Thanks to Gary Stebbins, another of my “Harrison Thomas” mysteries is now available in paperback. Identity Ride was the second of the series, and is in some ways my favorite, as this book was when I started using real people and events (modified) in significant ways. Most of the locales used are real, and some of the events modified just a bit to fit the needs of the plot. I also really like some of the characters who do not appear it the others.
All 7 of my books are still available as e-readers for any platform from Amazon, of course. I think Gary’s labors are done for a time, as we do not intend to create paperback versions of the other three. He can relax and wait for the next Harrison Thomas novel, which I am now creating.
Books by David Preston
Motorcycle 201 – 2nd edition. Published 2015
Meant for people new to motorcycling or those returning to motorcycles after years away. Information on what to do and not do, what to purchase and how, riding techniques, and a lot more. Includes a glossary of terms. First written in 2000 after my son asked what he’d need to know before he bought a motorcycle. Published as Motorcycle 101 in 2003. Edited and revised to become Motorcycle 201 in 2010. Redone again in 2015. Available as an e-reader or in paperback.
Mourning Ride Published 2011 and 2015
My second novel. The first in the Harrison Thomas mystery series. Harrison was the English teacher in The Third Marcia, and this novel picks up 25 years later after his wife has been killed. He takes his Kawasaki Concours on a motorcycle ride in his grief, and adventures ensue. Available as an e-reader, and now as a paperback as well.
Motorcycle Heart, Theory, and Practice Published 2011
Essays on topics related to motorcycles. Available only as an e-reader.
The Third Marcia Published 2012
My first novel! Originally written in the late 1980’s when I was an English teacher at Kamiakin Junior High. The characters were fictionalized versions of me, my colleagues, and students. Sat in a drawer for 25 years until published as an e-reader. In many ways my favorite book. The English teacher is Harrison Thomas, which became important later.
No Corner Left Unturned Published 2012
A 2nd book of essays. More motorcycle topics, plus high performance car pieces and other topics of interest. Available only as an e-reader.
Identity Ride Published 2013 and 2015
The 2nd novel of the Harrison Thomas mystery series, prompted by readers of Mourning Ride who liked the main characters and wanted more. I formed a “plot team” of friends who had read the first one, and they provided terrific plot details and ideas which I used. Harrison starts on a vacation ride on his Kawasaki Concours down the Oregon Coast, and events quickly veer toward the serious. Available as an e-reader and now, as of today, also available in paperback.
Triathlon Ride Published 2014
The 3rd novel in the Harrison Thomas mystery series. Harrison meets a woman who’s into triathlons and he begins to attend them in support of her efforts. And then people start to die. In this one he rides a new Yamaha FJR. Available both as an e-reader and in paperback.
The next Harrison Thomas mystery is underway! Published in late 2015?