Back on Murder by J. Mark Bertrand
A Roland March Mystery (Roland March Mystery Series)

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Det. Roland March is a homicide cop on his way out. But when he's the only one at a crime scene to find evidence of a missing female victim, he's given one last chance to prove himself. Before he can crack the case, he's transferred to a new one that has grabbed the spotlight--the disappearance of a famous Houston evangelist's teen daughter.

With the help of a youth pastor with a guilty conscience who navigates the world of church and faith, March is determined to find the missing girls while proving he's still one of Houston's best detectives.

About J. Mark Bertrand

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J. Mark Bertrand is the author of the crime novels Back on Murder and Pattern of Wounds, the first two novels in a series featuring Houston homicide detective Roland March. He earned his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston and now lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with his wife. Visit his website at
Published July 1, 2010 by Bethany House Publishers. 385 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Mel Foster delivers winning narration in this audio edition of Bertrand's mystery novel about burned-out Houston police detective Roland March's quest to solve two seemingly unrelated cases: the disappearance of the teenage daughter of deceased mega-church pastor and a gang shooting on the wrong ...

Aug 20 2012 | Read Full Review of Back on Murder: A Roland Marc...


Mark Bertrand has done all that and more with his first title in the Roland March series about a homicide detective from Houston who is anything but the perfect detective.

Mar 19 2012 | Read Full Review of Back on Murder: A Roland Marc...

I will certainly be reading future books by Bertrand in the Roland March Mysteries!

Feb 06 2012 | Read Full Review of Back on Murder: A Roland Marc...

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This probably isn't a fair thing to include in a review of Gist and Bertrand’s book since they did take a fair while to write and revise it, but it bears mentioning: seeing as I only took two days to read the book, is it any wonder that Christian publishers churn out Christian Romance by the boat...

May 23 2010 | Read Full Review of Back on Murder: A Roland Marc...

Regardless, this book is a very enjoyable, complex mystery that combines some of the best elements from classic murder mysteries and more modern crime dramas.

Jun 18 2010 | Read Full Review of Back on Murder: A Roland Marc...

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