Smyrna author spins gripping tale of action, murder in new mystery adventure

SMYRNA, Ga. — Author Jerome Chapman announces the nationwide release of his new novel, “The Drift Boat Detective: Murder on the Madison.”

In “The Drift Boat Detective,” Cobb County Police detective Russell Baker is a happy man with a job he loves and a beautiful wife, Sarah. They have a nice home and enjoy fly-fishing together. However, when they learn that Sarah is seriously ill and that she is in a losing fight for her life, his world comes to an end.

Baker travels to Bozeman, Montana. There, he becomes a fishing guide on the Madison River, but he gets pulled back into police work, when he discovers a murdered victim on the river. He then encounters drug dealers, crooked cops and murderers. In the quest to find the murderer, will Baker be able to also find himself? Find out inside the gripping pages of “The Drift Boat Detective.”

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Chapman has lived in Georgia all his life and has always liked to tell a good story. He started on the book-writing path after being asked to help a longtime friend to write about his many adventures in Africa and other places around the world. “The Drift Boat Detective: Murder on the Madison” is his second book and his first mystery novel.

Now retired, Chapman lives with his wife, Joy. He gets in the river with a fly rod and fishes from an inshore boat in the Gulf of Mexico as often as possible. He also spends some time working on his old stories, opinions and political comments on his blog.

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