwarings: A Game of Chance, a mystery set in the Old West, and Conversations on the Bench, an inspirational/motivational novel.


The House of Dark Shadows, The Maynwarings, and Conversations on the Bench all won first place in various categories in the 2015 Regional Excellence Book Awards.  The House of Dark Shadows and Conversations on the Bench both won silver medals in the 2015 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards.


His books are available in hardback, paperback, and e-book format through his website,, on-line booksellers and bookstores.


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.


Press Contact:

Executive Assistant to Mr. Cartwright



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